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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymergy magazine?
« on: January 06, 2010, 07:48:00 PM »
each month?

Also, it doesn't come out each month, more like every other

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: what are your goals for 2 ought 10
« on: January 05, 2010, 06:11:49 PM »
Prefect water chemistry and start playing with yeast culturing and yeast management.

Mine's the opposite.  Figured out the yeast culturing and management stuff in '09, now starting in on water chemistry for '10

The Pub / Re: Going Green?
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:03:37 PM »
OTOH, maybe they didn't go up as much as they would have otherwise.

Plus, regardless of whether they go up or down or not, you're still doing better for the environment.  Everything doesn't have to be about "what's in it for me".

The Pub / Re: Going Green?
« on: January 04, 2010, 05:19:20 PM »
Check this out.

Sounds like a great idea to me.  I walk two miles each way back and forth to work every day and those stupid plastic bags are everywhere.  We're about 40 miles from DC and I wish they'd do it here too.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« on: January 02, 2010, 03:23:16 AM »
Now what'd ya make me go and do that for?  Went ahead and checked my logs and turns out I brewed an unlucky 13 times in 2009  :-[

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: questions
« on: January 02, 2010, 02:33:40 AM »
That kit looks like it should give you a pretty good start.  Assuming you have the basics like sanitation and process down pat, probably the most important thing to work on as a next step is fermentation temperature control.  Like someone (can't remember who) always says, "boiling, hopping, etc is just putting together the ingredients but fermentation is what actually makes the beer".  Or something like that anyways.  Most folks starting out allow the temps during fermentation to get too high so working on doing something about it would be the best bang for the buck.

Equipment and Software / Re: Light bulb in fridge to control temp.
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:50:42 PM »
Why does this come up as "HOMEBREWTALK.COM NO HOTLINKING" ?


Kai, a lot of web sites don't allow "hotlinking".  Hotlinking means a link that points directly at (usually) a picture.  They don't want people to do that because they'd rather that you go to the actual site (not just the picture).  That way you have to look at their site and any ads and such that might go along with that.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: new
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:47:06 PM »
yeah, grab one of your homebrews and tell us about yourself

Ingredients / Re: Best Malz lot analysis?
« on: December 30, 2009, 04:36:43 PM »
the volumes I measured were at no more than 150F.  There shouldn't be much difference in that, should there?

Isn't the volume difference between room temp and boiling something like 4%?  If you're measuring at 150F, that's about halfway so maybe 2%?  So, if you measured 10 gallons at 150F, it would really be 9.8 gallons - not a big difference but some.

Equipment and Software / Re: Cooler woes.
« on: December 29, 2009, 05:27:07 PM »
I'll probably look at the lid. Bet it isn't insulated.

Part of what makes the Xtreme line of coolers "Xtreme" is insulation in the lid so that's probably not it.  Although additional insulation in the form of blankets/towels certainly won't hurt.

The pressure canner gets up to temperature fast using a SQ 14 instead of the stove top.

Yep, and don't you love it when the first thing you see when you open the box for your new pressure canner is a big warning thing saying "Do not use with an outdoor propane burner".   Despite what they say, it works great with my SP-10

IAnyone else use this method?

Absolutely!  Also pressure can a few 12ml vials of wort at the same time to use for the first step in propagating from a yeast slant.  Heck, even the slants were created with the pressure canner.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: HOPS!!!!
« on: December 27, 2009, 03:14:36 AM »
Are you doing a full boil or partial (needing to top up to 5 gallons afterward)?  If partial, what's your boil volume?  Partial boil can affect hop utilization.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny...
« on: December 24, 2009, 03:28:20 AM »
I guess I am the opposite. Most of the beers I brew are under 1.060.

I'm with you there.  1.060 is more like my top end.

General Homebrew Discussion / AHA Polo shirts?
« on: December 23, 2009, 06:42:05 PM »
Now that AHA is getting into today's world with these wonderful forums/boards, would anyone be interested if they were to make polo shirts available in the "shop" section?  They've got Brewers Association polos (in white, god forbid, wife won't allow me to buy any white clothes, call me pigpen) but what's the possibility they might do them for AHA?  Something like...

...and maybe even a "Support Your Local Brewery" version...

Tees are fine for a lot of things, but I can get away with wearing polos for work (not tees).  Love the looks I get on days when I wear my Beer Advocate polo - lot's of double-takes.

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