MiniYoda

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  1. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    Tell her "Fewer pee breaks than driving".
     
    Sorry, but was married, and she loved coffee
     
     
  2. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Tossing around the idea of a meeting of Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
     
     
    Proposed Date:  Friday, April 13 through Sunday April 15

    Location:  Munster IN
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill
     
    Discussion is now open
  3. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Creating a recipe database   
    just a few minor changes this time:
     
    1)  Added an Information tab to explain the columns in the spreadsheet.  Changed "Mash" to "Recipe Type"
    2)  Added Mr. Beer's recipe Hope To It Blueberry Cider
    3)  Removed Black Moon Rising.  The HME (Winter Dark Ale) was a seasonal which is no longer available.  Note Millennium Falconers Flight Red
    might meet this fate in the future
    4)  Fixed some Ideal Temps.  This includes the Bell Saison yeast based recipes
    5)  Added Cooper's recipes.  Yea...minor change.  First version of this tab, more changes on next spreadsheet
    - If there was a Mr. Beer recipe equal to a Cooper version (Abbey Double), I didn't create a record.
    - If there was a Mr. Beer recipe that was similar to a Cooper recipe (Brew de Ale Ze Bub), I added a new record.  It's usually a hop thing.
    - Several of their recipes included the HME Winder Dark Ale.  This is a seasonal which is no longer available, so I didn't add these recipes.
    - For Category and Style, I mostly left this blank.  I'll revisit this in the next update, but PLEASE help me fill these in
    - More than one Cooper's recipe didn't have an HME.  These are listed as in the new Recipe Type as "No HME"
    - Thanks to @MRB Tim for helping me with the DME conversion
    - For flavor, if it said low I went malty, for medium I went balanced, and for high I went hoppy
    - For FG, I used the higher of their two numbers.  Using this number, the ABV, https://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/  and some creative thinking, I came up with OG.  If no FG given, OG and FG are red.
    - I have no information for SRM or IBU, so please help here too.  I would love a laminated card that I could hold against a glass and come close to the SRM, but I'd need a formula for IBU, as I hate high IBU.
    - For hops and grains, I went with Mr. Beer's equivalent amount (one 0.5oz pack instead of 12g pack, etc)
    - There are situations where the yeast and/or hops they list on the recipe aren't available on Mr. Beer site.  These are red.  If there is an equivalent on Mr. Beer's site, please let me know and I'll note it, but for now I'm keeping the ingredients listed.
    - Another note about hops.  If Cooper said "hops" I added a Muslin Sack, one sack for every 0.5oz.  Some people like to go with sack during boil, some don't.  If you don't want the sack in the boil or dry hop, don't order it.  :-)
    - For temp range, I'm going with Mr. Beer's information on the page where they sell yeast. For optimal temp, it's a best guess.
    - For yeast that Mr. Beer doesn't sell, I looked it up on the Lallermand's web site
    - Condition time is 2-4 weeks, total time is 2 months, for the most part.  As always, comments welcomed, especially if you know how to convert OG
    to condition time.
    - There is a LOT of red on the spreadsheet now, and some stuff that I think is wrong.  Mostly, the ABV of Cooper's recipes.  I seriously really want some help with this spreadsheet.  If I don't get any help filling in the blanks, I'm going to have to do the drastic thing.  Brew these recipes myself.
    - I only added the Craft recipes because they used HMEs available on the Mr. Beer's store.  I can add the other recipes, but we would either
    need to find a way to buy Cooper's HMEs or convert the HME to Mr. Beer's HME.  Also, these are 20-23 gallon recipes, so I'll have to add a
    column for Recipe Size (2.25 gallon and 6.5 gallon).  To make the larger Cooper's recipes, you'll need this:
     
    https://www.mrbeer.com/brewmax-6g-fermenter
     
    and I get 1% of every sale.  Ha.............Ha.........Ha
     
    6)  Added a Community tab.
    While it isn't possible right now to do an online database, that doesn't mean we can't keep a log of our own recipes.  To start it off, I put my recipe "Lost My Way To Munich.  Helles", which was an attempt at Munich Helles with only Mr. Beer products.  I'm welcoming everyone to send to me their recipes.  For now, I'd really prefer to keep recipes with only Mr. Beer products, after all this is a Mr. Beer Recipe spreadsheet. Please send me as much info as you can, including OG/FG/ABV/SRM, etc if you have it.  Also as much instructions as possible, since there isn't a recipe page for your recipes (unless you have one).

    7)  Fixed a dumb-butt spelling mistake.  Surprised no one caught it (or no one is reviewing this spreadsheet?)  Yes, there is a difference between Pilsner, and Pilsen malt
     
     
    Future versions:
     - Correct Temp Range based on yeast and Mr. Beer's information on their store's web site.  Unless there is reason not to do this
     - Fix more missing information
     - Add Coopers 20-23 liter recipes.
     
    MiniYoda..........I think I'll go to Outback for Supper Friday
    MrBeerRecipes.xlsx
  4. Creeps McLane liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    You're right....I wasn't paying attention when I wrote down the most recent post.  I've corrected the post so that the correct weekend, April 13-16, is listed.
     
    Sorry 'bout that.
     
    P.S., updated the times of the baseball games.  The Cubs and White Sox play at the same time on Saturday 14th, so things could be crowded that afternoon
  5. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    You switched the date. Let me look at my calendar again
  6. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    It was my intent to bring an ample supply of Louisville/Kentucky beers for all that attend to sample.  In part I will use a box that holds 24 bottles.  Once we've emptied the box, we will go out and fill it backup with 3 Floyds beers and ship it to you.  I'll address it to Cooper's DIY and not Mr. Beer, to help hide the contests.
     
