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Messages - dbeechum

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1981
Nah, mead's done and I'll probably hit it with Sorbistat to prevent a restart. I figure the normal dilution rate they recommend is 1 in 8, so since I want the honey (Tupelo) to be noticeable I'll start somewhere lower like 1 in 32 or 1 in 16.

1982
Oh I forgot one I was going to do. I have some mead sitting by that could use a little "punch" so I thought I'd add some of this to the mix: Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate

Now, my only q is how to reasonably figure out the dosing rate for 3 gallons cause this stuff is seriously tart in concentrated form.

1983
What's the game plan folks?

For me - it's going to be all about the Mayfaire Competition this weekend (we have ~340 entries to judge) and then kegging things for SCHF.

1984
The Pub / Re: Its 4/20
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:52:48 AM »
Man, good luck with that. I know I wouldn't want to share a birthday with Hitler. ;D

I prefer to think of it as sharing a birthday with Iggy Pop.

1985
The Pub / Re: Brass
« on: April 21, 2010, 01:51:53 AM »
I'm sure there are weapons and calibers in which dirty ammo isn't really a concern at all

my 1911 is happy to feed wolf all day long. (I'm pretty certain Fletch has tuned that thing to shoot high powered pebbles.)

I just hate the amount of crud that I've got to keep hitting with cleaner.

1986
I want off campus lunches for seniors and new soda machines in the quad.

1987
The Pub / Re: Its 4/20
« on: April 20, 2010, 01:57:02 PM »
You buncha slackers.. here it is my birthday and all anyone can talk about is the time and bacon. Sheesh.

1988
Zymurgy / Re: 2010 M/A Geeks column - Malt Conditioning
« on: April 20, 2010, 09:40:46 AM »
Oh, the poor guy

Nothing wrong with people liking Mickey. Makes me happy!

1989
The Pub / Re: Quick Demographics Question
« on: April 20, 2010, 09:39:39 AM »
The number I usually hear for active homebrewers in the US is ~750k

1990
The Pub / Re: Brass
« on: April 19, 2010, 02:08:32 PM »
everytime I shoot Wolf ammo, I swear I spend twice as long cleaning my weapons.

1991
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is the NHC for rich people?
« on: April 19, 2010, 12:29:49 AM »
Eh, I never view it (Club Night) or our annual SoCal Homebrewer's Festival in the light of "paying to give something away". I tend to look at it from the pov, I'm paying to enjoy my time and the other brewer's beer and I'm offering my beer to let them do the same. (ETA - I also view these events as life savers. If I tried to drink anywhere near the amount of beer that I brew - I'd be dead in a few months)

On the subject of the regions: an entry cap on entrants is interesting. Whether or not it would be effective would be entirely dependent on the number of large entrants per region you have. I know both Gordon and Jamil have entered in the 50 beer range, but I'm not aware of there being large numbers of folks entering similar numbers.

1992
Other Fermentables / Re: Clarifying mead
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:49:17 PM »

1993
Other Fermentables / Re: Clarifying mead
« on: April 17, 2010, 10:07:07 AM »
The best mead maker I know (who's leading our mead tasting tomorrow) does a one two punch of Bentonite and Sparkoloid.

1994
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things you should not do
« on: April 15, 2010, 04:08:08 PM »
The rule of thumb is whenever you pull a smartass grammatical move on the internet - you'll make a grammar mistake. :)

1995
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things you should not do
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:23:24 AM »
No problem.. lots of people use skunking as a catch all term for "beer going off" when it applies to a very specific set of cirumstances.

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