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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Crickets
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:29:38 AM »
Alright, Now I am heading in. Traffic is gone, and SWMBO won't be angry about brewing stuff being strewn about the kitchen. See y'all in a half hour or so!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Crickets
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:07:57 AM »
That's very noble of you, but I think I can survive. I washed everything in the sink and have clothes drying everywhere. Makes me feel a little more alabama.  ;)

garc_mall, are you not at the conference? I'd buy you a beer if you got some time to spare Sunday.

I am going to drive over in a couple hours. Just taking care of some last minute business.

EDIT: That's not to say I am not up for a beer on Sunday, but I am sure I will see you around the whole weekend.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Crickets
« on: June 21, 2012, 07:51:12 AM »
If you need a washing machine, I have one 15 minutes north of you.

Events / Re: Forum Member NHC ID
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:41:58 AM »
I figured I would resurrect this post and see what, if anything, people were doing to identify themselves as forum users. I could run to the store and get round stickers, and drop them off at the sign in counter with a sharpie so people could write the 4M on there. I was planning on showing up early just in case another steward is needed for the first session.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ester Development in the Bottle
« on: June 19, 2012, 10:37:16 AM »
The character of a beer will certainly change over time and with conditioning. I assume the taste before conditioning was uncarbonated? carbonation will also drastically change the overall flavour profile of the beer, highlighting some flavour aspects while covering up others.


This is what I was thinking. I have noticed that esters are more pronounced once the beer is carbonated.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 19, 2012, 10:17:31 AM »
The Night Shift Lullaby - Magnolia Electric Co.

Events / Re: NHC Beers
« on: June 18, 2012, 10:13:53 AM »
So, my Triple M (Mocha Munich Mild) Ale will be at the hospitality suite on Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30pm. You should all come by and try it.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 18, 2012, 10:10:26 AM »
May the Living be Dead (In Our Wake) - Flogging Molly

Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 10:02:05 AM »
So what are some of the places around the Hotel people can go for good beer, some food, and more good beer?

I know there's a Rock Bottom and The Tap House Grill nearby, but maybe some locals can give a couple other suggestions.


My rough estimate is somewhere around 100 places to get food within 5 or so blocks. You will not go hungry.

For good beer that goes with good food, Munchbar in Lincoln Square (1 skybridge away) has both, MOD Pizza also has good food, and I have heard they have good food. Red Robin has good burgers and usually has some halfway decent beer.

I don't intend on buying beer anywhere this weekend though, I will get food and water.

The Pub / Re: Hiking around Seattle
« on: June 14, 2012, 03:37:36 PM »
On Sunday, you could "Hike" around the Washington Brewers fest, Marymoor park is about 10 minutes from the hotel.

The Pub / Re: Hiking around Seattle
« on: June 14, 2012, 10:35:41 AM »
Mount Si is a pretty nice hike, about a 20 or so minute drive east of Bellevue. If you need a beer to quench your thirst at the end, the Snoqualmie brewery is reasonably close.

This is a link to the Washington Trails Association, which maintains a large list of trails, and maintains quite a few of them. The link I selected is for the area called "Issaquah Alps." All of those trails are within a 20 minute drive east of Seattle. They have driving directions on the trail page as well.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxygen absorbing caps...
« on: June 14, 2012, 10:07:09 AM »
They're always silver, otherwise, I'm not sure how you tell.

Get about 2000 of them and close yourself in a small room then wet them.  If you can't breathe, then they are the right ones.   ;D

Are people putting these caps on without sanitizing?  I'm not crazy about that idea but there's talk if you sanitize them, then by the time you put them on the bottle, they have lost their O2 absorbing ability.

Somewhere around 2-3 years ago, James from Basic Brewing Radio asked the producer of the O2 absorbing caps about that, and he said that the reaction is very slow, and after they get wet, it takes about 24 hours before they start the O2 absorption. So as long as you only sanitize the caps you are going to use, you will not have a problem with the caps losing their ability.

and ccfoo, they work fine for bottle conditioning.

No brewing for me until after NHC, but I will be pouring for a local brewery at the Washington Brewers Fest on Sunday, along with another club member.

The Pub / Re:
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:01:56 PM »

The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:28:33 PM »
If you bring up the Info on each individual song, there is a place, maybe the second tab, where you can "check" part of a compilation. Then the song will be listed by artist and down at the bottom of the lis as an album.

Thank me in Bellevue.

awesome thanks.

I only use the "Compilation" box when the album really is a compilation (like a movie soundtrack). The other way to do this is to go to the fourth tab on the Info box and just put Leo Kottke in the Album Artist field.

+1, beat my by like 30 seconds.

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