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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who coined the term flameout?
« on: June 01, 2014, 01:23:51 PM »
I bet it was someone who likes jets or rockets or flies jets or rockets or someone who saw a documentary about jets or rockets who coined the term as relating to homebrew.


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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Dry Hopper
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:29:21 PM »
How difficult are they to clean? Seems like schmutz could get stuck in the cracks and crevasses. P


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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »
just in case there are brewers in here who like me pay no attention to homeopathy but have had a significant other who spent a lot of time playing Sims:

"Woo" or "woo-woo" apparently does NOT refer to sex, but rather is a term of skepticism for pseudoscience.

"I learned something today!  Thanks Google!"

...carry on!

I don't know who coined the term but I'll blame James Randi for my use of it. Great magician and purveyor of skepticism!

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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 07:13:15 PM »
Agro homeopathy is a thing. Yeah it could be mistranslated but homeopathy is so different from the concept of organic farming I don't think it was.


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My guess is that they grew their hops in great soil with good sunlight, protection from the wind, pruned and mulched them properly, gave them just the right nutrients, used homeopathic treatments, perfect climate... And guess what? The homeopathic treatment worked, see!

Agreed. One thing that's odd about placebos is our ability to see them work on things outside of us: homeopathy for pets, acupuncture for pets, and now plants.

When I did a google scholar search I saw that the term agro-homeopathy was coined in 1976. If it was effective I would expect to see it used more. Obviously I'm no expert but farms are like any other business and look for things that raise yield and lower loss.

From what I've seen on twitter, this comedy sketch from Mitchel and Webb about a homeopathic emergency room really annoys homeopaths:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:02:25 PM »
Agro homeopathy is a thing. Yeah it could be mistranslated but homeopathy is so different from the concept of organic farming I don't think it was.


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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:09:40 PM »

73% of all statistics are made up. I don't believe in homeopathy but at least the " cures" are harmless unlike our " normal" profit driven health care system which IMO is more worthy of our scorn.

There is plenty of literature out there documenting adverse effects from the use of homeopathic preparations, sometimes severe. Even though these are dilute preparations, some toxins are active at quite low doses.

The biggest harm with homeopathy comes more from patients stopping, or overlooking, conventional treatments, which are generally quite effective, and seeking homeopathic treatment instead. This will often lead to patients getting sicker. And with communicable diseases, this can lead to unnecessary spread of infection.

+1


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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 18, 2014, 08:12:41 AM »
I've stopped replying. It's just an exercise in futility.

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The Pub / Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 17, 2014, 06:22:30 PM »
I saw a tweet from @slohops that made me cringe:

https://twitter.com/Slohops/status/466856420164796417

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"Some small hop fields here in Slovenia are pest and deasease protected by homoeopathy preparations. Last year results very good.#health#hops"

Now, I know there will be some of you who believe homeopathy cures your headaches (Head-on, apply directly to the forehead) and some of you will be asking "homeo-what?"

To those who don't know what homeopathy is:
http://www.1023.org.uk/what-is-homeopathy.php

To those who know what it is and think it works:


Discuss...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:56:13 AM »

Kolsch





Looks great!


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Beer Recipes / Re: Ordinary bitter carbonation
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:49:59 AM »
Mashing high probably isn't the answer. I've had beers mashed at 160 then carbed like that and they are still very bubbly.


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Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:54:20 AM »
I think this is what I got http://www.amazon.com/00688-Household-Waterproof-Adhesive-2-8-Ounce/dp/B000KE4PBQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_indust_10?ie=UTF8&refRID=0VGGHQ6WH0XAQ591KFH

You can find it at Home Depot, too.


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Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:32:50 AM »
Look for something that seals fish tanks. I had a problem with the insulating foam flaking off and making it difficult to seal the valve in my cooler. I put silicone sealer in the gaps, the kind that is food safe or safe for fish tanks.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:53:22 PM »
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

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Omelette saison!


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OK, I'll to do that, thanks.

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