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Very cool.

Kegging and Bottling / The Taprite Beer Carbonation Tester
« on: May 02, 2016, 05:23:14 PM »
For the brewer who has everything.

The Taprite Beer Carbonation Tester $289

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shipping beer WTF
« on: May 02, 2016, 04:20:25 PM »
I have never been asked what is in the box. I print a shipping label online and pack everything at home.  I weigh the box and measure the dimensions at home so there is no chance the package will need extra attention.

At the store, I hand the labeled and sealed box to the clerk. The clerk weighs it (added bonus: free test of my scale's accuracy), puts the package in the out box, and offers me a receipt to show I dropped it off.

A ton of this hobby is applying common seems like a ton of folks are not in touch with that...
I think he means you are applying common sense
Oh. Sorry I misunderstood.

A ton of this hobby is applying common seems like a ton of folks are not in touch with that...

This starter owes me money...

My problem with this paper is the lack of results. Someone in this thread said the paper is like a journal article. I politely disagree.

Peer reviewed journal articles require:
1. A problem statement
2. A proposed solution
3. An experiment
4. Experiment results
5. Analysis of the results
6. Well formed conclusions

This paper lacks 4 and 5. The paper suggests an experiment and claims the experiment has been performed but provides no details about actual results. The experiment has to be more than several people tried this and found the results to be a subjective improvement. Rather the experiment design needs to be such that it will pass peer review muster. The commonly accepted experiment for beer is a triangle test. In this case, the experiment should also include DO measurements at various stages of the process with a table to compare DO between the 2 methods.

The paper does appear to have been written with Latex though. So there's that...

PS. The problem statement would be much stronger if they could define "it" and connect the hypothesis to achieving "it".

Hoppy American Wheat today.

50/50 White Wheat and Rahr 2-row.
CTZ FWH and Cascade/Amarillo steeped and dry hopped. WY1010 yeast.

Any suggestions on fermentation temp? I am waiting to pitch until tomorrow morning.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Using wort chiller to reduce mash temp
« on: May 01, 2016, 02:28:33 PM »
I pitch the next morning quite often. It helps insure the wort is at the correct pitch temp.  I think my OCD about pitching at correct temp out weighs any fears about leaving the wort over night.

All Grain Brewing / Using wort chiller to reduce mash temp
« on: May 01, 2016, 10:56:16 AM »
Today I was 10F over my mash temp due to user error. It took 12 minutes of stirring to get it down to the right temp.

Has anyone every used a copper cool wort chiller to cool a mash? It seems like it would work pretty fast.

Any drawbacks?

I hope to not make the same bonehead mistake again, but, since this is not the first time I assume it won't be the last.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Help!
« on: April 30, 2016, 02:22:05 PM »
I don't know if you should rouse the yeast. Irish ale yeast is known to produce diacetyl and rousing it or swirling it could produce a diacetyl bomb.

I agree that warming it up may help it to finish up, though it isn't out of the question that it just may be done.
There is a talk from last years NHC "Avoiding a D Bomb: A Key to Understanding Diacetyl" by Kara Taylor.  The talk is very good.

Ms. Taylor advises raising the temp and swirling the yeast to help yeast take up the diacetyl.

Has anyone considered this whole thing may be a late April fools joke?

Yeah it sucks.

Brulosophy had the opportunity to interview a highly qualified person, some who obviously knows a lot about beer, brewing beer, and educating people about homebrewing. So what do they ask her? About vagina beer.

Oh FFS. This is just ridiculous. You have someone sitting with you who you can ask anything of (and probably learn something) and then you marginalize that opportunity by asking that person about something that only vaguely relates to their gender. What a waste of time for both the readers and the interviewee.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: April 28, 2016, 08:03:41 AM »
My British Brown Ale scored 40 points and made mini-BOS! I am stoked!

Nice.  40 is a great score.  I topped out at 35.5 this year.  My top two scores were the same top two beers as last year, but no luck on advancing.
Thanks! My other beer got 33.

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