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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Legalization
« on: February 03, 2010, 12:20:14 PM »
update:

all bills died in committee in MIssissippi.

872
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Legalization
« on: January 21, 2010, 01:05:15 PM »
Bills to legalize homebrewing in the State of Mississippi have been introduced. They have both been referred to Committee. Now is the time to contact your Representatives and Senators concerning the Bills. Legalizing homebrewing in Mississippi has a real shot at passing with everyone’s help.

The Bills have been introduced by Senator Baria (SB 2717) and Representative Moak (HB 732). The contact info of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Committees that the bills have been referred to are listed below. Written letter and phone calls are more persuasive than emails.

House Bill 732 has been Referred to the Ways and Means Committee:

Chair:
Percy W. Watson
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)544-6490 (H)
(601)545-1051 (W)
pwatson@house.ms.gov

Vice Chair:
David Norquist
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(662)843-9183 (H)
(662)843-6171 (W)
dnorquist@house.ms.gov

Senate Bill SB 2717 has been referred to the Finance Committee.

Chair:
Dean Kirby
Room: 215 C
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3246
(601)932-1966 (H)
(601)939-5968 (W)
dkirby@senate.ms.gov

Vice Chair:
Eugene Clarke
Room: 405 D
P. O. Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
(601)359-3172
(662)827-7261 (W)
(662)827-7264 (F)
bclarke@senate.ms.gov

Of course, talking with any of the member on either Committee would be helpful, especially if they are Representatives or Senators from your area. In addition,
contacting your local Representatives and Senators and letting them know
where you stand will help when the Bills come out of Committee. Please be polite and professional.

Here is a link to find your local officials:

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/
http://www.capitolconnect.com/demoassoc1/legislatorsearch.aspx

This is time sensitive - we need to get the word out fast and clear.

873
The Pub / Re: BeerCloud App
« on: January 21, 2010, 11:23:33 AM »
i always thought the shortfalls of the iphone were att's fault.

874
The Pub / Re: BeerCloud App
« on: January 21, 2010, 10:10:52 AM »
i have it for the iphone.  would be a lot cooler if it could scan the barcode.

875
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How about least favorite style of beer?
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:28:33 AM »
wheat beers.

876
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:27:14 AM »
my favorite style usually is whatever style is in my hand at the moment!

877
i thought about waiting to pitch the yeast the next day, when the temp would have been i the 60's....  any downside to that?

As long as your sanitation is top notch no.

Ever though about a swamp cooler?
A big tub/cooler that you put the carboy in and then add water/ice to get to pitching/fermentation temps.






i've looked into making one of those things.  i have a keezer i usually ferment in, but i've got a beer kegged in that as we speak and i haven't gotten my kegerator hooked up that i just bought...  i have to change out some hoses and "recondition" it a bit before i use it.


878
Attn Deep south..how ' bout that SEC..Let's drive a stake in the prechiller myth-prechillers do NOT make a real difference but the same ice bath used for the slowly moving wort vs the fast moving coolant DOES work or pumping that same amount of ice bath water through a chiller the last few minutes

do what?????   a pre-chiller in a cooler full of ice doesn't help?  in the summer, the lowest my faucet water comes out is about 80 degrees.....   and i don't have anything big enough to hold my brewpot in ice.......

sorry for the confusion.

879
*stupid question alert*

why are most of you cooling your wort to 60 and below????  brewing lagers????

i brewed my first AG yesterday and it was about 55 outside and the water was probably about the same temp.  it took me about an hour to get from boiling to 78 with a pre-chiller sitting in ice water.....

I prefer to ferment ales in the low to mid 60s.  The exothermic reaction of fermentation adds heat, so I chill to below fermentation temp before pitching.  For ales that means 58-60F, for lagers it's maybe 42-45F.


we got the wort down to 78 before we racked it and i pitched my starter into, what i would guess, was 75 or so degrees wort and i'm fermenting it in a room with the thermostat set at 62.  i guess i should be ok, no?

I generally like to pitch my ales in the low sixties. You should try to get that pitching temp down, otherwise you will get some higher (fusel) alcohols and excessive esters in your beer.

You will make beer. Let us know how it turns out. Good Luck.


i thought about waiting to pitch the yeast the next day, when the temp would have been i the 60's....  any downside to that?

880
*stupid question alert*

why are most of you cooling your wort to 60 and below????  brewing lagers????

i brewed my first AG yesterday and it was about 55 outside and the water was probably about the same temp.  it took me about an hour to get from boiling to 78 with a pre-chiller sitting in ice water.....

I prefer to ferment ales in the low to mid 60s.  The exothermic reaction of fermentation adds heat, so I chill to below fermentation temp before pitching.  For ales that means 58-60F, for lagers it's maybe 42-45F.


we got the wort down to 78 before we racked it and i pitched my starter into, what i would guess, was 75 or so degrees wort and i'm fermenting it in a room with the thermostat set at 62.  i guess i should be ok, no?

881
*stupid question alert*

why are most of you cooling your wort to 60 and below????  brewing lagers????

i brewed my first AG yesterday and it was about 55 outside and the water was probably about the same temp.  it took me about an hour to get from boiling to 78 with a pre-chiller sitting in ice water.....

882
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sour advice
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:43:32 AM »
i'd love to make something similar to orval.  also would like to make somethink like duchesse....

883
All Grain Brewing / Re: a black ipa... how does this look?
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:02:36 AM »
and the final grain bill was....

12 lb maris otter
.5 lb crystal 60
1 oz black patent
7 oz de-bittered black


i ended up doing a 90 minute boil.  i made one small change to the hop additions...

0.50 oz Zeus [15.00 %] (60 min)
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %]
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (60 min)
0.25 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (60 min)
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (20 min)
0.75 oz Citra [11.00 %] (20 min)
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (20 min)
0.75 oz Zeus [14.00 %] (0 min)   
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (0 min) 
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (0 min)   
0.50 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (0 min)


i finished with about 4.5 gallons.  it ended up dark dark brown instead of black.  my final gravity was 18 plato, which was spot on with what i was shooting for.

the london ale 1028 (w/starter) started bubbling in a couple hours and this morning had about one inch of krausen!  (my first starter)

i'll update this thread after i know a little more about how this turns out.

first AG brew day with pretty smooth.  no hitches with equipment or anything.  i need to rig up some sort of sparge arm or something that works well with 10 gal. rubbermaid coolers.....



884
i think i have my first AG batch recipe down...

12 lb. maris otter
.5 lb. crystal 60
1 oz black patent
7 oz de-bittered black

0.50 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
1.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Zeus [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 22.7 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (60 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (60 min) Hops 8.8 IBU
0.25 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (60 min) Hops 13.2 IBU
0.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (60 min) Hops 15.0 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (20 min) Hops 5.9 IBU
0.50 oz Citra [11.00 %] (20 min) Hops 9.1 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (20 min) Hops 4.1 IBU
0.75 oz Zeus [14.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 oz Apollo [17.50 %] (0 min) Hops -

wyeast london ale 1024 w/starter

885
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: brewing....and music
« on: January 16, 2010, 07:36:50 AM »
my brewday usually has a "soundtrack"....  recently it's been phish one day, tool one day, the OM records 3cd comp that was released a couple or so years ago....

tomorrow it's going to be miles davis complete live at the plugged nickel....

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