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Jan. 28, 2015, 6:44 p.m.
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^ Evdog - according to my wife I'm a lush - I usually drink 2-3 pints a night and more on the weekend - depends on exercise and trips, but generally six beers + on wkends.

I brew 10g batches every six weeks or so… I also have a open door policy - so buds will roll into the garage and fill a growler as need be - no one abuses it. Kegging helps consumption. Clear, perfectly carbed beer just seems more quaffable.

120 pints over six weeks is a mere 2.8 pints a day. Downright responsible.

Jan. 28, 2015, 7:16 p.m.
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I just give it away. Usually the stuff I don't care for, and that changes with every brew. When a new awesome beer gets brewed the old batch becomes the swill that's just taking up keg space. I pawn it off on the next door neighbor. I average a 5 gallon batch every month and a half or less depending on give aways.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Jan. 28, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
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I'm on an all carb, no fat diet.

Jan. 30, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
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Black Rye IPA is up next (after my 80/- and a wee heavy). Got a good recipe?

Like I said I riffed on Steve's CDA recipe, you can find it on brewtoad; https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/biggles604-wort-day-cda

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As a vegitarian, I don't eat bacon, as a human being I crave and miss it.

Jan. 30, 2015, 12:04 p.m.
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Have you had Bridges black IPA Ross? I'm curios how close the CDA is. It's been a while since Steve shared some. ;)

Feb. 1, 2015, 10 a.m.
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A guy in Kamloops is looking to arrange a Left Fields hops rhyzomes group buy on HBT. Anyone interested? PM me email and quantity you're planning to buy.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/left-fields-group-hop-rhizome-buy-514145/

I think a group buy needs to be arranged this week according to the website.

Feb 4 deadline to get back to me.

http://leftfieldstore.crannogales.com/

Feb. 1, 2015, 10:14 a.m.
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Checked link and was unable to find any listing for 2015.

Definitely interested though. Will try again later but failing that, maybe give me a call if you get it sorted and we can do it that way.

Feb. 1, 2015, 10:35 a.m.
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I imagine 2015 assortment will likely be the same varieties as 2014.

Feb. 24, 2015, 8:45 a.m.
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Hi Guys - Just putting the work out that the Sea to Sky Homebrewers are getting together on Thur Night at the Squamish Rod and Gun Club - 8ish… https://www.facebook.com/squamishhomebrewing Craft beer lovers and homebrewers alike - get together and talk beer… Bring your own beer or a bottle of your favourite craft.

Feb. 25, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
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Beer oriented..

http://www.kegworks.com/blog/move-over-man-caves-theres-a-new-trend-on-the-rise-bar-sheds/

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Feb. 26, 2015, 8:36 a.m.
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Does anyone have a good stout/porter recipe that would be n00b friendly? There are a few stock recipes they've got at Dan's, but just thought I'd ask to see if there were any recommendations.

Feb. 26, 2015, 8:49 a.m.
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Dan's extract Dry Irish Stout is pretty good. Just make sure to use 1084 or other Irish Ale yeast. His Strathcona Porter II is also good, with 1028 London Ale, I also have an AG oatmeal stout.

AG or extract?

Oak, whisky and vanilla beans go really good in a stout IMO.

Feb. 26, 2015, 8:52 a.m.
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and a stout is as n00b friendly as they get. One hop addition, easy peasy.

Just make sure to carbonate to style. I use 3 oz dextrose for bottling 5 gallons.

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

Feb. 26, 2015, 9:15 a.m.
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Dan's extract Dry Irish Stout is pretty good. Just make sure to use 1084 or other Irish Ale yeast. His Strathcona Porter II is also good, with 1028 London Ale, I also have an AG oatmeal stout.

AG or extract?

Oak, whisky and vanilla beans go really good in a stout IMO.

The Dry Irish Stout is the one I had my eye on. I want something with a bit less alcohol than the Porter he has listed. Something in the 4-5% range is perfect.

There was just one thing that threw me off about the Stout, its this little warning:

While not traditional stout ingredients, the wheat malt encourages a lacy white head and the carapils provides body and creaminess. To really achieve the body, head and creaminess of a stout, you need Barley Flakes, which must be mashed and therefore cannot be used in a malt extract recipe. (sorry)

Are they just saying that this recipe will be ok but really its not going to be great because you need to do a mash?

Feb. 26, 2015, 12:48 p.m.
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I made the extract stout and was just as happy with it as my many other extract brews.

No, it's not a Guinness.

But neither was my AG oatmeal stout. I think you need a widget or N2 charge on a keg to make a real Guinness copy.

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