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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:54:01 AM »
Your recipe only adds up to 98%!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Conference pointers
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:25:53 AM »
That's a very good excuse. Drunk driving is especially stupid. So, fwiw I'm not "that guy".

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General Homebrew Discussion / Conference pointers
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:32:28 AM »
I'm always "that guy" regardless. I have a reputation to uphold.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
Well, guess I need to start doing some push ups! :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 10, 2013, 08:15:44 AM »
Dinner doesn't take me 8!hours of constant monitoring followed by several week of babysitting. Items at the grocery store are also competitively priced and not marked up at a hobby shop scale.

In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!

Sorry, don't buy it.  Don't you have delivery down in the bayou?  That takes no time at all.

8 hours is for 10 gallons, not one dinner.  Beer ingredients don't go bad in a week, either.  On the other hand, going to the grocery store or farmers market bi-weekly to keep fresh food around takes time.  And the prices for bulk grain and hops are comparable to Costco food prices.

 I don't even have cell phone service or cable let alone delivery. Dont live in the bayou, live on the Cumberland plateau.

I sure hope you are coming to NHC this year. We need to arm wrestle!

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:44:03 PM »
Too bad guys. I already called FTW!

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 09, 2013, 05:24:33 AM »
How much would you sell it for then, and feel comfortable parting with it? That's what it really boils down to. FTW!

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The Pub / Why does Budweiser just not get it?
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:34:27 PM »
If anyone still believes "they" still don't get it, read last weekends rather lengthy article from the Washington Post about AB InBev and their attempt at buying out the last 50% of Grupo Modelo. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/beer-merger-would-worsen-existing-duopoly-by-ab-inbev-sabmiller/2013/02/01/efa78ce8-6b1c-11e2-af53-7b2b2a7510a8_story_4.html Interesting dance between the two bigs (ABI and SABMiller) who really do seem to get it. With craft beer at only 6% of US beersales, the efforts of these giants will place an even stronger hold over the distribution network. Craft beer will have a very difficult time expanding in the future. Yes, they do get it. Unfortunately...

Budweiser does not get it. They get marketing, don't get me wrong. But they don't get brewing. Their brewers get brewing, for sure. But the beers they produce are dictated by marketers in suits who don't understand beer.

Smaller breweries like Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada will continue to chip away at the beer scene in America, while even smaller craft brewers will continue to grow and BMC will continue to see their share of the market slip because those in charge are more interested in marketing than they are in brewing.

If anyone thinks that the trend will reverse and people will go back to bud lite and mich ultra, you should think again. The trend is going to continue to slide toward craft beer for the foreseeable future.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:17:05 PM »
Dinner doesn't take me 8!hours of constant monitoring followed by several week of babysitting. Items at the grocery store are also competitively priced and not marked up at a hobby shop scale.

In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 04:48:34 PM »
Still never going to get me to look at the amount of time you put into a project as a commodity. My time is precious to me, especially my free time. In that case, my homebrew has been some of the most expensive beer in the world! Y'all with cheaper time need to come over and wash my car and pressure wash my house this weekend.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:49:49 AM »
I just love to argue about stupid stuff. Especially when I'm right.:P

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:21:01 AM »
But I feel like if you aren't counting your time you aren't really being honest to yourself. Saturday and Sunday mornings are hard to put a monetary value on.

I woudn't factor my time into the cost of homebrewing. Sure I may be able to make money during the time I am homebrewing, but I LIKE to homebrew. I certainly wouldn't pay someone to come over to my house and set up the brew system, brew a batch and the get it in the fermenters for me. Come check on it daily and keg it when it is ready. Those are things I enjoy doing on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

But, it's the time you put into it that makes it so special! (OK, we are back here again. I quit. Y'all know and any major economist worth his salt would agree with me. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / How to pour a Black & Tan
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:39:55 AM »
I moved this to "General", probably not safe to assume that only All Grain brewers know how to pour Blacn and Tans. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:21:45 PM »
But I feel like if you aren't counting your time you aren't really being honest to yourself. Saturday and Sunday mornings are hard to put a monetary value on.

Especially if you're already brewing five days a week. Brewing again at home starts to feel like a chore after a while. I know, there are people who would kill to have that problem... ::)

I don't brew at the house anymore but I do have my homebrew setup down at the brewery and I brew a couple of batches for me on it two or three times a year.

Though lately I have been doing my "test batches" 7 bbl batches on the brew rig. Takes a little less time, actually!

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