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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First US Trappist Brewery!!!!
« on: December 17, 2013, 03:39:37 PM »
I'd assume that they'd be brewing Belgian style beers just from the labeling.  It doesn't say anything about what's inside the bottle other than that it's a "Trappist ale".  Makes me think that either they're doing something that's in the same end of the flavor spectrum as every other Trappist ale, or they're really bad at marketing.

Equipment and Software / Re: oxyclean
« on: December 16, 2013, 07:03:08 PM »
Considering the number of partial boil extract brews I've done where at least half of what goes into the fermenter is water straight from the tap. . .

Equipment and Software / Re: oxyclean
« on: December 16, 2013, 03:48:53 PM »
Isnt PBW just really Souped up Oxyclean?  Essentially an alkaline cleaner?

Yup.  Both are based on sodium percarbonate, but PBW also has some detergents and sodium silicate and whatnot in there.  Wild guess, OxyClean doesn't include those extras because it's designed to be used in combination with laundry detergent which probably already has them.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging pressure question...
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:12:47 AM »
Am I the only one who doesn't force carb?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dealing With Non-Homebrewers
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:04:05 AM »
you could just have a tap with something horrible in it and hide the good homebrew.

I call that my "cream ale" tap.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dedicated tap / lines for sours?
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:32:55 AM »
What is the practice among craft brew bars and brewpubs?  I can't imagine that they change out their faucets and lines.

Neither can I.  But I can't imagine a kegs ever lasts long enough at a bar for it to matter, either.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 20, 2013, 02:56:44 PM »
Or Talking Heads if it's 95 and humid.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:31:24 AM »
No pay wall here:

I'm kind of amazed none of the top imports were from Germany. C'mon!

Look at the beers that win - they're generally more aggressive styles like American-style IPA and stronger stouts.  In keeping with that trend, 4/5 of the international winners were yeast- and bacteria-forward Belgians.  With the rankings skewing so hard in that direction, it's no surprise that Germany didn't fare well.  Even if there had been a German winner it probably would have been something like a Berliner Weisse or rauchbier.

Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 02:16:34 PM »
No, wait, with flash disabled it gives me a link that says "Using a screen reader? Click here".  Doing so gets you the HTML5 version.

If you're at least getting that brushed metal gray background on the Kindle, try scrolling down to see if you can find it.  I saw it like halfway down the page, so it might be that it's just not visible at first.

Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 02:13:17 PM »
Apple are the folks who led the charge on there being no Flash on mobile devices.

I just gave it a shot on my iPhone and it did load it's got a totally different interface from what's being served up to my computer.  So it's got to be using a second version that's put together in HTML5 or something like that. If I disable Flash on my computer, though, instead of sending the version of the app that goes out to the iPhone, it looks like it tries (and fails) to serve up the Flash version.

Long story short, they've got two different versions, one for Flash and one for no Flash, but the system they're using to decide which one to use is broken.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:41:21 AM »
I'm suspicious, too.  Even if that many people have had it, how many have regular enough access to it that what they're tasting is the beer itself and not their excitement about getting a chance to try it?  On the other hand, considering so many great craft breweries that aren't big enough to distribute nationally it is kind of nice to see that the list isn't dominated by beers like Boston Lager simply because of sheer force of numbers.

The bit that gets me even more is that of the top 20, 13 are IPAs and another three are other kinds of hoppy ale.  With a few breakfast stouts tagging along.  C'mon people, there's more to life than 14B!

Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:23:02 AM »
It's a Flash applet, so it won't work on any mobile device.

Supposedly an Android app is coming out real soon now.  Maybe that'll be going onto the Amazon app store as well as Google Play?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Stir Bar Tip
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:37:08 PM »
I think a lot of good beer has been made without a stir plate.

Commercial beer, for example.

Wood/Casks / Re: When do you RETIRE a barrel or solera?
« on: June 16, 2013, 03:27:19 AM »
There's also Vegemite and Marmite, which are basically just autolysed brewer's yeast and salt.  I think soy sauce is fermented with a mold and not yeast.

Not that it makes much difference; they just taste like a richer soy sauce.

Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic carboy
« on: June 15, 2013, 01:27:49 PM »
Since it's being sold specifically for food production, I imagine it's a pretty safe bet that it's food-safe.

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