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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« on: January 01, 2010, 08:23:16 PM »
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  :-[

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: questions
« on: January 01, 2010, 07:33:40 PM »
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.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Light bulb in fridge to control temp.
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:50:42 AM »
Why does this come up as "HOMEBREWTALK.COM NO HOTLINKING" ?

Kai

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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: new
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:47:06 AM »
yeah, grab one of your homebrews and tell us about yourself

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Ingredients / Re: Best Malz lot analysis?
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:36:43 AM »
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.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cooler woes.
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:27:07 AM »
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.

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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

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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.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: HOPS!!!!
« on: December 26, 2009, 08:14:36 PM »
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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny...
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:28:20 PM »
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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / AHA Polo shirts?
« on: December 23, 2009, 11:42:05 AM »
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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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1450
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:21:30 AM »
Hey Denny.  Is your's the old CL-50 yeast?

Not Denny but yep, that's exactly what it is

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:18:39 AM »
Well, at least they should now have an enormous supply of roast barley.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Another area / forum?
« on: December 19, 2009, 12:07:16 PM »
Anybody else wanna chime in?

Definitely agree with not adding endless amounts of subareas.  All Grain gets my vote.

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The Pub / Re: merry christmas folks
« on: December 19, 2009, 10:11:23 AM »
Since we're about to (are in the process of) get a foot of snow or so dumped on us

Already shoveled the first foot around 8:30-9:00 this morning here in Manassas.  Time to go out and shovel again.

Merry Christmas, all

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