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Equipment and Software / Re: Induction Heater for SS BrewKettle
« on: March 18, 2017, 07:58:33 PM »
I'm just about to pull the trigger on the Avantco 3500w myself.  Webstaurantstore.com has better prices than amazon but if you're not a commercial buyer, they will give you a hard time about warranties and returns.  They also say that the pot should not have a bottom diameter greater than 10.25".  Supposedly, anything larger will cause problems and possibly lead to the failure of the cooktop.  Their words, I have no idea how true that is.
I think most 10 gallon pots have a 13 - 15 inch diameter.  Is the Avantco out based on that?


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Not quite sure what your question is.  Webstaurantstore says that the pot cannot have a diameter larger than 10 1/4".  I'm assuming they are referring to the surface of the pot that is in contact with the cooktop.  I haven't bought mine yet so I can't say anything definite.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-ic3500-countertop-induction-range-cooker-208-240v-3500w/177IC3500%20%20%20208*240.html

As far as pot size, I am guessing they are concerned about the weight. Since the heater works by magnetic fields, the pot does not have to contact the induction heater. You can support the pot separately. I've seen pictures of oversized pots supported by 2x4's with the induction heater slid under, but not supporting the pot. My pot fit on it perfectly so I did not have to do this, but apparently it works well.

I don't think weight is the big concern here.  There's a review from a home brewer whose cooktop died and the only thing the company mentioned was the pot diameter.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Induction Heater for SS BrewKettle
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:11:40 AM »
I'm just about to pull the trigger on the Avantco 3500w myself.  Webstaurantstore.com has better prices than amazon but if you're not a commercial buyer, they will give you a hard time about warranties and returns.  They also say that the pot should not have a bottom diameter greater than 10.25".  Supposedly, anything larger will cause problems and possibly lead to the failure of the cooktop.  Their words, I have no idea how true that is.

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The Pub / Re: How did you pick your forum name?
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
I threw cases for 18 years as an order selector and then loader at a food service warehouse.  The last 10 years I was produce QA on my shift but by then I was using casethrower as a log-in name for various websites.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Amount of yeast to use in a small batch
« on: March 04, 2017, 06:07:30 AM »
I also brew 2.5 gallon batches and I use only dry yeast.  I almost always rehydrate and for ales I use the amount of grain to determine how much yeast to use.  One gram of yeast for each full pound of grain.  I'm just starting to do lagers and for lagers I use the whole packet.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:26:21 AM »
I subscribe to Craft Beer & Brewing and I recently got an email from the publisher, Haydn Strauss, asking if I was happy with the magazine and what I would like to see in future issues.  My first request was for a chart with dry and liquid yeast equivalents and he seemed to be open to the idea so maybe we'll get some more answers.  One information source is Brewing Classic Styles.  For almost every recipe, Zainasheff does give a dry yeast to use and even how many grams of that dry yeast to use.

But IRC it's pretty much always the same yeasts.

At least it's a start.  BCS is now 10 years old.  I wasn't brewing 10 years ago, so I don't which yeasts were and were't available then but I believe there are more now than there were way back when   :).

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:33:30 AM »
I subscribe to Craft Beer & Brewing and I recently got an email from the publisher, Haydn Strauss, asking if I was happy with the magazine and what I would like to see in future issues.  My first request was for a chart with dry and liquid yeast equivalents and he seemed to be open to the idea so maybe we'll get some more answers.  One information source is Brewing Classic Styles.  For almost every recipe, Zainasheff does give a dry yeast to use and even how many grams of that dry yeast to use.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »
Maybe it's time for a separate area for LODO, just like there is for Wedding Brewing.  To me, it would be an "Enter at your own risk" kind of thing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of the Forum
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:30:53 AM »
And one forum to rule them all.
Ah, the PRECIOUS forum.  :D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of the Forum
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:16:25 AM »
There's a simple solution!  There need to be MULTIPLE AHA FORUMS!!
First there's the NEWBIE forum.  'I just made the 1 gallon kit and it's my first brew and it's in the fermenter and it looks like a tornado in there.  Did I do something wrong?'  These guys just needs to hear the VERY basics.  You know, keep the fermenter somewhat cool and out of the light and don't worry about it, etc.  For crying out loud, they're making beer!  Might be bad beer, might be drinkable beer, but it's beer.
Next would be the INTERMEDIATE forum.  These brewers have the basics down and are dialing in.  The current thread about dry yeasts for an Irish Red is a great example of what this forum can be.  Information is exchanged.
Finally, there's the ADVANCED/GEEK forum.  By now you should have a good idea of how multiple forums would help!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of the Forum
« on: January 27, 2017, 10:00:44 AM »
I like turtles!

