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Events / Re: NHC Awards Dinner
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:53:33 AM »
Thank God they kept wheeling out carts full of Rogue, we filled up on that instead. 
They didn't bring any more Rogue to our table!   >:(

It was in ice bins around the room.  You had to go diving for it.
Wish I knew that.   :-[

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Events / Re: NHC Awards Dinner
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:27:00 AM »
Thank God they kept wheeling out carts full of Rogue, we filled up on that instead. 
They didn't bring any more Rogue to our table!   >:(

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Man, I haven't been this sick in years. Soar throat. Major lung congestion. High fever. Still haven't gotten better. Started feeling feverish before I left PA. Anyone else get sick? I keep going back to that glass washing station in Hospitality Room. Used it 2 or 3 times and then started having doubts about its sanitation.
I never even got a hangover, although I should have.  :-) 

I passed on using that glass washing station.  Felt safer drinking from my own dirty glass. 

Hope you feel better soon!

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I live in Delaware. We built a booth, but as this was our first year most of our effort went into basics - like a jockey box.
The two Delaware clubs might not have had the most elaborate booths by comparison, but we sure had a great lineup of beers on tap!   ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Beersmith app for phones & tablets
« on: September 27, 2012, 07:55:02 AM »
The lite app will be good for purchasing ingredients while at my local homebrew store.  But, when the full mobile app is released, I'll finally be able to design recipes in Beersmith while I'm at work.   ;D 

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Beersmith app for phones & tablets
« on: September 27, 2012, 07:45:38 AM »
I am looking forward to it.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: green beer one can live with
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:43:57 AM »
Not required, but some breweries are green. Sometimes being green generates more "green" in the bottom line.

http://www.sierranevada.com/environment/waterconservation.html

http://www.sierranevada.com/environment/solar.html
Handling waste water is certainly a concern for large breweries.  If the green technology proves to be economically feasible, then it will naturally become the standard for the brewing industry.  But, if it's not and the technology is mandated, then it could potentially destroy the craft brewing industry.  That's my only point.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: green beer one can live with
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:19:21 AM »
Never heard of biogas.  I thought the gas produced by the brewing process was CO2.  Yet, I see this technology has been used in Germany for a while.

http://designbuildsource.com.au/brewing-biogas-bitburg

Just a hippy word for methane. 
I know some guys that have a methane digester that processes dairy cattle waste (crap) and is burned to generate electricity.  They left out the whole methane digestion step in the brewery waste process.
So, does that mean they throw the spent grains in big tanks and let it rot?  Bet that smells nice!  ;-)

I wonder if this is another one of those green technologies that requires large government funding to make economically feasible.  The video doesn't mention that.
Nope, biogas digestors are potentially very cheap on a small scale. You can make your own out of a couple of 55 gallon plastic barrels and some flexible rubber. burn it right in a normal natural gas stove. you just need a way to pressurize it and I have seen that done with a big rock on top of the collector pushing it down.

methane happens man. Lot's of dairy famrs in VT do this for extra power in the barns. there are rural parts of india and africa that depend on this for power.
This doesn't seem like a small scale.  I wonder how the craft brewing industry would be affected if the government were to mandate all breweries must install this technology at their own expense. 

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: green beer one can live with
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:03:55 AM »
Never heard of biogas.  I thought the gas produced by the brewing process was CO2.  Yet, I see this technology has been used in Germany for a while.

http://designbuildsource.com.au/brewing-biogas-bitburg

Just a hippy word for methane. 
I know some guys that have a methane digester that processes dairy cattle waste (crap) and is burned to generate electricity.  They left out the whole methane digestion step in the brewery waste process.
So, does that mean they throw the spent grains in big tanks and let it rot?  Bet that smells nice!  ;-)

I wonder if this is another one of those green technologies that requires large government funding to make economically feasible.  The video doesn't mention that.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: green beer one can live with
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:51:39 AM »
Never heard of biogas.  I thought the gas produced by the brewing process was CO2.  Yet, I see this technology has been used in Germany for a while.

http://designbuildsource.com.au/brewing-biogas-bitburg

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I brewed extract/partial mash for 20 years and made some really great beers, in my opinion.   8)  Last year I made the leap to all-grain brewing.  I didn't know what a rank amateur I was until switching to all-grain!  So, if you put the formal training argument aside and go by strictly homebrewing knowledge, I'd say you need to have brewed a significant number of all-grain batches before you can be truely called a Homebrew Master.  I hope to get to that point some day!   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Anyone receive their copy of IPA yet?
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:16:49 AM »
I pre-ordered one, as well.  Looking forward to reading it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: To Share or Not to Share
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:58:54 AM »
Now I feel bad about myself for drinking Budweiser. I hope everyone isn't secretly judging me when I do.
I would, but that's just me.   ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Running out of space
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:57:31 AM »
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If I were you, I would move!   

You are about 30 minutes north of me, I will just use your space….
In that case, just keg your beer and put it in my refrigerator!  Problem solved! 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Running out of space
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:54:33 AM »
If I were you, I would move!   ;D

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