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Is there a list of the BJCP ID's of the judges who will be evaluating the submissions?

Screw the me, brewing is wort production.  After that, it's fermentation, not brewing.
But by definition, there's still brewing involved...hence the name.
Unless you're an extract brewer  . . .

not that there's anything wrong with that.  ;)

Screw the me, brewing is wort production.  After that, it's fermentation, not brewing.

Not saying I don't agree. I guess that "American Homefermentationist Association" doesn't have the same ring to it.  :P

To me, "brew" doesn't include fermentation, although I can see how newbies might not catch the difference.
So, once the boil is over the brewer gets to go home? Or extract brewers don't actually brew beer? Not sure where you logic comes from, but since the dictionary doesn't agree with it, I can also see how newbies might not catch the difference.

v. brewed, brew·ing, brews
1. To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: poor man's bottling from the keg procedure
« on: November 04, 2015, 08:43:17 PM »
If there's foam, you're losing carbonation. You should be able to control the foam with back pressure, not by lowering the pressure.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Secondary Fermentation
« on: October 30, 2015, 06:05:52 AM »
If I want to start trying to use secondary fermentation, will it work to just rack to the bottling bucket in advance of bottling day? . . . Thoughts?
If you want to try secondary fermentation, you'll have to add more fermentables to the secondary vessel.

edit to add:
If you transfer before primary fermentation is complete, it's still primary fermentation, just in a different vessel.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Super Pale Ale
« on: October 29, 2015, 04:46:00 PM »
Do they make a session version?  ::)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash thickness?
« on: October 28, 2015, 05:58:26 AM »
I've mashed thick and thin and haven't noticed much difference - meaning from 1.1 - 2 qts/lb. I like a thinner mash for the ease of a quicker runoff. For the record, I batch sparge.
Isn't up to 2 qts/lb safe with limited pH worries.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimenting with hops
« on: October 25, 2015, 07:43:38 AM »
Here's and easy way. On the full boil, bitter with Nugget. Late hop with the Cascade. After fermentation is complete, split into two 3 gallon carboys. Dry hop one with Nugget, the other with Cascade. Two ounce minimum for each. A lot of aroma and perceived flavor come from dry hopping. This should give you a good idea of what each hop has to offer. You could blend in the glass to get an idea of what the combination will produce. Not the perfect solution, but easier than splitting the boil.

Equipment and Software / Re: Grainfather
« on: October 25, 2015, 04:31:50 AM »
Looking forward to brewing out in the garage again very soon . . . Don't fix what ain't broke.
Congrats. It takes strength to resist the dark side.

Equipment and Software / Re: Grainfather
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:27:12 AM »
A little off-topic here, but I sometime see a trend in homebrewing that's exemplified by where these systems are going.

At one time, you could give ten different homebrewers the same recipe and get back ten unique beers. Between the use of RO water and artificially built water profiles and these automated systems, those ten brewers will all end up with something very close to the same product.

A lot of you may think of this as a good thing, but my old, curmudgeon self sees it as a drift away from the spirit of homebrewing. Moving toward something that closer resembles brewing commercial beer at home. Less about creativity and innovation. More about how deep your pockets are.

But I guess there will always be those of us who see something in a surplus store or yard sale and think, “I could make beer with that.” I also guess there’s plenty of room in homebrewing for the smartphone generation. So I guess there’s really no point in this post. Just me feeling old and curmudgeonly.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just say "no" to yeast rinsing
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:55:06 AM »
Most of the people I hear supporting rinsing do it because they brew super hoppy beers. Well, since you are dropping $20 on dry hops, seems like you could splurge for a fresh pitch...
Not in support of rinsing, but the simple answer to that is don't fear the secondary.  ;)

It's not about the money. I think I get my best beer three or more generation in.

It's said that men think about sex every 7 seconds. Yeah, it's kind of like that.  :-[

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitch Rate
« on: October 17, 2015, 05:27:44 AM »
Just trying out my new sig.

Thanks Jim.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mashing & Calculating Rest Times
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:59:17 AM »
I'm sure the HBT forum would love to have you. Your posting style reflects the general attitude and candor of that crowd.
Spoken like a true EAC.  :-X

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