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Big Sarge last won the day on May 31 2017

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  1. Big Sarge

    3 days worth chillin'

    This is the best damn explanation I've heard in my three years on the forum. Don't get me wrong, I've followed the mantra and I knew it was best; I just didn't know the exact science of it (and I'm too lazy to look it up). Follow-up question: Does this only come into play with priming sugar/bottle carbing?
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    First attempt starting tonight

    I laughed way too loud at that closing comment.
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    Dry River Rye IPA

    @Cato, while I haven't tried this recipe, I have had rye beer. If you have not tried rye beer, I suggest trying one; there are a few people that don't like them.
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    All grain noob here.....

    I feel like I should be kicking myself for reading this...
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    Total noob question about zest

    Typo...I fixed it for ya, Rick
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    Possible Hop Combo

    I was thinking the same thing, but that's a lot of high-alpha bittering hops. The "S" hops don't give many of options, particularly for available aroma type varieties.
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    Possible Hop Combo

    Sterling hops didn't really wow me. I easily see them being tied to the basic lager category. They lack any citrus punch, IMO. The others sound good, although I don't have any experience with them (in practice or in taste).
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    MUG MidWest meeting

    Green with envy here! I hope you guys have a blast! I love how it's developing!
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    recipe for Helles

    That does rely on the ambient temperature of the room your cooler is in, along with the insulating properties of the cooler itself. I use two 1 liter frozen bottles in my cooler, during this time of year in Oklahoma. That keeps the LBK at 55 degrees. I'll have to add another 20 ounce bottle if I lager during the summer months. I rotate them every 12 hours.
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    Found 2 old cans

    I guess we should change this thread to "Found 2 old TV shows"
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    NorthWest Pale Ale

    The NWPA is pretty good as is. The most I would add is some LME/DME or hops, specifically the latter. I brewed this one yesterday, adding in El Dorado hops for 5 minutes and will dry hop a week before bottling. I discourage any other adjunct.
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    cold yeast need advice

    That's @HoppySmile! for ya!
  13. Big Sarge

    The Real Mr. Beer - Live Stream Thread

    Can I DVR it? I can't remember if you gave an answer on archiving episodes. The live air time unfortunately doesn't work well with my schedule. Good luck today! 🍺
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    MUG MidWest meeting

    It's freaking awesome that you guys are making this happen! I only regret that I won't make it. I look forward to hearing all about it, though!