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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: keys to a crisp lager
« on: June 06, 2015, 04:22:33 AM »
This is interesting, my light Lagers arent quite there yet. I thought Sulfate should be as low as possible for light lagers and that higher sulfates don't go well with noble hops? I've been keeping mine under 10. I also target my PH around 5.4 but I think I'll try lower.
It depends on the lager you are try ing to make to style. For a Czech Pils keep the sulfate so low as you said. For a Northern German Pils the 70 to 90 ppm range works. If you want to make pils like they make in Munich back the sulfate down by half or mor, and it will be softer.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015: good eating nearby?
« on: June 05, 2015, 10:37:10 PM »
Isn't there a mall across the road with a bunch of restaurants?  Or was that some other NHC?
Yes, the food court in the mall was "adequate".

We are going to check out Old Town.

Where, exactly, is Old Town?
Trolley stop 2 to the west of Fashion Valley.


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Events / Re: NHC 2015: good eating nearby?
« on: June 05, 2015, 03:58:01 PM »
Isn't there a mall across the road with a bunch of restaurants?  Or was that some other NHC?
Yes, the food court in the mall was "adequate".

We are going to check out Old Town.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: keys to a crisp lager
« on: June 05, 2015, 03:55:14 PM »
pH is a big part of getting a crisp, lager like character. I like a pH of 5.3 for pale lagers.

and sulfate
I like 70 to 90 ppm sulfate for a German Pils. 5.2 to 5.3 mash pH.

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Events / Re: San Diego Public Transportation
« on: June 04, 2015, 02:44:27 PM »
San Diego does have a trolley system, but it does not connect to the airport. We might take it before the conference, to check out Old Town and the Gas Lamp District.  We will pick it up near the Town and Country.
http://www.sdmts.com/trolley/trolley.asp

Past conferenes that we used public transportation to get from the airport were SF/Oakland, Seattle/Bellevue.
Drove to Philly, could have done rail there. No rail to the Denver airport, but went from the hotel to Downtown twice. Did the train from Ann Arbor to Chicago, blue line up to the Hotel near O'Hare. Drove to Cincinnatti and Minneapolis. So we have been able to go without a car for more than a few conferences.

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Events / Re: NHC app
« on: June 02, 2015, 05:38:34 PM »
Just looked, and there is an app for iPhones on the AppStore.

Looked at my wife's iPhone and it is on it, and works fine.

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Events / Re: NHC app
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:07:45 PM »
Hey AHA, have you ever heard of Windows Phone?  :)
Mrs. R found it for her iPhone. Apple Store I think. She thinks it is pretty cool.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's Attending BNA10?
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:49:01 AM »
On a tour and pub crawl that night.

Edit - 2011 in SD was my favorite.

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The Pub / Re: Good NHC Plane Book?
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:21:26 AM »
Haha Jeff. I'll have to add it to my wish list for Alaska plane ride reading then!

I picked up Modern Homebrew Recipes and a Michael Pollan book, Omnivore's Dilemma.

Mr Mallett is someone I always like to talk to a little at an event. Larry Bell says he is the smartest guy he knows. I have heard that he consulted a fair amount with Sierra Nevada on the NC brewery. It was his first book, so the learning curve was there. How many authors have no errata page these days?

Edit - then again Mitch Steele got a lot of flack from homebrewers due to the recipes in the IPA book being so general that they could be used by homebrewers and commercial. One had to do some conversions, but if you know what you are doing - excellent beer results.

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The Pub / Re: Good NHC Plane Book?
« on: June 02, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »
Haha Jeff. I'll have to add it to my wish list for Alaska plane ride reading then!

I picked up Modern Homebrew Recipes and a Michael Pollan book, Omnivore's Dilemma.

Mr Mallett is someone I always like to talk to a little at an event. Larry Bell says he is the smartest guy he knows. I have heard that he consulted a fair amount with Sierra Nevada on the NC brewery. It was his first book, so the learning curve was there. How many authors have no errata page these days?

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The Pub / Re: Good NHC Plane Book?
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:01:01 PM »
Most reviews indicated it was not for a homebrewer, but for a craft brewer. Many reviews also noted errors in equations. Which, as an engineer, would drive me batty. I mean, when you read a book with equations in it you're supposed to read the equations first and then the text (if the text at all), right?

If you guys are telling me it's worthwhile, I may just complete the elements series finally.

There were no Homebrew recipes, but how does that not make it of interest for homebrewers?

Any idea as to what equations were off, I may have questioned one or so. Off to Amazon to read some reviews.

Edit - the ones that said there were no Homebrew recipes remind of those complaining that Brewing Better Beer had no extract recipes.

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Events / Re: NHC Bottleshare?
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:51:35 PM »
I probably won't make it through club night. Introductions the next morning.

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See what I mean?

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The Pub / Re: Good NHC Plane Book?
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:45:47 PM »
So you are not a malt lover, or not a John Mallett fan?

The book is fine, I enjoyed it and learned a bunch.

Got the new Gordon book through the AHA and am part way through it, will read more on the plane.

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US-05 and BRY 97 are not the same yeast strain.  US-05 is BRY 96.

BRY 96 = Ballantine "Beer," "Chico," Wyeast 1056, White Labs WLP001, and Fermentis US-05
BRY 97 = Ballantine "Ale," Anchor Liberty Ale, Wyeast 1272, White Labs WLP051, and Lallemand BRY 97

This is fantastic information, thank you for sharing! Where do you find stuff like this, anyway? I never assumed they were the same, but I had no clue BRY-97 was the same strain as WLP051, which I've used a handful of times and haven't really enjoyed that much.

Cheers!
Read Mark's posts throughout the forum. One of his passions is yeast, history, genetics, performance.

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