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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging: Dilution
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:31:35 PM »
You should run the mash tun dry for each runoff. Otherwise you're intentionally leaving sugars behind.

Yep.  What you want to do is measure how much runoff you get from the mash.  Subtract that from the amount you want to boil.  The answer you get is how much sparge water to use so that you have nothing left behind.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Tun: Temperature Uniformity
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:30:06 PM »
I agree with Sean.  I keep stirring until I get the same temp reading no matter where in the tun I check.

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Equipment and Software / Re: promash vs beersmith vs others
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:06:59 AM »
I hear you. I'm not a big fan of the cloud either but I do appreciate its aspect of mobility. I moved away from recipe calculators to only paper b/c I didn't want to lug a laptop to my brewing area. Now I'm moving back to these tools b/c I can simply use my phone.

You could install a stronger WIFI our use Ethernet over power line to solve the internet access issue. But keeping all the stuff on the laptop also works.

Kai

I've considered both of those solutions, but I'm too cheap to spring for anything yet.  I don't have a smartphone, so that option is out.   I brew in a detached garage about 50-60 ft. from the house.  I have an old desktop running Promash  there and my solution at this point is to put recipes on a flash drive and just carry it back and forth from the house to the garage.

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Equipment and Software / Re: promash vs beersmith vs others
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:09:14 AM »
An option for having encoded links for recipes is also on the works. That way you don't need to make a recipe public but are still able to share out with others.

There are a lot of neat things that can be done with an online recipe editor.

Kai

I realize that I'm likely in the minority, but "online" kills it for me.  I have no internet access in the "brewery", and spotty access a lot of the time.  Ah, the joys of living away from civilization!

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All Things Food / Re: I discovered
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:03:32 AM »
Recipe
Jalepenos to taste
A few jarred artichoke hearts
A clove of garlic
Some lemon juice
Olive oil
Now an olive
I don't do tihini in mine

Thanks!

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All Things Food / Re: I discovered
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:02:28 AM »
You guys use canned garbanzo's? I see no benefit to soaking and cooking just to make some hummus.

Yeah, I use the canned organic garbanzos from Trader Joe's.  Very tasty!

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This is embarrassing...

Are you talking about that pic of you in those shorts?  ;)

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All Things Food / MOVED: RIP Alvin Lee
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:56:32 AM »

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Equipment and Software / Re: promash vs beersmith vs others
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:48:35 PM »
Try BeerSmith for Free.

Never look back.

Now if only someone invented an app to convert my old ProMash recipe files  ;D

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=8272.msg103221#msg103221

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Hop Growing / Re: Hop trellis options and a few other questions
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:35:05 PM »
An aside:  could we get a 'hop growing' section in the AHA Forum?

Much thanks.
+1
We'll talk about it, but I'm not in favor of it personally.  We've pruned off several sections in the past just to keep things easier to manage.  What about a sticky topic?

Was thinking about a child board off of Ingredients.  Up to you, thank you.

Ya know, it's getting to be hop planting time of year, so I'm just gonna go ahead ahead and do it.  If it doesn't work out, we'll move the posts to somewhere else.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrew Club Running a Nano-Brewery
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:32:34 PM »
Those guys at Rogue are pretty damn smart.  If the beer was good they sell it, if not dump it and wait for another group of brewery slaves to make another batch.

It was all good and I don't think any got dumped.  Beyond that, I have a lot of friends at Rogue, so I'll restrain myself...

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Equipment and Software / Re: hop rhizomes newbie
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:47:13 AM »
I just hit mine with liquid fish fertilizer once or twice a year.  Seems to be all they need.

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Hop Growing / Re: Hop trellis options and a few other questions
« on: March 06, 2013, 11:43:49 AM »
An aside:  could we get a 'hop growing' section in the AHA Forum?

Much thanks.
+1

We'll talk about it, but I'm not in favor of it personally.  We've pruned off several sections in the past just to keep things easier to manage.  What about a sticky topic?

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