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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:42:09 AM »
ugh.
I am really struggling with this one.


Congrats on the cider making it.  I'm hoping my cider gets through next weekend.  It will be nice to go head-to-head with you again.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 03, 2015, 10:45:56 AM »
Who won?   Count those pregnant chads and release the results   ;D

don't know who won but it wasn't me.

Thanks for all your support folks! maybe next year!

But I still get my beer, right?

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:40:28 AM »
Who won?   Count those pregnant chads and release the results   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 03, 2015, 06:39:01 AM »
Congrats...and a tough category too!  Good luck in the finals.

My entries are being judged next weekend...then the wait for them to be verified.  I do like that they are releasing them as soon as they are available.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: March 26, 2015, 11:27:34 AM »
No fair....now you have an advantage...blah blah blah, wah wah wah  ;D

Congrats on the win!!!

I wish I had sent my ciders to Austin...1 entry in Standard Cider!
Why Austin? Cuz they give everyone an award?
Of course I could look at it as I has 3 people less that I need to beat in the finals (assuming I get thru the first round).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: March 26, 2015, 11:17:03 AM »
 No fair....now you have an advantage...blah blah blah, wah wah wah  ;D

Congrats on the win!!!

I wish I had sent my ciders to Austin...1 entry in Standard Cider!

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The Pub / Re: Super Troopers Sequel
« on: March 26, 2015, 08:31:04 AM »
They hit their $2M mark with 30 days left. 

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The Pub / Re: Super Troopers Sequel
« on: March 25, 2015, 07:51:15 AM »
Been looking for Spurbury, VT...still haven't found it.

I hope they make the movie and it's a good one.  Growing up in VT I can tell you, this is exactly how it is.  ;)


MEOW

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: March 24, 2015, 05:18:27 AM »
Thanks a lot folks! I'll buy y'all a beer at club night!

Hey, that's my line!
Ya know...I never did get to collect that beer Drew.

Maybe I'll count this one that I had at EBF in Boston on Saturday instead:


The blurriness is not the picture, but how I was seeing things at that point  ;D

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I had one in a better bottle once.  I filled it with hot water and oxiclean and let it soak for a couple weeks, than cleaned it again and rinsed several times.  Haven't had a problem with it, smell or otherwise.

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The Pub / Re: My new keggerator.
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:07:35 PM »
No worries...just a few flurries. Now the cold air sets back in for a couple days.

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Look out Allagash...you're next:

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Books for noobs
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:04:52 AM »
I'd recommend the the brewer's series as well as what's already been mentioned: "Yeast" Hops" " Water" and "Malt". Each book breaks down the principal ingredients of beer in detail and will help you understand each element

Brewing Association Publications needs to make this a box set and just call it "Beer".

I would definitely read through some of the others mentioned before hitting these.  They can get technical very fast.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Liquid vs dry yeast?
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:02:18 AM »
Most of my beers used the same yeast and there seems to be very good dry equivalents for those yeasts (US-05, US-04 and 34/70).  All my ciders, meads and recently a hard lemonade all use dry yeast.

I always keep US-05 and Nottingham in the fridge in case a starter goes bad or I just plain forget to get it started.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin Fining
« on: March 13, 2015, 05:40:22 AM »
I gelatin most of my beers.  For ales or darker beers, I add 1 packet of Knox unflavored gelatin to a cup of cold water, let sit for about 20 minutes, then nuke it on high for about 45 seconds.  This is just enough time to get it hot enough but not boiling (don't want to make jello).  I then dump that into the keg and rack the beer on top.

For a light colored lager, I do the same but don't start carbonating right away.  I cut an inch off the bottom of all my diptubes, so I let the lager sit in the kegerator for a few days to a week, then jumper it from outpost to outpost to another keg, then carbonate.

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