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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:57:15 PM »
It flew under the radar back then. 2400-3500 attendance, not possible.

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I don't know who that was, but the rules posted above don't disqualify the person if the beer was brewed at home.
Z

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Who is Z?

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Beer Travel / At Lazy Monk.
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:47:16 PM »
One sip of beer at Lazy Monk, I'm staying for a few. Darned good Bo-Pils Leos?

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I don't know who that was, but the rules posted above don't disqualify the person if the beer was brewed at home.

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Events / Re: Dinosaurs in my Beer at Homebrew Con
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:48:49 AM »
Really liked your talk.

It was good to meet you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: HBC
« on: June 17, 2017, 04:24:31 PM »
My quick summary from the first day: https://andybrews.com/2017/06/15/quick-takes-from-day-1-of-homebrew-con-2017/
The Utepils Pils was a favorite. The Alt was not.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:45:40 AM »

I'd love if the 2019 East Coast (if the rotation holds) to be in North Carolina.  They are blowing up in their beer scene, the Charlotte homebrew club has won club of the year (Carolina Brewers? I forget the name) and Charlotte is certainly big enough to host.  Asheville sadly doesn't have a convention center or anything like that, but it's only a two hour drive from Charlotte if people wanted to venture that way, or set up a bus trip etc. Also, I'm from North Carolina and live in Oregon now, so I am biased of course.

Spoke with the Charlotte Club last year at Baltimore about this very thing.  Being a displaced Carolinian living in MD, I also had a vested interest in wanting an NC-hosted conference.  I grew up in a dry county, which now has 4 breweries/brewpubs either in planning or initial ops.  The beer scene really has changed the state!

The club members told me the state laws needed to be changed to allow serving for things like Club Night.  Much like Maryland had done in years' past, which allowed Baltimore to host.  Sounds like a good effort for the AHA to get behind...
Legislation changes have to start and be worked at the local level. The AHA will support that, but the lead has to happen from the members in the state. I know someone from Ohio doing this now, so that the Conference could be there someday.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 15, 2017, 11:27:31 AM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

+1. ...or even Atlanta.


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I could totally be wrong, but it seems to me, there's a rotation of where they host, East Coast, Middle, West Coast... since I've been a member it's been

Grand Rapids MI (Middle)
San Diego CA (West)
Baltimore (East)
Minneapolis (Middle)
Portland (West)

So.. Atlanta could be 2019 as East again.  Not sure if Nashville would be "East" or "Middle", but that could also be in the next year after that.

I'd love if the 2019 East Coast (if the rotation holds) to be in North Carolina.  They are blowing up in their beer scene, the Charlotte homebrew club has won club of the year (Carolina Brewers? I forget the name) and Charlotte is certainly big enough to host.  Asheville sadly doesn't have a convention center or anything like that, but it's only a two hour drive from Charlotte if people wanted to venture that way, or set up a bus trip etc. Also, I'm from North Carolina and live in Oregon now, so I am biased of course.

Philly was the year before GR.


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The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 13, 2017, 08:19:56 PM »
This is a pretty good forum.  I found it pretty useful on several occasions.  And since I have been brewing since 1990, it shows that old dogs can learn new tricks.

It does amaze sometime how thin-skinned some posters on this forum can be over somewhat trivial disagreements.  As Denny and other veterans of the mid 2000s B&V can attest, you guys haven't seen anything.  You need a Tranquil Liza type poster here.  :)
Man, forgot about that!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Water testing
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:19:18 PM »
Martin, I have a related question for you. When you recommend testing several times throughout the year, are there any indicators as to when? I'm mostly thinking about my water system, which uses a mixture of Illinois River water and three wells. Are there any times I should suspect my supply is changing source, like after significant rain?

I know Jamil has recommended the Lamotte testing kit. It might not be too bad over the long run at $120 for the basic vs. $28/ Ward Labs. Follow up for Martin, which tests tend to be inaccurate for the home testing kits? Any recommendations for kits?
Get a cheap ($15) TDS meter to monitor changes in the water. If they change the blend, you will probably see it in a TDS change. What to do about it is another thing.

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 12, 2017, 06:43:39 AM »
I'm getting packed for this year's conference. Can anyone let the cat out of the bag for where the 2018 conference will be?
I thought everyone knew that😉.

Apparently I'm not an insider.

City starts with a "P" and there's one on each coast...the one in the east is better :P

I think you can figure it out Mark. ;-)

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:20:58 PM »
I'm getting packed for this year's conference. Can anyone let the cat out of the bag for where the 2018 conference will be?
I thought everyone knew that😉.


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Hop Growing / Re: Cross contamination?
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:10:53 AM »
Some times there a subtle differences on the bines.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Fauxhemian Pilsner Water
« on: June 10, 2017, 08:40:39 PM »
The water makes me jealous.

What I have to add is the yeast. I Ssume you are using one of the Czech brewing strains. At PU they pitch darned cold and let it rise. Initial pitch is at 39F.


Whoa. Very cold.
Saazer stain vs Frohberg.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Fauxhemian Pilsner Water
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:25:49 PM »
The water makes me jealous.

What I have to add is the yeast. I Ssume you are using one of the Czech brewing strains. At PU they pitch darned cold and let it rise. Initial pitch is at 39F.

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