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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:31:19 PM »
Thanks Steve,  I'll be up your way in August and September

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 03:15:47 PM »
San Diego is up.

My Irish Red took 3rd

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:13:57 AM »
Still no San Diego

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Beer Travel / Re: Los Angeles
« on: April 19, 2015, 10:33:29 PM »
Where in la? Will you have a car? Lots of new breweries opening.

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Events / Re: National Homebrewers Conference Open Registration
« on: March 13, 2015, 09:35:43 PM »
I usually get all the emails,  but I did not get the one about the hotel either.  Luckily my neighbor did so we got a room.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:32:00 AM »
Voted for you Jonathan

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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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