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All Things Food / Re: Corned Beef
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:33:00 AM »
Didn't brine one myself this year but I'll be cooking it in the morn with beer and then wrapping it in foil and keeping it warm in the smoker for a couple hours while I mess with the veggies before the folks come over.

I bought two this year, second one is destined for pastrami later on.

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I would generally agree with what pinnah said. The beer finished fairly dry, 1.012 or so, but did have nice mouth feel. The hops were on display without the malt disappearing. I'll use it again but I would need to try it next to the same beer made with 1056 to really be able to notice a difference.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:19:25 AM »
I've decided I'm going to take it easy this year and only buy plants and not start from seed. I get too busy and forget to water or transplant so they aren't as healthy as I would like come may. I also have 3 feet of snow over my garden right now so it'll be a little bit before I plant.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: March 03, 2014, 09:16:59 AM »
My flight is booked too... except my flight has 4 wheels and smells like beef jerky farts....
sound like a terrible airline. Spirit?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Ha! Spirit sucks.
My ride just needs to be gassed up and we're off. Can't wait!

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:51:26 AM »
This may have been covered already but if we log in and set one of our entries to be a pale ale for example but in a couple weeks decide the kolsch is better, is that something we can change at that time or are we set in stone once we pay for our entries on which category we must enter?
Yes...I did this yesterday after I paid and realized I entered the wrong beer I'm sending in.
You can change your entry categories up until the submission deadline - March 17 I think. Just make sure you print new bottle labels if you change.

Sweet, I was torn between 2 but I will wait until they're both done and carved to decide.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:26:04 AM »
This may have been covered already but if we log in and set one of our entries to be a pale ale for example but in a couple weeks decide the kolsch is better, is that something we can change at that time or are we set in stone once we pay for our entries on which category we must enter?

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All Things Food / Re: recommend some Pots and Pans
« on: January 24, 2014, 08:18:12 AM »
I don't quite understand how the stove top doesn't get hot. If the pan gets hot enough to cook food, hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit, how is none of that transferred to the stove top?

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:53:30 AM »
I think what we're experiencing here is the growing pains of our organization. You can't expect to grow like this has without some issues and we're starting to experience them now. Going from 1,800 to 3,400 from Seattle to Philly was huge and now 4,000. I think the AHA is doing their best to make sure the people who really want to go get to go but no matter what, someone will always feel left out.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:45:40 AM »
I assume if we put in for the lottery that any of us that get chosen will be billed immediately.

I'm not sure that is a good assumption. Anyone want to chime in that knows more?

It looks like it will

Quote from: NHC Website
Payment is required at the time of registration. Payment is processed automatically once the registration period is finalized.

I'm wondering though if you get selected and lets say your buddies don't, can you refuse the invitation or does your payment info get taken before you're accepted?

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All Things Food / Re: recommend some Pots and Pans
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:02:02 AM »
Some things to note:

-Stainless steel will pretty much last a lifetime and can clean up real nice with a little bar keepers friend. I love my non-stick skillet but would never want a whole set.
-Make sure you get ones that have the aluminum sandwiched in between the stainless. It will regulate heat much better.
-Hold them in your hand and make sure you like the comfort level of the handle, balance, and weight of the pans.
-Don't cheap out. You don't have to go spend a $1000 on all clad but if you spend a good amount of money on a good set, they'll last a long time.

My wife and I got a set of calphalon stainless for our wedding and I really like them. They have glass lids which I prefer to stainless (aka, can't see through) and I like them. About half the price of All Clad but still very nice.

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The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:27:09 PM »
Not sure if anyone has posted this before and it's from last year but it's still hilarious.

Bad Lip Reading - NFL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zce-QT7MGSE

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:47:06 AM »

Perhaps a pub crawl could be arranged for Thursday evening after the Toast/Reception.  I know the idea was floated for Philly last year.

A pub crawl with hundreds of your closest friends

My closest, bestest, newest friends...

There will be plenty to crawl to as well. The organizing committee is making sure the local breweries are going to be very involved in this one. I'm just worried about my Two Hearted. I can see thousands of cases leaving the state that weekend.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:52:05 AM »
Whiskey is getting very big in Japan. Wasn't expecting it but am not surprised it happened. 13 Billion is a lot of dough.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: January 12, 2014, 10:05:02 AM »
there are 2 real differences between a household/family membership and a "full" membership

1: Family membership is cheaper for the additional members
2: You will have to share your copy of Zymurgy.  Only 1 copy goes to a family membership.

I'll add on that Renewals add x years to your current membership, they are not x years from when you renew. They are an extension to your current membership.

Thanks, I'll get her a family membership this week and renew mine.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:03:50 AM »
Fred, if I renew my membership and add my wife as a household membership, does she get an AHA number different than mine and the ability to go to the NHC with me?

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