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Events / Re: Northern Brewer NHC events planned!
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:17:04 AM »
Another politician looking for his entitlement.. :)

I want my franking privileges! (I remember being utterly confused by the whole "franking" thing as a kid and then I volunteered in Congress for a little while and was still confused by it. Guess I'm not crafty enough to be a politician)

I thought the GC would be doing all the pouring for the event to show their committment to homebrewing.

Heck, that's what we do during the conference itself! We always get the fun jobs - introduce the speakers, check the badges at the lectures, check the badges at the events, yada yada, yada. Isn't that enough for you blood thirsty savages? :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things you should not do
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:03:51 AM »
hopefully not enough O2 to skunk the beer.

That wouldn't be skunking you'd be fearing - it would be the beer getting oxidized.

Skunking is a very specific reaction between UV light and isomerized alpha acids that results in the creation of mercapatan, the chemical best recognized as the smelly stuff in skunk spray.

Events / Re: Northern Brewer NHC events planned!
« on: April 15, 2010, 10:49:16 AM »

Are the GC tickets super special VIP tickets that let us skip to the front of the line? :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Holy bacon Batman!!!!!
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:24:25 PM »
Would think in honor of Idaho it should be a Bacon and Hashbrown Porter.

Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Engine Set-up
« on: April 14, 2010, 12:46:24 PM »
You can greatly extend the shelf life of a cask beer by use of a "cask breather" aka on-demand valve that lets in atmospheric pressure levels of CO2 instead of air.

What's on the board's for y'all?

For me it's a bunch of keg cleaning. Get them kegs ready to start dropping some beer into!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: How to change tubing on tower
« on: April 12, 2010, 05:07:39 PM »
Usually the mounting socket for the faucet itself is removable via wrenches (or at least the nut holding the hose should be.

That seems off to me.. Thinking about it this way:

16 oz of 7% abv = 1.12 oz of ethanol in the pint
1 oz of 40% abv = 0.4 oz of ethanol

So you now have 1.52 oz of ethanol in 17oz of fluid (assuming perfect mixing etc)

1.52 / 17 = 0.089 = 8.9%

Dropped in the Pinot Noir oak last night and I really think this beer is going to be a humdinger.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil Times
« on: April 09, 2010, 02:03:44 AM »
I'm pretty much a 90 minute man. Good boil reductio and break.

Events / Re: NHC Garb?
« on: April 08, 2010, 05:42:26 PM »
No but in true BN fashion last year a couple of guys wandered the halls in nutters. *shudder*

Events / Re: NHC Garb?
« on: April 08, 2010, 03:33:40 PM »
I think you'll find as with most things homebrewing - it is a relaxed crowd. Given the traditional online jokes I'm just happy no one does the whole "no pants" option.

The most people dress up for is the Banquet unless you're me. :)

Drew do you have a job?   ;)

Yup, but I only sleep 4-5 hours a night.

I can't brew this week! My kettles are being used for water baths!

But.. I do have to add the pinot noir oak to my ~2 year dark wild ale. Thinking maybe of getting some sour cherry juice for a portion of it. Anyone got a good source?

Also, gotta do the checkin for the Mayfaire competition. Haven't checked recently, but last I knew we were heading north of 250.

And then Falcons' Meeting - Spring Beers. - guess I should probably go buy a few.

The Pub / Will it Blend - iPad version
« on: April 06, 2010, 04:05:17 PM »
God I hope it wasn't actually a new functioning item

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