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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of the Forum
« on: January 28, 2017, 05:35:47 AM »
I asked for more information about making beers with "IT", and people have answered.  Eveyone was annoyed when it was a secret, so what are you complaining about now?

I haven't seen anything combative or snarky recently, so get over IT already  :)

All Grain Brewing / Re: To spund or not to spund...that is the question
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:34:46 PM »
One of the issues with spunding is timing, and another I have is with beers I want to dry hop, but would rather not do in the keg.  An alternative is priming, but why not add the sugar before transferring to get more yeast action to be more like spunding?

The Pub / Re: Horrible beer products
« on: January 27, 2017, 11:34:10 AM »
My mom gave me one of those last year. It's the thought that counts, I guess.

Haha, me too.  I haven't tried it yet.  Maybe I can adapt it to something useful, like a lodo bottling gun  :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: State of the Forum
« on: January 27, 2017, 09:43:21 AM »
I like turtles!

... sorry, I had to.  I agree that it's good to stay on topic but i'm not sure it's any worse than it's ever been.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: January 27, 2017, 05:10:15 AM »
I think it's been established that the oxygen introduced by a stir plate is minimal due to CO2 off gassing and the shape of an Erlenmeyer flask.  In my experience, the smell/taste of stir plate wort that I decant is not too bad, while hitting it with pure O2 leaves an unpleasant, acrid taste.

But, either way, I don't see how you could be introducing much oxygen by pitching a fermenting starter.  Sure, there's a possible issue with diluting it with something that tastes bad, but it's not oxidizing the rest of your wort.

My imaginary brewery has a beer hopped with Unicorn farts.  It's not very good, only a 2.9 on

The Pub / Re: AFC CHAMPS!!!
« on: January 24, 2017, 06:45:06 PM »
I don't care too much one way or the other, but man, those texts were hilarious.  Goodell should hang this on a banner:

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:50:25 AM »
Where would Gerry Rafferty be without the sax??

The Pub / Re: AFC CHAMPS!!!
« on: January 23, 2017, 08:41:22 AM »
They gonna cheat again this year?

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 22, 2017, 11:56:43 AM »
I don't know who said Michael McDonald, but I could listen to this song every day:

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"  :)

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.

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.

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"...

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