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Ingredients / Re: looking for a good deal on bulk hops
« on: November 03, 2013, 03:13:04 PM »
The best place I've found is Hop Heaven from Ted Hausotter. Ted is very knowledgeable about what he sells and more importantly very nice and accommodating.

+1 - Forgot about Ted in my initial post. Great prices, service and selection. He gets some stuff you won't find elsewhere, too.

I miss his sales each year - when are they happening this year?

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The Pub / Re: Fall back Spring Ahead Poll
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:09:44 AM »
I prefer to have more light later in the day.  It doesn't brother me to drive to work in the dark.
So I guess what I want is DST all year, right?

Same here

+2

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: High school brewing class
« on: November 02, 2013, 06:13:38 PM »
I think this is ridiculous just based on how ignorant the mother sounds. You really think that visiting Coors will show you everything to make beer (especially a 16 year old with no prior knowledge of the subject)? Really? That's like saying that if I visit a textile mill I will start making my own clothes. There are clearly other steps here outside of the initial visit.

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The Pub / Re: Trick-or-treat
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:05:10 PM »
I hope this new neighborhood has a good Halloween turnout next year - I've been wanting to hand out candy to kids and beers to parents since I started homebrewing. No one trick or treats in apartment complexes, so I'm crossing my fingers that I'll actually get to do something next year!

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2013
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:26:53 AM »
So DS, got any stock picks? ;)

Seriously.

I wish the Cards would have won, but when your offense is shut down and you're going against Big Papi batting over .700, well, it's just not your time.

12 in '14!  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2013
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:01:57 PM »
I caught the Red Sox radio announcers on SiriusXM one night of the World Series - I really like their announcing. Good stuff.
Who did they have on SirrusXM...was is it Joe Castiglione?  He is the radio broadcaster on WEEI in Boston and is the best.  He used to work with another guy, Jerry Troupiano....WAAAAYYY BACCCKKK!!!!

WEEI sounds like it. Those guys must come from the same broadcasting era as Mike Shannon and John Rooney; their mannerisms and timing are fairly close. I was getting a kick out of it! :)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: lagering question
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:43:53 PM »
+4

Crash in the corny here too. No airlock needed.

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2013
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:39:36 PM »
Note to self:  Watch TV with sound off and radio on.

I was doing this when the NLDS and NLCS were on TBS. TV muted, KMOX streaming through my MLB.tv connected phone.

I simply couldn't stand one more minute of the TBS guys rambling on and on and on about the shady spot between the pitcher and batter. A half hour talking about the shade?? C'mon!

I caught the Red Sox radio announcers on SiriusXM one night of the World Series - I really like their announcing. Good stuff.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Clarity Ferm
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:36:57 AM »
Is clarex the same as clarity ferm? My bad.

Yes. White Labs markets Brewer's Clarex by DSM as Clarity Ferm.

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...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

When you go house shopping the first thing you look for in a new home is where the brewery will go.

Check and check! ;D

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...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Clarity Ferm
« on: October 28, 2013, 08:24:56 PM »
I used to use it in quite a few beers (15-20). I didn't notice much of am increase in clarity, but I did notice a positive reaction to my allergy to beer (and gluten). I felt like it stripped out too much flavor/aroma to make it worthwhile.

In case anyone is wondering, I am allergic to beer in the sense that 3+ full beers do not allow me to breathe out of my nose, like a stuffed up feeling. I liked that I could drink more beer without having any nose problems, but there was just something missing from the beers using Clarity Ferm.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Entry Limits for 2014
« on: October 28, 2013, 05:04:37 PM »
Unquestionably it would potentially increase the number of entries, especially in the final quarter of the year.  Since the FOAM cup has been a MCAB qualifier, it has seen an increase of around 350 or so to 750.  Part of the reason is that it is the second to the last qualifier of the year and people are trying to get in to the MCAB.  Each competition would just need to cap their entries at a level that they could handle.  If they were concerned that too many "outsiders" would flood the available slots, then have two entry periods.  One for club members and then open it up to all.

Mac
It wouldn't be right to have a qualifier that gave members of one club (or any other group) preferencial registration. It would provide them with an easier route to qualification than other brewers get.

Exactly. Exclusivity is not the goal here. Increasing the volunteer base is the only long term solution I see. More volunteers, more first round sites, more entries can be judged at both the regionals and the nationals, more people are happy.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Entry Limits for 2014
« on: October 28, 2013, 10:00:51 AM »
I suppose it would technically be 3 stages... but really... who only enters the NHC each year?  I think that has to be a minority.  If you make the prequalifier competitions that are already established and existing it will not put much more (if any) strain on the judges in those areas.

I think your assumption that entries would not increase in these pre-qualifier competitions is not a good assumption. For example, we run a competition circuit here in the Midwest called the High Plains. If you (or your club) wins in one of those designated competitions you get points towards brewer of the year or club of the year. You better believe that A LOT of the entries in those competitions are because of the circuit it is attached to.

Let's say that my club's annual competition is already at 500+ entries. Imagine how many more entries we would have if it was one of only a certain number of comps to be part of the 'pre-qulaifying round' for the NHC. 100? 300? Yikes. There just isn't enough support/volunteers to run that big of a competition.

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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2013
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:44:27 AM »
Also, is it just me because the Sox are playing and I'm paying more attention, but do the umps know what the strike zone is supposed to be.  I've seen bad strike calls on both teams ( and I'm not talking about the stupid sFox Strike Zone grid ).

I'm a Brave's fan pulling for the Cards and agree w/ you that the strike/non strike calls have been horrible for each team.

Agreed on both sides. I can't remember the last time I've heard this much booing at Busch Stadium. Seems that I'm constantly saying to myself, "Well that was generous."

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