It's a lot easier (and cheaper) to put a dozen flasks on a shaker table, than line up 12 spinning magnets. I did notice they still use foil crimped around the mouth of the flask, just like us!
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Prairie has received a lot of flack for their poor bottling practices. Their beers are known gushers around here. Many people (including myself) won't buy Prairie anymore over the gushing and the fact that the owner declines to respond to anybody about it.
I'm surprised you had that problem with the Cascade. I haven't heard that happening much. I would reach out to them and let them know. They might be more responsive.
The rates that you are seeing are non-conference rates. GSA rates are not conference rates.
I can assure people that Maryland is not as expensive as California. Granted, Maryland prices are not Mid-West prices, but the cost of living in the Baltimore Metro Area is nowhere near as obscene as it is in California. The cost of living does grow significantly as one nears the District of Columbia.
It sounds like a great time. I have already started prepping the wife to try and make it to Baltimore for my first. The 4 kids schedules and activities may be a challenge, but if i might ask a personal question, how much does one budget for an NHC conference, assuming a few local brewery tours? I understand hotel and travel... anything else to accout for? Please feel free to pm me or chastise me openly if this isn't appropriate. Just trying to gather info/data for next year...
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Data pt: I just spent $1850 on airfare, airport xfers, full conference, 5 nights at host hotel, and a few poor to decent meals, w/o visiting any breweries. It certainly ain't cheap, esp when you're not splitting a room. Still, I hope you can make it next year. I drove to Grand Rapids, did lots of outside tours and events, and spent $400-500 on them.
Googled it. Seems very expensive for what you get. More Beer has this for $29.99. Standard 3/16" beverage line is $.79 per foot. Since your beer and lines should be sanitary, and cleaned regularly anyways, I don't see the need for anti-microbial lines.
You could basically get 12' of regular line for 1/3 the price of the kit.
You're quoting vinyl lines against barrier lines. Different animal. Vinyl will be sanitary but will leech plastic taste into the beer sitting in the lines over time. Barrier lines have no flavor degradation or crossover.
Shelby Blue Ribbon: 5% Sugar, 8% ABV: Tangy strawberry, rhubarb & mead w/ a sweet finish.
I've got the Fermentis Abbaye yeast on order, and will let you all know how that works out. I hope it is better than the Safebrew because I love dry yeast and would like to have a Belgian dry yeast alternative
Um, isnt Safbrew the Fermentis brand?
FedEx delivered mine to 9990 AleSmith Ct yesterday.
rjharper - is this the emergency rebrew? How'd it turn out?