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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Danby kegerator/fermentation camber
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:28:03 PM »
I have a Danby kegerator and had another kegerator that was slightly smaller that I used for a fermentation chamber.  So as long as the fridge in question is the same size as their kegerator the answer is yes.

I will say that you will need to have an external temperature controller and do some mods for accurate temperatures - these Danbys are known for being all over the map temperature-wise.

Zymurgy / Re: iOS 5.1.1
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:04:48 PM »

All Grain Brewing / Re: Baltic Porter - did I just find Nirvana
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:57:50 PM »
Please post your recipe!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: craft brewery & local homebrew club
« on: September 06, 2014, 08:24:52 AM »
A local brewery has a 'Mega Brew' once a year for our club.  What this means is the club decides on a style, and the brewery brews the wort on their system so that the members can buy pre-made wort at $2 per gallon.  This is a great way to do some serious experimentation.

Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: September 04, 2014, 11:55:13 AM »
I'm curious about your mash pH.  What was your target?

Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
Mine will not be hoppy. To start I'm shooting for a Mild but with American flavors. Me like malt

Well THAT is a problem.  At least much more difficult to achieve than a session beer with hop character, since malt ~= gravity.  I really like the idea of a regional Mild Competition.  Is there a date / place?

Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:22:57 PM »
Well I'm going to take the devil's advocate position in one regard: balance. 

I can't imagine disliking a ~3% beer because the mouthfeel is thin but the hop bitterness and flavor are all that the brewer can force into the beer.  In other words I don't think I would dislike an unbalanced beer if it is unbalanced in the direction of hoppiness.

I can see I'm going to have to chime in with an experimental beer myself...

Zymurgy / iOS 5.1.1
« on: September 03, 2014, 07:36:45 AM »
The newly updated Zymurgy app (1.6) does not work on my old iPad with iOS 5.1.1 even though it says it is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later.

The app loads the login screen then dumps me back to the desktop every time.

Can I get the old version?

Going Pro / Re: new keg product
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:05:36 PM »
I'm very curious as well.

Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:04:23 AM »
Ever thought of using mild ale malt, I see Briess make a version so would be in keeping with your american ingredients.

Had a few milds back in the UK this summer, they can seem thin at times but works well to have 3-4 pints in a row after work before you go home to the wife and still be compos mentis.

I might go for GW pale ale malt, but I generally dislike Briess malts so much that that would be about my last choice.

My non-brewer friends think I'm a beer genius - that I know pretty much everything there is to know about beer.  This is such a great example of my efforts to correct their impression.  There is NO WAY I could pick a Briess malt out of a lineup.  I have a hard time discerning the difference between a Pale malt and Maris Otter for pete's sake.  You're my hero Denny!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Category 8 NHC Winner was out of style
« on: August 31, 2014, 05:53:48 AM »
I just hope we don't lose another valuable contributor over this.

Our greatest strength is always our greatest weakness. 

The OP is right.  5 gravity points over, is by definition, out of style. Guidelines matter. It is exactly the same personality characteristic that initiates a thread like this one and previous threads in which I learn a great deal about yeast.  Details matter.  Detail oriented people care precisely about details.  The downside is what others may view is pickiness (or worse).

So I say we let the OP be who he his.  Even when it pushes buttons.  We need & value all kinds of persons.  We each bring something to the forum that is enriching.

The Pub / Re: Natural Born Losers
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:21:35 PM »
There are no compromising pictures of me anywhere. My facebook page doesn't even have a cuss word on it.

And I'm glad you guys aren't my manager. Mistakes do happen. It was an honest mistake. He is an otherwise hard worker and I could not get by without him and don't want to roll the dice on a new hire. And when you pay adults 10 an hour it's hard to find good ones, even when they are natural born losers.

When I first started my career in graphics I made 2 mistakes that costs the company I worked for several hundred dollars. But they were honest mistakes and while I got my ass chewed I did not get fired.

You have to balance the good with the bad with every employee. Yeah, he has cost me some money. But he also has saved my ass many more times times.

That said, if it happens again he will be fired. But I also learned that I have to really keep my eye on him.

I'm all for a second chance, but I was picking up that he was nothing but a screw-up.  Delaying the inevitable doesn't help anybody.

The Pub / Re: Natural Born Losers
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
The other thing I should have mentioned is this particular person ruined 12K+ worth of beer on Monday by trying to clean a tank that had beer in it.

And he works for you, present tense?  Does he have incriminating photos of you?

My thought exactly.  Bye bye.

All Things Food / Re: Really?
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:22:08 PM »
Reminds me of an instruction sheet for assembling something made in Japan: Apparently they were trying to be clever and instead of using the verb 'screw,' they found a synonym from an unabridged source.  Hilarious!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: First time keger question
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:27:51 AM »
Yes.  This is what I do.  Be sure to disassemble your quick disconnects, posts... everything that can come apart.  Also if you don't have one, get a long tube-brush for your beverage-out tube.  Don't leave anywhere for debris to hide, then flush with Star San.

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