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Events / Re: NY rallies/meet ups?
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:25:51 AM »
Just curious why it seems there is no love for NYC or the surrounding boroughs? I can't be the only one on here.
Keep on the lookout for one in your area. The AHA has a goal of 30 rallies for 2014, so more to be announced.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/rallies/

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Events / Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:21:20 AM »
To the AHA and local committees for future conferences:

I've been listening to a couple seminars that I couldn't make, and during the Q&A session, I would like to see them try a little harder to get people to use the microphone or at least have the presenter repeat the question.  During Tasty's talk, Justin was running around the room with the mike and Gordon had people come up to the microphone to ask their questions.  And their talks were a couple of the more heavily attended seminars.

I was listening to the cider panel and it was a little difficult trying to figure out what people were asking by the answers they were giving. 

Just a little constructive feedback for the future.  Thanks.
I'd agree, in most other seminars I've been to people line up behind the microphone to ask questions.  Then everyone gets heard as well as eliminates the problem of people raising their hands to ask questions and getting missed.
I might use the line up method next year. We were to make sure questions were on the mic so the question was recorded. It is hard to see the hands sometimes.

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Going Pro / Re: Do you suppose I'd get sued...
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:12:28 PM »
Go to USPTO and do trademark search.
http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=4806:8o343h.1.1

There 101 Fullers live trademarks check them out and see.

Usually it is bad idea to go to business and anticipate to have trademarks problems. There are more important things to do. Like brew beer and make sales.

+1 Leos.

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Ingredients / Re: Polaris
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:10:21 PM »
Just had Polaris Amber from Kuhnhenn at a beer dinner still my local, it work well with the rib dish it was paired with.

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Going Pro / Re: Do you suppose I'd get sued...
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:12:23 PM »
The actual nam of the brewery is Fuller's, Smith, and Turner, but I am sure they have Fuller's trademarked.

The only ESB in the UK is Fuller's ESB, as ESB is trademarked in the UK. You can use ESB in the US.

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CO2 diffusing into water drops the pH. I don't know if that is the total explanation here. Maybe Martin can give more insight on this difference.

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Someone please tell Gordon not to change ESB to whatever it is they are changing it to. Seriously? 6 billion people know what ESB is. How can a dozen people do away with it? Keep that up and no one will know what BJCP is.

They also changed Classic American Pilsner to Pre-prohibition Lager!

I like CAP better than PPL.
As a fan of brewing CAPs, I always like it one takes category 2, like the Gold this year in the Nationals. Oh well, I will keep brewing those , what ever they are called.

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Someone please tell Gordon not to change ESB to whatever it is they are changing it to. Seriously? 6 billion people know what ESB is. How can a dozen people do away with it? Keep that up and no one will know what BJCP is.

In England it is a Strong Bitter made by Fullers, Smith and Turner. It is a trademark and only that beer is ESB. Is that what you were saying?



I was getting at the fact that in England, ESB only means Fuller's. Gale's used to make a strong bitter called HSB. They don't have it trademarked in the US, so there are many ESB's in the US - Bridgeport, Alaskan, Anderson Valley and so on. It will avoid confusion outside of the US if they do this.


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Someone please tell Gordon not to change ESB to whatever it is they are changing it to. Seriously? 6 billion people know what ESB is. How can a dozen people do away with it? Keep that up and no one will know what BJCP is.

In England it is a Strong Bitter made by Fullers, Smith and Turner. It is a trademark and only that beer is ESB. Is that what you were saying?

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Equipment and Software / Re: 3-Roller Mills?
« on: June 21, 2014, 10:09:53 AM »
Very cool.  Now I guess there is even more incentive to attend NHC sometime in the future.  Thanks for the info, Jeff!

OP, sorry, did not intend to sidetrack/hijack.  Best of luck with your potential purchase!
There is also schwag and free samples to be had. Raffles and other contests. Did I say there is also beer poured at many booths. It is a great time.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: PH too low
« on: June 21, 2014, 10:08:23 AM »
Grain bill is:

7# 2 row
.5# 6 row
1# Crystal 60 SRM
.5# Crystal 10 SRM (accidental due to another brewer at the LHBS adding it to my bucket!)
.5# Buscuit
.5# Torrified Wheat

So you are saying that EZWater is wrong?

Added:  All the parameters are good per EZWater.  Am I using it wrong?

I don't know EZWater. Do you trust you pH measurements or a program? Strips can be a problem getting accurate numbers.

You have a negative RA, Crystal malts are acidic. I might say a low pH is not unexpected.

I trust Brunwater, but I verify with a pH meter. A couple of times the pH was off from predicted. Once was a data input error on my part. Another time may have been the specific base grain used.

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Equipment and Software / Re: 3-Roller Mills?
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:19:24 AM »
Hi everyone,
I've only been brewing for a couple of years and am pretty new to this forum.  Never attended NHC, sadly.  Is it typical for vendors to offer discount codes at the conferene?  Just out of curiosity, what kind of discount was MM offering this year?

Some have discounts. Some will sell the display items when they are picking up, so they don't have to ship/haul them back. Saw one guy pull out a wad of cash to buy a 55 gallon pot just before close (don't know his savings). The MM was a 10% discount. Many of the online HBS have discount codes that you can use. Not a bad deal for conference goers.

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Ingredients / Re: When you can't get proper german saaz
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:13:51 AM »


Tettnanger has the same DNA as Saaz according to Stan Hieronymus. Differences in flavor and aroma are due to soil and climate.
Humans and bananas have 97% the same DNA and I would not substitute one for the other.
Same DNA as in identical. The terroir makes them different.

I do not meant to be difficult.

I did not think you were.

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Ingredients / Re: When you can't get proper german saaz
« on: June 21, 2014, 06:39:49 AM »

Tettnanger has the same DNA as Saaz according to Stan Hieronymus. Differences in flavor and aroma are due to soil and climate.
Humans and bananas have 97% the same DNA and I would not substitute one for the other.
Same DNA as in identical. The terroir makes them different.

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Ingredients / Re: When you can't get proper german saaz
« on: June 21, 2014, 06:17:16 AM »
Sterling would be my choice. I have used it in a couple of beers and like it. It is a Saaz derivative.

Tettnanger has the same DNA as Saaz according to Stan Hieronymus. Differences in flavor and aroma are due to soil and climate.

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