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Questions about the forum? / Re: Why sign in twice?
« on: August 21, 2010, 08:28:02 AM »
I agree, it is confusing and I've sen several new members comment on it.  I check the "always online" box (I think that's what it is) and I never have to sign on at all.  Also, see if Gary's instructions here http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3025.msg34098#msg34098 are any help.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1214 dud?
« on: August 21, 2010, 08:24:51 AM »
To bring this back to life...

I emailed wyeast last week on the 13th.  No response.  If you've ever tried contacting them, has it been successful?  I was just curious to know if there was a problem with the batch or just an isolated incident.  Nada.  I'm not looking to be compensated (since the hb shop already did that), just curious.

I've always gotten prompt replies from them.  Do you remember who you emailed there?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Belgian Tripel - Doubled Maltodextrin - HELP!
« on: August 21, 2010, 08:22:48 AM »
Well, you can, but please don't call it a tripel then.

Love them or hate them, but one thing styles do is set an expectation in the mind of the consumer. If you want to make it your way, go ahead, but call it something else or people will be confused.

A point that needs to be remembered!  You don't have to brew to style, but if you call a pig a poodle, no one will know what you're talking about!

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From what I've read, I was under the impression that maltsters use the highest grade of grains for malting.
Is feed grain the same grade or an inferior grade?  If an inferior grade, would we want to spend time malting inferior grains?

Personally, I wouldn't want to spend the time malting _any_ barley!

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I didn't even realize Munton's made a Maris Otter. I thought it was a trademarked name.

Maris Otter is a barley variety.  Many maltsters malt Maris Otter.

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That is weird.  I can't imagine it's just because I'm an admin....

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Also, FWIW, the unread is on the top right for me and not the top left, in case you are having problems finding it.

Thanks for pointing that out!  I don't care for the default yellow/orange/brown color scheme, so I changed my skin.  That also changes where things are, but I forget not everyone is set up like me.

How do you do that?

Go into your profile and under "Modify Profile" choose "Look and Layout Settings".  The first thing on the list there is "Current Theme".  Click on (change) and you'll get a list of different themes you can use.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Why sign in twice?
« on: August 21, 2010, 06:40:40 AM »
What is the difference between signing into the main site and signing into the forum?

I don't have a good answer for hat.  I'll see if I can get someone from the AHA web team to address it.

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Thanks for the compliment!

Gary and members of the GC have posted on TT about how to make the forum a more "TT like" experience.

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Also, FWIW, the unread is on the top right for me and not the top left, in case you are having problems finding it.

Thanks for pointing that out!  I don't care for the default yellow/orange/brown color scheme, so I changed my skin.  That also changes where things are, but I forget not everyone is set up like me.

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As it turns out, Denny's suggestion to use the "Unread" link at the top of the page was exactly what I was looking for.  I bet a lot of the people who are having problems with the TT transition would have an easier time making the jump if they could have that as their starting page.  In some ways, it is like seeing TT happen in real time.  I'm sold.

Sir (or madam), you've just made my day!

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I like this forum, but every time I visit, my mouse gets tired.  :)

You need to exercise yer mouse!  :)

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As the person who set up the forum, I really appreciate your thoughts.  We really tried to limit the number of subforums, and believe it or not, we've cut back from what it started as.  But, believe it or not again, people keep asking for more subforums!  I've been on Brews and Views for over 12 years, and personally I prefer this format, which to me is like a set of file drawers helping keep things organized.  But I also try to make certain that my own preferences don't dictate what this forum looks like.  Try using the "Show unread posts since last visit" link in the upper left and see if that helps you find stuff more easily.  And remember this forum is dynamic, so we'll continue to discuss the best way to set it up.  I appreciate your feedback for that purpose.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:59:01 AM »
Please everyone keep in mind that this is an informal poll, and the final outcome will not necessarily affect what happens to TT one way or the other.  I certainly don't speak for the AHA, but I'm certain that Gary and other AHA staff and directors will take the results into account.  But that doesn't necessarily mean that the outcome of the poll will be the outcome of TT.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bread and Beer
« on: August 20, 2010, 10:02:33 AM »
Thanks for posting that Jeff!  I've been into baking bread for about 5 years and about 6 months ago started doing sourdough.  I've had mixed success.  When I have a bit of time, I'll start a thread in the food section and be interested in your comments.

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