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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:37:54 AM »
My difference was always exceptional - like 8 points off or so. And I use the onebeer.net conversion as well. Not sure why it never worked for me.

Lately my refractometer has been giving me screwy reading on pre fermentation readings as well so I just use my hydrometer now for everything.

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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:27:22 AM »


You broke me Bugsy!  I'll talk :)

Instead of rounding, i just dropped the decimals but 2% could be set aside for an aromatic malt addition.  Maybe i'll adjust the pale malt a bit.

Thanks. That was driving me crazy! :P

A trick I use is to match the percentage of sugar with the percentage of crystal malts. This seems to give me the attenuation I am looking for while keeping the maltiness and mouthfeel. So maybe go 5% sugar. I don't think you will get much of anything if you don't bump it up to 5% anyway.

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Going Pro / Pro Brewery Efficiency
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:53:01 PM »
not sure how to answer. It will depend n your equipment and process.

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All Grain Brewing / Hoppy belgian recipe with Galaxy hops
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:46:37 PM »

Thanks for the replies and the t-58 tips.

Cheers

But where's the other 2 percent???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Refactometer
« on: February 12, 2013, 05:13:28 PM »
i've tried several conversion methods and I never got an accurate reading for FG.

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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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