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Events / Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« on: May 17, 2014, 06:22:41 PM »
Forum Fest 14 sounds awesome!  ha.  Looking forward to NHC and meeting everyone.

Events / Re: Was the Philly BNA really that bad?
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:54:42 AM »
So is the consensus to attend or forgo?  This is my first NHC and am looking to take advantage of all that is offered, but if the general sentiment is save $50 and do something else then I don't have a problem doing so.

Cheers and looking forward to next month!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2014 NHC forum meet up
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:29:42 AM »
I will be there.  Going solo and this is my first NHC.  I will be in town on Wednesday.  I am for sure looking forward to meeting the people of the forum.  Cheers!

Events / Re: 2014 NHC Seminars Posted
« on: April 30, 2014, 03:22:36 PM »
Some great sessions.  I want to go to all of them.  ha.   ;D

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle conditioned lager
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:42:19 PM »
Thanks Jonathan.  They were stored for about 3 weeks at around 65-70.  A little cooler than ideal, but I would have expected something at those temps. 

Thanks again for the suggestions.  Headed to the LHBS today. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle conditioned lager
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:40:54 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I think I will try to make a slurry and save the batch.  I am hoping to avoid quick hands...quick hands. ha.

So two additional questions. 

1. Could I just pick up a vial of whitelabs and and pipette from the vial into the bottles?  I'm thinking I will try to use the same yeast as I don't want any additional yeast flavors.
2. How much yeast are we talking?  1 ml per bottle? 

Thanks for the suggestions.  Live and learn, I guess.


Kegging and Bottling / Bottle conditioned lager
« on: April 17, 2014, 05:58:34 PM »
So I bottled a lager about 3 weeks ago. Lagered at 35 for 1.5 months. Wanted to see how it was coming so cracked one open and nothing. Flat as the day I bottled it.

Anything I can do? Really bummed as most of what I read only suggested new yeast after 2 months.


I have recently come to the same conclusion that used appliances (freezers or refrigerators) are false economy because of the same reasons Amanda has stated.  The prices on CL are rather high when you compare to a local big box store, especially when they are offering %'s off, which happens frequently.  I have been very happy with my new freezer and glad that I decided to go new as opposed to used. 

Now, I can't say much about energy usage, but I have seen no noticeable increase in my electricity bill. 

Ingredients / Re: Growing your own
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:08:45 PM »
Awesome!  Look forward to reading about how it all turns out. 

Events / Conference Week Events
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:58:55 AM »
Anyone doing any of the events or tours?  I looking at a few options. 



Events / Re: NHC Hotels filled up already?
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:57:48 AM »
Amway and JW are really nice hotels.  Can't go wrong with those.  The others are some great options also.  Cheers!

Events / Re: three cheers for the AHA staff
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:56:10 AM »
Agreed.  Thank you to AHA staff for an easy process. Cheers!

Events / Re: CYA in Grand Rapids.
« on: March 04, 2014, 11:06:53 AM »
Just FYI.  When you register, your online bank statement (or paper) will say Tickethorse Denver. Not Altitude Tickets as it indicates on the registration form. 

Not sure if it can be changed on the form  so there isn't a lot of people calling to follow up because of the discrepancy.   

Based on what I quickly googled, Altitude Tickets was formally Tickethorse.

Events / Re: CYA in Grand Rapids.
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:34:20 PM »
I received my email this afternoon and paid.  Can't wait!

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: March 02, 2014, 08:35:43 PM »
The cat's out of the bab,

No Lotto is needed, all AHA members that applied are in.
We are excited to report that all AHA members who applied to attend the AHA National Homebrewers Conference are guaranteed a spot. So rest easy, and feel free to start making your travel plans to Grand Rapids—Beer City, USA.

Fantastic!  This is great news.  See you all in Grand Rapids.  Cheers!

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