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Hi Community,

I need your help and advice on a problem I regularly have when building a new recipe. I am trying to integrate new ingredients and trying to get a sense of how much each ingredients will contribute to the overall taste. Per example, here is a my new Brown Porter, in which I am trying to integrate a small delicate taste of rye and enhance the body with rolled oats.

Though I know what I need from each ingredients, I have difficulties judging the right quantity to achieve my goals. Equilibrating crystal 60, 120 and chocolate to get a not too sweet, not too coffee-like taste.
Are there any rule of thumbs I should know about speciality grain and adjunct proportions?

Here is my recipe, any advice would be welcome.
http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/tele-porter-1
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That amount of crystal strikes me as very sweet, although I mash instead of steep, so I don't know how this will come out for you.  10% is my personal upper limit on crystal, but that's just me.  It also depends some on my mash temps.  

7% chocolate will impart plenty of roast flavor.  Time in the bottle will take the edge off some, but I would expect pretty harsh roast flavor at that rate, at least in the first month.  I'm always careful not to bring the roasted grain mash (or steep) temp up very high, it gets very astringent very easily.
 
The thing with the oats and rye, you aren't converting them.  Not sure what will happen by just throwing them in the boil.  Massive starch release, I assume, but I've never tried it.   

Where do I get this info?  From my brain.  I've never seen a good reference on this info, outside of very general discussion.  All I do is develop recipes, so I do a lot of batches, keep good notes, and research on-line recipes and forums to get ideas.  The problem with research is, no one posts good tasting notes with their recipes, so its generally a crap shoot.  The other issue with research is that important details always get left out, so I'm never sure if the writer's technique is similar to mine.  
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qCraft: A Beginner’s Guide To Quantum Physics in Minecraft

Last week we shared qCraft, a mod that brings basic principles of quantum physics (superposition and entanglement) to Minecraft. Since some of you have asked, here’s a closer look at how those principles come to life within Minecraft along with a few quick examples of qCraft builds.

Find out more at www.qCraft.org

#qcraft  #minecraft  #quantum
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My friend +Nathan Peterson 's impressive 46-second run through "The Gauntlet" at the International Jugglers' Association festival at Bowling Green State University.

For all my non-juggling friends: this is the sort of thing we jugglers think is fun.
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max, es-ce que ça fait partie de ta liste ?
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Seriously +Google+ ? Cover pictures that can grow to 1907x1074? On my 1366x768 monitor in Chrome with no toolbar, not only does it take all of my screen but I can also scroll and still only see the picture.

I hope this wasn't a feature.
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oui, mais quand tu est #futureproof   , faut s'assurer d'être #presentcomplient  
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Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device; by Apple Inc.

Patent by Apple that enables them to, for example, shut down your device or prevent it from communicating with other devices depending on your location.

It may be paranoid but such a device would enable Apple to provide law enforcement a way to "black out" certain geographical area in such events as protests and demonstrations.
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Nice trick for fans of Pokemon blue/red.
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Montreal at Night!
"Montreal, the largest city in the mostly French-speaking Province of Quebec, is considered by some to be the cultural capital of Canada. The metropolitan area (image center) is the country’s second-largest, having been surpassed by Toronto in 1976. While the city of Montreal is located on the Island of Montreal, at the confluence of the St. Lawrence (image center) and Ottawa rivers (not visible), the city takes its name from Mont Royal, located at the city’s center. Several smaller urban areas form a loose ring around the metropolitan area: Sorel-Tracy, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Saint-Jerome, and Joliette are among those that can be readily identified."

This astronaut photograph of the city lights of Montreal illustrates the extent of urbanization. Major roadways and industrial areas are traced by bright white lighting, while the adjacent residential and commercial lands are characterized by more diffuse yellow-gold lighting. Rivers and other water bodies appear black, while the surrounding countryside is faintly illuminated by moonlight. Blurry areas at image top and bottom right are caused by cloud cover.

The International Space Station was located over the Pennsylvania-New York border (near Warren, Pa.) at the time this image was taken—a ground distance of approximately 600 kilometers (370 miles) southwest of Montreal. This distance from the camera target, coupled with the oblique (inclined) viewing angle from the ISS, results in the foreshortened appearance of urban areas in the image.

Astronaut photograph ISS026-E-12474 was acquired on December 24, 2010, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 180 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 26 crew. The image has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed.

Credit: ISS Expedition 26 Crew, Caption by William L. Stefanov, NASA-JSC, +NASA, +Canadian Space Agency

Instrument: ISS - Digital Camera

#Earth #Montreal #Quebec #Canada #ISS #NASA #Night #Light #City #Urban
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Apparently, the highest trend on G+ right now is kpop. We now have the 10-16 years old Korean girls demographic.

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Excellent article. +Eliott Mahou. +Nicolas Gauthier 
 
I need to have a talk with my children about this. This excellent article will be a good base to talk about systematic manipulation.

A game of skill is one where your ability to make sound decisions primarily determines your success. A money game is one where your ability to spend money is the primary determinant of your success. Consumers far prefer skill games to money games, for obvious reasons. A key skill in deploying a coercive monetization model is to disguise your money game as a skill game.

(...) the best hard Boosts in these games typically cost thousands of dollars, a fact that is hidden to the user until they are already invested for at least a few hundred dollars. This puts the consumer in the difficult position of giving up and losing the equity already purchased, or going “all the way” and spending some unknown large amount to get the top Boost. Some of these techniques, sometimes called “kompu gacha”, are already facing regulation in Asia due to their excessive layering and lack of transparency.
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