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  1. drainbamage

    Specialty Smoked Beer Islay Ale (3rd Place Specialty Beer Winner)

    Grains 1 lb Maris Otter Malt (12.48%) 8 oz Crystal 20L (6.24%) 10 oz Crystal 40L (7.87%) 7 oz Peated Malt (5.49%) 5 oz Carapils (3.87%) 2 oz Roasted Barley (1.65%) 5 lb Light DME Hops 1.5 oz Willamette [5.3% AA] 60 min. boil WLP002 English Ale yeast (1/2 L starter) Mash grains...
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    Yeast sex!

    Now that I've got your attention... http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-yeasts-could-lead-more-diverse-lagers I kind of dispute their claim that all lagers are homogenous (maybe if all you buy is BMC), but this could be interesting.
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    Have Zombie Dust, What Have You Got?

    I found a couple bottles of Zombie Dust that I don't know what to do with...well ok, I found an entire 6-pack, but the rest are accounted for. What do you have for trade? I'm really looking for Heady or Pliny, but willing to negotiate other things if it's fair. I also have access to a lot of...
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    Adoption Question

    I'll spare you the backstory, but my wife and I are looking into international adoption, probably from Asia. We're still very early in the process, so before we get into the interviews and home visits I wanted to see if anyone else has any experience, especially in regards to homebrewing...
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    Saison Permanent Saturday - Saison

    This was intended as a sort-of clone of Prairie 'Merica. Although 'Merica is a SMaSH, I included some additional ingredients. I also think they use Brett, which I did not do. Grains 6.0 lb Dry Malt Extract - Pilsen (78.64%) 1.0 lb Vienna Malt (13.11%) 0.5 lb Munich - 60L (6.55%) 0.125 lb...
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    Satirical beer writing

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, I spend a lot of time reading The Onion. When I saw this a couple weeks ago, it got me thinking that beer and brewing had a lot of potential for spoofing. I'm guessing this won't be front-page fodder, so this is as good a place as any to dump it. Anybody have a knack for...
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    Brewtoad calculations for late hops

    Ok, so I don't know if this problem is unique to Brewtoad, or most brewing software. I've noticed that when including hop additions at flameout, it adds nothing to the IBU calculations. In the past, I've put something like 5 minutes instead of 0 just to have it count something. That works for...
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    Black Barleywine?

    So, I've been playing around with a recipe for a black barleywine. Not an imperial stout, mind you, I want to skip the roasted/burnt character and go for a smoother maltiness. Here's what I'm thinking as a 1-gal AG test batch: 78% 3.75 lb. 2-row 3% 3 oz. Carafa I 2% 2 oz. Caramel 60L 2% 2...
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    Tri-State Beer & Wine closing

    I haven't run into any other NKY homebrewers on here, but if anyone uses Tri-State Beer & Wine Crafting in Florence, be aware that they are closing at the end of January. If you have any gift certificates from Christmas (I do), be sure to use them up soon!
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    The Interview

    Kinda bummed the release got cancelled...it looked like it had the potential to be pretty funny. You win this one North Korea, but we'll still always have Team America...and like, electricity and plumbing and food and stuff. Maybe we can still hope for a straight-to-DVD release?
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    Bar trivia team names

    Anyone got any good ones? The group I go with has used the following at various times: Terminally Indecisive (this is our usual, based on the way we spend way too much time deliberating over our answers, and then usually picking a wrong one) Drunken Recall Better Late Than Pregnant...
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    Ice Bucket Challenge Rant

    Basically, the picture sums it up. I realize most people that are doing the right thing and donating to charity aren't drawing attention to themselves...but why would so many want to publicize their avoidance of donating by posting a video about it?
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    Walmart has no sense of humor...

    http://m.tickld.com/x/this-guy-just-made-the-staff-at-walmart-lose-their-mindsthis-is-genius My one friend has been doing this exact same thing for years, and would react pretty much the same way if caught. Kinda makes me want to start signing Turd Ferguson to all my charges, just to see how...
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    The definition of insanity

    I drank Coors Light last night while the UK-UoL game was on, and as is always the case, I have a splitting headache this morning. I don't know why I did it (well, I do...someone else was buying). Ever since I started drinking the good stuff, light beer--especially Coors--makes my head hurt...
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    Critique an Amber Rye Ale Recipe

    I was tooling around with an amber ale recipe and hoping for some feedback. I wanted to add some rye, and thought the spiciness might pair well with the woodsy/piney notes of Northern Brewer and Simcoe. 6.6 lb. light LME 10 oz. rye 8 oz. Crystal 40L 8 oz. Crystal 80L 0.25 oz. NB @ 60...
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    Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Green Tea Pale Ale

    Malt 6 oz. Crystal 10L - steeped 30 min. 1 lb. Light DME - 60 min. boil 3.3 lb. Maris Otter LME - 10 min. boil 3.3 lb Light LME - 10 min. boil Hops 1 oz. Centennial pellet hops (8.7% AA) - 60 min. boil 1/4 oz. Amarillo pellet hops (8.7% AA) - 30 min. boil 1/4 oz. Amarillo pellet hops (8.7%...
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    Other countries' views of American craft beer

    I got to wondering about something today, and I was hoping some of the non-US members of HBT had some insight. Whenever I'm lucky enough to be able to travel abroad (which isn't too often lately), I usually just try to sample as much of the local stuff as possible. I'd imagine it's difficult, if...
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    Apparently I have a problem...

    I just had this ad appear in the forum sidebar. You know you like beer too much when even the HB forum is telling you to seek help. SHUT UP HBT, I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT!!! :drunk:
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    Oniony hop flavor

    Occasionally I'll try a beer and the hop flavor comes off (as best as I can describe it) as "oniony". What causes this? Although I hear a lot of people associate it with Summit hops, I get it a lot from Dale's Pale Ale and SN Torpedo, neither of which uses Summit that I know of. Are there...
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    Hops for green tea pale ale?

    I'm trying to put together a recipe for a pale ale "dry-hopped" with green tea leaves, and I'm trying to come up with the right hop schedule that won't overpower the tea. I was thinking Centennial or Amarillo for bittering, and maybe Sorachi Ace for late additions and dry-hopping. I thought the...