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    What did I cook this weekend.....

    Sweet potato hash. Sauteed the sweet potatoes in coconut oil, seasoned with our favorite herb blend, glazed with a bit of maple syrup. Served on leftover jasmine rice with egg, sambal oelek, and homemade Greek yogurt.
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    My first attempt at Common Room ESB--strike water heating on the stove for my new "mash inside, boil outside, it's winter" 2.5 gallon method.
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    Will this flavor go away with lagering?

    That's sounds about right. I opened a Uinta Baba Black lager right after and tasted a very similar flavor, like I mentioned--it probably is just green. Thanks for the reassurance! I'll try it in a few months when it's done.
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    Will this flavor go away with lagering?

    I brewed a schwarzbier-like beer with Wyeast California Lager. I got a pretty old pack of yeast, but built up a starter to pitch at the correct level. The beer fermented to where it should have; I fermented in the mid-60s, keeping it as cool as I could. I just moved to lager and it has what I...
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    What's your profession?

    PhD student. I research crazy avant-garde music no one's ever heard of. It's a sweet gig.
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    Brewery names--what's your story?

    Harechaser Brewing--logo is a black greyhound, mid-stride (all four legs overlapping in the middle)--in honor of my ridiculous, enthusiastically-running dog
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    Help me with my first saison recipe

    I concur on the Vienna--I sometimes go that route for a fall-ish saison, but I'm quicker to add other grains (rye especially) for some malt interest than Vienna. My favorite saisons have been pretty much pilsner-wheat-(rye) and lots of spicy Saaz, and that's about it.
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    Our greyhound (and I think many greyhounds) does a similar thing--if the pressure changes, she starts shaking. Thunder bothers her as well, but she anticipates it, and just kind of shakes and pants. I can second the thunder shirt, that definitely helps her at least lay down. She likes to lay...
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    Recipe Critique: stone-ish IPA

    I'm planning a big-ish IPA to brew the end of this month. I've never made an IPA in bigger than a 2 gallon batch--this will be 5 gallons. As such, I'm hoping to get some input to improve the end product. Here's what I've got (using Brewer's friend, 70% expected efficiency, full-volume BIAB)...
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    What size socket attachment

    oddly enough, it looks like one keg has a diameter of 11/16s and the other is 13/16s. Guess I'll have to try both...
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    What size socket attachment

    I have a couple of used kegs with sticky posts. I have a socket wrench set, but none of the attachment are deep enough to get down to the threading, if that makes sense. They seem to be typical ball-lock kegs. My normal wrench has been fine until now, but this might need a socket. Thanks!
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    Free Extract Sour Recipe Input

    Cherries could be cool, I'll have to see what I can find. I guess I meant "sour" in the broad sense--the beer I'm mimicking is only lightly tart, I'm really just going for the b.lambicus sort of flavor. I'll get to this next week and finalize between now and then.
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    Free Extract Sour Recipe Input

    While shopping at Northern Brewer a few weeks ago I received a free dry stout extract kit. Unfortunately I already have 5 gallons of stout done and it's getting too warm here for more stout, so I'm thinking of repurposing the LME and making a Brett lambicus Saison (like Katy from 2nd Shift...
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    First lager question

    I've had it lagering for 2 weeks at this point...going to let it stay in there a bit longer before kegging (I actually need a keg in which to put it first). I'm hoping I can squeeze two kegs into my ancient craigslist kegerator, otherwise I either need to down a stout real fast before summer or...
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    First lager question

    Hello all, I have my first all-grain pilsner lagering as I type. I am wondering about the post-lagering stage. I plan to keg the batch, but due to fridge space maybe not have it on tap for a bit. Is it ok to keep it in a keg closer to room temperature after lagering, or should I keep it cold...