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Shrike

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    Shrike reacted to Jdub in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    asking the group....am I a bad person because I don't want to share with my neighbors b/c I know they won't give me my bottles back?😂
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    Shrike reacted to zorak1066 in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    there is nothing wrong with doing things just for you.. or friends who respect your bottle return policy. now if the neighbor were trading you something like vegs from the garden or some meat from a hunt i wouldnt have a problem.  i'd trade some homebrew they liked for some boar or deer  meat easy.
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    Shrike got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    I love having #homebrewproblems.  😃
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    Shrike got a reaction from kedogn in Red Irish Fail Ale   
    YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!
     
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    Shrike got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    I love having #homebrewproblems.  😃
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    Shrike got a reaction from kedogn in Starting to think about HME and LME   
    I love having #homebrewproblems.  😃
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    Shrike got a reaction from kedogn in Red Irish Fail Ale   
    YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!
     
    😉
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    Shrike reacted to 76shovel in Wild Wheat variation   
    3  weeks ago I started a 2.25 gallon batch of Wild Wheat.  I  also steeped 4 oz of Chateau Special B grains at 160F and added it to the wort just because I had it sitting around. Not sure what the hell I made but the aroma coming off of it was fantastic. Bottled it last night, I thought the sample was pretty good even without carb/conditioning.   It's going to be an impatient 3-6 week wait now.
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    Shrike reacted to BradsBeer in Redwood Ale   
    I just brewed this, steeped 2 row and carapils for 45 minutes, added a booster too.  Should be delicious.
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    Shrike reacted to Bonsai & Brew in Redwood Ale   
    This is a good beer.  I never would have been original enough to think of adding a Robust LME to the Northwest Pale Ale HME so thanks @MRB Josh R and @MRB Tim for that! 
     
     

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    Shrike reacted to MRB Tim in Hops   
    I did this recipe, and I was kind of worried I'd overdone it but the finished product came out pretty good. If you like Citra hops, you'll like this one. Obviously. 
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    Shrike reacted to Big Sarge in What should I do with this beer?   
    Sounds like you just need to go with the Brett. It's what you really want. Come back next time with a plan for the fruit. 
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    Shrike reacted to epete28 in Forgotten Batch   
    I usually do, but I'm learning a new position at work and that's where most of the focus is. I just whipped up a quick standard refill to pad the pipeline.
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    Shrike reacted to gophers6 in Forgotten Batch   
    I'm not as advanced as you. I just write it on the calendar that hangs above my desk.
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    Shrike got a reaction from Cato in What should I do with this beer?   
    I voted option 1 just to see if I'd be the only one. 
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    Shrike got a reaction from Cato in What should I do with this beer?   
    I voted option 1 just to see if I'd be the only one. 
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    Shrike got a reaction from D Kristof in Forgotten Batch   
    As soon as I tuck an LBK away I put a reminder in my phone so I don't forget to bottle it.  20 years ago I'd have had notes all over my desk instead. 
     
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    Shrike got a reaction from D Kristof in Forgotten Batch   
    As soon as I tuck an LBK away I put a reminder in my phone so I don't forget to bottle it.  20 years ago I'd have had notes all over my desk instead. 
     
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    Shrike reacted to Creeps McLane in Rhizomes   
    A week ago i couldnt smell anything from my hops. Today i went and smelled them and i was blown away. Even over the wet grains in the compost pile for two days i could smell them. And i thought my centennials were so much further behind my columbus plant... that is simply not so. Possibly harvesting this weekend. I checked last night and they’re significantly dryer than even a few days ago


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    Shrike reacted to zorak1066 in Yeast addition   
    never dump wort just because you think it is broken or sick. even if it has an infection.. as long as it isnt ecoli you can probably still drink it. acetobacter you can turn into malt vinegar if you want. god.. ppl who toss beer have no business drinking or making it. 
     
    if it sat for 4 days in a sealed lbk... and it doesnt stink like poo.... and it isnt overgrown with weird gunk... but it has no krausen on top and no trub on bottom of lbk, buy fresh yeast and pitch it. if you pitch healthy yeast and nothing was growing in the wort, they will take off and there ya go.
     
    expired, badly treated yeast means you have had cell die off. it doesnt necessarily mean all the cells are dead.  what might have happened is that you had such small cell counts that the yeasts have been busy procreating / budding to raise their numbers for the last 4 days. if you pitch fresh yeast the dead yeast will serve as food. your final product might have some goofy ester development.. or maybe a little yeast funk.. but you might be surprised.
     
    i have pitched 1 yr past expired yeast that went through 2 power outages lasting several days.  when it came time to use them i coddled them. i rehydrated in water about body temp 90-98f. no more. (see pack for instructions if any).   stirred... pitched.  i added my trusty mix of super secret yeast nutrients and boom. within a day it was going nuts. yeast are very forgiving critters, and are really tough to kill completely. (short of boiling for 15 minutes)... 
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    Shrike reacted to MiniYoda in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    just bought the international discounted sale that Mr. Beer has.  Between those six, and an American Light, I should be able to start the brewery up again soon.
     
    Hopefully
     
    Yoda, Senior Master Brewer of Dagobah Brewery.
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    Shrike reacted to Brian N. in A lesson in patience...   
    I'm drinking something very dark right now, as it hid in my basement for a very long while (most likely Irish stout). Probably over a year old and closer to 2 years. Super tasty! Mellow, rich, coffee undertones, not sweet but great malt flavor. Truthfully, I forgot the exact recipe I used, but it has certainly aged well.
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    Shrike reacted to Nickfixit in A lesson in patience...   
    It is worth it, I drank a lager today that was 11 months old - lovely.
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    Shrike reacted to Palmetto Brew in Diablo IPA Tasting   
    Update... It's been about 5 1/2 weeks since I bottled this Diablo IPA and IMHO it has improved with another week and a half of conditioning.  I love it and will definately be making this one again some time.  The extra week made it just right for me!
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    Shrike reacted to Gutterbunnie in A lesson in patience...   
    Being fairly new to this hobby myself, and somewhat short on patience,  I wholeheartedly agree that learning patience with brewing seems to make a huge difference. And experience, and experiments I have learned quite a bit from my mistakes.........Or, just keeping reading the forums to avoid making mistakes. Anyway, keep at it - it's worth the wait!
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