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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: GABF tickets
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:58:50 PM »
   How many tickets can I buy for the member day? I know it is limited.

From the GABF Ticket FAQ page

What is the ticket limit?
For the General Sessions there is a limit of six tickets per session per ticket buyer. Individuals with greater than six tickets per session per ticket buyer will have their overage canceled and refunded.

For the Members Only Session, the ticket limit 2 tickets per member number. American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members will receive a pass code via email to purchase tickets for this session.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: When should I receive a new AHA Membership card
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:14:29 PM »
BrewGuru has also saved me some $ out here in OR.
We used Brew Guru to get happy hour pricing for lunch at Breakside in Portland for lunch this afternoon.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: When should I receive a new AHA Membership card
« on: June 24, 2018, 05:55:18 PM »
We send out new member cards every week, so you should have definitely received your card by now.

You can reach out to our Member Services department at or 888-822-6273.  The Member Services staff are in the office M-F 8 am - 5 pm MT.

If you haven't done so already, download and login to the Brew Guru app to access your digital member card.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Incubator Brewing idea
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:21:48 PM »
Here's a business that's doing something similar to what you are talking about, but more for breweries that are looking to expand production without having to invest in more brewing equipment:

There are some other examples of breweries that make their own brands, but are primarily contract brewing for other businesses.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help With AHA Account
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:11:09 PM »
Sorry for the trouble with your membership!The office is closed over the weekend, but our member services department will get back to you on Monday and help get your account squared away including the hops.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrew Club Insurance Program Questions
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:34:07 PM »
You can find details on the club insurance program here:

The AHA will reimburse clubs for their general liability and liquor liability insurance premium payments if 75% or more of the club's members are also AHA members. 

The Pub / Re: Look who I found at my Brewery!
« on: May 07, 2018, 03:08:16 PM »
So good to finally check out your brewery, Keith.  I was beyond impressed with Yellowhammer--what a great place to drink some amazing beers.  I wish I had more time, but since I was leading the tour group, it would have been inappropriate for me to ditch them. 

My wife Erin and I got to hang out with Tom after the World Beer Cup awards ceremony on Thursday.  Great time.  Tom is one of my favorite humans. 

And just for the record, I'm not really that short. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Louisiana Brewers Need your Help!
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:30:04 PM »
We urgently need everyone’s help.

Jerm, by everyone, I presume you mean everyone who is a Louisiana resident.  State legislators don't care much about what non-constituents think and probably would have a negative reaction if they are getting a bunch of contacts from out of state. 

Sounds like something Louisiana homebrewers should support.  We're checking with the Brewers Association government affairs staff to see if the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild wants us to send an alert to our Louisiana members.

Equipment and Software / Re: Peripheral Kettle Intake
« on: March 26, 2018, 03:02:51 PM »
How's your flow rate with this set up.  I tried doing the braid over slotted copper in my mash tun years ago, but found that my flow rate was severely restricted.  I know this is a different application, but I would have expected similar issues with flow.  Is the slotted copper tube really necessary?  Did you try just hooking up the SS braid without the slotted tubing?

The Pub / Re: NHC question
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:01:13 PM »
I don’t know the capacity limit this year, but registration on Tuesday was 13% ahead of last year.

We're now at 26% ahead of last year's Homebrew Con registration--so pretty fast pace on registration. 

The host hotel sold out pretty quickly, but we have several others with discounted prices available for attendees.  Homebrew Con details are on the conference website:

Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy Best Beers Survey (and free swag)
« on: March 02, 2018, 11:24:10 PM »
Hi there AHA members, I wanted to remind you all to vote in our annual Best Beers in America Survey.

It’ll only take a few minutes of your time, and by submitting your votes you not only make your opinion heard, but also will be entered in a drawing to win fabulous AHA swag!

I know there are a lot of beer polls out there, and some question why we continue to do this every year, well here are some reasons:

1.   This poll is limited to the homebrewer members of the American Homebrewers Association—people who know quality beer.  Thus, this survey has more credibility than others, which is why…

2.   Nothing we do generates more mainstream media coverage for homebrewing than the results of this poll, not National Homebrew Competition results, not GABF pro-am, not Big Brew, not Homebrew Con.  Last year, the media outlets that covered the Best Beers survey results had a combined audience of 154 million.  That’s big-time exposure for homebrewing.  That kind of exposure gets more people into the hobby, meaning more customers for the LHBS, more members for the local homebrew club, and hopefully more members for the AHA.

3.   The Best Beers survey helps us generate the clone (tribute?) recipes that AHA members want.

4.   One thing that I find really satisfying about the results of this survey is that it isn’t just a bunch of white whale beers that can only be found on the black market for an exorbitant price or at an in-person event with a line a mile long.  Too many of those beers end up being over-rated precisely because the raters spent too much money/time on a beer. 

5.   Similar to the rant in #4, this survey isn’t just about the hottest trends, either.

It took me way longer to type this post than it will take you to vote.  So do me a favor and vote! 

Thanks for listening.

Your humble servant in homebrewing,
Gary Glass

Make sure the hood is at least 6 inches outside the limits of your kettle(s).

Is that 6 inches on either side of the kettles, or 6 inches total outside the kettles?

Have you thought about something like this?
I just switched to a 240v induction setup and was exploring the vent Hood option as well when I ran across this thread and I think it's the route I'm going to go.
Just a thought, Cheers!

I saw that in another thread.  That's a cool idea, but I think I'd rather stick with a hood.

We're getting our basement finished and I'm looking to install a 240V 10 gallon electric brew system.  Any recommendations on what size hood in terms of cubic feet per minute (CFM) would be required?  I wouldn't anticipate any more than a 1 gallon per hour evaporation rate.

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