We are in for both the hotel and conference registration. It was a little more effort and excitement this year, if you know what I mean.
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Hi! when i add salts to my mash an HLT i always dissolve all of those in a little jar with hot water but gypsum is always very hard to dissolve. It always forms little rocks and i am afraid that it does not contribute enough sulfate and calcium to the mash....Gypsum dissolves more readily in cold water.
Do you have a better way to dissolve gypsum?
Friday and Saturday nights are sold out at the host hotel. We’re in the process of securing more rooms at nearby hotels and will post more information on February 6.
The pre-conference nights (Sat Jun 22 - Tue Jun 25) were also sold out, or not available, and I was in there fairly early. Were those nights limited or were they just never really available?
If by desireable he meant less flavor, then yes.I wonder about any flavor differences with corn meal instead of whole or flaked corn.George Fix (a long ago beer writer) wrote an article entitled: CAP - Explorations in Pre-Prohibition American Lagers. Within that article he wrote:
“The primary feature that separates this beer from all-malt continental lagers is the use of flaked maize, an unmalted cereal grain. The flakes are hardly a cheap malt substitute. Indeed, they typically cost two to three times more than domestic malt, and they are even more expensive than premium imported malts. What one gets with this specialty grain is extra strength without the satiating effects of a high-gravity beer. Alcohol by itself is essentially tasteless. Nevertheless, it is a flavor carrier, enhancing the other active flavor components in a beer, as it does in this formulation. The maize also leaves a pleasant grain-like sweetness in the finished beer. The chief advantage that flakes have over corn grits or rice is that, unlike the latter, flakes do not require cooking at boiling temperatures to achieve gelatinization. Many feel that this is the key to the flakes' desirable flavoring (2).”
So, George Fix appears to be of the opinion that flaked maize has “desirable flavoring”.
The Banquet meal is now something to look forward to, as Sean Paxton has done some wonderful stuff based on local ingredients.I hope so, that does make me feel better about it. I do have a plan in place in case 3:15 rolls around and I haven't been able to register yet. One of the other members of my club agreed to do it for me once he has finished registering.
Quincy, since you may be in a rush, they just made a change last night to the conference tickets and made the banquet an add on to each of the packages. So the full package is $205 plus $50 for the banquet. I'd hate to have you get a ticket and miss out on the banquet.
Thanks, I did see that last night. I know the wife will be angry if I miss out on the Banquet tickets, she is looking forward to that part. Well she is looking forward to all of it but she specifically said she wants to go to the banquet.
I'm up in New Braunfels at least a couple times a week. Maybe I should take a left instead of a right and head up to Austin and delay going home. Get a room at the Driskill and drink some beer...! And I gotta try some of Franklin's brisket!We did not go to Franklin's this time, as our full day was a Saturday, and the niece said the line is around a 2 hour wait on a Saturday.
Ya gotta go to Whip In and to Black Star Co-op. I had a good time at Red's Porch and they also have a Flying Saucer, but I had a better time at Gingerman when we were there last spring.
Tom...was that one of the beers brewed for Stan Hieronymus's talk last year? I remember tasting a beer with them at his seminar. The beer was very nice.Yes, the four beers were mosaic, meridian, el dorado, and LR. Mosaic was the runaway favorite.
I'm impressed. Can you help with the terminology - a gearbox drive spline, fitting into what? Gotta hit up the few gearheads I know!There is a selection ring that has the sychronizer cone(s) that will slide along the shaft and engage the gear that is free spinning via dogs on the side of the gear and ring. This might help.