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Title: Hi there
Post by: Kaiser on August 01, 2012, 01:49:29 AM
I thought I'd say hi again. Sorry for the relatively sudden disappearance a while back, but when you have to prioritize time, hobbies end up suffering the most.

I hope I can spend a little more time in the forum again. Brewing and geeky stuff in isolation is not as much fun.

Kai
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: weithman5 on August 01, 2012, 02:54:08 AM
let me be the first to welcome you back


welcome back

don
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: boulderbrewer on August 01, 2012, 03:32:08 AM
I'm glad you are back. I look forward to some geekiness and picking your brain on thoughts. Just remember moderation!

I can't wait to see what you have been up to.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: euge on August 01, 2012, 03:32:18 AM
And me the second. We have missed your invaluable feedback !
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Post by: jamminbrew on August 01, 2012, 04:27:18 AM
Awesome!!!! I wondered what had happened to you...
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 01, 2012, 04:41:06 AM
Welcome back Kai.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: bluesman on August 01, 2012, 10:55:33 AM
Long time no see...

Welcome back Kai!  :)
Title: Hi there
Post by: majorvices on August 01, 2012, 11:20:44 AM
Good to have you back. There have been several posts of people wondering of your whereabouts.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: tygo on August 01, 2012, 12:12:59 PM
Hey Kai, welcome back!
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: dannyjed on August 01, 2012, 12:38:34 PM
I just so happen to be using your Munich Dunkel recipe this weekend and my first decoction mash. 
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Post by: redbeerman on August 01, 2012, 01:32:25 PM
Welcome back, Kai!
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Post by: Hokerer on August 01, 2012, 02:10:29 PM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: Kaiser on August 01, 2012, 02:32:21 PM
Thanks guys.

I have been doing some brewing stuff, even experiments. The latest ones have to do with fermentation performance. After I brew a batch of beer I take about 2l of the left over wort and ferment them in 500 ml flasks with different stuff added or under different condition. The amount of beer for each fermentation is enough to make one bottle of beer each. My blog has the only 2 experiments I have done so far:

http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2012/06/09/pitching-rate-experiment/
http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2012/06/22/the-effect-of-zinc-on-fermentation-performance/

I have a few ideas for more.

I also have been invited to talk at the ANHC in Australia this year. Preparing presentations is a real chore, though.

Cheers,
Kai
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: denny on August 01, 2012, 04:02:26 PM
Welcome back to time wasting!
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 01, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
Welcome back. You have been missed!

I will proceed to spend some time reading the blog entry on zinc.  ;)
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Post by: tom on August 01, 2012, 06:57:30 PM
Good to see you back.
Prost!
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Post by: weazletoe on August 02, 2012, 02:51:26 AM
Good to have you back. I can't keep these a$$hats in line any longer. I give them to you.
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: 1vertical on August 02, 2012, 05:05:44 AM
hey kai....wb
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: Mark G on August 02, 2012, 02:12:45 PM
Great to see you back on the forum! We all feel a little more intelligent as a result.
Title: Hi there
Post by: majorvices on August 02, 2012, 02:37:42 PM
Great to see you back on the forum! We all feel a little more intelligent as a result.

or a little less, as the case may be. ;D
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: yugamrap on August 03, 2012, 07:20:50 PM
Welcome back, Kai!  I'm already feeling the good decoction vibes!

Ein Prosit!

- Jim
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: narvin on August 03, 2012, 09:56:37 PM
Hi Kai, welcome back.

I just brewed a German Pilsner with Hochkurz decoction.  This time I lowered the kettle pH to 5.35 with lactic acid to try out the supposedly positive effects of a lower wort pH.  I think I got the idea from some German brewing blog you may have heard of  :)
Title: Hi there
Post by: majorvices on August 04, 2012, 12:16:53 AM
Hi Kai, welcome back.

I just brewed a German Pilsner with Hochkurz decoction.  This time I lowered the kettle pH to 5.35 with lactic acid to try out the supposedly positive effects of a lower wort pH.  I think I got the idea from some German brewing blog you may have heard of  :)

But ... but .... what of the Reinheitsghebot????
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: narvin on August 04, 2012, 04:11:23 AM
Hi Kai, welcome back.

I just brewed a German Pilsner with Hochkurz decoction.  This time I lowered the kettle pH to 5.35 with lactic acid to try out the supposedly positive effects of a lower wort pH.  I think I got the idea from some German brewing blog you may have heard of  :)

But ... but .... what of the Reinheitsghebot????

Gesundheit!
Title: Re: Hi there
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 07, 2012, 12:35:09 AM
A belated welcome back, Kai!  I don't know what your other priorities are, but can they possibly trump brewing??   ;)

And another thing -- anyone else notice that Kai and Superman are never around at the same time?   ???