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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Carbon Credits
« on: November 27, 2015, 02:05:38 PM »
If chemistry books were written like this, I probably could have understood chemistry in college.

Thank you, Mark.

Equipment and Software / Re: Ph Meter Thoughts
« on: November 27, 2015, 08:05:17 AM »
Look at the Thermowerks pH pen style meter. I have it and love it so much more than my Hanna. 3 point calibration, tight fit on the storage cap, and holds it's calibration for weeks (even then it only drifts about 0.05). I believe it was $69-79. Replacement probes are also cheap at $29.

The Pub / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 26, 2015, 07:34:53 PM »
I hope you all are having a great Thanksgiving. I am very thankful that we have this forum, where we are fostering new ideas and techniques all in the name of making better beer. I have the utmost respect for you all!


Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« on: November 26, 2015, 11:47:18 AM »
Too bad Pretty Things is closing down. :(

I like a sliding price for this service. You owe me $45, minus whatever I score your beer. So for 50 pt beers I'm giving you $5.  Seems fair.  8)

So are we going to start the Michael/Antoch/Burkemper review service or what? I'll gladly pay people to give me 50 point beer! :P Hahaha

What constitutes a "professional beer judge"?

Edit: nevermind. Found it near the bottom.
Double edit: $40?? Our homebrew club membership is a steal at this rate!
Get those service points Amanda, then you can be a professional beer judge!

You might want to keep your day job, I think.

Only 61 more exams to (lead) grade, 2 exams admin'd, and 2 exams proctored left to go to get there! Ha. Should be about 2 more years at that rate if my post it note estimates are right, especially considering I'm taking the PE in April '16 which will have me slowing down on BJCP stuff for a bit.

The BJCP Bylaws do not allow one to charge for judging services. The bylaws do allow reimbursements.

Mike, what's the difference here? Reimbursements would be things the judges paid for, and then are given money for exactly that. They aren't paying for shipping. I'm just confused? Too early on the day before Thanksgiving. My brain refuses to work.

GM doesn't mean much, until I make GM, then it will mean a lot.  I feel the same about the Ninkasi award.  ;D

Antoch and Burkemper and I are going to undercut,
Act now, 3 / $100! each their own


Hahahahaha. We gonna take this world by storm!  ;D

But really, who are the GMs? I'm kinda surprised that I've not heard of this.

What constitutes a "professional beer judge"?

Edit: nevermind. Found it near the bottom.
Double edit: $40?? Our homebrew club membership is a steal at this rate!

All Things Food / Re: Pizza
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:39:10 PM »
Try provel cheese, it will be a life changing experience  8)

One can always spot a fellow St. Louisan. ;D

Beer Recipes / Re: The Czech Pils I'm making today...
« on: November 24, 2015, 02:37:34 PM »
This is an opportunity to say that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman,  nor an Empire.

Bwahahahaha. I actually lol'd at my desk. Thank you Jim.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starter Wort
« on: November 24, 2015, 07:42:48 AM »
I processed all of these at 15psi for 15 minutes. I aimed for 1.040 and used some leftover Avangard Pilsner I found. Boiled for 15 minutes after draining the mash tun, just to get the nutrient dissolved.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« on: November 23, 2015, 02:22:58 PM »
In KC, we get it donated for pretty much any event. Sad thing is, it's usually the neglected beer! We are spoiled for riches here.

I collect the Saison-Brett, purchasing 5 a year to keep a 5 year vertical going. I gotta say, I like the 2 year and 3 year old the best.

Beer Recipes / Re: London Calling?
« on: November 23, 2015, 09:29:03 AM »
What are your guys' other favorite English hops and what kind of characters are you getting out of them?

(I ask because this is the first I'm hearing of tea/chocolate in Challenger, but don't get to brew many ESBs. Curious minds...)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Upcoming Rube Goldberg Brewday
« on: November 22, 2015, 09:48:06 PM »
Which method is the one you chilled and carbed?
Both were brewed with same hochkurz step mash.
Ah, dangit. Long day of many activities here.

At any rate, I'm also doing kettle pH adjustments on these like Kai talks about. Should be neat to see the difference between this and my normal Pilsner.

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