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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
Michael, where did you see that?  The "dates and deadlines" page still shows June 1st as the final day.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Closed vs under pressure transfer
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:00:06 PM »
I have a cask breather that I use for my cask conditioned ales (don't tell CAMRA). I can hook that up to cold crash any of my fermenters to prevent air entrainment. I can also use it to gravity transfer beer into a keg as long as there is a spigot.  Works well.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:40:05 AM »
It would be nice if the shipping windows paralleled the judging dates. Some beers have to be shipped as much as a month and a half prior to being judged. I don't see a reason why that can't change.

I think in theory this is a good idea, but I think in practice it would create a lot of confusion. From my experience running comps, many entrants still get confused about the basics of entering a homerbew comp. My bet is having staggered shipping deadlines for each region would cause heartburn from entrants not paying close enough attention and shipping too early/late. We see that in our fairly small comps since we have a different deadline for out of town LHBSs; there are always several who don't read the different deadlines for each drop off location.
Good points.  I think it could be doable, but would require a lot of communication.



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:32:05 PM »
It would be nice if the shipping windows paralleled the judging dates. Some beers have to be shipped as much as a month and a half prior to being judged. I don't see a reason why that can't change.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How much to under pitch?
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:23:24 AM »
I like the taste of yeast poop.
Would that be hefecoprophagiphilia?


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 The one time I tried conditioning, I got a big hit in my efficiency. When I looked at the spent grain in the mashtun after I ran off, I could tell that I did not crush the malt very well.  I didn't tighten the gap and I blame that.


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I have had similar issues which I chalked up to my acid malt being stronger than calculated on BW. Don't know if acid malt does vary that much but adjusting it down corrected the problem (which would likely correct it regardless of the cause)


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 09, 2016, 03:55:54 PM »
So when your half empty, spunded keg has lost carbonation to all the beer that has been poured, how do you push out the remaining beer or just maintain the carbonation in the keg after the pressure has dissipated or equilibrated in the head space?


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 07, 2016, 07:49:09 PM »
Yes. WY2124 grown from a slant


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 07, 2016, 07:39:39 PM »
Hope this picture gives it justice.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 07, 2016, 07:38:35 PM »


This was made with my usual method. One decoction but with Brewtan B. They all clear to brilliant but this one is amazing. All the writing is on the back side of the glass.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 07, 2016, 11:32:06 AM »
What would one expect the DO of a glass of German pils to be?
Just got a meter and it read around .5 ppm on a beer I made with Brewtan.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: November 18, 2016, 06:21:52 PM »
Look forward to reading it.  Doesn't seem too intimidating.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: November 18, 2016, 06:20:35 PM »
Got my copy of Kunze today. Reminds me of my
old Morrison and Boyd Organic chemistry text in size and volume.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: November 18, 2016, 06:20:33 PM »
Got my copy of Kunze today. Reminds me of my
old Morrison and Boyd Organic chemistry text in size and volume.


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