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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:25:27 AM »
My LHBS owner told me today that Wyeast will be removing that yeast from their year-round inventory soon because not enough people are buying it often enough.

Yup - they hit the lager strains hard this year:
2000 Budvar Lager
2001 Pilsen Urquell
2035 American Lager
2042 Danish Lager
3333 German Wheat
3562 Forbidden Fruit
3942 Belgian Wheat

well, I don't know about the bylaws and what not - but I'm the ViceChairman of the GC.

The way the GC usually works is we're a sounding board for the plans the AHA is making. For instance, the annual plan is passed by us to get a looksee and sniff. We're also a dedicated volunteer crew that gives extra hands for things like survey analysis, etc.

In the case of the HBC name, that got passed by us as "we're thinking about a name change. What do you think?"

Now, efforts do get introduced by the GC - the insurance program is a great example of that - that's was Crispy and his work to keep driving. For ythe journal idea, it could be introduced by a GC member, but it would be ultimately up to the AHA to figure out how to budget and implement it if it fits into their annual plan. (We would have to convince them that it would be worth the effort)

There may be 100% of tasters accurately choose a bud from a bud light, statistically significant results.

And what's great - if you run the experiment - testers get it right about 33% of the time. e.g. random chance.

The Pub / Re: HELL YEAH!!!
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:54:51 AM »
I really need to find a new and less stressful sport to partake in  - like catching knives.

my heart rate spiked to 150 bpm during the 4th and OT.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 33
« on: February 05, 2017, 06:29:15 AM »
So what you are saying is that you were crafty and made this new pod so Drew would learn, so you could pass ALL the editing on to him... you sneaky devil.

I wont tell him...

ha - he wishes... Sadly for me - I proposed BF as a way to fill the gap weeks and then volunteered myself to edit when Denny balked. In the past our work has largely been split along these lines - Denny handles all the financials/sponsorships/recording/editing/phone nonesense, I handle the episode writing/outlining, IT, questions/feedback and experiment coordination side of hte biz and we both do Social Media.

Of course, I'm slower than he is at this editing stuff and I have a massively long houred day job and commute plus other projects. (***wah*** feel sorry for me).

SoDenny agreed to launch the second show because it's my baby and I agreed to eidt. Now I'm using the same edit suite that he is so that if we need to swing editorial duties back and forth, I'm kinda, maybe capable in the same way that a 3 legged ox can pull a wagon.

(Having said all that if y'all have ideas for BF - let me know)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 33
« on: February 02, 2017, 04:53:17 PM »
I like anything that means mroe work for Denny. :)

The episode originally contained an interview segment with Flatland BRewing out of Fargo, but we pulled it to tighten the running time. From the feedback we've gotten, we're trying to keep things between 90-120 minutes and the Brew Files to 20-40.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 23
« on: January 22, 2017, 05:43:37 PM »
Wouldn't it slosh a lot while you drive?

Perhaps that would help prevent attenuation issues while using underpitched high gravity yeasts in high gravity worts without aeration. Off to the Lab! :) (Inside joke...)

A New Week - A New Show - A New Format!

In our shorter format we're focusing in on a singular brewing topic. This week - it's recipe design. How and why did Denny make his famous Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter? What drove Drew to create his Springtime in Amarillo? Now you can find out!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 11, 2017, 04:59:21 PM »
I used to be able to download and listen. I can't stream so have to download. Current links on the website only let me stream.

Hmm.. nothing's changed on our side. On the right side of the player should be a "down" arrow. Is that not there for you? (Also, you can click on the link in the body towards the end of the description for the direct episode link).

Zymurgy / Re: Strutting Your Stuff - Unistrut Brew Stand
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:28:27 AM »
The original that's in the article is still going strong. The only plastic on it was the wrapping around the springs.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:22:22 AM »
Thanks belongs to Drew

Thanks really belong to my engineering professors and culinary instructors who I finally paid attention to. :)

Wish I had something on tap in one of the accepted categories, maybe next year...

We'll keep it running just for you!

(Don't forget there are the pretty broad Session and Imperial Cats as well)

2017 Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition!

It's that time of year again when we fondly remember our compadre Doug King. Doug was a brewer's brewer - always there to lend a hand to the club or another brewer. He was also fond of experimentation and was well known for his crazy experiments (loafs of rye bread, potatoes, tortillas - all in the mash) and his love of lagers.

He won the 1996 California State Fair for his Dougweiser.

As always, the Doug King Memorial Competition features lagers and specialty categories. The popular category first featured in last year's Doug King Competition, "The British are Coming", will also be on the menu this year!

The complete rules for the Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition can be found at:

The deadline for entry dropoffs is Friday January 13, 2017.

Judging will be on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

To enter, judge or steward the 2017 Doug King Competition:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Will thawed star san be effective?
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:19:27 PM »
I'd thaw it, give it a stir and then check the pH. As long as it's low, I'd have to think it will work.

The Pub / Re: Cocktails
« on: December 09, 2016, 06:25:03 AM »
From our latest podcast

Pegu Club
1.5 oz Gin
0.75 oz Triple Sec/Curacao/Cointreau
0.25 oz Lime juice
1 dash aromatic bitters (aka Angostura)
1 dash orange bitters

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. So damn good.

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