... sorry, I had to.  I agree that it's good to stay on topic but i'm not sure it's any worse than it's ever been.

Yeah, Happy Together is a great song.

I've been reading here quite a long time and Narvin is right.  It's no worse.  I realized a long while back that if the poster didn't get an answer to his specific question within the first page, he wasn't going to get one.

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The Pub / Re: Top Three: Underrated 60s/70s Rock and Blues
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:06:40 AM »
Let's get off the race and/or stealing music discussion.  You want underrated music?  How about Spooky Two by Spooky Tooth from 1969?  That's an album that still holds up.

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The Pub / Re: Top Three: Underrated 60s/70s Rock and Blues
« on: June 05, 2016, 08:03:16 AM »
I knew what you meant Pete but I had to bite on that tired on argument that RPIScotty mentioned. I agree it is sad that these guys didn't get fully compensated or acknowledged for their contributions until much later. That said, they also weren't selling out 50,000 seat arenas with their folk  blues.
Yeah, I'm sure 50,000 blacks gathering together for anything in the 1920s & 30s South would have gone over real well.

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The Pub / Re: Top Three: Underrated 60s/70s Rock and Blues
« on: June 04, 2016, 07:23:21 AM »
The biggest, most criminal, oversight of that era are the scores of great black musicians who invented the music and in many cases had it stolen by record companies and other musicians. While Led Zep, the Stones etc.were doing these mega tours these great artists were toiling away playing hundreds of shows a year, staying in crappy hotels, often segregated, and often working day jobs. Thankfully some white artists did come around and try to make things right by using their fame to highlight their heroes but only a few were able to really get the attention they deserve.

I have to respectfully challenge you here Pete. This is an oft-repeated and generally mis-informed interpretation of what actually went on in that era.

1.) What you say first is true: Blues musicians did have terrible contracts, terrible royalty arrangements, terrible management and did have their music outright stolen from them. What people often fail to recognize though is that this was occurring as early as the late 20s, well before the Rock and roll era. Also, music was typically reworked and appropriated by other black artists in this era. Essentially ALL of the delta blues musicians were stealing from one another.

2.) I'm not sure of what artists you're speaking of but its worth mentioning that, discounting big names like Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy and others from the 60s Folk Blues revival, who did very well in their era and the rock era that followed, most of the guys were in relative obscurity with a litany of interpersonal problems and alcohol issues way before the 50s/60s era. Lightning Hopkins famously was coaxed from obscurity, reluctantly I may add, by the promise of a bottle of Gin.

3.) I've said this before in conversations on the topic: I am always shocked by how overblown the claims against Zeppelin are. If people can seriously listen to "Lemon Song" and claim that they straight up copped from Wolf and the like, then they aren't listening. Stealing music is one thing. Reinterpreting it is another. Should they have paid proper homage? Yes. This may be their most egregious mistake. Claiming the songs were traditional was a dick move. Should they have to compensate these guys financially for providing them inspiration? Maybe, but they shouldn't be required too. Hell, every Delta, Piedmont, etc musician from the 20s through the 40s lifted music from one another with no change or reinterpretation and never thought twice about it.

Just my $0.02
I'm not arguing with anyone but for a different take on this, listen to Buddy Guy's "Don't Tell Me About The Blues" from 1994's "Slippin' In".

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The Pub / Re: Top Three: Underrated 60s/70s Rock and Blues
« on: June 04, 2016, 07:17:41 AM »
You have to give a nod to Alexis Korner and John Mayall.  Korner was playing the blues in England before just about anyone else, very early 60s, and Mayall continued it, with a stream of sidemen that set the standard.

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The Pub / Re: Best beer themed songs
« on: June 04, 2016, 05:44:11 AM »
And how could I forget Roadhouse Blues by the Doors!  Not a drinking/beer song, but it's got the second best line in rock n roll.
I'll bite...what's the best?
"When you ain't got nothing, you got nothin' to lose"
Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone, 1965

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