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General Homebrew Discussion / Tapatalk
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:06:55 AM »
I know I've been away for most of the last year, but... I thought we got Tapatalk to remove non-assiciated ads? I see in the first 15 unread topics: 3 underwear ads and 2 jewelry ads. I certainly did not come back to the AHA forum to find a good brand of underwear or a new mood ring. What gives? I ha e another forum I have been frequenting in the process of migrating to tapatalk and I have been singing its praises. May have to change my opinion if its riddled with ads like the AHA forum is now. Am I the only one that has not upgraded to tapatalk premium?

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Equipment and Software / Burner preference
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:37:32 PM »
Looking to upgrade my burner for when I want to make 10 gallon batches. I see several options, including Blich Hellfire, Edelmetal Bru Burner (Northern Brewer), Brewbuilt Afterburner(big$$$), Brewer's Best Element Burner(10psi regulator) and I am sure there are others. What do you all prefer, and why? Have you tried both, or several options. My last brew day with 13.5 gallons of preboil took almost 2 hours to come to a boil ( small bayou classic, not the jet or the banjo). Are there other options you would prefer besides what I have already mentioned?

Beer Travel / Asheville, do not see any 2018 updates
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
Going to be in Asheville starting Saturday the 26 for 5 nights with 2 teenagers. I know there have been several threads on Asheville, but nothing in the last couple months. If I only have 1 night to check out a couple breweries, what are the top choices that are also kid friendly? I like IPAs, stouts, and great lagers. No need for sours. What do you all have for me?

General Homebrew Discussion / Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:24:01 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Beer Recipes / Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:16:18 PM »
So for a club meeting, I brewed up the same single(almost) hop beer as 25 others. Beer started at 1.063 and finished at 1.013 for about 6.6% ABV. The grist was 92.2% 2 row, 4.3% C40, 3.4% Cara-pils. Bitterred with 33.8 IBU of Galena at 60, then finished with Mt Hood. Everyone made the same beer with different finishing hops. I got the leftovers back and want to dry hop in the keg. What would you use with Mt Hood? I have the usual suspects on hand plus a lot if hops I have yet to use: Azacca, Cleopatra, El Dorado, Equinox, Galaxy. Leaning towards the Equinox as everyone seems to have about it. Which would you use and how much per gallon?

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Edit: typed OG in wrong

Kegging and Bottling / Keg posts
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:06:55 PM »
Dont see any stickies on the topic, so which post is grooved on a ball lock keg? First timer, I know you all can tell me the answer quicker than I can search for it on here

All Grain Brewing / Water Quality
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:04:54 PM »
So, out and around town for work. I have my 2 5 gallon RO bottles with me and my TDS meter to be safe. I wind up in a branch of our huge grocery chain that I have not been in before. I don't know if they have an RO machine or not, so I go in to scout it out. I take my meter just in case. As I walk through the produce section, I see the machine just past the salad bar. I pick up a 2oz empty dressing container from the salad bar to draw a test sample into. So glad I tested it. 2 spigots on the machine, one tested at 197ppm and the other at 200ppm. Guess I need to make another stop elsewhere; and I'm glad this isn't the store closest to home. The machine had a sticker on it saying it was serviced on 7/27/17, so at 2 weeks, it either gets a ton of use or got a shabby service job. Thanks go out to Hoosierbrew for recommending the cheap pocket TDS meter that just saved my next brew day from disaster!

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Beer Travel / Schutzenfest
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »
Having a blast at the Kolping Club's annual Schutzenfest. Plenty of great beer to sample:  Paulaner, Hacker-Schorr, Warsteiner all with several taps at their booths/tents. Loved fresh Salvator from Paulaner and Warsteiner Dunkel. Missed out on the Oktoberfest from Paulaner. Cream puffs as big as your head, traditional brats and metts, German potato salad, schnitzel sandwiches, etc. Overall, a great afternoon!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Celis Grand Cru
« on: July 02, 2017, 12:18:14 AM »
Happily found this in a refrigerator at a party where I was told to help myself. Have never had this before but recognized the name from here on the forum. Just a fantastic brew, a nice change of pace from the rest of the fridge.
     Really don't know what this one was doing in a fridge full of BMC and other assorted non choices

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So, for the last several months, I have been working on cleaning out the basement of our office. A little bit here, a little bit there. I have found some gems that I have posted on here in the recent past. He was the former owner of the building that once was Burger Brewing Co, so some nice finds from there. A tin sign here and there. An old wooden Hudepohl Keg, etc.
     This beauty takes the cake though. That's not a lighting effect, these babies are no longer clear, after who knows how many years sitting inside an unrefrigerated cubby in his basement bar.
     Now taking offers...

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Edit for poor editing prior to post

General Homebrew Discussion / Bloat Open
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:26:11 PM »
Smallish, local club comp, 99 entries
My Doppelganger Doppelbock (Denny's bacth 434 I believe) took second place of 5 Bock/Amber entries
My version of Martin's BruN Dry stout took Honorable Mention of 7 stout entries (first was Imperial, Sweet 2nd, and an Oatmeal took third)
No score sheets yet, judging was on Saturday. Pretty happy for, essentially, my first competition entries.

Big thanks out to both Denny and Martin for all the help they provide here and the delicious recipes I attempted to brew!

The Pub / Playoffs again
« on: May 11, 2017, 02:53:18 AM »
If you did not know, the Penguins won game 7 tonight and are moving onto the Eastern Conference Final. The 70s stache will be around for at least 4 more games, and at least 10 more days, getting bigger by the day. Here's hoping it lasts for 8 more wins just like last year!

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Ingredients / Golden Promise Malt analysis
« on: May 06, 2017, 07:23:11 PM »
    So I just bought a sack of Golden Promise and a sack of Crisp MO. The Crisp analysis sheet I have dealt with before, but entering the Golden Promise on into Beersmith, I have a couple questions:
    • What is my extract % and expected yield
    • What am I using for Protein content
    • What rating is that for DP? IOB and how to convert to °Lintner?
    This sheet just does not look like the ones I have received from Weyermann, and Crisp in the past so I need your help. Thanks in advance for any insights.
edit to actually add the analysis sheet, sorry

The Pub / Lab bottles and vials
« on: May 04, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
Does anyone know anything about old lab equipment such pictured? Cleaning out an old storage locker and found these. One smallish jar labeled Ammonium Phosphate while another is labeled Barium Chloride. Several different sizes, all glass with some glass stoppers. Just wondering g if they are all trash, neat collectibles, or what. Really not sure if they should be kept, sold, or trashed. Picture below:

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Ingredients / British pale malts
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:33:19 PM »
Are Golden Promise and MO easily substituted for each other in English ales? I am working with WLP030&033 so I want to make some great English styles but also Skotrat's Traquair house clone this year so definitely want the GP for that. Was thinking about getting a sack of GP and just using it in place of MO for bitter, mild, Porter, Barelywine, stout, etc. Having never used GP before, just wanted some opinions. I have been happy with everything I've made with Crisp MO, I just don't really need a full sack of both.

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