OK so I got the Kunze book and after 8 hours with it, I has given me 3 ideas right off the bat. A couple things that I didn't know but common sense would tell you if you sat in a dark room long enough. I have not waded through the technical brewery sections yet, but they seem to be aimed at the large breweries and tell you as much. Is it worth the $200 price I would say it depends, it does go through the processes of malting a full chapter. I say it is worth it if you are a pro brewrer (4th edition 2010) in all aspects, even with water and wastes streams, etc. If you are a homebrewer and want to know what the pros are doing I say spend it.
If you have the extra dough I would buy it. Mine was a gift but I would buy it.
I will give you another example, I will be brewing 7bbl of beers and double brews etc. and if I want to do something crazy it is only going to be a 1/2bbl because that is the size of my pilot (homebrew) brewery. I understand the want for it all the time but somethings are just a once in a lifetime thing. I can't tie up a bright tank for 7 months till the RIS is ready! but bet your sweet butt I can condition a 1/2 barrel easy for 7 months.
Yep 400 and last 20 minutes was 450, it was moist as always, I just did a high roast duck recipe that was done in the kithcen but that smoked out the house. It was not brined but it oozed water when carving. So I did the same roast on the egg. Nice catch Loopy I wire brush and use a paper towel soaked in Olive oil to soak the grill.
I'm not sure on how to answer right now, but I can see how I could feel, I brew all the time and I just want to sit on my butt and watch a football game! I can still waste a couple hours talking beer though. I wonder if I will loose that?