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Ingredients / Re: Golding hops
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:04:43 PM »
I did look after I posted the question. US Goldings have a fairly stable acreage. Either it was a low yield year for some reason, or the use by a larger brewery went up, both of those are conjecture.

I will say that I don't be see whole cone hops in some of the Homebrew shops much these days. I like them for various reasons.

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Ingredients / Re: Golding hops
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:16:29 PM »
I have been buying hops from the 2018 harvest and have found everything I need except Goldings. I brew a lot of English styles and Golding is my main go to for these styles. Has anyone else noticed this, are Goldings being fazed out? I bought all the other hops I need at Hops Direct but no Goldings there or at Yakima or Farmhouse. What's up?
You are talking of US Goldings?


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Beer Travel / Southern New Mexico Questions
« on: October 18, 2018, 03:28:23 PM »
Heading off to New Mexico in November. Checking out Las Cruces and Silver City for the first time. Any recommendations for beer or food?

We will go to the Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument. Last year we saw White Sands. Stopped at the Owl Bar in San Antonio for a great Green Chile burger, might stop at the Buckhorn across the street this time.

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The Pub / Re: All About Beer
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:24:01 AM »
I saw Jeff Alworths blog on this earlier. A little sad.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Viking Malt Null-LOX Varieties
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:56:29 PM »
I was thinking the same thing but the LODO guys says no: Null-lox Malts from Morebeer
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Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

OK, worth asking the question to see.

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All Grain Brewing / Viking Malt Null-LOX Varieties
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:29:35 PM »
Viking Malt has malts with Null (no) LOX, which is the staling compound that LODO brewing is concerned with.

Anyone tried any of these? The specific one is the Pilsner malt, listed in the PDF. It looks like More Beer carries Viking, I will have to see if they have that specific one. They say it tastes like a Pils malt.

https://www.vikingmalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Craft-portfolio-2018-high-quality-email.pdf

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Ingredients / Re: Hops and bugs
« on: October 16, 2018, 04:43:38 PM »
I say don't wash. For next year find a nursery or someplace similar that sells lady bugs. I think you can buy them online too. Lady bugs will go after the aphids.

we bought a bunch of lady bugs one year, they ate the aphids. then they got hungry and flew off looking for food. the aphids came back, the ladybugs didn't.

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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:10:19 PM »
2099, no worries here!

One can hope that plant breeding can help with drought resistant crops, and crops that can be grown in new areas.

Germany had a poor harvest of wheat and barley this year. It was really dry there in August. Some parts had not had rain since the beginning of April. They are to start having some rain this week.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pump or Gravity Stand?
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:19:19 PM »
I like gravity.  It's always running, always silent.

The price is nice, too.

I haven't figured out how to run it uphill.

Kidding aside, I use pumps to avoid lifting heavy things as much as possible

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cider Harvest
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:19:20 PM »
The club pressing will be at the end of the month. The orchard says it is a good year for apples.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:09:02 PM »
Maybe it is time to install Tapatalk. Brewbama, Thanks for the tutorial, it seems easy.

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If there is a club in your area, see if you can get an experienced brewer to taste it and give recommendations.

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Classifieds / Re: Its all gotta go Selling pico Brewery
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:03:57 AM »
Sorry to see that you have to give up the hobby, but some things are more important.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Layoffs.
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:37:30 AM »
When your business model details rapid expansion and you court a large company to aid in said business model, it can’t then be thrown back at the “corporate overlord” when the business model doesn’t then pan out as expected.


You're basically arguing that Heineken is an innocent bystander here. Come on. Were they "duped" into believing Magee's model? Did they have no idea what they were getting into? No doubt Heineken vetted the model thoroughly and completely, down to the last tenth of a penny over next 200 years. I also suspect Heineken was involved in crafting Magee's business model long before the sale was formally announced, and long before Stipp was installed. No Overlord would buy a company and then not have a huge say in its leadership or direction.

It absolutely can be thrown back at Magee, Stipp, and Overlord. How is it that they are NOT the ones responsible for the model's failure or success? They're the ones that made it and/or bought into it! Of course, Stipp's job isn't on the chopping block...

I’m not arguing for people losing their jobs. That is the unfortunate side of economics. However, it stands to reason that in a situation like this, major expansion extends to the workforce and it’s often “last in, first out”. That’s a tough pill to swallow and regrettably it happens in many industries.
In this case it was more FIFO for many. Peteluma had the most reduction. That was the headquarters, and those became redundant.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Layoffs.
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:47 AM »
You can’t lay the blame on Heineken for this one.

Lagunitas was all about aggressive expansion before Heineken ever entered the picture. You’d be hard pressed to say that this wouldn’t have happened in Heineken’s absence.

The truth of the matter is that if a business grows rapidly and expansion outstrips demand, the difference has to be made up somewhere. Would they be so quick to lay people of if they weren’t owned by a large company? Would pre-Heineken Lagunitas have taken a hit rather than layoff? Who knows. Surely not guys and gals on a homebrew forum.

One article said Petaluma has a .68 million bbl capacity. Chicago has 1.2 mbbl. The halted Azuza brewery was to be 1.8 mbbl. Over expansion?

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