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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:45:54 PM »
i have never been able to actually find and use techtalk to try it.  and yes i am a member. 

All Things Food / Re: Break out the smoker!
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:36:49 PM »
i think i need to plan an emergency visit to my in laws in oregon.....

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: out of curiosity...
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:31:58 PM »
i think i saw some red dog in the store. but everything blends together who knows :-\

so should all the food threads be deleted? I love those threads but they are not about brewing.  For that matter many of the threads even focus on commercial beers and not about brewing per se. 

The Pub / Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:29:01 PM »
Since we are bashing pumpkin beers, we may be in luck this fall.  My daughter wanted to make pumpkin chip cookies last night.  I scoured the city.  There is no pumpkin to be had.  The shortage from the last two years of rainy weather in illinois is killing the supply.  Maybe Libby's won't be able to spare enough for the breweries.  I prefer my pumpkin in pie.  How else can I justify all the Cool Whip I am going to eat this fall 8)

The Pub / Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« on: August 12, 2010, 10:01:34 PM »
just about every beer i drank when i was in the south pacific.  they all were laced with formaldehyde.  even in hong kong.  the guinness sucked.  i still can't touch it.  budweiser was formaldehyde free.  maybe that is why i still like it on occasion.  it rescued me.

The Pub / Re: "The Denny Level"
« on: August 12, 2010, 05:58:30 PM »
i see it as a fun little thing too, but i already waste enough time with the one i already have 8)
i do enjoy seeing the numbers

I would prefer that the home page show the last dozen TOPICS posted too, rather than the last posts.  I rarely get to scroll through the unread and this way i would miss fewer topics.

the trick is keeping the fermentation cool. with simple equipment there is a great thread recently with pictures of swamp coolers.  fundamentaly, thow your fermenter in a tub of ice water and cover with towels.  you can even insulate the outside of the tub.  or wait till weather a little cooler.  white labs makes a yeast, i think it is 810, that is a sanfrancisco lager yeast.  it can be a little more forgiving if the temp gets a little high on accident.  i have used it in the past, not my favorite yet but useful

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Corking Champagne bottles
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:58:56 PM »
i have been told that a plain old bottle cap will work.  i haven't tried it myself yet.

Equipment and Software / Re: Lauter Tun
« on: August 10, 2010, 11:00:08 PM »
several options.  you could use nylon and or cpvc fittings.  you could use a grommet and feed your hose through the grommet and connect this to your ss braid from a supply hose. start looking at pics and i am sure it will come to you.  try not to get too complicated.  make something try it. and fix what doesn't work

All Grain Brewing / Re: Starting the mash COLD ?
« on: August 10, 2010, 05:50:44 PM »
shouldn't have any problem, and enzymes don't denature instantly but will denature quite quickly.  and once denatured. they don't reform by cooling back down

i like bud, i like busch, i like the old schlitz malt liquor.  do i reach for them often.  not much but they have their time and place.  i would just as well drink water out of the shower head before i spent money on a perrier.  and just because it is brewed by a small craft brewery it can still suck.  i routinely give stuff away that i won't drink. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:11:00 PM »
FWIW, i went straight to making lagers, but i read a lot and prepared a lot for it.
Your migraines may be caused by particular esters in the ales or something else in the process including preservatives, etc.
I had a nurse once that could drink beer, booze, white wine.  but a red wine put her in the er with migraines.

so can Perrier.

really?  i actually find budweiser to be a "quality brew"  just not the brew i want to drink often.  especially now that it is foreign owned.  but if i wanted something refreshing (and not having to drive 8)) i would take an american lager over a perrier.  it is like the old commercial of the guy crawling through the desert and comes up to the man who offers him water.  "no thanks, i really had my heart set on an ice cold Stroh's"

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