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The Pub / Re: Happy St Pat!
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:20:50 AM »
I got the recipes for both corned beef and pastrami from here.    I'd highly recommend it. 
http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/close_to_katzs_home_made_pastrami.html

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The Pub / Re: Happy St Pat!
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:27:10 AM »
Did some homemade pastrami... that's almost Irish, right?




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Equipment and Software / Re: CO2 To Go
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:49:27 AM »
I think I usually need almost two 16g cartridges to do a whole keg. They work great and are good for travelling with beer.  Just don't put the disconnect on and pull the trigger before hooking it up to the keg!   

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All Things Food / Re: Corned Beef
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:57:05 AM »
I'm trying this Pastrami recipe for St. Patty's this year.  It's corned and rubbed so far and ready to be smoked tomorrow and finally steamed.

http://www.amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/close_to_katzs_home_made_pastrami.html

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Events / Re: NHC Hotels filled up already?
« on: March 10, 2014, 07:24:29 AM »
Kathryn forwarded me the email on Saturday since I registered late.  I ended up getting a room at the Holiday Inn just across the river, about a half mile away.  The NHC rate was all booked up, unfortunately, but I'm just glad to be close by  :)

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Events / Re: Conference Hotels
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:38:32 PM »
Trying to check out the Amway but its site is down for "scheduled maintenance".

As an aside, only in the Midwest would such a beautiful old hotel be owned by a damned pyramid scheme...

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Events / Re: NHC Hotels filled up already?
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:28:28 PM »
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?

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Ingredients / Re: D2 candi syrup and head retention
« on: February 27, 2014, 07:59:44 AM »
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.

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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.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:41:57 PM »
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.

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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".

http://www.jstrack.org/brewing/msds/starsan.pdf

http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/wp-content/uploads/StarSanMSDS1.pdf

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:25:27 PM »
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.

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Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:18:35 PM »
A change this year, ALL attendees must be AHA members.   I signed my wife up with a household membership for this reason.
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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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:35:02 AM »
German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: February 25, 2014, 05:20:04 AM »
Awesome!  Just saw this since I've been out of the loop lately.  Will have to pick it up.

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