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All Grain Brewing / Re: Making it smooth
« on: May 16, 2015, 10:38:15 AM »
I have not found Guiness to have any sourness at all. Its dry, its thin, its roasty, but not sour. Has anyone stuck a pH meter in one?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 16, 2015, 10:01:39 AM »
Keith, your beers showed up today. Thanks! I'll let them chill a bit and get to work on them later this week.

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The Pub / Re: Will this get me kicked off the forum?
« on: May 15, 2015, 07:46:23 PM »
Good lord!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 15, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »
Great job, both brewer and reviewer.

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Equipment and Software / Re: PH Meter
« on: May 15, 2015, 06:14:27 AM »
Calibration, cleaning, and storage solutions have been ordered. I was low on Starsan, CaCl, Gypsum, and nutrients too so I was due for an order.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Tasting Resources
« on: May 14, 2015, 04:08:00 PM »
You might try listening to the Jamil show, once known as Brewing with Style. Go to thebrewingnetwork.com and figure out how to download shows. Buy one or two commercial examples of the style in the show. Drink while listening. Repeat once a week and in a year you will know all the styles.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Tasting Resources
« on: May 14, 2015, 02:16:38 PM »
Step one, go buy a Rolling Rock. That aroma is DMS. While you're there buy a Corona and leave it on the dash on your way home. That's light struck.

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Equipment and Software / Re: PH Meter
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:59:16 PM »
Hello?            Mark???         

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Equipment and Software / Re: PH Meter
« on: May 13, 2015, 08:41:29 PM »
Now, you just need to acquire the following solutions:

MA9004       pH 4.01 buffer solution in 220ml bottle
MA9007       pH 7.01 buffer solution in 220ml bottle
MA9015       Storage solution in 220ml bottle
MA9016       Cleaning solution in 220ml bottle
Are you sending me those Mark? Man, that's awesome! I've never had a CAP either, so that's going to be really cool!

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Equipment and Software / Re: PH Meter
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:09:32 PM »
Well, I didnt buy the ebay meter. And my LHBS guy couldn't beat the price but thanked me for the chance. Instead I ended up going with a Milwaukie MW100 that I got an incredible deal on. It showed up today including 3 different wild sour beers as an added bonus. All of this, including shipping all the way from Texas, for absolutely free!

A huge THANK YOU to an awesome example of an AHA homebrewer - Matt AKA Mchrispen

You're the best and I can't wait to play with my new meter.




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The Pub / Re: Beer Tasting Resources
« on: May 13, 2015, 03:13:44 PM »
Find a local judge and reach out. Nothing beats tasting beer with someone who knows their stuff.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: dry hop during temp ramp down
« on: May 13, 2015, 02:20:11 PM »
The more time I spend on this forum and reading various brewing articles, the more I truly believe there are A LOT of ways to make good beer. While there are some topics that have less wiggle room (sanitation, fermentation control), the other stuff...not so much.

I guess that's a good thing though!
This is your ah ha moment! There are many ways to do many things. Unless a brewer is looking to exactly duplicate some specific character, it usually comes down to what works for you. The best thing to keep in mind is WHAT you want to do and WHY or HOW an ingredient or process will do that. For example, if you dont want diacetyle (thats the what part) then the WHY and HOW can be found in several ways. Get rid of pedio, dont prematurely take the beer off the yeast, raise the temp toward the end, etc etc. You figure that out on your own based on your situation. Before having the ah ha moment, a new brewer might just find a quick answer, like doing a D Rest, and that doesn't work... and they get frustrated...

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Events / Re: NHC forum meetup
« on: May 13, 2015, 01:14:55 PM »
Makes you wonder if at some point there will be folks sitting around firing up the bong and commenting on the sketchy dude with the pager who is obviously trying to score a 12er of home brewed RIS

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Events / Re: NHC forum meetup
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:14:36 AM »
I've not been to NHC yet. Are the commercial beers for sale? Or do the breweries just give it away?

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Homebrew Competitions / Strong on the new guidelines
« on: May 12, 2015, 10:33:12 PM »
I haven't listened yet, but last night Gordon Strong was on the BN discussing tge new guidelines

http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/1189

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