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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Grain prices at AB InBev
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:32:23 PM »
I see what's happening.  Just like what they've done with beverage distribution,  or buying SAB Miller (even at the price of selling off all the brands) just to get exclusive rights to the South African hop crop, somewhere in the works here is an exclusive distributorship for all these grains.  Then your LHBS ceases to exist, and you pay whatever ABI wants for your grain.  Enjoy the prices (and choices) while they last.

You cannot be serious. You think ABI gives a crap about homebrewers? This a drop in the bucket market. People are getting very paranoid these days.

Actually, they absolutely do.  I used to agree with you, but the more I look into it, the more I believe Robert is correct.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Grain prices at AB InBev
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:05:05 PM »
There's economy and then there's false economy....

There’s nothing false about saving money on grain. I am trying to have my local shops order me full sacks because thier per pound prices just can’t compete.

Take NB out of the equation and my shop still can’t comprte with online retailers.

I think you missed my point.  But that's OK.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Grain prices at AB InBev
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:46:02 PM »
There's economy and then there's false economy....

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All Things Food / Re: CIABATTA
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:55:39 PM »
Looks great!  I made focaccia last week.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:00:18 PM »
See ya'll there!

Looking forward to it!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp
« on: May 11, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
Anybody familiar with this? It's at my LHBS.
https://www.grapeandgranary.com/thermostat-uni-stat-iia-digital-controller.html

That only has on output.  Is that all you need?  The ones I use have 2, one for cooling and one for heating.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:28:33 PM »
Temp will drop as ferment winds down; I just adjust the thermostat.   But I guess my old Johson Control units are obsolete.

Pretty much.  I have several I tried to sell for next to nothing and got no offers at all.
They really are fine I guess for my lagering chest and keezer, both of which I just keep at a constant temperature.   But as  long as the newer units all have a delay to prevent short cycling,  I should look into a new one for the fermentation chamber.  I suppose the thermowell in my Speidel is sized to fit the typical probes.  Any recommendations or caveats, guys?

For years I've been using an Auber TD100 and I'm very happy with it.  A lot of people use the Inkbird, which I understand works very well and is pretty inexpensive.  I'm currently beta testing a wifi operated controller that shows a lot of promise.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:34:21 PM »
Can AHA members without facebook access attend? Is there a limit on number of attendees?

Denny- your Chilean translator's brother is coming from McAllen, TX and not sure if he does facebook so make sure he gets in ;D

ANYBODY can attend...it's open to the public. 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp
« on: May 11, 2018, 03:56:43 PM »
Temp will drop as ferment winds down; I just adjust the thermostat.   But I guess my old Johson Control units are obsolete.

Pretty much.  I have several I tried to sell for next to nothing and got no offers at all.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation temp
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:28:16 PM »
Yep, and I would add: Depending on location, you may not need the heat.  But as far as the cold:  It's best not to register the ferment temperature directly with your probe, but control the ambient temperature.  Remember you'll need ambient temperature to be as much as 8°-10°F below desired fermentation temperature, which you want to monitor separately to dial in your system.  Then make sure you have a controller you can set to allow a 4°F or so swing in temperature.  Liquid will change temperature much more slowly than the air, so it will hold steady.  This way you will prevent short cycling the compressor and greatly extend the life of your unit.

I measure the temp of my ferment because that's what I care about.  Both my freezer and my controller have compressor delay built into them, so compressor cycling is not an issue.

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Ingredients / Re: Yeast nutrients
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:29:58 PM »
I consider it cheap insurance.  I add Wyeast nutrient to every starter and batch.

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https://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/episode-66-flash-frozen-homebrew

SCIENCE TIME!

Sit back and relax, it's getting frosty in here! On this episode of the podcast, we breakdown the results of our Cryo/T-90 experiment. And since the results were so "weird" - we brought in some extra help in the form of some of the IGORs who helped with the podcast including Brad Macleod, Eric Pierce and Miguel Loza Brown. Together we talk what went right (and sometimes what went wrong with the brew days) and what we all thought of the Cryo beers (including some numbers courtesy of White Labs).

And then in the lounge, Drew sits down with Joshua M. Bernstein, author of the newly released Homebrew World about the stories you find when you talk to homebrewers around the world.

And of course we also cover the whole wide world of beer news, talk about some brewing adventures, answer some questions, drop a little British Museum on you before we get you back to the world.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:38:57 PM »
Won't matter a lot, but it depends on the beer you're making.  If you really want to reduce it, you can dilute with distilled, but then you'll have to adjust all the other minerals you diluted.

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Ingredients / Re: Spruce tips
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:37:30 PM »
Properly harvested spruce tips are not piney. They are citrusy. Improperly harvested tips are piney with pinesol notes. Not pleasant.

If you want piney in your beer, then a late addition of Chinook can do wonders for adding that character.

Can you provide more info on how to properly harvest?  I am interested in trying spruce but don't know when to start picking.

You want the tender young branches.  Cut off the last 6 inches or so.  Bruise them, then add to the boil for 5-10 min.

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I wish I had realized that there is more than one way to make great beer and enjoy the hobby. I wasted too much time arguing about things instead of just brewing and finding my own way.

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