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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Belgium/West Coast beer swap
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:39:14 PM »
Logsdon Farm - Cerasus or Brett Peche
The Commons - Mertyl

Its the fun part of polls results, building a composite, giving him a voice, then disagreeing with his opinion. You are correct though, its hard to tell why the composit average guy doesnt visit the AHA forum.

Events / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:20:59 PM »

Events / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:19:09 PM »
I'm in.
Cool. Still need the PM though

Events / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: August 28, 2015, 03:14:36 AM »
Lets get started on the list.

If you are willing and able to commit to sharing beers (a mix of homebrew and local offerings suggested, 3 bombers or 6 12s) then say so with a post. Also, if you commit, I need a private message with the following info:

Forum name
Real name
Shipping address

You have through September 25th to sign up. I will shut it off then, and do the name drawing. You will get a PM back from me on the 26th or 27th with the info of who to ship your beer to, and the user name of who is shipping to you. Im not going to be monitoring shipping, but its Swaptoberfest, so get it shipped in time to arrive in October.

As to posting reviews, lets all feel free to banter away about the beers but judging and scoring is not necessary.

Have fun!

I got a kick out of what the stats say at the end of the article. Most homebrewers brew hop forward American ales with untreated tap water, yet they know that the key to better beer is proper water treatment.  They dont know anything about hot side aeration, DMS, FMH, or decoction. They think wirlflock is a clarity cure all. AND... they think this forum is the worst.

Ya, why would you want to use this forum? You make hoppy ales and know they'd be way better if you did water additions, and guys like Martin are right here ready and willing to walk you through it. But... Naaaaw, that forum sucks.

Ingredients / Re: Wet dry hop?
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:26:42 PM »
Would it be cheating to throw them on a fan overnight and dry them out?

Wood/Casks / Re: New barrels
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:40:27 PM »
Or, prep it with a sour? Meaning that the first one may not be very good but at least it did its job.

However, it seems to me that a barrel that's smaller than a bbl is not going to be the same as what the pros do.

Fill it with a finished beer~ 3-4 plato and pitch a smack of roselare blend in it. Leave it alone for about 6 months.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sours and equipment
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:29:55 PM »
Cheap soft coldside gear I keep separate.  But I'm a beleiver in good cleaning and sanitation being all you need, regardless of what you pitched. If you have ever left any coldside gear exposed to the air over night, unless it was in a clean room it was bathed in all kinds of airborne lambic bugs. Cleaning and sanitation seems to cure that, right?

Good cleaning + Good sanitation + Healthy proper pitches = Safe

The Pub / Re: Spocking?
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:14:32 AM »
My fav

All Grain Brewing / Re: Momentary Lapse of Reason...
« on: August 25, 2015, 12:08:52 AM »

All Grain Brewing / Re: Momentary Lapse of Reason...
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:42:19 PM »
It will be completely beer sanitary. Sometimes we way, way, way over-worry about sanitation. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But stuff like bottled water is sanitary enough for beer, no problem. Things like aluminum foil, plastic bags, paper towels, bottled water are all sanitary enough for clean beer fermentation.
Ever since Denny claimed that foil fresh off the roll is good to go, ive trusted that. But just to be safe I spritz with starsan lol

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer style crossroads
« on: August 23, 2015, 11:18:42 PM »
If its a toss up, the next thing to consider is which sub cat tends to do better in its style? For example, at NHC APA dominates cat 10 and Robust dominates cat 12. You might look at that competition's history and see which sub cat does better.  Again, if it couod fit as either, why not rule out the style they tend to kick to the curb?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: First time cold crashing
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:30:27 PM »
I chill my ales and lagers to 30f then gelatin fine for a few days before racking. No secondary/bottling yeast, no problems. Unless your yeast die of old age or you filter them out, you will still have plenty

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer style crossroads
« on: August 23, 2015, 03:47:02 PM »
So hard to tell without tasting. Especially when it's between two styles that already have similarities. I'd try to find a good local judge and see what they think.

Or, pour a sample with the guidelines in front of you and go down the list of attributes. The style that hits the most is it.

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