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Ingredients / Re: Hop hash
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:56:55 AM »
I guess I'm not too surprised that people aren't getting great aroma frohop hash.  Based on what I know of where it comes from, it seems like it would be highly oxidized which would affect aroma.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got a brewday disaster story?
« on: February 23, 2017, 12:09:17 PM »
thanks to some guy on the internet hyping up batch sparging :), the first time I did it I forgot to close the valve on the keggle I was sparging into. After vorlauf I opened up the valve to my mash fun full blast and went inside and made toast, came out to all my precious wort on the ground.

I have a friend who's "famous" for doing that repeatedly.  He also once poured out a yeast starter on the ground because he thought it was sanitizer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Got a brewday disaster story?
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:58:58 AM »
You know how it goes. Drop a carboy, burn the mash, put 3 eyes of newt instead of 1. What's your disaster story?  OK, we've all had those brewing days where nothing seems to go right. Not just running out of propane...you know, the kind of day where you wonder why you're doing this! But we power through and keep brewing. For our April Fools show, we're looking for stories of brew days gone wrong..really wrong. Something to make us all feel better about our own brewdays from Hell! Email your brewday disaster stories to podcast@experimentalbrew.com or call our Beer Hotline at 626.765.1ALE and tell us your story!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Session Beer Day April 7
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
Session Beer Day is just around the corner!  The Session Beer Project (http://sessionbeerproject.blogspot.com/) has declared April 7 as Session Beer Day!  On episode 35 of the Experimental Brewing podcast (3/1/17), we'll be talking to Lew Bryson, its founder, about what it is and how to celebrate it.  To make things complete, we'd like to see your session beer recipes.  If you have a low alcohol (~4.5% ABV or less) recipe you'd like to share, please send it to podcast@experimentalbrew.com.  We'll publish it on our website so that the whole world can get into session beer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 23
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:03:51 AM »
Here's Russell's reply....

That's pretty close to my recipe, keep it simple. I'd pop a dash of carapils in there to help counteract any head loss from any oil residuals. It does taste way better than it has any right to.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Brew Files Episode 4 - The Mighty Oat
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:44:43 AM »
https://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/brew-files-episode-4-mighty-oat

The Brew Is Out There!

INGREDIENT SHOW

On this week's episode of the Brew Files, Drew and Denny talk one of Drew's favorite ingredients - oats, their origin, their use, their forms, pitfalls, styles and one of Drew's beloved recipes for Drew's beloved pup - Cookie.

Episode Links:

Thomas Fawcett Oat Malt: http://www.fawcett-maltsters.co.uk/uploads/2/0/2/6/20260333/spec_table_a...

Simpson's Golden Naked Oats: http://www.simpsonsmalt.co.uk/our-malts/golden-naked-oats-gno/

The Original Cookie Celebration Ale: https://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/oatmeal-raisin-cookie-celebration...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 23
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »
Good on ya!  I'll let Russell know you brewed it!

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The Pub / Re: Beer Criticism
« on: February 22, 2017, 08:45:22 AM »
Shall we call him "Tipsy, the Homebrew Insult Dog"?.
Actually, how about we come up with some passive aggressive homebrew insults?: "This is pretty good, considering how under attenuated it is".

We have two comments that are always used in my club..."it doesn't suck" and "at least you got the color right".

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The Pub / Beer Criticism
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:34:34 PM »

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Thanks for the link, Denny.  I had been looking at some of the information, as well.  I think that the Briess blog link on how crystal malt is made is super informative.

That and more info is in Experimental Homebrewing, also.

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Maybe not directly inline with your intent but have you seen these threads?

Testing fermentability of crystal malt:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=208361

Are crystal malts completely unfermentable?
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=9465.0

Crystal Malts Reduce Fermentability: Fact or Fiction?
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/crystal-malts-reduce-fermentability.html

This might be interesting also....http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Homebrewing/FAQs.htm#a

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:48:39 PM »
Here's Drew's video review of several Yeast Bay saison yeasts....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1yqNdyfjg

any word on how the yeast bay blends change over multiple pitches?

Dunno.  You could shoot Drew an email.  Or Nick at Yeast Bay.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:38:02 PM »
Here's Drew's video review of several Yeast Bay saison yeasts....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1yqNdyfjg

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:31:55 PM »
Drew did a video review of several Yeast Bay saison yeasts on Facebook.  I'll see if I can find a link, or move it to our website.

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From the AHA website:
"The members of the Governing Committee are elected by the members of the AHA and charged with shaping the policy and activities on their behalf."
I can see how someone would think that the GC members would be conduit that brought ideas like this from rank and file members like us on the forum here to the AHA.
It would be interesting to see a chart of organization for the AHA. What I'm hearing from the GC members and some wording in the by laws is that the GC and the AHA are two entities rather than the GC being part of the AHA. It explains that the GC members say things along the lines of "well we could talk to the AHA...". I had previously thought that the GC kind of was the AHA, in a sense.

If that's what you thought, I can see why you'd be confused.  The GC function is pretty much advisory.  We can bring issues to the AHA and advocate for them if we want to.  They can bring issues to us to get our thoughts on them.  But we have no power or budget to actually enact anything.  We do take on some duties, like me with this forum, or the subcommittee work we do.

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