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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: Today at 11:56:43 AM »
I don't know who said Michael McDonald, but I could listen to this song every day:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-xetxYwyak

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Ingredients / Re: whats up with Niko brew?
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:17:32 PM »
Good detective work!

Thanks Denny.  I can say that in this case it was as simple as googling "nikobrew lawsuit"  :)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Improved Refractometer Correction calculator
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:16:30 PM »
How does this compare to the "traditional" refractometer calculator that promash, and other software, used to have for calculating the gravity of fermenting wort?  The reason Sean came up with the new formula specifically for final gravity, using empirical data, was because that old equation often underestimated FG.

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Ingredients / Re: whats up with Niko brew?
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:03:16 PM »
That's awful.  I wonder why the have been in mediation for this long.  There are contracts that require it, which I would never recommend signing.

We have been fighting for over a year to get the money returned and cannot disclose the identity of the persons in question until it is resolved in its entirety . . . Saddest of all, it has been brought to our attention that we are not the first company to have this happen, and that this business is in the process even now of doing the exact same thing to at least one other brewery.


Hopefully, once mediation is over, they will warn people about this person regardless of whether they proceed with the civil suit.

Edit: It looks like they did file suit already.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/deschutescounty/4066866-151/deschutes-county-civil-suits

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 19, 2017, 05:56:47 PM »
That's a pretty good list. Ugh Jimmy Buffet

"It's mellow, but not smooth.  And kind of s***ty"

If you never saw the channel 101 series ""Yacht Rock"...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nX1Nh6c80wo

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I offer this for open ridicule ....
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:34:22 AM »
I think the article was meant to be a joke.  Look at the "good" beers he mentioned.

If only.  I think we're going to start seeing some very different opinions on good beer, and consumption habits in general.  There are always generational shifts but the coming one is going to be huge, imo.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:24:32 AM »
That sucks... I can't really say, I avoid bleach, but if I were to use it I'd dilute it.if the bucket was nasty enough for straight bleach, I think its worth spending the money for a new bucket just to rule that out.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:58:57 PM »

Ha, maybe the massive amount of hops/late hops.

You know how I can tell you mostly brew German beers?   ;)

I'm looking to dive right in with a NEIPA using a "trifecta" mix.  I previously used 40ppm of smb along with preboiling in my light lagers and liked the lighter, smoother wort that I got, and experienced no sulfur in a system that still had a bit of copper.  This is going to be essentially a Trillium clone, which for 10 gallons of beer post-fermentation would be 7 ounces of hops in the boil (almost all late or whirlpool) and 14 ounces dry hopped on day 5.

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I hope that people are getting to understand Belgian beers enough that these opinions aren't unpopular.  But it also shouldn't taste like bubblegum  :D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Coleman 52 quart conversion to mash tun?
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:55:13 PM »
I get much better draining without a bulkhead.  I urge you to try it that way first before you spring for a bulkhead

Interesting, they're both 3/8in ID right?  I don't see why it would make a difference.

The bulkhead held the braid up off the floor of the cooler, resulting in poorer draining.  By attaching the braid to a piece of flexible vinyl tubing, it not only lies flat on the bottom of the cooler, the tubing forms a siphon to aid draining.  Another situation where fancier and more expensive is not necessarily better.

Ah, makes sense.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Coleman 52 quart conversion to mash tun?
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:29:55 AM »
I get much better draining without a bulkhead.  I urge you to try it that way first before you spring for a bulkhead

Interesting, they're both 3/8in ID right?  I don't see why it would make a difference.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: International presence at HombrewCon
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:45:59 AM »
I don't think it's going to fly to "officially" subsidize an international presence at the American Homebrewer's Association conference.  The tickets themselves are already pretty cheap compared to your hotel and airfare, so would it really be much of an incentive?

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Ingredients / Re: different forms of wheat
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:29:17 AM »
Raw wheat has a place.  It's not the same as AP flour, which doesn't have the germ or the bran.  It's obviously used in traditional Belgian lambics with a turbid mash but I'll throw 10% in Saisons, IPAs, and other beers.  It's going to be similar to flaked wheat, but it's cheaper.

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So, my (currently) unpopular opinion is that copper is necessary for the production of traditional Belgian beers  ;)

https://www.facebook.com/FlemishFox/posts/1676541609038254

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