« on: April 22, 2010, 11:25:25 AM »
How about grapes? Put 'em in a PET bottle and carb 'em up...fizzy grapes!
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Well Denny, with the NHBC closed I might as well send an IPA and Black (not Cascadian...............) your way since they are bottled and ready to go.
Would Glen have like a Dunkelweizen...................................................
I've got tickets set aside for all GC members FYI. There will also be buses for all attendees that will take you to and from the event.
As "guests" of the event, you can catch a bus at 7:15pm from the hotel.
All ticket holders have a spot reserved for them on these buses. Pick up at hotel is 7:15pm, and return time will be about 12:15am.
Moved it upstairs added yeast nutrient and rocked it a bit but nothing at all yet. Been a day. What kind of fermentation can I expect if it does get going? Normal activity or very little?
After reading some in How to Brew, when steeping the grains would you also not be better served to add the grains at 155 and hold at that temp. Most of the kits say to add the grain at the beginning (ambient) and raise to 155 and hold. Also along this same line of thinking, would you not be better off to hold for one hour rather than 1/2 an hour? This would be closer to a mashing procedure and should produce better results???
I guess the first thing on the agenda is planning for the 2011 NHC. With 2 regions maxing out this year some changes are in order. I'm sure the topic is already being discussed and I'm confident the Governing Committee will address it appropriately. Another topic already on the table is shipping competition entries. Your efforts on this front are greatly appreciated!
750K homebrewers and only 1200 ( .16% ) attend the conference. Sounds like something the Governing Committee should look into. Maybe if there was more attendance, the AHA could take over a whole state for the conference
Micro brewery Co-Ops
Russian River beers etc on the East Coast
Whatever you West Coast guys want from us over there
The Microbreweries could work together on this.
Truck heads West with beer on it
Truck heads East with beer on it
Etc, etc, etc
My experience echoes everyone else's. 2 equal runoffs _may_ have a very slight advantage in efficiency, but it's not a big deal.
2 equal runoffs (1 drain, sparge, drain again) is how most everyone performs a batch sparge. 3 runoffs (drainings of the tun) is what could potentially incur a slight boost in efficiency.