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Thank you!

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I was hoping for a klickitat jim signed poster...  Deep sigh...

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Does this typically cost?  If so, what can I expect in terms of a rough cost estimate?   

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:00:51 PM »
I just tried a new one: Grand Old Parr 12.  I enjoyed it.  The right amount of smoke for me, I thought it was at the same intensity as the other flavors: cinnamon, oak, & a touch of clove.  Very smooth.  Caramel finish.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: April 10, 2018, 07:08:25 PM »
My two favorite inexpensive whiskeys are Costco 12 year Scotch, and Wild Turkey 101.  How about you guys?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: When to dry hop
« on: April 10, 2018, 07:04:35 PM »
My strategy:  early, late, often

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« on: April 10, 2018, 06:48:53 PM »
Looking forward to it!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Invincible Rumors
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
My own personal pet peeve is when I hear mention of the flash point of hop oils as if it has any relevance to brewing, or the thought that hop oils instantly "flash off" in boiling liquid. Flash point is a measure of flammability and vapor pressure of a pure liquid at a given temperature. It has no bearing whatsoever on oils that are dissolved at a low concentration in boiling water.

I've never seen a spontaneous flame appear above my boil kettle, and I am pretty sure I have had higher concentrations of hop oils in my brew kettle than most other brewers.
There was an NHC presentation years back by a hop guy who talked about the low flash points of the oils.
Sounds like someone is confusing flash point with boiling point/vaporization point.  Obviously some hop oils are volatile at room temperature, or else we wouldn't smell them.  They also can get driven off in the boil.  So I think that may be what the person is thinking, but you are correct that wouldn't have anything to do with water solubility.

An accidental combination of two unrelated phenomena.

There was an NHC presentation years back by a hop guy who talked about the low flash points of the oils. That got it going.

Myrcene doesn’t get into beer unless you dry hop. It’s boiling point is ~330F, so it isn’t boiling off.

I have frequently repeated the idea that low boiling point hop oils get boiled off if added to the wort at or above hop-stand temperatures of (my target) 170*f.

But in doing some research into distillation I came across a thread similar to this one where the author was trying to dispel a myth that one could get the temperature of the wash up to just the boiling point of ethanol (173.1*f), and below 212* and by so doing, one could just have pure ethanol being boiled off.  Apparently this is incorrect.  The WHOLE thing boils or none of it does.

Which now has me wondering about hop oils 'boiling off' at any point when the wort is not actually boiling.  In other words why not add them at flame out rather than chilling to 170* or whatever?  Someone with more science education than me may need to step in here...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Invincible Rumors
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:15:27 PM »
This is only related but... the Beer myth that really makes crazy is: Beer is best served in a frosted glass/mug.  Argh!

I’m looking at YOU Famous Dave’s.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:43:52 PM »
I don’t mean to derail the thread but I’ve been wholly unimpressed with Brew Guru.  Maybe it has developed since I had it on my phone.  I deleted it because it was not up to date by any standard in terms of brewery info, and provided no other useful (to me) feature.

Ok, I repent.  I just rechecked Brew Guru.  It has a more up to date map of breweries than does Untappd.  I’ll keep it on my phone.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon
« on: April 04, 2018, 04:22:01 PM »
I don’t mean to derail the thread but I’ve been wholly unimpressed with Brew Guru.  Maybe it has developed since I had it on my phone.  I deleted it because it was not up to date by any standard in terms of brewery info, and provided no other useful (to me) feature.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:59:03 PM »
On the East side of Downtown Portland there are a number of breweries.  It makes for a wonderful walking tour on a decent day.  If you don't already have one, get an app like Untappd which has a map of breweries around you and have fun!

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Ingredients / Re: Legal hop limits
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:13:26 PM »
Side effects of high hopping rates include: Loss of taste, handlebar mustaches, skinny jeans, the urge to play the ukelele. If not quarantined, high hopping in beer can infect other kegs, transforming an entire bars drafts into IPAs. In rare cases, entire breweries can be affecting, turning pale ales into session IPAs and pilsners into IPLs. At least one Oregonian brewer found his lineup included: an IPA, a session IPA, an IPL, a Red IPA, an IPL, a Belgian IPA, a sour IPA, and a Saison.

Wait right there!  I love high hopping rates, and I would NEVER be caught in skinny jeans (this for your sake as well as mine).

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The Pub / Re: Goose island struggling
« on: April 02, 2018, 05:41:09 PM »
And the elephant in this conversation is the tendency of the beer community to not support macro-brew. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bru'n Water & Brewtan B
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:47:55 AM »
Yes, I'd like to know too.  That would be important info for the Czech Premium Pale Lager I'm planning to brew with 19 ppm of calcium... which is outside my comfort zone as it is.

Should I drop the BTB for this brew?

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