Damn, I better go look at mine. I haven't even cut down the bines from last year.
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I wonder if we'll start seeing fewer of these blog posts as we reach a point where everyone getting into brewing has read one of these blog posts...
What does it say that I was not discouraged in the least?
Great article. Thanks for posting
is this because of the expense of the assumed liability or something else because I'm pretty sure that they make money on everything they ship regardless of one large account or one persons package. I know that every package I drop off I get a really nice thank you and a smile to boot!
I have an ipad 2 with wifi only. I find that I use it more than the pc or laptop at home and it's much easier to take to a coffee shop or wherever. It's great for email and internet, but I rarely use it for documents. I have a couple of book reading aps on it, but I usually prefer to read an actual book. The camera isn't very good if that's important, but I think the newer models have improved that.
Does your refractometer have ATC? Readings would still need temp correction if not. Also, has there been a change in your crush? A better crush could greatly improve your mash efficiency. I'm not sure simply going from a false bottom to a braid would impact your efficiency by 10 points.
Was I yelling? Because of ALL CAPS? Geez come on. What's the protocol for replying like that then, I'm not very forum-savvy apparently. I thought I offered very good explanations (albeit a bit lengthy in spots I agree).
My first post? I guess on AHA is it. When they took it over from NB I decided I couldn't handle another forum. I used to be very active on forums like NB, Midwest, HBT. I put in my time on the forums trying to help newbies and share my knowledge and experience. You should know that since you and I shared about 20 emails leading up to the comp trying to help you. Now multiply that by dozens of other people asking questions and then you might get an idea on how much time we put in. Anyway, I got burnt out on the forums, that's all. Not sure why I'm defending myself anyway...
You should know that some people I know who have read this is taking your "curiosity" as questioning the integrity of our competition. I told them to give you the benefit of the doubt
I think it tastes great. A little bitter of course but aging will take care of that. Recognize the recipe erockrph? Thanks for all the ideas. I was worried about bottle bombs more than anything else
Right. I didn't mean to say that they are in fact losing money by not taking our business. But the ability to make a profit would certainly drive their decision. So perhaps what we're learning is that the regulatory framework for shipping homebrew as is it is makes it a prohibitive venture for the freight companies. It appears the AHA is focusing on the regulatory aspect. Seems a daunting task regarding national competition, with much of the red tape at the state level.
It's my understanding that rice syrup solids are pretty fermentable and should thin out the beer and raise the ABV. When di you add it in the boil? Is it possible it carmelized from a long boil? I wouldn't think you should get a milk/lactose flavoring from it at all. What was your final gravity, did it fully ferment out prior to lagering?
I don't see anything wrong with your recipe and I've never gotten off flavors from rice syrup. Sorry...
Why did you need the rice hulls, especially so much?
I adapted it from an Asahi Clone recipe that mentioned this - 1# rice hulls (or your mash will be ugly thick and a stuck mash assured). Perhaps it was overkill.