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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2018 Coverage
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:47:16 PM »
The travel vlog for a behind the scenes look at the conference, and hi-jinx along the way. Marshall Schott from Brulosophy doing some Chicago at the karoke bar?... lol

Bummed that I missed that. Went back to the hotel to take a short nap and wound up sleeping through the night.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Spilling the beans: 2019
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:44:21 PM »
I really like the later part of June for the conference...I can add a couple more days vacation right into 4th of July!

I'm not such a big fan of what it means for airfares. :o

Where's the closest airport? Google says Boston.


Logan (BOS) is probably your best bet.  TF Green is in Warwick but it is a small airport.  From the airport, you can take the Silver line to the South Station, then the MBTA Commuter rail to Providence.

Southwest has two nonstop flights per day from Tampa to Providence, so I’m good.

No direct flights from MSY, but good to know they fly to PVD.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Spilling the beans: 2019
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:24:19 PM »
I really like the later part of June for the conference...I can add a couple more days vacation right into 4th of July!

I'm not such a big fan of what it means for airfares. :o

Where's the closest airport? Google says Boston.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Drinking With Mikey - Tuesday, June 26
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »
Yeah, I created a list on Google maps too. lol

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Drinking With Mikey - Tuesday, June 26
« on: May 26, 2018, 03:53:02 PM »
Removing Base Camp since the BNA13 is there, list now looks like:

HOTD
Wayfinder
Natian
Cascade
Scout Beer
Baerlic

I assume Wayfinder on SE 2nd? Putting these into a Google Maps list right now.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: BNA13
« on: May 26, 2018, 03:47:04 PM »
Apparently The Brewing Network is having a party.
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/bna13-brewing-network-13th-anniversary-party/

Moved it to Saturday night. Interesting.

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Beer Travel / Re: Asheville, do not see any 2018 updates
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:02:09 PM »
One World is all over the place

How is their quality lately?  Been there twice, and all over the place was a good description of not just the styles they brew.  But it's been a while since I've been to Asheville.  We called the place Underworld since that's what it felt like a few years ago. lol

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Does this typically cost?  If so, what can I expect in terms of a rough cost estimate?

Usually it costs X amount for judges and Y for guests. Last year was $25 for judges and $40 for guests. That's basically to cover the cost of the food.

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Yes, I find that I get more of that when I add them towards the end of the boil, but nowhere near as much, if at all, when I do all of my additions post-boil. Basically, I FWH for bittering, and then do a whirlpool and keg hop addition for flavor and aroma.

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Beer Travel / Re: San Diego
« on: March 27, 2018, 02:51:09 AM »
Thought I would revive an old topic since my wife and are heading back to San Diego next month.  Any change in people’s top 5/10?

North Park should still be solid. Waypoint Public, Toronado, Tiger Tiger, etc. etc.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Pre-Conference Events
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:01:31 PM »
Noticed the Local Events was updated. Drinking with Mikey still sounds like the best current event. ;)

https://www.homebrewcon.org/info/conference-week-events/

lol yeah. I don't believe in ghosts.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: stir grain bed when sparge?
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:59:42 PM »
I have not noticed a difference between cutting with a knife like Jeff or mixing up the top like Martin.  I do one or the other when I run on the first of the sparge water.

 (I sparge.  I don't know what to call it, because I do what commercial brewers called batch sparging before homebrewers invented a new thing and called it that.  Instead of a continuous flow of sparge water at a rate calibrated to match the runoff of wort, the sparge volume is divided into 3 or 4 batches each of which is run on all at once whenever the level nears the surface of the grain bed.  Not only very easy, but it "works" the mash and gives better efficiency than continuous flow.  Another example of Martin's point that sparging is all sparging, just differing in how and when you add the water.)

That's exactly how I do it at the homebrewing level, so I'm not sure how that's a reinvention. lol

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All Grain Brewing / Re: stir grain bed when sparge?
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:02:47 PM »
I agree with Martin if you're fly sparging, but if you're batch sparging you should stir after adding the sparge water and then vorlauf.

I'm not sure that's true. Batch sparging is pretty much just like fly sparging. The difference is how and when the sparging water is added back to the tun. Mixing shouldn't be required.

I batch sparge, and don't usually stir. Actually, I also try to disturb the grain bed as little as possible. I'll double a sheet of aluminum foil with holes poked in it to disperse the sparge water gently. With my new tun, I have a recirculation manifold to accomplish that (it sits on top of the grain bed and the water flows out the top).

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Pre-Conference Events
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:43:57 PM »
Flights are booked. PreConference events still look the same with the addition of two bus trips Denny posted on the calendar. Who's open for a drinking with Mikey excursion on Tuesday PM? ;)
Pretty sure that should work for me. I get in around lunch time Tuesday specifically because I wanted a little time to explore.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Smooth Bitterness in an IPA
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:17:00 PM »
For IPAs, I've gone to 3 hop additions. 1) FWH for bittering charge, 2) whirlpool/flameout, and 3) keg hop. For my tastes, that's the sweet spot. I'm also fairly obsessed with my water chemistry.

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