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The Pub / Re: Techy Help
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:47:45 PM »
Its tablature that would be handy to refer to while following the video lesson.

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Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:46:26 PM »
My Junior Brown v1.0 is at 1.012 after a whopping 7 days. Some yeast still on top. Sample tasted slightly more roasty that I think I desire, but not overly. Maybe some will drop out. Not much hop aroma either to I tossed in an once of Cascade pellets. Ill give it another week and keg it.

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The Pub / Re: Techy Help
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:18:46 AM »
I appreciate all the help guys. I dont have a computer. My tab is it. I kind of need to print now because I'm buying a square neck resonator and taking lessons online. They come with sheet music that is sort of locked. I can print them but if I try to email them it doesnt work. Anyway, I'll get to the bottom of it.

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The Pub / Techy Help
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:19:16 PM »
I have a Galaxy Tab 2 10". I want to get a cheap printer. Black n white is fine. I suppose it needs to have WiFi. I was at Staples today and the musky troll who was trying to help, didn't. With a $70 Epson and cannon my tablet said I can only print on a Samsung. So we tried it on a Samsung. I was able to connect and according to my tablet, it worked. But it was a 6 page document and their printer only spit out one page that had some error code on it. I didn't have the time, and the employee didn't have enough hygiene so I left.

Question. Is it true my Samsung will only print on a Samsung? And, well what do I need to do?

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 Location in San Diego?
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:10:49 PM »
Come on, even I know this one. Its that band that sang about yellow, right?

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Hmm. When I tried to infect a beer, I used a 2L stir starter for the lactobugzillus. Normally my sac yeast starters are done in a day or two. The bug starter had to roll for a week. Then when I pitched it, some of the lacto leadership was worried that my whopping 10 IBUs would be too much for the bugs to handle. But when we talk of non intentional bugging, all those concerns go out the window I guess. One or two little zilluses can sneak in and turn it to a Gueze inspite of the 100 IBUs. Its crazy how they seem to know when they are wanted and unwanted.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 Location in San Diego?
« on: September 25, 2014, 05:40:13 AM »
Beer is a beverage best served cold. And, Capt, its very cold... in space

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 Location in San Diego?
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:50:28 PM »
And I had just drug out my old Kahn costume. Oh well...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Icicle Crosscut Pilsner
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:49:15 PM »
Steve- I've got to stop and have a beer or two at Bert's sometime. Any other good beers on tap?
It seems lately we go to Famous Dave's not so much for the food, but I like the beer choices (50 of them).

Jim- great description! We were up in Leavenworth earlier this summer and enjoyed a couple afternoons at the brewery. Along with Crosscut, Bootjack is one of the better IPA's in my opinion. Fun place!

Bruce

No, even though Bert's is named for Bert Grant they don't have much of a selection - and to add to that they don't vary their beers very much at all.  I go there because it is a nice place, good food and within walking distance of home.

Honestly my favorite beer place is the Beer Shoppe.  I've not done it but you can bring food in or have it delivered.  I'm sure you know that though.  I like Famous Daves OK, I just end up spending too much there.

If you could just talk Miner's into having a keg or ten of rotating guest beers...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Icicle Crosscut Pilsner
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:03:45 AM »
Steve- I've got to stop and have a beer or two at Bert's sometime. Any other good beers on tap?
It seems lately we go to Famous Dave's not so much for the food, but I like the beer choices (50 of them).

Jim- great description! We were up in Leavenworth earlier this summer and enjoyed a couple afternoons at the brewery. Along with Crosscut, Bootjack is one of the better IPA's in my opinion. Fun place!

Bruce

Ya thats a cool town. We try to ride there once a year on the hog. Haven't made it yet this year.

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I picked up 9 lbs of Cascade hops in the Moxee Valley. Due to their sloppy harvesting , it falls off the trucks constantly and i was there to grab vines before anyone ran them over!  I also found some wild growing near the farms, in ditches but can tell by identification  methods most likely also Cascade as the Moxee area typically grows only 3 varieties and the others didnt look at all like this.

Anyhoo.. I offered to send to my brother for his friend. He said 9 lbs of fresh hops  (this is wetter, only dried overnight, as I didn't want to ship totally wet, with no cold storage available)  is enough for TWO 5 gallon batches.

TWO??? I looked up the hoppiest recipes and NONE ever come close to maybe 16 oz tops of hops for 5 gal brews, but 4.5 lbs???  its roughly a 4.5 to 7 ibus from what I read.  Is this person crazy?

Generally, a pound of cones with no vines would dry out to about 3-4 ounces.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Preparing for National Competition
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:27:26 AM »
And, you might get quicker feedback locally

more/better feedback too.
I get that not everyone agrees with me here, but I'm on record that I view feedback as critically important in competitions EXCEPT things like NHC and MCAB Finals.

I agree not from personal experience but just because it makes sense that, generally speaking, a competition with 700 beers and check box forms probably wouldn't be as thorough as a 60 beer competition with standard forms.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It stopped bubbling! Did I kill it?
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:24:10 AM »
Does the opposite stand true? If so that explains the extra bubbles in the hot tub
You got one of those newfangled "sulfur springs" hot tubs?

I wonder how much gypsum it would take to produce the "Burton snatch" in someone's hot tub...

1. No, I just use other people's hot tubs.

2. Not sure, maybe Martin would know

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Equipment and Software / Re: New gear just for sours?
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:21:24 AM »
I have some older equipment that I sometimes use for sour beers. Increasingly I am just using my regular equipment and relying on cleaning and sanitizing to deal with the problems. I have not had a contamination issue yet. I do have some fermentors that are sour beer only but that's just because they are my best fermentors for limiting oxygen exposure so I want to keep them available for sour beers.

Proper cleaning and sanitation should deal with any contamination issues as long as your equipment is in good condition. The concern, expressed by some very experienced individuals, is that wild yeast and bacteria can form biofilms that shelter the microbes from sanitizer. I'm not entirely sure I buy that (and if it is true, why would they avoid sanitizer but not beer?) but part of my cleaning procedures includes an oxyclean soak which will break down organic films.

I've really have just started with sour beers, but ive already upped my clean/sanitize game. I do a hot oxyclean soak overnight. Then scrub with a soft towel. Then a wash with Planet dish soap. Then an iodophor soak. Then rinse and starsan soak until time to fill.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cutting the bottom off of a Better Bottle
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:15:24 AM »
I would just use a firm karate chop.

Wear goggles

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