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Beer Recipes / Re: Red IPA - what do you think?
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:30:47 AM »
Something tells me it is an error: 1oz. of Columbus at 60min will give you way more than 17 IBUs.  It looks like 85 IBUs to me.

Events / Re: Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing Webinar
« on: March 31, 2011, 06:26:43 PM »
Nope, got locked out as well.  Watching the webinar from August instead as we speak.

Beer Recipes / Re: Red IPA - what do you think?
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:30:12 AM »
11 SRM is not that red.  Generally the imperial ambers/red IPAs are generally around 15SRM and above.  Yours will probably be more orange in color.  Otherwise, it looks mighty tasty!

The Pub / Re: Oh My Aching Foot!
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:31:17 AM »
A needle in the big toe will only generate positive results if you are having a flare up at the time.  I would be very surprised if your internal medicine or family doc would attempt this.  They generally leave that up to the orthopedist as they are more experienced in injecting and aspirating joints.  More often than not, treatment is generally based on the symptoms and response to treatment vs. a lab analysis of joint fluid.  Definitely ask what you can do to treat gout prophylatically.  Sometimes it is easier to prevent gout than to treat a flare up.  It is certainly less painful ;D  FYI, gout shows up in lots of other joints and areas other than the big toe: ankle, knee, elbow, wrist, hand, and tendons.

The Pub / Re: Oh My Aching Foot!
« on: March 24, 2011, 02:11:22 AM »
It is not uncommon to have a gout flare up with a normal uric acid level.  I see it quite often, actually.  The best way to determine if you truly have a gout flare up is to send fluid from the affected joint to the lab to evaluate for crystals under the microscope.

The Pub / Re: Oh My Aching Foot!
« on: March 23, 2011, 08:49:17 PM »
As someone who works in an orthopedic office here is my recommendation/cyber medicine:
1. Ibuprofen likely will not be a strong enough anti-inflammatory.  Indocin or Indomethicin is first line in treatment of gout flares.
2. See your family doc or an orthopedist.  You will need a perscription for the indocin.  There are other medications that they can also use to treat your current symptoms and prevent recurrence of gout flares as weithman5 stated above.
3. An orthopedist can give you a steroid injection into your joint to give you very quick relief.  Sometimes they will aspirate some fluid and send it to the lab to confirm you truly have gout in your big toe. FYI the shot hurts like hell.
4. Sometimes there is a stiff soled sandal or post op shoe you can wear to unload the foot when walking until your symptoms subside.  
5. Yes, diet restrictions will help minimize but not prevent future gout flare ups.

Good luck! Too bad you are in Hawaii and not Omaha.  I could get you the hook up today ;)

Classifieds / Re: Wanted: 10 Gallon Corny Keg
« on: March 18, 2011, 03:00:32 AM »
$165...that is not a horrible price.  It might be hard to find much better.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Not Flowing From the Keg
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:55:43 AM »
I love a happy ending.  The next time you dry hop without pellets, try one of these on the outpost to keep it from getting clogged:

Classifieds / Re: Wanted: 10 Gallon Corny Keg
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:17:03 PM »
I would watch ebay periodically over the next couple of weeks/months.  Usually one turns up alot cheaper.  You just have to be patient.  That is where I found both of mine. Love them for primary fermentation!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Not Flowing From the Keg
« on: March 17, 2011, 02:11:54 AM »
What would be in there that it would be clogged?  Did you dry hop?  You don't even have to take the keg apart if you don't want to.  Release the pressure with the bleed valve.  Increase the pressure a couple of volumes and then hook the gas up to the out poppet on the keg. This should blow whatever is in the way out of the tube.  Unfortunately, it will stir up your beer a bit and you may have to let it settle out a bit again.  The other concern is: Are you sure your temp is at 39F?  I have heard of people thinking there temp is warmer than it actually is and then come to find out that they have frozen their keg.

Equipment and Software / Re: Hop back vs. Randall (pros & cons)?
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:31:03 PM »
Why not both?  I know it is not a DIY project, but the Blichmann Hop Rocket can be used for both functions.  Cost difference will probably be nominal after you factor in parts and labor.

Zymurgy / Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« on: February 18, 2011, 04:32:15 AM »
water and mash pH

Beer Recipes / Re: Fuller's London Porter. Help me make it.
« on: February 16, 2011, 03:52:12 PM »
This might be a good place to start.

They attempted to clone the beer on CYBI on The Brewing Network Friday.  I have not listened to the show yet, but it should point you in the right direction.

Ingredients / Re: Decarbonation by Boiling
« on: February 05, 2011, 04:54:06 PM »
Thanks Martin! Great info!

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