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Events / Re: NHC 2015 San Diego. Changes to Registration
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:49:05 PM »
Just saw this.  Apparently everybody who already registered is in and ticket purchase links should be going out by tomorrow:
http://www.ahaconference.org/news/2015-registration-update/

That's Great!

@ Amanda - That is a great idea but this being my first NHC, I don't feel I have enough info to suggest a when.  Anyone?

We had set it up one day between the morning and afternoon sessions last year and found a room to use.  It worked well since we had time for a meet up and still could get lunch before the afternoon sessions started. 

It would be cool to see this continue each year as tradition...maybe something formal can be done and put in the program....with beer of course.

Yeah, I believe Denny set it up last year. It was in the larger conference room off the main hall - good location.

If I could put my hat in the ring for Friday between morning session and afternoon session (like last year), I'd like that. Thursday is out for a lot of us due to NHC judging/stewarding and such.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 San Diego. Changes to Registration
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:08:26 PM »
So when is the AHA Forum meet up? :D

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Classifieds / Re: Who do you buy from ?
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:07:14 PM »
Hops are bought via Yakima Valley Hops in bulk, everything else is bought at my favorite LHBS. They guy is awesome and I want to keep him in business.

Never heard if the site you're talking about though.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: How best to describe 22C?
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:22:40 AM »


Sometimes it's better to be vague, but if you clearly have a excellent base style, then it is better to be more specific.

Agreed. Without having tasted your beer, it sounds like you have a great description.

What really is unneeded in a special category are things like "50% 2-row, 12% Munich, 4% Chocolate, 6% C60, 20% Pils, and 8% I just wanna confuse you, English hops, US-05 yeast." or... "In my opinion, all Christmas beers are too heavily spiced. This is a LIGHTLY spiced Christmas ale with allspice, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, mace, white peppercorns, ginger, juniper berries, and Sichuan peppercorns."

Hahaha... Sometimes the descriptions crack me up. :)

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All Things Food / Re: For the cool-climate gardeners
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:23:05 AM »
I'm so excited about gardening this year. We're expanding the three raised beds we have by a little more than double the SF. We're adding 4 apple trees as well.

I'll look into Johnny's seeds (since I'm not in the NE) - thanks for the recommendation guys!

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:04:01 PM »
Outside of the obvious wifi issues, I'm curious about a couple of things:

- If it's boiling in a closed environment (yes, commercial breweries do this) and it doesn't even have a chiller, how much DMS are we going to pick up in the final beer?

- The product videos imply that it has a chiller, but it's just a basic water bath. Sure, I could drag out the CFC... but that defeats the purpose of a counter top unit.

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:24:26 PM »
My temp is holding EXACTLY where I set it!

Haha. It's pretty exciting, ain't it? Welcome to RIMS Denny!  8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Show off your foam!
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:11:14 PM »
That's what I call "perma-head"!

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 22, 2015, 11:43:20 AM »
Denny, I'm interested to see how to pans out for you. I'm starting to think that this might be a good companion system for the Sabco. I mean, I'm really growing attached to the BrewMagic, but sometimes it's just too dang cold outside to roll it out.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1056 vs White Labs WLP 001
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:08:02 PM »


US-05 behaves more like 1056 and WLP001 on repitching.

I have also heard this from some of our brewers and one professional brewer in the area. Problem is, with the price... why not just buy the others?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1056 vs White Labs WLP 001
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:47:59 PM »
Yeah, we did an intentionally boring beer so we could find the differences.  I feel like it would be easily covered by many hops, but I have gotten peach previously and couldn't figure out why the hops were a touch peachy. Now I know.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1056 vs White Labs WLP 001
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:42:25 PM »

Our club did a huge brew and split up batches for yeast comparisons. SUPER boring beer, but informative.

US-05 vs 1056 vs 1272

US-05 was more peachy than both of the others. 1272 was the cleanest, and 1056 had a touch more esters than 1272, but less than US-05. All very subtle, but noticeable.

What was the beer?


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10 gallons for each brewer, split into ~3 gallons for each pitch. 1.050 beer, 90% Best Pils, 10% Best Munich. Magnum to 30 IBUs. Pitched a very fresh smack pack for the Wyeast yeasts into 3 gallons and a normal US-05, not rehydrated, into 3 gallons as well. Ferment at 64f for these three.

3/4 of our members at the meeting could tell the difference. My mom was there, strangely enough, and she could pick out the US-05 but not the two Wyeast yeasts.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1056 vs White Labs WLP 001
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:28:06 PM »
Our club did a huge brew and split up batches for yeast comparisons. SUPER boring beer, but informative.

US-05 vs 1056 vs 1272

US-05 was more peachy than both of the others. 1272 was the cleanest, and 1056 had a touch more esters than 1272, but less than US-05. All very subtle, but noticeable.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:10:41 AM »
That's an impressive slate of candidates.

Seriously!

I had to cast my vote for Sandy. She's been my BJCP Midwest rep and has been nothing but helpful and actionable. No offense to any of the other candidates (obviously!), but she's tried and true for me.  8)

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The Pub / Re: Brewery Interview
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:09:07 AM »
Dress like you're going to to the job right after the interview.

Work boots, jeans, work shirt (not a business one!), etc.

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