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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Coopers Dry Yeast
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:06:40 PM »
I use wlp009 for my sparkling ale.
Only available in the spring though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day efficiency ideas
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:51:59 PM »
I do most of those.  I generally don't drink until the boil is settled in.  I mill the day before or a few days before.  I get as much ready the night before.  Rarely secondary. Pump on the immersion chiller. Clean as I go. Measure during mash.

I look at efficiency as getting the most out of  your most precious resource.  Whether that is money (ingredients,  fuel, equipment) space (batch size, type of equipment, storage) or time (prep, less steps,  quick chilling)

For me these days with two little ones,  time is by far the hardest to come by. I try to minimize the length of my brew day as much as possible.  Finding half an hour in the evening a few days before brewdays is much easier than spending an extra half hour on brewday.

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The Pub / Re: Honolulu
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:14:21 PM »
Hit up nico's at Pier 38 for poke. Plus there's a sushi/poke bar at the office cafeteria.

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The Pub / Re: Honolulu
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:26:36 PM »
Honolulu beer works was awesome.  Very solid beers.  They've been open about a year. Also waikiki brewing co. Was brewing their first batch while I was there.  Should be open by next month when I have to go back for another work trip.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:24:12 PM »
I found it first at target.  Now it's everywhere around here

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHCompetition Registration is Open
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:01:32 PM »
4 to San Diego

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help Denny and Drew write their book!
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:50:05 PM »
It worked fine on chrome on the laptop.  Couldn't get it to work on the android.  I tried to answer the spending question with "more than my wife thinks" ,

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My old kettle is also now for crab and lobster.

Also if your three year old calls pots kettles

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Every time a brewery puts something strange in their beer. Everyone asks if you've heard of it and when you will try making it.  (Just brewed an 80 shilling with an invasive algae) coworkers' idea

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The Pub / Re: Friendship
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:14:12 AM »
I'm thinking of watching it again right meow

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:29:07 PM »
Agreed.  I was more calling out my "always ready and improving recipes"

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The Pub / Re: Honolulu
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:03:01 PM »
Ya.  I'm not too worried about finding a tasty beverage on the island.  Plus I have a pretty tight work schedule.  Teaching a marine safety and survival course for the week.

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The Pub / Re: Please Help Me Plan My Trip To The US
« on: January 22, 2015, 08:55:20 PM »
I think that from a brewery and weather perspective I wouldn't skip San Diego or the Central Coast (firestone). It's 16 hours driving from my place to my brother's in Portland.  Unless you really want to see a red bridge covered in fog I would skip the bay area.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« on: January 22, 2015, 08:15:10 PM »
Mine has become:

Irish Red
Agave Wheat
ESB
Sparkling Ale
Ordinary Bitter

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The Pub / Re: Honolulu
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:10:44 PM »
Thanks.  That's about what I thought.

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