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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« on: Today at 04:18:07 PM »
Is this a beer style that people actually like? I've never made one, but it just doesn't sound like an interesting beer to drink.

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They can be really good. I brew them about once a year. If you like a crisp refreshing Lager in the summertime, this is a good one to brew.

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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« on: Today at 02:47:24 PM »
The easy way is 2-row and flaked maize. Stirling will work great. Crystal will add a little American hops aroma, which would be nice.

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From the AHA website:
"The members of the Governing Committee are elected by the members of the AHA and charged with shaping the policy and activities on their behalf."
I can see how someone would think that the GC members would be conduit that brought ideas like this from rank and file members like us on the forum here to the AHA.
It would be interesting to see a chart of organization for the AHA. What I'm hearing from the GC members and some wording in the by laws is that the GC and the AHA are two entities rather than the GC being part of the AHA. It explains that the GC members say things along the lines of "well we could talk to the AHA...". I had previously thought that the GC kind of was the AHA, in a sense.

If that's what you thought, I can see why you'd be confused.  The GC function is pretty much advisory.  We can bring issues to the AHA and advocate for them if we want to.  They can bring issues to us to get our thoughts on them.  But we have no power or budget to actually enact anything.  We do take on some duties, like me with this forum, or the subcommittee work we do.
Yes, and I see the website calls the GC "advisory".
I assumed it was more like a Governing Committee on a board of directors. I work for a non profit and our BOD has a GC that is responsible for the most essential decisions: hiring an ED, large purchases of land or building projects, moving money around etc.
Denny sums it up well, the GC is an advisory board. The AHA Staff (what, 8 people?) have a buget, assigned work with objectives, and lets face it, performance reviews. It is a hobby for us, it is a job for the AHA staff. What we propose needs to come out of the budget and manhours. The AHA is also a division of the Brewers Association,so the AHA operates under the auspices of the BA.

This can be brought to the attention of the AHA staff for consideration.




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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« on: Today at 02:17:27 PM »
75% six row - but two row is easier to find these days.
25% corn - I use a cereal mash, and use corn meal.

Cluster hops at 60 min, 20 IBU
Noble-ish hops at 15 and 5 min. Enough to get 15 IBU together.

WLP-833, big starter. I have some 2035 to try.

Pitch at 46, rise to 50F, D-rest if you wish.

Lager cold, 30-32 F for 4 weeks.

Have you read this from Jeff Renner?
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/1298/SOzym00-Pilsner.pdf



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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:12:00 PM »
Not a happy camper...they drop 2001 because of lack of interest, what's next, 3724? I realize this is a business...but they have some lousy yeast that are still on the list to be dropping classics like 2001...

If you can get WLP 800, that is said to be equivalent.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ayinger/Sierra Nevada
« on: February 20, 2017, 05:18:57 PM »
The first Beer Camp box was excellent. Last year's was extremely disappointing. That $32 price tag was outrageous. There were stacks and stacks sitting around Total Wine all year as they slowly lowered the price.

I'm a huge Fullers and Vintage Ale fan. Can't wait to try that beer.
One thing about those packs, is that they brew and package the beers individually, package, then manually sort and load the packs. That adds some costs!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: February 20, 2017, 01:39:00 PM »
Well I was told by some folks here that I would never be anything until I got some gold medals.  Being a put your money where your mouth is type of guy. I had to oblige.


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Congratulations on the gold!

In your opinion, does this method works for just this style, all German styles, or all styles of beer?

I ask because I see open fermenter's, beautiful copper kettles, etc in some breweries. I imagine they are used for the styles they brew.


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You will find that breweries like New Glarus, Sierra Nevada, and some others have SS kettles that are copper clad for esthetics. Sierra Nevada does have an older 100 bbl system in Chico that is direct fired copper, and they use that for certain beers that will benefit from a little more Maillard reaction, like Bigfoot.

In Germany you will see some beautiful copper brewhouses that may have all Stainless kettles if you can see underneath, Traunsteiner for example.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 12:44:24 PM »
That was my guess. The 1318 is always out when I am at the LHBS. Maybe just more production of that one?

Maybe it's more of an ordering problem than a production problem.

Or that everyone is brewing NEIPAs, as it is the new beer of the moment?

Had a couple of samples when I was out West recently. Maybe they are poor knockoffs. The aroma was big, the flavor was muddled, the mouthfeel was odd, the finish was, well not much of a finish. One was astringent. We will swing out East again sometime to see some friends. Time in VT shall be on the schedule.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 12:16:41 PM »
They still have the 2278 Czech Lager, some say that is the PU-D strain. They are dropping the PU-H strain. I predict White Labs will sell more WLP800.

What is the bet that Wyeast will introduce some version of the yeast used to make a Vermont IPA?

Well, there's 1318 already, which is rumored to be widely used in NEIPA.  If you're thinking of the Conan strain, then I dunno.
That was my guess. The 1318 is always out when I am at the LHBS. Maybe just more production of that one?

WHite Labs has the 095 Burlington strain now. Most probably Conan, as Conan came from the Greg Noonan's Vermont Pub and brewery in Burlington.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 11:41:27 AM »
Interesting that both Budvar and PU made the list. Guess no one brews Bo Pils much anymore?

Hoping that this makes room for Unibroue to be year-round...
They still have the 2278 Czech Lager, some say that is the PU-D strain. They are dropping the PU-H strain. I predict White Labs will sell more WLP800.

What is the bet that Wyeast will introduce some version of the yeast used to make a Vermont IPA?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 09:32:09 AM »
I have a starter of 2035 going for a CAP. Mark said to try that one in a CAP, so I am getting around to it. If I like it, maybe I can bank it.

Just so all know 2035 is not schells, I have verified this with them:

"While they claim is 2035 is the Schell's yeast (Ted questions this, because how would they have gotten a sample) the fact that we didn't bank our yeast until about 10 years ago means even if they were the same at one time, they probably drifted apart."


That being said 2035 used to be my house strain for many years.. loved that yeast.

Good to know.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:05:25 AM »
I have a starter of 2035 going for a CAP. Mark said to try that one in a CAP, so I am getting around to it. If I like it, maybe I can bank it.

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Kegging and Bottling / Keg Sale at AiH
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:59:23 AM »
Just saw they have really good prices on used ball and pin locks. Really good!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:57:22 AM »
At AiH last Friday, there was a note on the Wyeast cooler. It said the following strains were going to be discontinued, and will not be available when they place the next order.
2000-Budvar
2001-PU
2035- Schell
And a couple Belgian strains IIRC.

Has anyone seen or heard anything about this?




Yeah, Drew posted on Friday about it. I was at my LHBS Saturday and verified it. It's a real shame, some good strains in there :

2000 Budvar Lager
2001 Pilsen Urquell
2035 American Lager
2042 Danish Lager
3333 German Wheat
3562 Forbidden Fruit
3942 Belgian Wheat
Missed Drew's post.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:30:53 AM »
At AiH last Friday, there was a note on the Wyeast cooler. It said the following strains were going to be discontinued, and will not be available when they place the next order.
2000-Budvar
2001-PU
2035- Schell
And a couple Belgian strains IIRC.

Has anyone seen or heard anything about this?

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