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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flies in my feremntor
« on: June 16, 2012, 07:58:59 AM »
I wouldn't reuse the yeast and I'd hope that the batch the flies were in was OK.

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All Things Food / Re: Knife sharpener
« on: June 16, 2012, 07:57:21 AM »
I use a Chef's Choice 440 manual sharperner.  It's inexpensive, not fancy, and very effective.  Just last week I cut the tip of my thumb off after I used it!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegged APA/IPA...Prime condition?
« on: June 15, 2012, 02:18:25 PM »
I'd say maybe 2 weeks, give or take, at fridge temp.

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Zymurgy / Re: Why should I renew my subscription?
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:28:13 AM »
The other thing to keep in mind that the BA has continually fought against increased taxation of craft beers.  If it came to homebrew, I have no doubt they would do the same.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:20:34 AM »
Looking forward to trying some Denny.  :)
Gross.  Punctuation matters, Ron. ;)


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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:14:15 AM »

Speaking of Kai...have you heard from him lately?

I wonder if he'll be in Seattle.

Nope, haven't heard a word.  I hope he'll be in Seattle, but since we haven't heard anything form him, I kinda doubt it.

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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:21:50 AM »
Something I've been wondering lately is how hot the water really needs to be to sparge.  Since you are washing the sugar out of the grain, not converting the starch what is the issue with using warm water, not hot.

I think Denny talked about cold sparging and said he only saw a little drop in lauter efficiency. so yeah it should work, if you have a hot water on demand system you could for sure use that to sparge!

Kai actually did an experiment by sparging with room temp water and didn't find any negative effect on efficiency.  My lone experiment showed me the same thing.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: very high attenuation with US05
« on: June 14, 2012, 12:23:23 PM »
If you truly want to find the cause, then you need the manipulate just one of these variables until you fix the issue. I would probably choose the mash temperature (with new thermometer).

This sounds like a sensible course of action.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:50:14 AM »
So many choices. I got an ideal, lets all meet Denny in Bellevue, Club Night, beers on Denny !
What if the beer has mushrooms in it?

Then you'll get a real treat!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:53:27 PM »
Igloo makes a 250 qt. Only $750 in their online store.
I think two 100's will do better for me.
I'd be all over that 150 if there was a SAMs club near here.
I also like the idea of two so I can do 1/2 batches and keep a decent grain bed depth

Denny. Why do you use so much water in the mash?  Wouldn't the ratio be the same?

It's the same ratio, but the overall amount is much greater when you use 75 lb. of grain per batch!

I understand that you're scaling up everything accordingly but where you lost me is where you ended up as a no-sparge. I guess if you were making the same amount of 2X strength wort it would make sense but I am thinking I'd be ramping up everything else in conjunction.

It may work out like that because all I ever use it for is 10 gal. batches of 1.100 BW.  I'll try to remember to pull out my notes and give you an example.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »
You guys rock!  Thanks so much.  I'll buy ya a beer in Bellevue!

Snake River Brewers, I'll make it easy, Club Night

I'll be at the Cascade Brewers Society booth serving Wee Shroomy.  I'll save ya some!

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:01:34 PM »
by the way, kottke is full of win and awesome.

I've got most of his albums going back to the 70s.  I've mixed a couple of his shows.  Great guy.

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The Pub / Re: Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:00:50 PM »
You guys rock!  Thanks so much.  I'll buy ya a beer in Bellevue!

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The Pub / Need an iTunes expert
« on: June 13, 2012, 11:12:24 AM »
I've been using iTunes on my PC to rip CDs and xfer them to my iPad.  Works fine 99% of the time, but if I put in a CD where other artists are listed along with the title artist, it creates a separate "CD" for each combination.  I've tried moving the wonky ones into the main "CD"but it doesn't work.  Make any sense?  Anybody know how to get all tracks on a physical CD to end up on the same virtual CD in iTunes?  It looks like this when it rips those CDs....




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Equipment and Software / Re: How big for a homebrewer?
« on: June 13, 2012, 10:39:08 AM »
Igloo makes a 250 qt. Only $750 in their online store.
I think two 100's will do better for me.
I'd be all over that 150 if there was a SAMs club near here.
I also like the idea of two so I can do 1/2 batches and keep a decent grain bed depth

Denny. Why do you use so much water in the mash?  Wouldn't the ratio be the same?

It's the same ratio, but the overall amount is much greater when you use 75 lb. of grain per batch!

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