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Too chicken to take the red pill?


Maybe. I realize that (post-ferment) Polyclar is insoluble but, being a vinyl derivative, I'm not sure how safe I'd feel in boiling it. Seems hard to believe the vinyl compounds wouldn't leech into the wort. Maybe I'm wrong.

767
Here's great article about "Market Disruption" that suggests that Bud has been making the same mistakes as companies such as Kodak and Blockbuster

http://theconversation.com/can-you-imagine-a-world-without-budweiser-we-can-56791

Hard to imagine a world without those blue cans of Bud Light littering the sides of the roads, but a boy can dream, can't he? ;)


Yeah, the article is good. My fingers are crossed.

768
Sometimes all that money perverts advertising execs and they get a little out of touch with reality...  http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/10/budweiser-renames-cans-beer-america-anheuser-busch/84176886/


I saw that yesterday............wow.  Kind of speechless beyond that.

769
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« on: May 11, 2016, 05:18:24 AM »
I've had a "grape" flavor noted at the AHA comp. for Kolsch made with WLP029.  Do people think this is the same flavor?  Is WLP029 (or other Kolsch strains) known for this compound?
It may be the same, but I perceive it as white wine, in other beers I have gotten a Welches grape juice flavor. Are those the same? IDK.


I agree with the white wine description for kolsch as opposed to juice. I should've been more specific.

770
Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:58:14 AM »
Put me in the "I love to use corn in my grist" club!   I have use it in lagers and British ales.


+2. Can't make a cream ale or CAP without it.

771
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:55:35 AM »
I've had a "grape" flavor noted at the AHA comp. for Kolsch made with WLP029.  Do people think this is the same flavor?  Is WLP029 (or other Kolsch strains) known for this compound?



Yeah, I get a white grape character from kolsch strains, especially in WY2565. I prefer that character in kolsch.

772
All Grain Brewing / Re: Water chemistry - measuring out acids
« on: May 10, 2016, 02:32:36 PM »
88% lactic weighs 1.21g/ml per its MSDS, so since Brunwater shows lactic in ml increments, I multiply ml needed by 1.21 and weigh it on my water salt scale in grams. Different strokes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: RO Water
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:55:40 AM »
Well stated. I prefer 100% RO water (by mine at local Walmart water kiosks) and use Brunwater for mineral additions and to balance my pH.  The beers have been coming out fantastic with this approach.

+2.  I use all RO with Brunwater and get great results. What I do to eliminate the worry of whether the machine's membrane is maintained properly (and thereby know that I'm getting the water I want) is to take a cheap TDS meter to the store with me before I buy. If it reads much over 25ppm TDS, I don't buy there.

http://www.amazon.com/HM-Digital-TDS-EZ-Measurement-Resolution/dp/B002C0A7ZY

774
Very interesting stuff. Looking forward to the results of your blind triangle test, Denny.

I like the idea of a scavenging additive but am just curious to see what effects it will have on pH (if any).

I asked AJ Delange and he was of the opinion that tannic acid would not have much effect on pH.

Agreed, with a pKa of 10, tannic acid is quite weak. For reference, lactic acid has a pKa of ~1 and citric acid has a pKa of 3.1. A low pKa represents a strong acid with the really strong acids actually having negative pKa values (nitric acid is pKa = -1.4, HCl pKa = -4.1). Remember that the 'p' scale, whether talking pKa, pKb or pH is logarithmic. That's an enormous difference between tannic vs common acids used to manipulate pH in brewing.


Sounds like the impact to pH (from tannic acid) is pretty negligible. Thanks for posting.

775
Smells great- can't wait.

Those are all nice hops. Sounds killer.

776
When I will get around to brewing again, I have no idea.  Little League started up two weeks ago and I think it will eat more time than I can possibly imagine.  But I can brew when the kids are older and want nothing to do with me.


Yeah, I'm in the same boat right now with the kids' activities. Brewing less than I have in years. Temporarily.
Same sports, motorcycle season .... Life! I did get that 007 azacca amarillo IPA in Sunday.


Nice!

777
When I will get around to brewing again, I have no idea.  Little League started up two weeks ago and I think it will eat more time than I can possibly imagine.  But I can brew when the kids are older and want nothing to do with me.


Yeah, I'm in the same boat right now with the kids' activities. Brewing less than I have in years. Temporarily.

778
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Missing American Blonde
« on: May 10, 2016, 07:26:29 AM »
This is possibly the longest thread about the most boring topic ever posted at AHA.  ;)

HA!! ;D


:) 

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Ingredients / Re: interesting hop to pair with cascade
« on: May 10, 2016, 07:22:37 AM »
Aside from the obvious Centennial or Amarillo, Lemon Drop or Ahtanum would fit the bill and work nicely. I agree, the old standbys are still great!

I do have a couple of oz of Ahtanum that I have yet to try. Equal amounts of cascade and ahtanum?


Yep, they're about the same intensity. You'll like it!

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Ingredients / Re: interesting hop to pair with cascade
« on: May 10, 2016, 07:08:10 AM »
Aside from the obvious Centennial or Amarillo, Lemon Drop or Ahtanum would fit the bill and work nicely. I agree, the old standbys are still great!

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