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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:35:51 PM »
Yeah, I got the email too.  I assume the site is just messed up (a fair assumption, I think).

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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:26:52 PM »
So, I just paid for my entries, my credit card was charged, but it redirected to a 404 "Page not found" and the site still says that I haven't paid.

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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:16:39 PM »
Hey, it magically works now.  Maybe they upped the max connections to MySQL  :)

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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:58:08 PM »
Whoever wrote this software should be impaled with a mash paddle.  With modern hardware, if you can't get your site to handle a few hundred connections at once, you should find a new career.

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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:35:08 PM »
Methinks AHA needs to get a better hosting solution.  Seeing mysql errors about too many connections is so 2001.

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Events / Re: NHC Direct links email
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:07:37 PM »
503.  The constant clicking of reload begins...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: where do you take mash pH?
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:04:51 AM »
The main reason is that it's bad for your probe.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:19:54 AM »
Dinner doesn't take me 8!hours of constant monitoring followed by several week of babysitting. Items at the grocery store are also competitively priced and not marked up at a hobby shop scale.

In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!

Sorry, don't buy it.  Don't you have delivery down in the bayou?  That takes no time at all.

8 hours is for 10 gallons, not one dinner.  Beer ingredients don't go bad in a week, either.  On the other hand, going to the grocery store or farmers market bi-weekly to keep fresh food around takes time.  And the prices for bulk grain and hops are comparable to Costco food prices.

 I don't even have cell phone service or cable let alone delivery. Dont live in the bayou, live on the Cumberland plateau.

I sure hope you are coming to NHC this year. We need to arm wrestle!

I'll be there. 
I call FTW now!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 09, 2013, 05:41:19 PM »
Dinner doesn't take me 8!hours of constant monitoring followed by several week of babysitting. Items at the grocery store are also competitively priced and not marked up at a hobby shop scale.

In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!

Sorry, don't buy it.  Don't you have delivery down in the bayou?  That takes no time at all.

8 hours is for 10 gallons, not one dinner.  Beer ingredients don't go bad in a week, either.  On the other hand, going to the grocery store or farmers market bi-weekly to keep fresh food around takes time.  And the prices for bulk grain and hops are comparable to Costco food prices.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:49:59 PM »
Still never going to get me to look at the amount of time you put into a project as a commodity. My time is precious to me, especially my free time. In that case, my homebrew has been some of the most expensive beer in the world! Y'all with cheaper time need to come over and wash my car and pressure wash my house this weekend.

Never? I'm not going to give up that easily!

Obviously I wouldn't suggest brewing beer ONLY because it's cheaper, but it could be considered a perk.  If I ended up with natty lite, I wouldn't be wasting my time on it, but often DIY has an element of quality in it as well.  Savings aren't huge, but they exist... whether or not I give away enough beer to negate them is irrelevant  :)

Would you say cooking dinner at home is more expensive than getting take out because it takes you a couple hours?  Time is precious and you have to prioritize, but I don't buy that argument.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 04:10:46 PM »
If you like cheap beer, it's not cheaper  :D

But, if you have a salaried job with no overtime, enjoy brewing, and like $20 bottles of Belgian beer, you bet your sweet ass it's cheaper.  As long as you disregard equipment costs, which would totally go to some other hobby anyway if you had more time (artisinal mustard?).

I just bottled about $1000 worth of Gueze and Kriek according to market prices.  Considering how cheap pils malt, raw wheat berries, and old hops are, that paid for my pump/chiller/fermentation freezer!

I agree with you completely.  You picked a bad example though.  8^) 

I make my own mustard.  All you need is ingredients, something to store it in (like a Tupperware bowl) and a blender.  Probably my least costly hobby.

Paul

http://www.theonion.com/articles/man-on-internet-almost-falls-into-world-of-diy-mus,17013/

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 02:43:21 PM »
If you like cheap beer, it's not cheaper  :D

But, if you have a salaried job with no overtime, enjoy brewing, and like $20 bottles of Belgian beer, you bet your sweet ass it's cheaper.  As long as you disregard equipment costs, which would totally go to some other hobby anyway if you had more time (artisinal mustard?).

I just bottled about $1000 worth of Gueze and Kriek according to market prices.  Considering how cheap pils malt, raw wheat berries, and old hops are, that paid for my pump/chiller/fermentation freezer!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 07, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
I don't know if any of these are really myths, or at least common ones.  This seems more like debatable topics of interest, with a few terminology errors thrown in.  Using a hop back while recirc chilling is defeating the purpose of it, though this just sounds like a mistake.

What about:

1-2-3 week primary-secondary-bottle schedule should be followed
Smacking the smack pack = making a starter
Lag time is an important indicator of fermentation quality
Cleaning = sanitizing, sanitizer should be rinsed, etc.
Chalk works
etc...

EDIT: I guess the author doesn't bill these as being "top 10" myths.

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The Pub / Re: Oh that Google
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:55:11 PM »
This is Albany, GA.  And if you search for Albany, GA - then search for brewery it goes to Deschutes. Any other location in the country and this works fine. Also, search for just about anything else around Albany, GA and it works correctly.

Oh, you're right.  Perhaps Google, like me, didn't know there was an Albany, GA  ;)

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The Pub / Re: Oh that Google
« on: February 04, 2013, 01:55:34 PM »
It's because you're linking to Albany by lat-lon, I think.  If I actually search for Albany, NY and then search for brewery it shows nearby breweries.

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