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Ingredients / Weyrman floor malted Pilsner
« on: May 03, 2016, 05:19:17 AM »
Going to brew a Helles with this today. I know, I really should be brewing a Pilsner but I have my heart set on a Helles. Will repost on my findings as day progresses. Recipe is 95% floor malted pils and 5% floor malted Munich.

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:13:42 AM »
You guys don't want a new sound system, you want your youth back. Just come to terms with the fact that it's not the medium Spotify that is causing Aqualung not to sound as it did back in the days, but time itself ;)

I would definitely take my youth back, but what I really want is that kids liver. ;)

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: April 24, 2016, 01:31:31 PM »
I have a vinyl collection going back 35 years. Most of it in excellent shape. It is one of my prized collections. No one can convince me differently of that.

So it sounds like I'll be leaning Yamaha. I have a Yamaha guitar and a Yamaha motorcycle. No need to switch it up now.

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The Pub / Re: Need Your Vote - 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year
« on: April 24, 2016, 11:15:43 AM »
If you win does the prize include a liver transplant?

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:35:53 AM »
I DO NOT want a home theater system! That's what is driving me crazy, everything is geared to that. And I like the system I have, I want a second system for upstairs. Guess I should, have made that clear.

The blue tooth stuff is easy, I have that on the one I own. Just looking for quality, clear, LOUD music.

What's wrong with CD/vinyl? I have a childhood collection of vinyl that is pretty fricking awesome and aCD collection even beter.

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:20:22 AM »
Pro tip..don't as Hank Williams tour manager.  For one thing, he's probably not an audio guy.  For another, there's a HUGE gulf between home and pro equipment.  Start by defining what's wrong with your system now that you want to correct.  See, it's just like troubleshooting beer!

Hey, that's a good start. But why is information so hard to find? What brands are top of the line now? When I was a kid Techniques was making solid equipment. May not have been the best but it was solid. I think I spend 1200 all told. I'm willing to double or even triple that now but can find no information.

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The Pub / Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:07:25 AM »
Occasionally I take contract jobs that allow me to travel to fun beer related destinations.  Huntsville Alabama is one of my favorites!   Lots of great beer and good people in and around Huntsville.  I had no idea till I visited the first time, nice surprise.   Looking forward to my next visit.

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I love huntsville. It's not what most people think when they envision Alabama. Birmingham is very nice too.

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The Pub / Home sound system
« on: April 24, 2016, 09:58:44 AM »
When I was 16 my dad helped me get financing for a Techniques sound system. I had a part time job and it was a great way to build credit and have a sound system that was really awesome! I loved that stereo. Over the years I've had to replace the CD player, receiver and turn table but the digital EQ and speakers are still with me, echoing back 30 blessed years of memories (and hearing loss).

What I have now is pretty nice, the sound is good but not world class. Some vinyl/CDs sound better than others and I realize that it's good but not great.

I really want to build a GREAT sound system. I have been looking at receivers and want to build something around a really great receiver but I am having trouble finding any reliable information. My budget us probably between 1500 and 3000 dollars spent here and there.

One of my very close fiends is actually the tour manager for Hank Williams Jr so at some point in time I will be asking him to assist but I was wondering if anyone here had any direction - I know denny probably knows all about this stuff. But for crying out loud I can't find much info on line. Amazon is no help. The reviews on everything are so mixed it is ridiculous. I need good advice from folks who actually know what they are talking about.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Hop Blocker doesn't
« on: April 24, 2016, 09:08:55 AM »
I honestly don't know why anyone would try to filter pellet hops. A simple whirlpool works quite well and the little amount that makes it into the fermentor is nothing to worry about.

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Generally speaking the first 72 hours are the most important times to keep fermentation temp under control. That means there is no need to maintain 64 degrees in a swamp cooler after that initial 3 days. In fact, it's probably better if you let the temp rise at that point.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Irony of ironies?
« on: April 24, 2016, 08:05:43 AM »
Man...that is really weird how you are bad mouthing these guys without knowing anything about them...it seems like they have put in the time and deserve the respect...I'll stop here...fingers hurt

I'm not sure if you know exactly what the others are talking about. No one here is making fun of the Japanese brewery.

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We recently got a cease and desist notice from a winery in New Jersey for one of our flag ship beers "Lost Highway". In spite of Hank William's legacy in Alabama, we chose not to fight this and change the name. It sucked to change the name but under legal advice we did. There really isn't precedence in disputes between wineries and breweries. Perhaps this will change things one way or another.

Trust me, I didn't need another reason to hate New jersey. ;)

FYI, there is definitely a beer named "Lost Highway" (a black IPA) by Mother Road in AZ.  There appears to also be a Lost Highway Brewing Company in CO.  You went the way that Clown Shoes did with Vampire Slayer (funny enough also due to a winery suing them).  On the other hand, changing the entire name of a brewery or meadery isn't quite as simple, especially considering that Michael's meadery is definitely more well known in the US.

Yeah, we knew that and our name predates them. We would only have asked someone  to change the name if it crossed into our territory. The winery in a question hadn't even made the wine since 2006. We knew about them too but didn't think it was going to be a problem.

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We recently got a cease and desist notice from a winery in New Jersey for one of our flag ship beers "Lost Highway". In spite of Hank William's legacy in Alabama, we chose not to fight this and change the name. It sucked to change the name but under legal advice we did. There really isn't precedence in disputes between wineries and breweries. Perhaps this will change things one way or another.

Trust me, I didn't need another reason to hate New jersey. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Loss of hop aroma.
« on: April 17, 2016, 01:19:52 PM »
Was the beer hazy when you dry hopped? Did it lose its aroma as it cleared?

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I apologize. My reaction has been over the top, especially after rereading this thread. I probably over reacted based on previous threads. This place has always been a civil place where we share information and treat each other with respect and that should always be the policy.

However, I will say that the idea that someone is "doing it wrong" simply based on one set of parameters really gets under my skin. There are certainly many ways to do it wrong, but there are also many ways to do it right.

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