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For those of us who had statistics so long ago that there were no desktop computers, can you explain the symbol and the formula for this "statistical significance" (p less than .05, for example)?  Near as I can tell, it comes out to about half...which leads to Sean's question about what level is significant, whether statistically relevant or just cuz it means something that can be considered reasonably dependable to base conclusions upon.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: Today at 02:40:02 PM »
3 Half Acre IPA's.

What did you get from Half ACre?  I thought of getting some Akari Shogun and bottling it, but my time is sooo limited.  Kids aren't home yet, so here I am back on-line.

I've got some Daisy Cutter on tap in the basement I could bottle up, I suppose.

It was a toss up between Daisy Cutter and Gone Away - I went with Gone Away.  Balanced that with 3 Wild Onion IPA's.

I think this Swaptoberfest is gonna work out pretty darn well.

While the pumpkin beer season descends upon us (I saw an entire aisle dedicated to pumpkin beer offerings at my local beer store), I would note that at a competition I judged at last weekend, I was advised that not one pumpkin beer was submitted to the Herb Spice Vegetable beer category.  The judges for that category were pleased.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 05, 2015, 01:23:02 PM »
One of the cool things about these swaps is how they show what brewers are like. Its at least as much fun to share than receive. I think that if there wasn't a three beer suggested limit, folks would ship a whole pallet. Another aspect is that we all appreciate whatever we get. From quirky first tries to tried and true medal winners. What a cool hobby with great people

Oops.  Three beer limit?  Well, they are all smaller bottles....

Wow, Jeff - you went way overboard.  I PM'd you this morning on what is being sent your way (dropped them off at lunch today), but now I feel like a piker:

1 Berliner Weiss from me and 1 from Off Color (Fierce), 1 Flanders Red (Bretted Solera with Tart Cherry Wine base added about a year ago and blended last winter), 1 Kentucky Common (poor fill - sorry about that one, it was way carbed in the keg), 1 Ordinary bitter, 1 Blackberry Bretted Saison (bottle conditioning - it was just racked from primary, so give it a couple weeks); 1 Oktoberfest from Two Brothers - an oaked imperial Okto, 3 Wild Onion IPA's, 3 Half Acre IPA's.

The partridge in a pear tree was left out.  I will PM you the tracking info....

I will PM the tracking to you.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Switch fermentation temp?
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:56:34 PM »
That is a pretty insignificant drop, but I agree that typically, I seek to go up in temp at the tail end of primary, then drop it by crashing ales and lowering lagers per Brulosopher method.  A few degrees like that probably makes little or no difference now.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:29:33 PM »
Good to hear on the technique - I had a high psi and had some backwash into the CO2 line when rocking at 30 psi.  It makes sense to hit it then shake it with the CO2 disconnected....

Just bumping this thread to advise that the addition of the tart cherry wine base to the Flanders Solera went from good to great after another year and a half.  The Brett gnawed away at the fermentables and left the tart side of the cherry wine base intact; perhaps the pedio had something to do with the lactic pick up in this batch, also.  What was a decent young Flanders has really nice complexity now. 

Just brewed another for blending again in 6-8 months.  Those guys who encouraged a foray into the wild side really knew what they were talking about.  If this ain't heaven, it's close enough for me!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW Alternative?
« on: October 01, 2015, 07:12:14 PM »
Thanks Steve - what I was hoping to hear.  FWIW - I think the safer practice is to always get a fair amount of water in the container before adding the chemical agent.  I do that with every cleaner or sanitizer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW Alternative?
« on: October 01, 2015, 02:32:09 PM »
Going to clean some Big Mouth Bubbler and Better Bottle PET fermenters this weekend and was wondering about Craftmeister tabs and that type of plastic?  Anyone have any experience on that?  I know that I have been hesitant to use PBW on the PET types in the past (something about micro cracking)...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Share Your 2015 Brew Season Stock Up
« on: September 30, 2015, 03:56:13 AM »
My LHBS loads it up in my wife's SUV and I take it out.  So my wife obliges me by driving there and back while in the vicinity...:)
Not that she couldn't literally pick it up if pressed into service - she is pretty strong and moves a lot of garden materials around.

My stock up should last me quite a while for the base grains.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The way you use your yeast...
« on: September 29, 2015, 07:15:02 PM »
I use both, but any more I use PBW for a reasonable soak for most of my vessels (not aluminum) then rinse well and immediately use alternating batches of Iodophor and Star San (not both on one sanitizing pass) to try to stay a step ahead of any bugs.  I have become much more conscious about covering "sanitized" vessels with lids, caps, or even a paper towel, foil or plastic wrap while waiting to rack or while racking.  The alternating approach seems to give exposure to the simplest, yet widest reach of commercially available, "just add to water" sanitizers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Share Your 2015 Brew Season Stock Up
« on: September 29, 2015, 06:27:40 PM »
I had the wife pick up my latest order - 55 pounds of Vienna, 55 of 2 row, 55 of Maris Otter; that couples with about 40 pounds on hand of Avengard Pilsner, 10 pounds of Munich and a bunch of other crystal malts, roast malts and adjuncts (flaked maize, rye, flaked wheat, wheat malt and flaked Barley).  Hops are all over the place - pound (or what's left of a pound) of Magnum, EKG, Fuggles, Hallertauer, Tettnanger, Saaz and Willamette.  Should be able to do something with that and supplement it with specialty malts and hops.  Likely going to go with some of the Pure Pitch strains as they come out.

Agreed - smarter guys here who really aren't out to prove their worth - just to advance the discussion a few points and to ultimately say "try it for yourself and see what works best".  The key is that each of them is brewing and not just spewing!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Speed Pils
« on: September 28, 2015, 04:25:20 PM »
I see Denny's point now about the dextrins being in there because of a failed conversion, but that is kinda the point here - maybe it will counteract the dilution from the shorter boil... Or not!  All I know is that it was a lower OG than expected and it is fermenting vigorously at 51F.  If it is watery, I can blend it with some light ale or another Pilsner.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: September 27, 2015, 06:28:08 PM »
Definitely good with me.

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