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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash Temperature Control
« on: May 26, 2010, 08:36:26 AM »
 ;)

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Kai, once again you've left me speechless....great work.

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Yes, Denny.  The AHA could solicite the major broadcast news channels local to those areas when and where legislation in favor of homebrewing or brewing period is passed with the AHA mentioned as a supporting party in the decision.  Awareness is or should be a key item for the AHA.  Even if legislation is defeated, the Issue as well as the AHA should receive some recognition of awareness so people understand any given battle lost does not mean the loss was permanent. 

Dean, that's a great idea, but you need to understand that the AHA's role in those situations is to support the local groups working on getting laws changed.  The AHA itself doesn't instigate anything.  So, those local groups need to get publicity and get the AHA name out there.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash Temperature Control
« on: May 25, 2010, 12:13:19 PM »
One word: HERMS

Let's see... a big pile of complicated tubing and pumps or a pan of boiling water??  WWDD???  :)

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What is the possibility of the AHA trying to gain more public awareness or recognition?  Where I live, a person may as well be speaking a foreign language when they ask if they've heard of the AHA.  When legislation is passed, by and large, it goes un-noticed by the public... as well as the AHA.  Jmo... I think the AHA should put the association a little more forward, especially when they have helped accomplish something for homebrewers.

Its good to know someone has my back.... do they?  I'm sure many wonder "what if".  Is it asking too much?  I think it would help the AHA grow.  Jmo...

Dean, that's a good thought, but how would the AHA do that?  Do you have any ideas of what you;'d like to see?

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Both audio and video captures of presentations are ideas that have been discussed and I'm willing to bet will be implemented at some point.  Powerpoints are available going back a few years.  Text might be difficult.  I know I don't have prepared text for my presentations and I don't think many of the presenters do.
How can you have text for your presentations, Denny?  When I was in Cincinnati, you spent a large part of the time answering questions.

Having said that, a youTube Channel might be a good idea.  The problem, of course, is the expense of recording and editing the sessions.

Yeah, just what I was getting at.  And besides the questions, I was just making most of it up as I went!  ;)  After having spent the last 30 years in the production biz, I have a real feeling for the technical difficulties involved.  I think that's what's holding up the whole thing now.  But we've discussed ways to get around that, and I hope those discussions continue in the future.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash Temperature Control
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:17:44 PM »
I haven't found any calcs that are accurate when you're using a cooler for a mash tun.  My guess is that none of them are accurately accounting for the thermal "resistance" of the cooler and grain.  The best way I've found to change temps by infusion is just to stir in boiling water til I hit the temp I'm going for.  And as Kai mentioned, it's really not a big deal if you don't hit 170.

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Both audio and video captures of presentations are ideas that have been discussed and I'm willing to bet will be implemented at some point.  Powerpoints are available going back a few years.  Text might be difficult.  I know I don't have prepared text for my presentations and I don't think many of the presenters do.

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The Pub / Re: Sandcastles!
« on: May 22, 2010, 11:38:51 AM »
Those look really cool.

What are the rules. Only water and sand, or do they add something to make it more stable?

Kai

AFAIK, only water and sand.  I've seen similar at a festival here in Eugene and that's all it was.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SN Torpedo
« on: May 21, 2010, 02:11:20 PM »
I've tried dry hopping with Magnum and was less than impressed with my results.  Just didn't seem to be much there in the way of aroma.

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The Pub / Re: Sandcastles!
« on: May 21, 2010, 12:26:48 PM »
Don, those pics are from Cannon Beach.  Hope you get your wish to move back some day. Oregon rocks!

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The Pub / Sandcastles!
« on: May 21, 2010, 09:50:42 AM »
Photos from this year's Oregon Sandcastle Competition....these are amazing!  More photos at..

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


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 21, 2010, 09:20:46 AM »
I'm in agreement with your hypothesis, Kai.  And I won't be testing a coarse grist since that would require me to readjust my mill.  I'm not gonna mess with that.

No, I was not really soliciting volunteers. :)

Kai

I realize that, but my facetiousness level was low.....;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 21, 2010, 08:41:09 AM »
I usually stir once after adding the sparge water. I believe additional stirring wouldn't render any significant amount of additional sugar assuming one has achieved starch conversion during the mash.

That's been my experience.

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I want you all to relax this week and have a cold one or three.   ;D

Just for you, buddy, I'll do it!  ;)

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