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Classifieds / 1 Full Ticket Available - $200
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:12:06 PM »
Life got in the way with my wife getting an emergency c-section last Friday so I can't attend anymore.  Hopefully someone will be able to benefit!

Full Conference…Almost – No Thursday Seminars
The same conference fun as the Full Conference package, except no seminars on Thursday afternoon .

I'm looking to get $200 for the ticket.


I'll take less if you have some way of offering me free advertising for my site

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hops are coming up
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:46:58 PM »
I have this greenhouse that's attached to the front of my house.  It's not very large but during the winter it can get to over 90 degrees in there during the day (I know because there's a fan that turns on at 90 degrees). 

I'm curious if I could grow hops year round in there?  Another problem would be space to let them climb and grow, but I think I can solve that.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Labels?
« on: March 08, 2013, 06:42:48 PM »
Just thought I'd chime in and say that if you rub skim milk on the back of home printed labels it works pretty well as a glue.
I've even had some withstand a cooler on a beach.  But I think that depends on the paper you use and also if you get them printed on a laserjet printer so the ink doesn't run.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for BJCP folk
« on: February 14, 2013, 08:41:48 PM »
Could you explain a little bit about the website? It seems like an online version of a local homebrew club, sort of?
The main point of the site is to trade homebrew and give reviews.  It's useful to homebrew clubs if they want to keep track of what they've tried of each others homebrew and also keep a better record of reviews.  It also allows you to find people that might not be able to go to meetings or aren't interested in joining a club.  The homebrew club near me meets one Tuesday a month which I can't make it to.

It also has a few other features not related to just sharing / reviewing homebrew. 
  • One place where you can have all your homebrew listed in your pipe line. 
  • Dynamic forum signature image (like mine) that shows your latest brews and stats. 
  • Generating basic labels for printing labels quickly.  Quickly upload beer xml from programs like beersmith.
  • Local stats / feeds for homebrewers.
  • Trying homebrew of a certain style before you brew it yourself.
  • Popular homebrew bloggers / vloggers could give out samples of beer they brewed
  • It would be great to eventually have a way to link homebrew kits from HBS to see who's brewed it and what people thought of it

My hopes with the BJCP section is that there aren't many contests for me to enter to get real feed back and friends I give my homebrew to simply say "tastes good" or "tastes like bigfoots balls."
Hope that helps.

General Homebrew Discussion / Looking for BJCP folk
« on: February 14, 2013, 08:14:20 PM »
I'm trying to get a list of BJCP on my site (  If you are BJCP and would like to receive homebrew to sample and give quality feed back feel free to sign up and let me know so I can get you on that list.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling a Barleywine
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:36:46 PM »
It's been at FG for about a week, but I fermented it slow and steady at 63F.  I want to let it sit, but I have 4 fermenters tied up in my chest freezer with lagers and need to brew!  I'll try to be patient as I freed up a bucket the other night, kegging my AIPA.  That will at least get 5 gallons of something off of my to do list..... :D

It's at just about 3 weeks total.  I'm going to try and hold out for 4 weeks.

That sounds like a lot of brew!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Aging beer in a keg
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »
I built an air lock that goes onto my keg from the co2 lock so I could use it as a primary probably.  But I mostly use kegs for secondary now especially if I'm going to be adding something to it, it's so much easier than trying to jam stuff through a carboy hole.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Adjusting gravity with DME
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:25:39 PM »
But it kind of seemed like "cheating."
As long as it tastes good!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2013 Brew Year's Resolutions/Goals
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:01:35 PM »
Build a fermentation chamber.  AKA Convince the wife why I need another fridge.

My problem is that I know that I like it or I don't but like you said detecting those little tasting notes and picking out specific flavors is difficult for me.  I wish more BJCP judges would sign up on my site so I could send them my homebrew without having to enter a contest

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Labeling bottles
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:41:11 PM »
Rather than a glue stick, you can also use a small amount of milk.  Wet the back of the label with milk, stick it to the bottle.  Dries like glue, doesn't smell rancid.
I use the milk method as well.  I just wanted to add to use skim milk because it will not have any fat in it, so it wont start to smell rancid.

All Grain Brewing / Re: My first brew
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:47:29 PM »
I commend you going straight to all grain as your first brew.  If I hadn't gone with extract for my first 6 months of brewing I would have had no idea what was going on haha!

Sounds like you had a great first brew day.

Events / A different type of competition
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:12:41 PM » is having a contest to see who can share / review the most amount of homebrew within 2 weeks.  First prize is a $50 gift cert to Northern Brewer
For more info checkout:
Good luck! Cheers!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegging
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:01:10 AM »
I would look on craigslist for a cheap fridge you could just drill some holes in and attach the taps (or you can go behind home depot / lowes and grab the ones out of the back of a truck that they took out of someone's home, usually they work perfectly fine).

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