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Ingredients / New bulk grain supplier
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:47:19 AM »
Saw this on a couple other boards and wanted to let everybody here know, too.  Check out http://www.fiftypoundsack.com/ .  They go live tomorrow, but through today you can go there to get a discount code that won't be available after they open.  I don't really have much other info.

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The Pub / Hop Sink
« on: November 22, 2010, 11:50:27 AM »
I mentioned in another thread that not only is my wife highly supportive of my brewing, when we decided to remodel our bathroom she had a custom fused glass sink made, with glass representaions of hop leaves and cones imbedded in it.  Here are some pics of it (not installed yet)....

http://s794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/dennyconn/sink/

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The Pub / Monks in New Mexico Build Brewery
« on: November 12, 2010, 09:11:19 AM »
MONKS IN NEW MEXICO BUILD SMALL BREWERY
Monks at Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico have begun
construction of a building that will house a small brewery. The monks
currently have Monks' Ale and Monks' Wit made under contract at Sierra Blanca
Brewing. Sierra Blanca will continue to make those beers for wider
distribution. Although Brad Kraus, who also brews at Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery
in Santa Fe, will oversee brewing - both pilot batches and small runs for
draft distribution - several monks will work in the brewery. The monks are
also experimenting with growing hops on the property, starting with native
New Mexican varieties. Details: http://bit.ly/crZT69

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General Homebrew Discussion / Ask the Experts - Randy Mosher
« on: November 11, 2010, 08:58:12 AM »
Questions for Randy Mosher will be accepted November 29 through December 5.  If you'd like to ask him a question, please email it to AskTheExperts@brewersassociation.org .

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The questions for and answers from John Palmer are now posted at

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/lets-brew/ask-the-experts/john-palmer

This is an AHA Members Only area.

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General Homebrew Discussion / AHA Governing Committe elections
« on: November 10, 2010, 11:08:52 AM »
Dec. 1 is the deadline for nominations for the AHA GC.  You can nominate yourself or someone else.  If you or someone you know is passionate about brewing and helping other homebrewers, WE  WANT YOU!  Speaking for myself, it's been one of the most rewarding things I've ever one.  Make a difference to homebrewers, and run for the GC!  For more info, take a look at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=4190.msg48199#msg48199 .

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General Homebrew Discussion / Ask the Experts - John Palmer
« on: October 15, 2010, 08:45:43 AM »
We're ready to kick off the "Ask the Experts" section of the AHA website with John Palmer!  We're excited and honored to have John be our first guest expert.  If you'd like to ask him a question, please email it to AskTheExperts@brewersassociation.org . The deadline for submitting questions 10/24/2010.  You can get more info about "Ask the Experts" at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=ask-the-experts-new-aha-members-only-content .

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Ingredients / Water help needed...RA=450
« on: October 08, 2010, 10:52:03 AM »
I'm about to brew a batch of BVIP and rather than randomly throwing a tsp. of CaCO3 in the mash like I've always done, I'm sitting here with Palmer's spreadsheet trying to calculate my additions.  My water..

Ca=34r
Mg=7
Bicarb=90
Na=11
Cl=3
SO4=57

The beer color comes out to 45 SRM and according to the spreadsheet 450 is the median RA to shoot for.  6.5 gal. of mash water.  If I add 5 gr. of CaCO3, 3 gr. of CaCl2 (to balance the sulfates), and 4 gr. of baking soda, it only gets me up to 160 and those amounts are enough to start me worrying.  What to do?  Do I call it close enough or go crazy and add more?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Ask the Experts
« on: October 02, 2010, 09:36:07 AM »
In the next week or so, we'll be launching "Ask the Experts" as a special AHA members only feature on the main website.  We'll have various brewing experts available to answer questions you submit.  There will be an email address for people to submit questions on a topic the expert has decided on, and a couple weeks later the questions and answers will be posted on the main AHA website.  You'll have to be an AHA member to access them.  John Palmer will be the first expert, and we've got a couple more lined up after that.  We'll have one per month.  But I'd like to hear from all of you with suggestions about who you'd like to have and what topics you'd like them to cover.  Please post your suggestions here and I'll do my best to  contact the people you mention and ask them to participate.  Keep in mind that the experts will be volunteers who aren't reimbursed for their time. 

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Ingredients / Hops for Deschutes
« on: September 27, 2010, 10:47:31 AM »
Here are some pics of the Deschutes Brewing team in the Yakima hop fields picking out the hops for next year's beers....



More photos....

http://s794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/dennyconn/Deschutes/

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OR / Eugene OR - Cascade Brewers Society at Oakshire Brewing
« on: September 13, 2010, 02:24:36 PM »
The Cascade Brewers Society and Oakshire Brewing will be hosting "Learn to Homebrew Day" Sat. Nov. 6, at Oakshire Brewing, 1055 Madera St. in Eugene OR.  The event will start at 9 AM and run until 5 PM.  There will be both extract and all grain brewing demos going on.  Oakshire beers and Cornucopia sandwiches will be for sale, and there will be live music.  For more info, contact denny@dennybrew.com or eriel@oakbrew.com .

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The Pub / Why Grammar is Important
« on: September 10, 2010, 12:10:13 PM »

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Zymurgy / 2010 Sept./Oct. - Batch Sparging
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:02:56 PM »
If anyone has any questions related to my article, post 'em here!

But first, a correction...in the final paragraph, the sentence that begins "The only downside..." should read...

"The only downside to batch sparging is that it may be too fast!  A friend who brews 3 10 gal. batches at a time tried it and said it worked great, but didn't leave him enough extra time to deal with them all!"

Anyone who knows me knows how ludicrous is it to think of me doing 3 10 gal. batches at a time!

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The Pub / Let it be known.....
« on: August 25, 2010, 11:14:49 AM »
that Tom Schmidlin now has twice as many posts per day than I do!  Way to go, buddy!  I can take a break, now!  ;)

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