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Events / Re: NHC Hotels filled up already?
« on: March 08, 2014, 05:28:28 AM »
I 'm annoyed that the hotel email went out only to people who paid even though all those who registered in the lottery have until Sunday to pay. I would have already, but I'm trying to get my new family membership sorted out because of the new requirement that your SO guest pays AHA dues.

What are the closest hotels other than the Marriott and Amway?

Ingredients / Re: D2 candi syrup and head retention
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:59:44 PM »
I just did a tasting of 8 or 10 different Belgian strong darks as part of the "education" that goes along with brew day, and I don't remember any of them having great head retention.  I also notice this in my homebrew versions, but I use the syrups (both D2 and D180) so I don't have a non-syrup beer to compare it to.  It just seems like only the super light high-alcohol beers like Trippels have much head retention at all.  Not sure of the science behind it.

The latest one I made uses the soft brown sugar (Brun Fonce), so we'll see if that affects head retention.

I finished up a batch of Belgian strong dark and carried all 10 gallons just far enough to get into my kitchen before dropping it.  The lid blew off the bucket and a tidal wave engulfed the wall, fridge, cabinets , everything.  Another time I walked away from bottling and the springy tip on the bottling wand failed and half of the beer drained... Down the sink.  Beer is a cruel mistress.

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:41:57 AM »
Thanks Fred! I don't mind signing her up for an AHA membership as long as this doesn't mess up my entry in the lottery.

I wouldn't drink anything with that much Star San.  They advertise it as no-rise up to a 300ppm concentration only.  In fact, their old MSDS listed that it was 10% Isopropyl alcohol.  That's no longer listed, but other ingredients are not shown and simply marked as "trade secrets".

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:25:27 AM »
Nice. When you say from last year do you mean a few months or...?

I mean, long gone, unfortunately  :)

The picture was taken a couple months after kegging, but I also used gelatin during cold lagering.

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:18:35 AM »
A change this year, ALL attendees must be AHA members.   I signed my wife up with a household membership for this reason.
Each member applying to register may request ONE guest registration.
Additional registration fees are required for a guest.
All guests must also be members of the AHA.
A valid 9-digit AHA member number for each registrant and guest will be required.

Wait, what?  I regestered the first day and when I signed my girlfriend up using my same number I didn't receive an error.  Is this going to mess up my registration?

I don't think "guest" is the right word to use if they have to be a member anyway.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:35:02 PM »
German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:20:04 PM »
Awesome!  Just saw this since I've been out of the loop lately.  Will have to pick it up.

The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: February 03, 2014, 08:09:59 PM »
I thought Seattle would win, but not like this! 

Best commercial was the Bud commercial w/ the soldier coming home.

Summary: "I fought in a war and all I got was this crappy macro-lager".

The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:57:20 PM »
What a weird game.  Manning looked really good, which will further irritate their fans when they don't win the superbowl again.


You can also stick a racking cane on the end of the tubing to make it easier to insert and position to the bottom of your carboy.  If you don't like shutting the gas off at the regulator when purging multiple bags at once, put a shutoff valve inline.

The Pub / Re: Brand Loyalty
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:52:38 AM »
We all have loyalty... it's just based on different things.   Macro drinkers are loyal and mostly focused on advertisement, but there are plenty of craft beer drinkers who are loyal to brands that I think are utter s***e  ;).  I hate to perpetuate the "n00b" craft beer drinker stereotype, but we all go through phases on the path to enlightenment, and when you look back at the person who is obsessed with hops, high alcohol beers, Arrogant Bastard, or that local brewery that isn't that good, you feel the same sense of superiority.  But for all I know my current zen "all beer styles are equally worthy" mindset is as shallow as anything else.  I can at least tell you more about those styles than most craft beer fans.

It's no coincidence that Stone advertises, and does so often in craft beer avenues.  How do you think you get that big?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Co2 Tank inside freezer is freezing?!?!
« on: October 31, 2013, 01:33:56 PM »
If it's only showing 200-400 psi at room temperature, the tank is running on fumes at this point.  Literally... the liquid CO2 has all evaporated and only gas is left, at a much lower pressure.  So this would read quite low when the tank is chilled.

The Pub / Re: Another time killer
« on: October 28, 2013, 04:51:24 PM »
Someone opened their beer with a gun?  Never good when people start imitating the social commentary of Homer Simpson.

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