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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:17:58 PM »
I noticed the hotel is available for NHC on the homebrewcon website at the Doubletree.  Is this the only hotel?  How many rooms does the Doubletree have?  $189 plus 15.3% is a little steeper than previous years but booked a room anyways.

Typically the hotel wasn't available until after registration.

I don't know for sure, but I seriously doubt it's the only hotel.  There are typically 3-5 of them.  Are they offering the discount already?

It's on the homebrewcon site, with a book room link and the discount code is listed as AHA.  Rate is $189 per night.  Since it's on the official site, I'm guessing it's legit.  Either way I have a room booked and the cancellation policy is 72 hours priors.

Edit:  Of course this is direct through DoubleTree and not a housing bureau like done in the past., so who knows.  I figure I can wait until after registration to see what the story is and the cancel this one if necessary.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »
I noticed the hotel is available for NHC on the homebrewcon website at the Doubletree.  Is this the only hotel?  How many rooms does the Doubletree have?  $189 plus 15.3% is a little steeper than previous years but booked a room anyways.

Typically the hotel wasn't available until after registration.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
« on: February 15, 2018, 12:29:10 PM »
Login to what? I've tried logging into the competition site and it says it isn't your AHA login but something that you get from the e-mail confirmation that you were accepted.

www.brewingcompetition.com
use the email address you used when registering for your entries and you AHA number (including leading zeros) as your password.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:34:39 PM »
Trying to decide if I want to drive 4 hours to drop mine off.  Bunch of breweries around the dropoff point in NY.   ;D

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:59:54 PM »
Got my notice with number of entries from NY yesterday

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Equipment and Software / Re: Picobrew Z
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:58:02 PM »
After launch day discounts, who the hell is going to pay $8500 for a 10 gallon system?  Even pro-brewers aren't spending that on a pilot system.

I guess we'll see later today when they release it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lalbrew New England
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:21:37 PM »
A few years ago I would have assumed that a yeast called "New England" would be a diacetyl-laden Ringwood variant. I'm guessing that this is Conan, maybe?

Death to Ringwood!!! :P

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:25:06 PM »
I got my notification on the 6th but I registered with the first day.

I also registered in the first day (first hour actually) and others who registered a day later already got notified.  But they were in a different region so I'm hoping it's just a matter of time.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2018 National Homebrew Competition
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:13:17 PM »
I know some friends of mine in Philly have received their notifications for entries.  Are the regions staggered for notifications?  Just curious.

I guess if I don't hear anything by next Thursday, I'll have my answer :)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Picobrew Z
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:06:08 PM »
I was thinking more along the lines of a Dell Server :)

I wish there was at least some indication on pricing.  I got the discount code anyways but somehow think it's going to be a bit out of range price-wise.

Edit:  Thanks for the pricing info.  Do you know if they will release additional details before the launch day.  I wouldn't mind looking over the specs before deciding to drop $1300-$1700 on a system I have to make sure works with what I have.  Since the discount is only good on day one, doesn't leave much time to decide.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NEIPA Hop Schedule
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:28:28 PM »
This is a Bissell Brothers Swish clone that I've brewed several times and people seem to love:

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
12 lbs                Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM)      Grain         1        75.0 %       
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM)   Grain         2        9.4 %         
1 lbs 8.0 oz          Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)                  Grain         3        9.4 %         
1 lbs                 Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)          Sugar         4        6.3 %         
0.14 oz               Apollo [18.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           5        9.8 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.40 %] - Boil 10.0 m Hop           6        9.8 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe (2009) [11.60 %] - Boil 10.0 min  Hop           7        9.1 IBUs     
3.00 oz               Citra [12.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0  Hop           8        42.9 IBUs     
3.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.40 %] - Steep/Whirl Hop           9        41.9 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe (2009) [11.60 %] - Steep/Whirlpoo Hop           10       13.1 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         11       -             
1.00 oz               Apollo [18.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days      Hop           12       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Citra [12.70 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop           13       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Hop           14       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe (2009) [11.60 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Da Hop           15       0.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Citra [12.70 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days       Hop           16       0.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.40 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe (2009) [11.60 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Da Hop           18       0.0 IBUs     


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: cloudy starsan
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:09:44 PM »
I mix up a gallon with distilled water and use that for my spray bottle but the bucket stuff I use regular tap water and don't worry about the cloudiness.  I've tested a batch 4 weeks later and it was still under 3.0.  For the bucket, I typically on mix up a half batch (2.5 gallons) for sanitizing carboys, kegs, transfer equipment, etc. 

It takes me forever to go through a bottle of star san, brewing 15-20 batches per year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It's Official
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
I had to go to the BN forum just now to make sure it's still there.  Sad thing is, I'm still #7 on the list of total numbers of posts.

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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
Driving wasn't bad most of the time. The most difficult thing for me was shifting with the left hand and dimming the lights since that was on the left hand on the car we had rented. It was impossible to shift and manipulate the lights. So rain+night+hills+curves+oncoming traffic = difficult driving. Of course you could rent an automatic, but turn in your man card. ;)

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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:27:07 PM »
Agreed...Dingle was great...still don't want to drive those roads though.

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