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Events / Re: NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: January 18, 2013, 09:25:16 AM »
They also haven't decided on the speakers yet, so I don't even know if I will be going.

Kai

Kathryn Porter, who organizes the speaker stuff, has been moved to overall event manager for the BA.  Someone new will be taking over her position and until then there are no speaker confirmations.  I get the impression that will happen very soon.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/11 Edition
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:48:00 PM »
I screwed up my back at work and they won't let me work for the next couple weeks, so it looks like brewing time!  Ground grain today for a pils and an IPA.  I'm gonna experiment with a significantly higher sulfate level than I normally use for IPA.

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Equipment and Software / BrewSmith fly sparge question
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
I batch sparge and average 83-85% efficiency.  If you want to increase your efficiency, the crush is the first place to look.

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Probably little to no effect.

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Marc, I pretty much always rack to a secondary to do that.  Probably no real reason to other than that's the way I've always done it.  You know what they say about old dogs....

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The Pub / Re: Why does Budweiser just not get it?
« on: January 17, 2013, 10:22:49 AM »
If it was good, I would drink it.

Sure, you and others would drink it.  Maybe I would, too.  But I think the number is miniscule compared to the number of people buying their current product.

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Going Pro / German commercial breweries batch sparging?
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:34:50 AM »
I just discovered that the material I posted was proprietary.  I have deleted my post.  I apologize to the BA for posting it.

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The Pub / Lone Star Bock
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:23:19 PM »
I drank one of the last ones I had the other day. I didn't get diacityl.  I got maple syrup.  Sweet and cloying.

Today, I got a six pack of Alaskan Amber at my local beer store. "Buy the last six pack and I'll give you a 10% discount," the owner says.  "Sure!" I say.

Tastes a lot like Lone Star Bock to me.  Anyone want 5 bottles of Alaskan Amber?

Never been one of my favorites....

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Beer Recipes / Re: IPA recipe thoughts plz!
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:36:58 AM »
Also, I don't think your beer software is taking the 3.5oz of dry hopping into account in the IBU calculation.

Dry hopping doesn't contribute to IBUs.

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Beer Recipes / Re: IPA recipe thoughts plz!
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:29:10 AM »
Another thing to take into account is the water profile.

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Ingredients / Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:46:18 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.
I've not looked very hard but I havn't had much luck in finding it. do you have a source?

Nope.  The only times I've had it it was provided by the people who made the beer.

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Ingredients / Re: Berliner Weisse Sweetener Choices
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:09:10 AM »
I'm a big fan of the woodruff syrup.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Newbie Kegging Questions
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:08:01 AM »
but be gentle because if you form too much foam IN the keg there might not be enough foam positive compounds left intact to get a good head in the glass.

I know there's since behind it, but... I'm going to be contrary again.  I have not experienced any problems with this.

When I keg, I typically fill a one-liter PET bottle and shake the bejesus out of it to get a couple of glasses carbed up right away.  It foams a LOT in the bottle.  It pours just fine with a nice head.

Sample size is 1 (myself), so take it for what it's worth.

Now it's 2....I agree with you.  I totally believe the science, but I shake the crap out of both the keg and a sample bottle, like you do.  No problems with foam.  I've always assumed it was because whatever i do produces enough foam positive compounds in the first place that even after destroying some there are still plenty left.  Just a WAG, though.

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Ingredients / Re: Coconut Extract
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:05:19 AM »
Add it to taste when you keg the beer.  Add a little, taste, adjust as necessary.  Alternately, pour 4 2-4 oz. samples of the beer.  Dose each with a different, measured amount of extract.  Taste and decide which you like best, then scale that amount of extract up to the batch size.

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Equipment and Software / Re: ColorpHast pH Strip Information
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:58:38 PM »
Interesting info about a lab test of ColorpHast strips.....

http://www.brews-bros.com/topic/72972-interesting-information-about-colorphast-strips/

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