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Events / Re: NHC app
« on: May 28, 2015, 01:10:32 PM »
Does anyone else have trouble finding the conference site?  All I can get is the "register now" page with no way to jump to the actual NHC pages.

Ingredients / Re: Roasted bell peppers
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:47:59 AM »
Bell peppers to me don't have much pepper flavor.  Why not try some Poblanos?  You can roast them, skin them and add to the secondary with no deterrent to head retention.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: Category Question
« on: May 27, 2015, 04:37:42 PM »
Got the scoresheets back, and I'm blown away with the details here! The overall theme was not enough balance (malt) coming through. Probably due to my really low mash and dry finish. Notes below for those interested...


I know two of those judges and they are both very good.  It's nice to see that the comments are similar on all the score sheets. 
Good job in your first competition!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vegetarian meal at the banquet
« on: May 26, 2015, 02:23:04 PM »
I've been pleased with the banquet selections in the past. We will have a new chef this year. I'm looking forward to it. Full meatitarian here!

New Chef?  What's up with that?

The Pub / Re: The last mistake I will ever make.
« on: May 26, 2015, 02:19:34 PM »
When I read the title I thought, "Oh, no!  He died!"  Thank goodness it was only beer.

This will be my fifth and I've really enjoyed each and every one of them.  For my money, the Philadelphia AHA Conference was the gold standard.  The hotel and layout were superb, the exhibition center was huge and the acoustics were good and the Philadelphia beer scene was very, very impressive.

I will have to disagree about the acoustics.  I could not stay long in the hall where they held pro night or club night due to the noise.  Otherwise it was a great conference.

The Pub / Re: Need Atlanta Brewpub and beer store ideas
« on: May 25, 2015, 11:04:08 AM »
I haven't been there for several years, but on the North perimeter, just west of I-75, there is a Taco Mac that may fit your description. Go to beermappingproject and type in Atlanta for a quick look at what is available.  It looks like they have a Total Wine and Whole Foods in the same area.

Beer Recipes / Re: Ghost Pepper and Guava
« on: May 24, 2015, 06:33:32 AM »
My wife bought me some ghost pepper potato chips recently.  I haven't found anybody who can eat more than one.
The guys at Three Palms will probably help you with the recipe.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Busch Copper Lager
« on: May 23, 2015, 07:47:58 AM »
I have been making a lot more lagers of late myself.  It seems there are IPA's all over the shelves in the stores these days.  It's more fun to make beer that has less availability and finding a good German Pils or even a CAP in the store or at a pub is much more unusual.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Final Round Sign Up
« on: May 23, 2015, 07:43:37 AM »
Judging at the NHC finals is one of the coolest things I have gotten to do....twice.  It was certainly not a burden.  You meet other judges from all over the country(ies) and sometimes you sit at a table with someone like John Palmer.  Hard to beat that!

Hell, I would pay to do it......

I was on a panel of Specialty beers one year with Drew and Randy Mosher.  That was cool.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin not working?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:08:12 PM »
I don't think you need to stir anything.  I have been adding hot gelatin mixture onto cold beer without stirring for years with overnight results.  I figure as the gelatin temperature reaches equilibrium it sinks to the bottom because it is more dense and takes all the haze with it. 
I agree with dmtaylor on this.  Maybe you haven't picked it up because your dip tube is off the bottom of the keg.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 22, 2015, 04:26:00 AM »
Wow.  21 pages!
I'll try to be in on it next time also.  At the time of this swap I didn't feel I had any noteworthy beers to share.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Final Round Sign Up
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:10:19 PM »
Yes, it took me a lot of clicking around to find this information.  I spent a long time trying to remember a password that doesn't exist anymore.

Will we be getting a confirmation email to let us know it worked?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Can't miss in London
« on: May 20, 2015, 04:11:40 PM »
CAMRA's The Good Beer Guide is a book that is updated annually and tends to have very accurate descriptions of the type of real ale pub and the beers they are pouring.  It divides London into easy to navigate sections by geography (SW1, NE2, etc.).
No one has mentioned the White Horse on Parsons Green, usually considered a must stop for real ales.
How could I forget that one, as we stopped there about a month ago.
Because it is expensive?

Hi. Ed and welcome to the forum!  Are you going to NHC?

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