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by Mark Ranes
Wed May 27, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Ingredients
Topic: Bittering Hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Bittering Hops

Looking forward to reconnecting with you guys! See you June 20!

Mark
by Mark Ranes
Tue May 19, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Brewing Ingredients
Topic: Bittering Hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Bittering Hops

For the most part, it won't make difference in the flavor. Bittering is bittering, although some hops do give off a perceived harshness (Chinooks come to mind) that will affect the overall perception of the beer. For the most part, the flavor hops (30 min) and aroma hops (10-0 min) will just overpow...
by Mark Ranes
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Central Valley Brewer's Guild Events
Topic: 2015 Big Brew
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: 2015 Big Brew

Stephen had an unexpected death in the family, of a close relative, and will be involved in family services this coming weekend. He is requesting that we reschedule the CVBG Big Brew for a later date. We realize this is last minute, but the Big Brew venue is not something we can simply relocate in a...
by Mark Ranes
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Central Valley Brewer's Guild Events
Topic: 2015 Big Brew
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: 2015 Big Brew

Ok - time to start the discussion of Big Brew Day on Saturday, May 2, 10:00. I won't be able to attend (because I can't seem to manage my life events (with a calendar:), so we'll need someone to coordinate the lunch. In the past, we've done burgers, sausages and even spaghetti. Who wants to coordina...
by Mark Ranes
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Forum Updates
Topic: CVBG Forums Updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 1505

CVBG Forums Updated!

Hopefully you didn't notice, but the CVBG Forums were updated two weeks ago. The box that hosts the forums, and my (hasn't been updated in well over a year) homebrewing blog, sits under the TV in my family room. About two years ago, the second backup drive died, so backups had to happen differently....
by Mark Ranes
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Central Valley Brewer's Guild Events
Topic: 2015 Big Brew
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: 2015 Big Brew

Sticking with May 2:) Too many conflicts for folks.

Mark
by Mark Ranes
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Central Valley Brewer's Guild Events
Topic: 2015 Big Brew
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: 2015 Big Brew

Just realized I'm overbooked for weekends in May! May 2 is already on my calendar for a different event. The next weekend, May 9, is the Central Valley Brewfest, at the fairgrounds in Turlock. I realize that the world doesn't revolve around me, but I'd like to attend CVBG's Big Brew Day and usually ...
by Mark Ranes
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Central Valley Brewer's Guild Events
Topic: 2015 Big Brew
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

2015 Big Brew

The American Homebrewer's Association official Big Brew Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015. CVBG celebrates this day at Stephen's Brew Barn. Last year we brewed 35 gallons. Along with brewing multiple batches of beer, we eat well and share ales. The day will run from 10:00 am until the last ...
by Mark Ranes
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Recipes and Styles
Topic: Russian River's Pliny The Elder Double IPA Clone
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Russian River's Pliny The Elder Double IPA Clone

I just put the second charge of dry hops in my version yesterday. Hoping to keg on Tuesday or Wednesday, got be ready for CVBG Gathering in April. Let's compare, Jim!

I'm still not really sure how the Hopshot thing went on my clone. Time will tell...

Mark
by Mark Ranes
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: All Grain Brewing
Topic: Starting Yeast Starters
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Starting Yeast Starters

JimT wrote:A drop of anti-foaming additive helps with boil overs


+1 for this!

This keeps my wife from being extremely unhappy with me:)


Mark

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