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I was gonna fill it out, but great grandpa-dawg went to Cumberland.  Family is still pissed.   ;D

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The Pub / Re: Other hobbies?
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:38:23 PM »
saltwater aquariums I suppose are at the top of my other hobbies, though I've slacked a bit as my brewing obsession peaked.




spend a little time actual gardening between aquatic gardening, and then fill what time I've got left with this little monster.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quick Beer?
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:14:34 PM »
I've never used San Fran Lager that warm.  Generally 57-60.  Is it still clean at 68?  If so, I'll add that to my tool box...



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who Uses a Blow-Off Tube and When?
« on: August 13, 2013, 10:08:26 AM »
I make small batches with usually tons of head space.  So 3787/530 is about the only time.  It seems to love to try to escape right before it is done working.

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Events / Re: NHC Awards Dinner
« on: August 12, 2013, 10:38:30 AM »
Sounds disappointing but good to know the award dinner should probably be skipped in the future.

Last year's dinner in Seattle was fantastic (they served salmon, and I am not a fish eater).

+1
I wish I could remember more of the details, but I was, uh, drinking.  It was great though.
various root vegetable mash, a mushroom bisque, and a sort of coffee/chocolate/donut trifle?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing with Hibiscus....
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:17:51 AM »
is this a tropical hibiscus in a pot, or a rose mallow herbaceous perennial type?  I've not found the latter to have much flavor, though I grow some for their awesome dinner-plate sized blooms.

I have liked the dried tropical blossoms I bought from Olive Nation, fwiw.  I put some in a mead not long ago.  People swear there is a bit of raspberry, rhubarb, and especially cranberry in there!

cheers--
--Michael

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Certificates
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:22:12 PM »
Certificates?  We got those after the first round, didn't we?

I got my Final Round scoresheets today, FWIW.

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Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:34:01 PM »
that's cool, we'll just agree to disagree on that one.
did you ever get the tickets back in your cart, or did you miss out?
Nope, never got them back.  It kept reloading the page on my Thursday tickets (like 20 times on it's own) and then said I didn't get them either, but then I got an e-mail with a receipt for my purchase and two tickets.

Wasn't trying to start fireworks on the ticket thing.  Here to bring insightful thoughts to the board, not troll!
no troll accusations here.  We welcome opinions and yours is valid.  I'm certainly in the minority plenty and might be here, I just don't agree.
When you look at the cost of an AHA membership you can pay for a substantial portion of it just by saving on Ticketmaster fees with being a member.  Plenty become members just for increased chance at tickets.  I'm positive the scalpers know this.  I guess I'm saying we already have a lot of the "public" in the supposed membership.  I also think the event has become slightly less great as enthusiasm increases.  I've always blamed the increased interest from the "public" but it is possible us uber beer geeks are just as to blame.

I'm sad that I'm not going but that is not due to ticketmaster issues.  I used my set-aside GABF money to attend NHC at the last minute.  It was the right decision for me but I'll still miss my annual trip.

I wouldn't mind seeing two member-only sessions next year, with the option to only attend one of them.  Or perhaps one event or sub-event where the ticket must match the AHA membership card...

good luck tomorrow on tickets
cheers--
--Michael

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Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:31:43 AM »
I really don't understand saving tickets for tomorrow.  If the membership can sell this event out today, let them!

looks like somewhere around 23 minutes for the AHA members to sell out the portion of Th/Fri/Sat afternoon tickets that they were willing to sell to us.
Disagree.  There are plenty of people who don't want to get into home brewing and have no need to buy a membership to the AHA, but would love to go to the festival to experience it, and they should be able to, so it is more than fair to sell them to the public tomorrow.

Just try again and hope you get through.  It's what I'll be doing.

My bigger complaint is that it said I had 4 tickets for Friday in my "cart", but when I tried to go to the next step they were no longer available.  WTF?

that's cool, we'll just agree to disagree on that one.
did you ever get the tickets back in your cart, or did you miss out?

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Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:21:13 AM »
I really don't understand saving tickets for tomorrow.  If the membership can sell this event out today, let them!

looks like somewhere around 23 minutes for the AHA members to sell out the portion of Th/Fri/Sat afternoon tickets that they were willing to sell to us.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« on: July 30, 2013, 08:50:24 AM »
3% was borderline too much for me, style-wise at least.
Still enjoyed it a great deal, but felt like it wasn't a helles.  YMMV.
Also made one with nothing but Kolsch malt.

Biscuit is arguably my favorite specialty malt though.  Started using it after reading Gordon's book and following his Belgian Pale Ale recipe.

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good stuff.  after reading the results on the White Labs site I was looking around for this exact information...

thanks--
--Michael

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP category doubt
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:47:05 AM »
this is a tough call without tasting it.

if it is fairly well balanced, if it is not too hop-forward, and if the rye just adds some malt complexity/wouldn't be picked out by many, I'd probably go 10B.

if you taste it and say "mmm, rye!" then go 23.  Just be aware that plenty of people are not good at detecting rye and often ask for more of it.  Since that would be your only specialty characteristic at that point it needs to show up.  "Imperial Red with rye" would have two things pushing it to 23; yours just has the one unless the hop character is extremely high.

cheers--
--Michael

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 14, 2013, 03:31:06 PM »
I like some stream water with my freshly killed prey. Bloody rare, please.

this thread has a lot, but needs more stream water with bloody freshly-killed prey IMO.
 
http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

Brooks Falls brown bears, fishing for sockeye, live.

makes me hungry for salmon (with IPA)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagering -rack to secondary?
« on: July 13, 2013, 05:20:52 AM »
I just rack primary into a keg for lagering after I've slowly brought the temp down.  Works for me.

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