MiniYoda

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  1. 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?
  2. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Creeps McLane in MUG MidWest meeting   
    ūüĎÜūüŹĽThis guy. I like this guy
  3. 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.
     
     
  4. 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.
     
     
  5. 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
  6. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Per request, I'm updating this post with the details of the meeting
    What:  Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
    When::  Friday, April 13 through Monday April 16
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill, and perhaps a member of Mr. Beer
     
    Hotel:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott.  9651 Calumet Ave.  So new that Google maps doesn't show it, and Google Street view shows it under construction.  It is located on a golf course, and is the closest to 3 Floyds (a 10 minute walk to/stagger back).  For reference, 3 Floyds is at 9750 Indiana Pkwy
     
    Proposed schedule (open to suggestions)
     
     - Friday evening - Bar/Room hop.  There aren't many bars in the area, most places frown upon bringing outside alcohol into a bar, and most police frown upon open containers in public places.  So, to avoid the hassle, we will "bar hop" between our hotel rooms, which each guest hosting a local/home brew sampling.  We can call for pizza delivery.  If the ladies prefer wine, let me know what type and I'll get a bottle of Kentucky wine.  Also might be able to find something from Kentucky for the kids.
     
      - Saturday morning - After sleeping in a bit (we'll probably need it) and breakfast, we'll work on a care package for our thirsty friends in Arizona.
      - Saturday afternoon - Head to 3 Floyds.  Tours are offered every hour between 12:30 and 5:30.  Once we get a head count of who is going, I will call the pub and see if they can schedule a private tour for us.  Regardless, we'll be there for a while, so we probably can do more than one tour.  Note that the Cubs host the Braves at 1:20pm CDT and the White Sox visit the Twins at 1:10pm CDT, so things could be crowded at that time.
      - Saturday evening - Open.  Stay there, go back to the hotel for more sampling, or go to True BBQ.
     
     - Sunday morning - Again, sleep in late (we'll probably need it again, and it *is* a vacation).  Finish care package for Arizona with 3 Floyds beers.
      - Sunday afternoon - I'm open to suggestions.  There is a place called "Brew and Blooms" a bit north in Hammond IN.  Per the pictures on Google, they indicate that they are "home brewing and urban gardening".  Their Facebook page indicates that they are open 10am to 6pm Sunday.  Also Byway Brewing company isn't very far either.
      - Sunday evening - One last gathering at 3 Floyds for a final toast.
     
     - Monday - Back home again, unless you need to leave Sunday.
  7. 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
  8. 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
     
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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?
     
     
  13. 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. ūüćĽ
  14. 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.
  15. 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
     
  16. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Per request, I'm updating this post with the details of the meeting
    What:  Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
    When::  Friday, April 13 through Monday April 16
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill, and perhaps a member of Mr. Beer
     
    Hotel:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott.  9651 Calumet Ave.  So new that Google maps doesn't show it, and Google Street view shows it under construction.  It is located on a golf course, and is the closest to 3 Floyds (a 10 minute walk to/stagger back).  For reference, 3 Floyds is at 9750 Indiana Pkwy
     
    Proposed schedule (open to suggestions)
     
     - Friday evening - Bar/Room hop.  There aren't many bars in the area, most places frown upon bringing outside alcohol into a bar, and most police frown upon open containers in public places.  So, to avoid the hassle, we will "bar hop" between our hotel rooms, which each guest hosting a local/home brew sampling.  We can call for pizza delivery.  If the ladies prefer wine, let me know what type and I'll get a bottle of Kentucky wine.  Also might be able to find something from Kentucky for the kids.
     
      - Saturday morning - After sleeping in a bit (we'll probably need it) and breakfast, we'll work on a care package for our thirsty friends in Arizona.
      - Saturday afternoon - Head to 3 Floyds.  Tours are offered every hour between 12:30 and 5:30.  Once we get a head count of who is going, I will call the pub and see if they can schedule a private tour for us.  Regardless, we'll be there for a while, so we probably can do more than one tour.  Note that the Cubs host the Braves at 1:20pm CDT and the White Sox visit the Twins at 1:10pm CDT, so things could be crowded at that time.
      - Saturday evening - Open.  Stay there, go back to the hotel for more sampling, or go to True BBQ.
     
     - Sunday morning - Again, sleep in late (we'll probably need it again, and it *is* a vacation).  Finish care package for Arizona with 3 Floyds beers.
      - Sunday afternoon - I'm open to suggestions.  There is a place called "Brew and Blooms" a bit north in Hammond IN.  Per the pictures on Google, they indicate that they are "home brewing and urban gardening".  Their Facebook page indicates that they are open 10am to 6pm Sunday.  Also Byway Brewing company isn't very far either.
      - Sunday evening - One last gathering at 3 Floyds for a final toast.
     