    And you ship your AZ beers to us, care of the hotel which we will stay in, we'll probably  be able to ship you some of our home/local brews back to you in the same box. 
     
    I'll be working on hotel suggestions, and contact 3 Floyds to see if they give brewery tours, later this week/weekend.
     
     
  7. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by C-ya in MUG MidWest meeting   
    @MRB Josh R, I'm sure we can do something like that.  Anything specific by them?
  8. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    👆🏻This guy. I like this guy
  9. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    It was my intent to bring an ample supply of Louisville/Kentucky beers for all that attend to sample.  In part I will use a box that holds 24 bottles.  Once we've emptied the box, we will go out and fill it backup with 3 Floyds beers and ship it to you.  I'll address it to Cooper's DIY and not Mr. Beer, to help hide the contests.
     
    And you ship your AZ beers to us, care of the hotel which we will stay in, we'll probably  be able to ship you some of our home/local brews back to you in the same box. 
     
    I'll be working on hotel suggestions, and contact 3 Floyds to see if they give brewery tours, later this week/weekend.
     
     
  10. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    It was my intent to bring an ample supply of Louisville/Kentucky beers for all that attend to sample.  In part I will use a box that holds 24 bottles.  Once we've emptied the box, we will go out and fill it backup with 3 Floyds beers and ship it to you.  I'll address it to Cooper's DIY and not Mr. Beer, to help hide the contests.
     
    And you ship your AZ beers to us, care of the hotel which we will stay in, we'll probably  be able to ship you some of our home/local brews back to you in the same box. 
     
    I'll be working on hotel suggestions, and contact 3 Floyds to see if they give brewery tours, later this week/weekend.
     
     
  11. kedogn liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    @kedogn the date was randomly chosen.  I can change it if you think you could make it later in April
  12. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Tossing around the idea of a meeting of Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
     
     
    Proposed Date:  Friday, April 13 through Sunday April 15

    Location:  Munster IN
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill
     
    Discussion is now open
  13. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in how to handle a true lager?   
    I don't use a secondary, basically because it's not something I've learned yet. I know, not hard, but I use the basic LBK to bottle method.  In the past, for me lagering meant fermenting in the 50's, two days at room temp for diastolic rest, then bottle and put back in the fridge to lager, lowering the temp from room to mid 30's two degrees each day.  My primary question is basically, would all Mr. Beer's recipes that have lager yeast benefit from long-term (5-6 months) lagering at 35 degrees
  14. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in how to handle a true lager?   
    Sorry, guess I should have posted the link
     
    http://community.mrbeer.com/topic/36452-recipe-for-helles/#comment-460608
     
  15. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in how to handle a true lager?   
    I knew that spelling didn't look right.  FINALLY the beer is kicking in
     
    and for those who were wondering what this old fat drunk was TRYING to say, it's Diacetyl rest
  16. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Bonsai & Brew in how to handle a true lager?   
    I'll have one with you @MiniYoda.  How about a lager?
  17. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in how to handle a true lager?   
    I knew that spelling didn't look right.  FINALLY the beer is kicking in
     
    and for those who were wondering what this old fat drunk was TRYING to say, it's Diacetyl rest
  18. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in how to handle a true lager?   
    agreed, forgot about the carbonation.  make that
     
    1 - ferment in the low 50's
    2 - two days diastolic rest at room temp
    3 - bottle and carbonate at room temp for 2 weeks
    4 - put in fridge and lower temp 1-2 degrees every day from room temp until mid 30's
    5 - the question.......can I leave lagers in the fridge in the mid 30's for 5-6 months?
     
     
  19. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Bonsai & Brew in how to handle a true lager?   
    I would be careful with those diastolic rests @MiniYoda, as this could cause erratic and dangerous fluctuations in blood pressure. 🍻
  20. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Bonsai & Brew in how to handle a true lager?   
    I refrigerate bottled lagers for keeping following a 3-4 week carbonation period at room temperature.  I will be the first to admit that I have much to learn before brewing the perfect lager, but I do know that trying to carbonate beer in bottles at 40 F does not work very well.
  21. 76shovel liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Cloning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale   
    I never pursued this.  It's on the back burner, along with other recipes I'd like to try, just haven't got a round tuit
     
  22. MRB Josh R liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Tossing around the idea of a meeting of Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
     
     
    Proposed Date:  Friday, April 13 through Sunday April 15

    Location:  Munster IN
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill
     
    Discussion is now open
  23. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by ChefThom in Alcohol Free   
    Ok it’s an off the wall topic. Any way I could make a batch of nonalcoholic brew.
  24. kedogn liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    @kedogn the date was randomly chosen.  I can change it if you think you could make it later in April
  25. 76shovel liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in Cloning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale   
    Anyone out there able to find this in their local liquor store?
     
    http://www.kentuckyale.com/products/lexington-brewing-company/kentucky-bourbon-barrel-ale
     
    Was wanting to clone it, but not sure how easy it would be.  No, I haven't searched the internet (yet) for bourbon barrel ales, so I'm sure there are plenty of recipes out there.  But I'm wondering if it would be possible to get close to this beer by taking the Bourbon Stout recipe in Mr. Beer's store and convert it.  I'd start with changing the base HME from Stout to American Ale, the LME from Smooth to Pale, and then altering the grains.  If anyone can get this beer in their store, and wants the challenge of cloning it, let me know.
     
    And if you can't get this beer, but still want the challenge of cloning it............let me know