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Ingredients / Re: It's SPRING!!!!
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:19:37 AM »
HAH, fixed it. Flickr doesn't make it easy though.

Back to green hops..... is there a DIY to get a ballpark bittering power of your home grown? Or is it pure trial and error....?
i used to do the trial and error method, and once I know the rough amount needed, did that amount each year. This year I just bittered with magnum, as that was pragmatic.

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Beer Travel / Re: New York City
« on: May 13, 2013, 06:01:42 PM »
Also:
dba on first down by Houston St.
DBGB on Bowery, a Gastropub.
Spotted Pig in the west Village.

Bring $$$ for the last 2.  :)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grains on hand
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:25:11 PM »
I use a bag of 6-row every year. CAPs and sometimes to add a little more DP.

Most of my list is like what has been mentioned.

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Ingredients / Re: It's SPRING!!!!
« on: May 13, 2013, 04:53:39 PM »
I assume you didn't use it for bittering? And how the heck did you get that picture to show?
Dr. Tom, you know, has his secret ways.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cowboy Brewers
« on: May 13, 2013, 12:11:52 PM »
Sean has a cowboy hat....
yes he does.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: British Yeast Recommendation
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:28:47 AM »
I used Ringwood once. That was the first, and last, time.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Pin lock VS Ball Lock
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:26:49 AM »
BTW, that's a score on the 3 gallon keg as I'm sure you know.  Wish I had more of those.
Disn't bother to negotiate on the price, just said I would take it.  :)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Pin lock VS Ball Lock
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:25:44 AM »
Hopefully the price of new ball locks will fall as people start to buy more. I've already seen them sold for ~$90 in multi-packs. Given the hastle of some used kegs, I'd pay a premium for new. I think if it dropped to $75 or so it would be great.
The ones I have seen for $90-100 new are made in China.

I picked up a nice 3 gallon ball lock in S. TX for $30, at a flea market last month.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bottling prep
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:22:52 AM »
For used bottles, clean them, put foil over the opening, and then bake for an hour at 375. Turn the oven off and take them out the next day, they will be sterile.

+1 for the oven method. I don't bother with the foil. I rinse the night before bottling day, pop them in the over and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or an hour or you know, whenever I remember to get up and turn off the oven. and leave them in there till bottling time. that oven and everything in it should be pretty close to sterile at that point.
The foil I'd for longer term storage. I do a case of bottles at a time in the oven, so not all get used soon.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bottling prep
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:44:53 AM »
For used bottles, clean them, put foil over the opening, and then bake for an hour at 375. Turn the oven off and take them out the next day, they will be sterile.

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Beer Travel / Re: New York City
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:40:14 AM »
There are many fine places in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Brewing (check the hours),Mugs Ale house, Spuytin Duyvel, and Barcade. Those are fairly close together, and just over the East River.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: British Yeast Recommendation
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:33:28 AM »
Ones that I use.
1968/002, the Fuller's strain.
1469 for my Timothy Taylor Clone attempts.
022 Essex ale is a good change of pace when it is out.
1275 also can make some nice bitter.
1028 works for high gravity beers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mosaic/Martin IPA
« on: May 11, 2013, 03:02:43 PM »
Something like 14+ to one has worrked for me. Around 350 ppm SO4.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: SN/DFH IPA Glasses
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:44:49 PM »
We have 2, an they work as advertised. The glass agitates the beer to release aromatics towards the end.

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Going Pro / Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« on: May 09, 2013, 06:18:40 AM »
I'm not planning buy this book from any retailer at the moment so the price difference doesn't bother me in any way. 

That said, the dues we pay to the AHA are used for far more than discounts on books.  I pay my dues because doing so supports a team of people who have our backs as home brewers.  Without them many of us would be brewing illegally in our home state.  We would not have access to the resources we currently do to improve our craft.  The book discounts are nice but not the reason we all joined the AHA.  Please keep in mind that in the grand scheme of things the AHA is a tiny organization with limited resources doing a very good job on executing on their charter.

Paul
Well said.

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