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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: HBC
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:36:20 PM »
I hung around for a few minutes with major and narcout, then split for a jucy lucy when it didn't look like anybody else was coming.  Man, that tripel was awesome, major. 

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
NOLA was my first conference in 96.  (I have now been to 17 more).  It was especially memorable because it was our 20th wedding anniversary, we were staying at a B&B in the Garden District with several of my in laws, and for some reason I wanted to go to beer seminars.  We almost didn't make it to 21 years.
I love NOLA and try to go at least once a year - we stay in the same area as the convention center, the Central Business District, and walk around from there.  Plenty to do without stepping foot onto Bourbon Street.
My second conference was the one in Portland, which is also one of my favorite places.  Woo Hoo for next year!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: HBC
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:53:27 PM »
Good notes, Andy.  I liked your talk, especially your enthusiasm.  I also found Annie's talk entertaining and informative.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Canning your home-brew
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:54:51 PM »
They had another one that was $450 shipped with a bunch of cans.  I am pretty sure I remember that correctly.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: fermentation: carboy or bucket?
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »
If you are doing your primary fermentations in carboys, you have to allow more head space - sometimes it will make a mess with five gallons of fermenting beer in a 6-gallon carboy.  I couldn't imagine doing a primary in a 5-gallon one.

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Events / Re: GABF 2017 Info
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:01:49 AM »
It gets much busier on the weekend, so Thursday night is probably the calmest and the session most likely to have the brewers themselves serving.  On Friday spend your night at tap houses or brewpubs in Lodo instead.  There are always lots of beer related events around town the whole week.

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Events / Re: Dinosaurs in my Beer at Homebrew Con
« on: June 18, 2017, 06:57:37 AM »
This was one of my favorite seminars 'this week.
Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Blichmann Quick Carb
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:09:19 AM »
I saw the demo yesterday and it does look pretty cool and has other uses, like transferring, but I'm a shaker as well.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:35:02 AM »
The conference booklet says June 28 - 30, which is much later than usual and precedes the Fourth of July, which is the following Wednesday.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Competition Rauchbier
« on: June 14, 2017, 10:49:11 AM »
I can say from lots of experience that "it depends on the judge and what order your beer is in the queue."  Personally, I find half smoked malt in a traditional rauchbier too smokey to win competitions, but a different competition on a different day may change everything.  Don't be disappointed enough not to enter it more than once.  I had one in a competition that said, "seriously misses style" and then take a best of show in the very next competition.

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Ingredients / Re: cocoa nibs
« on: June 13, 2017, 11:41:23 AM »
I have skipped the sanitizing portion and added them directly to the beer, four ounces in five gallons for roughly five days.

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Events / Re: Need Some Tips for Homebrew Con?
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:44:08 AM »
I have a question.  Why is it so hot?  Couldn't you arrange for some cooler weather?

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The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:55:59 PM »
It's seems more that the newer generation of homebrewers is interested in general "maker" culture and not as much "I make beer" or "I make cabinets". Naturally that's a shallower engagement level by the sheer volume of different things to make. It does affect the discussions we have and the content that gets produced.

Personal pet peeve moment mostly unrelated to brewing-I'm very ticked off with the current "maker culture" because of this shallower engagement level. I've seen folks with a passion for a specific craft scratch the surface of the art/science of their craft, then get pissed off when they don't get hired or turn a profit. Frankly, it's insulting to those who devote their lives to perfecting their art/trade. It's like the whole technician/engineer thing. Sure, you can make great money as a technician, I certainly do. But the closer I get to my degree the more I realize how little I've scratched the surface of my field as a tech.

But this is brewing, a hobby for most on here. Not all want to devote that level of involvement/learning to a hobby, and that's fine. Hobbies aren't supposed to be stressful. I tend to go all in or nothing on hobbies, hence the devotion to brewing science and technical errata. I'm the same way with cars, my obsession has resulted in a nicely equipped garage and can do all the maintenance/repairs on my vehicles. By this time next year I may be working on turning that into a small business tuning (and eventually building) LS and small block Chevy engines. (Not having to pay a mechanic frees up money for tools AND beer!)

Ugh..... I think I've finally got to just say it, in as few words as possible............

Keith, Denny, I love you guys, but you know, you ain't perfect.

Derek, Bryan, I love you guys, but you know, you ain't perfect.

Me, I love myself, but I know I ain't perfect.

The rest of ya's, you're all alright, I love you all, too.

Those of us who are still left here have had to deal with a lot of crap.  We need to put an end to the crap.  I'll do my part if you'll all do yours.  Perhaps the best thing to do is to never ever talk about crap ever again.  Let's friggin talk about beer, dammit.

*group hug*

:'(

This. Let's just look past each other's flaws and just try and move on when someone rubs us the wrong way.

my passion for cars was ruined after a career in the auto industry. Be careful with what you wish for!
I hear that.  This is also the main reason I don't want to turn my perfectly good brewing hobby into work.

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In 11 gallons, Craig added:
2 oz. Cent at 60 min.
2 oz. each Cent and Amarillo at 15
2 oz. Cent at 5
2 oz Amarillo dry hop


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The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 06, 2017, 04:35:16 PM »
The thing about this or any forum is that it changes constantly.  There have been times when we have had doctors of biology commenting as well as yeast historians and honey bee farmers.  Right now we don't seem to have that same level of expertise, but it may come back around.
The nice thing I have always enjoyed about this forum has been the courtesy.  Let's not lose that.

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