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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:24:39 PM »
Not Sexting Friend's Wife?
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Of course, that has no bearing on us retired guys, huh, Jeff?  :)
There are still some things that one must use common sense on.

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Hop Growing / Re: Requests to Hops Growers
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:03:42 PM »
If you could request a new hop what would it be?

I'd like to see a companion to Mt Hood. Mt Adams, a PNW version of Saaz

They already have that PNW version of Saaz, but it was named Sterling.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lottery
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:01:04 PM »
Jimmy K - I like that.
My take on the points.

Open registration should keep the server from crashing.
Time to think about it. But some styles should be started now.
I was  pondering how a brewer could be vetted based on past performance. I know some guys who need to defend or compete.
Work is rewarded.
Persistence is rewarded.
Fair draw for everyone else.

Just my $.02.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water profile and IPAs
« on: November 19, 2013, 11:52:30 AM »
Look at the phosphate to chloride ratio also. I've had good luck at 2 to 1 or slightly higher.


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I think you mean sulfate:chloride ratio.  I've come to the conclusion that the ratio doesn't matter as much as the absolute numbers.
denny is correct. If you went with the published values for Munich, they would be making hoppy beers. The values are pretty low for Munich water, so think about what you can taste. There are some guidelines in the Water book IIRC.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Time to try something new
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:31:19 AM »
Not that I always agree on their rankings, but here is a Beer Advocate site with several commercial Scottish Ales to consider: 

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/68

Robert The Bruce is from Three Floyd's in NW Indiana, so I have tried and liked it, you may need to try a different one, unless Three Floyd's is available in the Pac NW.
Three Floyd's is a roughly 30k bbl a year brewery that only gets to a few states (IN, IL, WI, OH, and ?), it doesn't have distribution in MI. He would have to look for a trade.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water profile and IPAs
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:08:56 PM »
Look at the phosphate to chloride ratio also. I've had good luck at 2 to 1 or slightly higher.


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Sulfate to chloride? You can go higher than 2.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 18, 2013, 03:40:17 PM »
Bitterness ages more slowly than aroma or flavor. Eventually the balance goes from bitter, to balanced, to sweet/malty. The Bigfoot May be in the 60+ IBU range when balanced, 50 ish when it tips to sweet/malty. That does take years.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Building Water
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:52:10 PM »
Posted water results from before and after softener here... http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1887.msg217182#msg217182

No wonder Gordon Strong uses RO Water. That is about as hard, and even more alkaline than mine!

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Events / Re: Which hotel to stay at in Grand Rapids
« on: November 18, 2013, 07:36:44 AM »
Don't forget Portland, Oregon.
I doubt it will ever come back to Orlando, but it has been in Baltimore twice.
Atlanta, perhaps? 
Kansas City, Cincinnati, Minneapolis?
I'll go wherever it's held.

See you there!  ;)

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Events / Re: Which hotel to stay at in Grand Rapids
« on: November 18, 2013, 07:18:38 AM »
The host city is kept quiet until all of the contracts are signed and it is a go. Once contracts are in hand, they can announce it. As the conference grows, it becomes a bigger financial positive for the host city, so there may be more competition from cities, convention centers, and hotels to have it. That may cause the people involved to be more tight lipped.

As far as the GR NHC, it was more of an announcement than a leak. Note that Austin is mentioned in the link, and they dropped out due to local liquor laws. As I have spent some time there, hope they have some new legislation that changes/changed those laws so that the NHC goes there some day.

http://www.grbj.com/articles/75647-beer-association-taps-grand-rapids-for-national-convention

Edit - note the mention of a 7 city rotation for the NHC. The size of the conference will limit it to big convention cities.

since we've got nothing else to do, shall we speculate that those 7 cities are?   :D
obvious one:  Denver
what else you guys got?

San Diego would be a bet with good odds. NHC was there 2011, and the Town and Country has hosted the CBC several times, and has the ability to handle large crowds, and has experience with the BA/AHA.

Cost will be an issue in the future.

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Events / Re: Which hotel to stay at in Grand Rapids
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:55:55 AM »
Where's NHC '15 going to be held?

Typically, it is announced at the previous year's NHC. Information was leaked early this past year, which is unusual from what I can gather.

We will likely find out in June where the 2015 conference is.

The host city is kept quiet until all of the contracts are signed and it is a go. Once contracts are in hand, they can announce it. As the conference grows, it becomes a bigger financial positive for the host city, so there may be more competition from cities, convention centers, and hotels to have it. That may cause the people involved to be more tight lipped.

As far as the GR NHC, it was more of an announcement than a leak. Note that Austin is mentioned in the link, and they dropped out due to local liquor laws. As I have spent some time there, hope they have some new legislation that changes/changed those laws so that the NHC goes there some day.

http://www.grbj.com/articles/75647-beer-association-taps-grand-rapids-for-national-convention

Edit - note the mention of a 7 city rotation for the NHC. The size of the conference will limit it to big convention cities.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water profile and IPAs
« on: November 17, 2013, 05:56:42 PM »
Honestly that's where RO water comes in for me. Indy water is not great for brewing most beers. RO is a nearly mineral-free base to build on. I use 100% RO, so I go to the "Water Input Tab" (#3) and look for the dilution percentage drop=-down. Set it to 100%. Then from there you can use the pale ale profile to find your target mineral levels.

This is good advice.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Most ever on line
« on: November 17, 2013, 05:47:49 PM »
It might well have had something to do with NHC. I can't really remember.
Registration for the competition. Or logging in to see what was the problem when trying to register.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« on: November 17, 2013, 08:24:53 AM »
That sounds awesome!  When does SN normally release Big Foot?
IIRC, mid January.

I probably have 10 years of Bigfoot in the basement. Only one 03 left.

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