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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 18, 2012, 04:52:38 AM »
Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 15, 2012, 04:03:29 PM »
Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

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No brewing but this reminds me that I have an O-fest in the primary downstairs from last weekend.  I should probably check on that.   ???

Other than that I'll be trimming the trees.  Too many are hanging low or getting into the neighbors ornamentals.

Paul

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Zymurgy / Re: Why should I renew my subscription?
« on: June 15, 2012, 02:19:19 PM »
I personally would be a bit embarrassed to frequently use this forum and not contribute something to it's maintenance. The collective wisdom of the longtime AHA members who contribute to and moderate this forum is more than worth the price of membership.  Also, I've lived in 2 states now where the active efforts of AHA and it's members have made it possible to pursue this hobby legally.
 
    “Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
    -Aldous Huxley
It's like all those people who listen to NPR and never contrib... never mind  :-\ (gotta get that membership up to date as well!)
i agree to this stuff. zymurgy is fun to have and i do think a good centerfold is in order.   fwiw i don't listen to npr though.

I subscribe for what the AHA does at the national level and the magazine doesn't hurt either. 

I am also a member of the 175MM people who listen to NPR each week and I do make a contribution for, basically, the same reasons.  The US "news" services (information entertainment?) suck big time and NPR at least seems to try to present the entire story, most of the time.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:29:01 PM »
Gimme some lovin - The Blues Brothers.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:04:35 AM »
Only the lonely - Roy Orbison

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 15, 2012, 07:39:40 AM »
The Lumber Jack Song - Monty Python

I'm not eve going to try and compete with that last one.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP007
« on: June 14, 2012, 11:37:07 AM »
So, in case it sucks; how do you make malt vinegar?

It is about as easy as pouring some unpasturized vinegar from the store into the beer.  Seal it, set it someplace out of the sun and let it go.  Check it now and then.  When it get strong enough for you, it's done.

Paul

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: No fermentation temp control
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:59:50 AM »
I've brewed some high temp beers and most of them were great.  Once in a while, with the wrong yeast for the conditions, I would get one where the general comments were "that's interesting" or "it's got a flavor I wasn't expecting".  There is a lot of things you can get away with if use a forgiving yeast.  8^)

Paul

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Second attempt at decoction...
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:51:19 AM »
I did a single decoction on the O-fest I made last weekend.  As usual I missed the next step temp by 5 or 6 degrees but 1.5 qt. of boiling water put me back on track.  I figure that if I know I'm going to need some boiling water I can be ready.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 14, 2012, 07:06:41 AM »
Down on the corner - CCR

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 100% Brett
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:50:35 PM »
All the recommendation I've ever seen say to make any plastic items Brett only just to be safe.

I haven't ever made a beer using Brett though so it's all hear-say and not admissible as evidence.  8^)

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Route 66 - Nat King Cole

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I'm wondering if I'm thinking about this too hard. With a known quantity of sugar going into the syrup, I wonder if I could just do a simple dilution calculation to figure out the ppg figure.

I'm thinking something like [(points)*(sugar weight) + (points)*(water weight)] / (total weight)

So if I start with 500g sugar, and the end syrup weighs 750g, that'd be

(46 points)*(500g) + 0 points*250g / 750g = 30.6 points/pound/gallon

^ This. The sugar in the pint is the same as the sugar in your starting solution. The total points in that pint are the same as that in your original 500ml + of solution.

A pint's a pound the world around - Alton Brown.

as much as I love alton brown gotta call foul on this statement, and the attribution. I have no idea who said that originaly but it tweren't AB. also a pint of sugar syrup is not a pound. at 1.046 a pint is 1.046 pounds. a pint of honey weighs in at like 1.5 lbs. you can actually use this to determine gravity of a solution if you have acurate volume measurments and weight measurments.

(Pardon the spelling, I do not have integrated spell check at work  :'()

My understanding of "a pint is a pound the world around" was that it was an American memory tool.  One pint in America is 16 fluid oz and 1 pound American is 16 dry oz.  Those are 2 different units of measure and are not equal but people can generally remember that one pound is 16 oz. so 1 pint is too.  The phrase wasn't meant to indicate they were equal, just that they were the same number. 

None of this should be confused with the English pint though which is 20 fl. oz.

Just one of the many reason the metric system makes so much more sense.

Paul

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:55:44 AM »
This is the time. - Billy Joel

There are rules?  WOW!  Who knew?   8)

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