     - Monday - Back home again, unless you need to leave Sunday.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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 
  20. MRB Tim liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Per request, I'm updating this post with the details of the meeting
    What:  Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
    When::  Friday, April 13 through Monday April 16
     
    Possible attendees:  @Creeps McLane, @MiniYoda, @hotrod3539, @C-ya. @scouterbill, and perhaps a member of Mr. Beer
     
    Hotel:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott.  9651 Calumet Ave.  So new that Google maps doesn't show it, and Google Street view shows it under construction.  It is located on a golf course, and is the closest to 3 Floyds (a 10 minute walk to/stagger back).  For reference, 3 Floyds is at 9750 Indiana Pkwy
     
    Proposed schedule (open to suggestions)
     
     - Friday evening - Bar/Room hop.  There aren't many bars in the area, most places frown upon bringing outside alcohol into a bar, and most police frown upon open containers in public places.  So, to avoid the hassle, we will "bar hop" between our hotel rooms, which each guest hosting a local/home brew sampling.  We can call for pizza delivery.  If the ladies prefer wine, let me know what type and I'll get a bottle of Kentucky wine.  Also might be able to find something from Kentucky for the kids.
     
      - Saturday morning - After sleeping in a bit (we'll probably need it) and breakfast, we'll work on a care package for our thirsty friends in Arizona.
      - Saturday afternoon - Head to 3 Floyds.  Tours are offered every hour between 12:30 and 5:30.  Once we get a head count of who is going, I will call the pub and see if they can schedule a private tour for us.  Regardless, we'll be there for a while, so we probably can do more than one tour.  Note that the Cubs host the Braves at 1:20pm CDT and the White Sox visit the Twins at 1:10pm CDT, so things could be crowded at that time.
      - Saturday evening - Open.  Stay there, go back to the hotel for more sampling, or go to True BBQ.
     
     - Sunday morning - Again, sleep in late (we'll probably need it again, and it *is* a vacation).  Finish care package for Arizona with 3 Floyds beers.
      - Sunday afternoon - I'm open to suggestions.  There is a place called "Brew and Blooms" a bit north in Hammond IN.  Per the pictures on Google, they indicate that they are "home brewing and urban gardening".  Their Facebook page indicates that they are open 10am to 6pm Sunday.  Also Byway Brewing company isn't very far either.
      - Sunday evening - One last gathering at 3 Floyds for a final toast.
     
     - Monday - Back home again, unless you need to leave Sunday.
  21. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by scouterbill in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    Yea, I know. The name of that city is on the tip of my tongue....  
     
    The only problem is that SWMBO hates flying! 
  22. Creeps McLane liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    BTW, this is not restricted to those who live in the "mid west".  All are welcome.  Munster IN is close to a big city that has big airports.  Can't remember the name of where the Cubs/White Sox/Bears/Black Hawks/Bulls play, but it'll come to me.
     
    and if SWMBO is skeptical, tell her "fly with me", "road trip up north", and give her a credit card. She'll figure out where Michigan Avenue is.
     
       
     
    EDIT. fixed spelling.  Not Howks.  HAWKS.
     
    and.....Go Fire!!!!!!!!!!
  23. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by kedogn in So how many of you also do 5 gal batches?   
    If I remember to do it, I will toss in some Whirfloc tablets with every brew that I make.  I prefer the tablets as they are easier to store as well as knowing exactly how much you have on hand. Plus, shooting baskets with them into the boil kettle is fun too

    However, I will only use Gelatin on my beers that will benefit from it.  Obviously, hefes, porters, NEIPA and the likes you really wouldn't want to do that.  But Pales, Ambers, most IPAs, they can really benefit from a dose of gelatin.  I have noticed that a long enough cold crash and its not needed, but if you wanna speed things up some, gelatin works nicely.

    I only do AG, so its sounding like from others if its an HME/LME/DME you wouldn't.
     

     
  24. 76shovel liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in So how many of you also do 5 gal batches?   
    I only use clarifiers if my recipe involves grains.  If it is strictly HME/LME/DME, then no.  Also, I don't use them on wheat beers, as by nature they are supposed to be cloudy.
     
    And no, your man card isn't in question.  Cooking for family is a manly thing to do (especially grilling).
  25. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Shrike in Summer brews   
    I'm taking advantage of the cooler weather to brew some lagers for when it gets warmer.  Saazquatch, Dortmunder Export, Austin Pils, and ChromosBeer are the four I'm doing.