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Zymurgy / Re: Submitting Articles.
« on: June 28, 2010, 12:43:18 AM »
Cap, talk with Jill and I

The Pub / Re: Royalty
« on: June 27, 2010, 08:30:09 PM »
Don't forget.. for the Brits not only do the royalty have an important symbolic function, they have an important monetary function as well. The very existence of the royal family and all of the associated fluffery make for a strong tourist attraction!

Zymurgy / Re: Submitting Articles.
« on: June 27, 2010, 08:27:58 PM »
Maybe in the homebrewepedia. that looks like it is more of a recipe thing though. 

Homebrewpedia is supposed to serve as a repository for any and all homebrew knowledge, so toss it in!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a good, low ABV IPA possible?
« on: June 27, 2010, 02:52:05 AM »
Another way to look at it is the concept of flavor presence. What do you want from the IPA? A certain hop / malt balance? Then it should be totally possible to hook shot it with an XPA. THink Pliny concept - very little to no crystal and a bunch of hops. You can easily pull that off.

In what way do you think this is not being done?  Not hassling you, just far as I can tell, internet clubs are acknowledged already.  But I'll look into your comments to make sure reality reflects my perceptions.

And I'm not sure where they ended up, but the BN was actually in the lead going into Round 2. We did introduce a while back a rule that restricted geographically dispersed clubs from winning more points from a category than they could from a single region to balance things out a little

Homebrew Competitions / Re: Sour Ale Comp?
« on: June 24, 2010, 07:48:32 AM »
Dean, it's a club only comp

September/October 2010
"Pucker Up" Sour & Wild Ales

Entries are due September 9, 2010 and judging will be held September 19, 2010.  Entry fee is $7. Make checks payable to American Homebrewers Association.

Entry Shipping:
22836 Ventura Blvd, #2
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Hosted by Drew Beechum and the Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society of Woodland Hills, CA, this competition covers BJCP Category 17 styles, plus American Wild Ales, and Specialty Wild Ales.

For more information, contact Drew Beechum at

The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 24, 2010, 04:39:46 AM »
edit: Hey look, it works! Also, Drew, just messing with you. ;)

I was about to loudly proclaim that to righteously split an infinitive is to proudly show one's understanding of how to aggressively manipulate the rhythm of one's prose!

Joking aside, I've always hated the "no splitting infinitives" rule. It's a bad grammarial hangover from when a bunch of snooty prisses decided that proper English had to mirror Latin. Since an infinitive is one word in Latin, you can't split the wee thing - it's like trying to find the bloody monopole. But fortunately as all of those uptight prigs have had the pole firmly removed from their pigu by the wearying effects of time, writers have felt free to explore the textual effects of the split infinitive.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 NHC
« on: June 24, 2010, 04:24:55 AM »
We're actually doing that right now. The economy and the AHA's sure footing has allowed us to get there.

One complication for the Conference that we usually forget to remember. Hotels are loathe to allow free alcohol since they envision the loss of dollars. That has thrown a spanner in the works in the past. Plus since we're an organization all about alcohol, you have to imagine most hotel event planners are a bit leary until we provide references for our stellar behavior.

The Pub / Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:58:04 PM »
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Plastic Fermenter Oxidation Rate
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:40:21 PM »
Turns out.. nope.

Plastic buckets are by far more O2 permeable than oak.

General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing This Weekend - 6/25
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:39:09 PM »

Since I'm picking up some 300 lbs of grain this weekend, I guess I better!

Drew, please tell me the next BA BYOB article  is on a black IPA ;D

You know.. nope. :)

But I did add the style to the Falcons guidelines earlier this year.. Does that count for something?

Events / Re: NHC ever in New England?
« on: June 22, 2010, 10:08:07 PM »
For anyone interested in how to go about getting a conference, the AHA staff just made the conference planning doc publicly available:

Events / Re: NHC ever in New England?
« on: June 22, 2010, 06:38:42 PM »
Well that pretty much rules out Boston :)

Bah, if my 18 year old small town living rube could figure out getting from Logan to Kendall. I trust in our members to be smarter than that. (Seriously, one of the scariest things ever in my life, arriving in Boston and dragging my luggage through the T)

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