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All Things Food / Re: Cashew Crusted Halibut recipe
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:51:29 AM »
Glad you enjoyed it, Tom!

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Zymurgy / Re: March/April Issue?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:50:59 AM »
I must be special, I've had mine for about 3 weeks now.   ;D

Bob, I think it's obvious that you're special!  ;)

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Denny, can you just ask Jess and clear it up?

I'll see what I can do, Gordon, or maybe Tom can.  Whatever it is, it does make a great mild. 

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Questions about the forum? / Re: It ALWAYS takes me 2 tries to log in
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:48:08 AM »
Thanks.  This is the first time I've heard of that.  Have you tried different browsers to see if it makes any difference?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:46:48 AM »
I could calibrate mine for the rest of my life and I still don't think it would read accurately.

they don't work in Oregon.  only Florida.  duh. ;D

Ah, _that_ would explain it!  :)

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I don't think there could be stratification in the situation you describe.  I'd go with unequal yeast theory.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Steeping Grains
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:41:21 AM »
I would suggest keeping the temperature under 170 F for the same reason.  Do not boil for sure!

If you're _sure_ your pH is correct, than you can worry a lot less about temp.  If you're not sure, then the 170 rule is more important.  And yeah, don't boil!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a refractometer worth the $$?
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:39:02 AM »
I could calibrate mine for the rest of my life and I still don't think it would read accurately.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast cake rehydration
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:36:03 AM »
Wouldn't think you'd need to do anything.  Just rack the new batch into the fermenter right on top of the cake.

If you were using an ale yeast, I'd suggest using only part of the slurry.  But since you're doing a lager, I'd go with the advice above.

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The Pub / Re: It's Baseball Season!
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:34:39 AM »
Time to finish what they started last year. Serving homebrew at the Saturday tailgate. Gonna be some rowdy fools Saturday night making sure those idiot Boston fans feel loved.... ;D


This will be my third year of season tix. Directly behind homeplate, first row of the upperdeck. Best seats in the house if you ask me. Beer stand with Shiner and a BBQ stand just outside my section.

Robert, somehow I _knew_ you'd show up for this thread!  ;)

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The Pub / Re: Don't post while drunk, Just a warning
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:32:25 AM »
Takes a hell of a man to fess up like you did. Knuckles to you for that, my brother.  8)

Well said, Barry.

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I wish it was that easy!

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Don't work too hard!

Not a problem...I'm doing video projection today.

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He missed his gravity and got 1.071 instead of the 1.086 he was going for, so I would expect it to be lower.

Thanks, Tom!  I was gonna add that but I was in the middle of a rehearsal (hey, ya gotta work sometime!) and didn't have a chance.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Erlenmeyer flask alternatives
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »
I thought the goal was to get a vortex started, not a top to bottom one, but one that is at least an inch deep or so.  Does a much lower rate of mixing create enough turnover to really boost the oxygen transfer to the starter wort?

Based on my experience, that's plenty.  I get a vortex maybe 1/4-1/2 in. deep and get great yeast growth.

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