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Equipment and Software / Re: Has anybody used one of these?
« on: August 14, 2013, 03:25:45 PM »
A pump would also solve the height problem.

Yeah, for getting wort in.  I don't know that I'd want to pump finished beer with most of the pumps we use.

Beer Recipes / Re: Hopstand & Dry Hop IPA
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:46:54 AM »
I have also thought about mash hopping (as suggested at my LHBS) but don't know how this variable might also play with bitterness.  This a cool part of homebrewing that we are afforded the ability to do so many different things that might not be possible at large scales.  Thanks again.

I did some experimenting with mash hopping.  My conclusion was that I got as much out of mash hopping as I would if I'd thrown the hops away.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Experience with Saflager 34/70?
« on: August 14, 2013, 01:12:26 AM »
Only a little experience and the beer was a good tasting German lager.

Often said to be the same as wlp830 or Wyeast 2124.

I've used it 3-4 times and have pretty much the same assessment.  I know I used it for German pils, but I can't recall what else.

Hop Growing / Re: Almost that time again
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:00:25 PM »
That's amazing growth for the first year!  I got 2 cones from my first year Cascade!  Since then, I've gotten as much as 23 lb. (wet) from that single plant.

Beer Recipes / Re: This week, APA house recipe search tweak #3
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:58:51 PM »
Simple is the best way to go...except for when it's not!  ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Who's Brewing Today? s
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:56:33 PM »
Turns out the local newspaper is sending a reporter and photographer to cover my brew session Thur.   I'm teaching a beginning homebrewing class at a local rec center in Sept. and they want to publicize that.  This will be the 3rd time in the last 10-12 years that the local paper has come to a brew session.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Home Brew Supply Startup
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:53:49 PM »
They give me a discount every time I go there, because I'm there so much.

Yeah, same here.  Plus I send biz their way.

73 gal. so far this year.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who Uses a Blow-Off Tube and When?
« on: August 13, 2013, 03:47:38 PM »
I use a blow off for every batch I make.  Otherwise, by the time you discover you need one it's usually too late.  I have found that there's no down side to using one.  I generally leave it on for the first week or 2 of fermentation simply because there's no reason to remove it.

Events / Re: NHC Awards Dinner
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:29:00 PM »

He's really good at desserts.

Oh, man, that was SO good!  I wish they would have started the meal with it so I wasn't so full by the time they served dessert!

Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy iphone app?
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:06:03 PM »
OK, heard from the AHA IT dept.  They're looking into why it doesn't work if you're not online.  Like I said, it's supposed to.  They have also gotten a quote for the programming required to put in the delete feature and will get it done as soon as the quote is approved.  I think that will be pretty soon, but no definite timeline.

Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy iphone app?
« on: August 12, 2013, 04:29:26 PM »
I love having the issues on my iPad, since as a road warrior its nice to read them on the go, but that also leads to my biggest frustration. The app requires a data connection to keep you logged in.

That is a great point.  I would love to hear an explanation.  In my experience, that is not how other magazines work.

Another app question - is there a way to delete issues once they are read?  If there is, I have missed it.  Unfortunately, I am space limited on the iPad and need to balance reading and music for each business trip.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

I was told that you could read downloaded issues off line, but I just tried it and it didn't work.  There is unfortunately no way to delete issues at the moment. Believe me, I let them know that wasn't a good thing.  They plan on adding that, but there is no word on when.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Home Brew Supply Startup
« on: August 12, 2013, 04:20:13 PM »
Pretty much the same here.  Prices are not at the forefront, since any business is entitled to make a profit on their goods and services...I appreciate a bargain as much as anyone, but I'd rather pay a little more and support a local business that is run by helpful, knowledgable, friendly and dedicated people.

Sounds just like my situation, Al!  I can get slightly lower prices elsewhere, but not enough to overcome the personal connection I have with my LHBS.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: ale still fermenting after 4 weeks
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:37:14 PM »
Also, don't make a starter for dry yeast.  It's unnecessary and can be counter productive.  And when you do make starters, use malt and not corn syrup or sugar.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Who's Brewing Today? s
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:33:12 PM »
I'm planning on brewing a more traditional tripel on Thur. of my yeast is ready by then.  This one....

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