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Beer Travel / Re: West Coast RV trip 2016
« on: December 11, 2015, 11:17:03 PM »
When are you coming? I can show you around.  Barrelhouse in paso is worthwhile as is surf brewing in Ventura. Lots worthwhile in LA now. Where in LA are you headed? I live in orange county but we are in paso robles often.

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Ingredients / Re: Kelp Scotch Ale
« on: November 25, 2015, 10:38:27 AM »
Would like to see the recipe. Wish I could brew with Garlic Mustard, a big problem along the eastern US. Invasive species are the biggest threat to our national parks.

5 Gal. 1.054, 17 IBU, 30 SRM, 4.8% ABV

8.25 lbs Maris Otter
12 oz Carapils
8 oz Crystal 120
4 oz Honey Malt
6 oz Roasted Barley

1 oz Phoenix :60
1 lb Sargassum horneri (Devilweed) :15
0.25 oz Fuggles :10
0.25 oz East Kent Goldings :10
0.25 oz Fuggles :00
0.25 oz East Kent Goldings :00

WLP 004 Irish Ale Yeast

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Ingredients / Re: Kelp Scotch Ale
« on: November 21, 2015, 09:47:07 PM »
We doubled the sargassum

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Ingredients / Re: Kelp Scotch Ale
« on: November 21, 2015, 09:46:43 PM »
Brewed this again today



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The Pub / Re: Constellation Brands Buys Ballast Point
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:35:08 AM »
Except the sale didn't include the distilling side

I haven't seen anything that credibly reports the distilling operations as excluded from the sales.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/constellation-brands-makes-a-1-billion-bet-on-craft-beer

"It also bought access to the Ballast Point Spirits trademark, a potentially lucrative component of the deal and something McGrew said would “absolutely be a point of emphasis going forward.”

Constellation will not, however, take ownership of Ballast Point’s individual spirit brands like Fugu Vodka and Devil’s Share Whiskey. The rights to those properties have been relinquished and will be independently owned by White and chief operating officer Yuseff Cherney. White and Cherney plan to establish and co-own a new, yet-to-be-named distillery, the equipment for which is currently housed inside one of the company’s four brewery locations."

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The Pub / Re: Constellation Brands Buys Ballast Point
« on: November 17, 2015, 08:58:07 AM »
Except the sale didn't include the distilling side

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: John L. from Ontario, California
« on: November 13, 2015, 12:51:12 PM »
Welcome john.

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Ingredients / Re: Kelp Scotch Ale
« on: November 04, 2015, 11:42:16 AM »

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Ingredients / Kelp Scotch Ale
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:20:03 AM »
Here is an article on the invasive seaweed that I used for the Scotch Ale a few of you tried at NHC. We are planning on brewing it again in the next few weeks.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/nov/02/invasive-weed-threatens-kelp-forests-san-diego-coa/

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The Pub / Re: Vent much?
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:59:32 PM »
I've never understood sport hunting. At least with catch and release fishing, the fish gets away only slightly harmed.
Actually I don't understand catch and release fishing. If its not for food, why put an animal through that?
There is nothing wrong with catch and release if it is done right.
I guess I don't understand, from the fish's point of view, how the being pulled by a hook in the mouth and wrestled out of the place you need to be to breath can be "done right". Again, if its for food I get it, but just for the heck of it I don't get.
Most anglers and hunters are very ethical, responsible and excellent stewards of fish, wildlife and habitat.

The few idiots harm the reputations of the rest
I think there are healthier outdoorsperson cultures in parts of the country but here its more like the few good hunters fail to salvage the reputation of the many idiots. I grew up in the general area I live in so I know a lot of people: hunters and non hunters. Hunting around here really attracts idiots. The standard MO is to grab a twelve pack and a gun and go in any convenient woods and shoot at things that move, even if you have strayed into someone's back yard. If nothing moves shoot the twelve empties and leave them there. There is no concept of respect for the land, animals or private property, not to mention safety. Hunters around here routinely brag about bagging deer on wildlife sanctuaries and private property. The good hunters actually tend to take trips farther north and leave the crappy one's behind.
The main way to catch and release properly are using appropriate sized gear, circle hooks to increase mouth hooking, rapid return to the water, and use of release devices also targeting species for catch and release that have a high survival  rate.

When dealing with resource management, we work at the species or stock level and not at the individual level.


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The Pub / Re: Vent much?
« on: October 20, 2015, 11:17:38 AM »
I've never understood sport hunting. At least with catch and release fishing, the fish gets away only slightly harmed.
Actually I don't understand catch and release fishing. If its not for food, why put an animal through that?
A good portion of my work is on best practices for catch and release of fish in recreational fisheries and reducing post release mortality in commercial fisheries.

There is nothing wrong with catch and release if it is done right.

Most anglers and hunters are very ethical, responsible and excellent stewards of fish, wildlife and habitat.

The few idiots harm the reputations of the rest

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Beer Travel / Charleston, SC
« on: October 08, 2015, 08:38:56 PM »
What's the beer scene like in Charleston? I'll be there the 19th- 23rd of October.

How is the flooding in that part of the state?

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Ingredients / Re: Agave Fermentation
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:53:46 PM »
I add it directly to the fermenter and treat like honey

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Beer Travel / Re: Panama City, FL
« on: August 24, 2015, 06:58:45 AM »
Thanks,  boarding my flight from San Diego in a few minutes

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Beer Travel / Panama City, FL
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:52:14 PM »
I'll be in Panama City, FL this week.  Anything worth drinking there?

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