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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Which Brew pot to buy?
« on: March 16, 2010, 07:17:39 PM »
I got 10 gal MegaPot kettle with ball valve.

If you are going to use it as a kettle ball valve is a must and thermometer is nice to have.
If you are going to use it as a mash tun then you also need thermometer and false bottom.
If you decided that you are only going to brew 5 gal batches both pots will work.
if you are going to brew 10 gal batched you need 15 gal pot.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 14, 2010, 04:42:49 PM »
And truth be told, most of those brewers mash in coolers and would find it very difficult to do a multi-step mash.

I do mash in orange cooler and do step mashes.
There is nothing wrong about coolers.


Can we class that cooler sitting on a radiator as a "direct fired mash tun" ?   :P
Ha ha ha...

Nice try but no cigar.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 12, 2010, 08:38:26 PM »
And truth be told, most of those brewers mash in coolers and would find it very difficult to do a multi-step mash.

I do mash in orange cooler and do step mashes.
There is nothing wrong about coolers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 12, 2010, 02:00:08 PM »
g-pa,
Practice makes perfect.
Brew often and brew lot.
Give beer away and brew more.
Spread the love around.

I am multi rest / decoction guy but I started with single infusion.

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If you're an AHA member, please take a minute to cast your vote in the Governing Committee Election at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=vote-for-your-aha-governing-committee .

These people are YOUR representatives with the AHA.  Make your voice heard!
Dean:
scroll down to "Candidate Profiles" section

Here are individual candidates:
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/aha-governing-committee/drew-beechum-candidate-profile
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/aha-governing-committee/fred-bonjour-candidate-profile
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Candidate Profiles

Drew Beechum
Pasadena, CA

Fred Bonjour
Troy, MI

Justin Crossley
Pacheco, CA

Michael Fairbrother
Londonderry, NH

Al Hazan
Stroudsburg, PA

Jake Keeler
St. Paul, MN

Steve Marler
Arlington, VA

Tom Schmidlin
Redmond, WA

Douglas Wawrzynski
Salt Lake City, UT

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Storing Harvested Yeast/Slurry
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:49:12 AM »
Don't sweat it too much.

Brewing is a ROBUST process and yeast are resistant bugs (Fungi).

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Sanitation
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:44:37 AM »
+1 for Star San

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for investorrs
« on: March 11, 2010, 09:20:58 PM »
Planning opening brewery somewhere south. Need investors.
I had enough of winter.

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I have dialup... it loads too slow and is broken into short blurbs... its irritating and a waste of time in my situation.  Sometimes it won't even load.   ::)
Not sure where you live and what is your situation but if you have library anywhere close by you probably could download file there and take it home.

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Not exactly microbreweries but you can buy Guinness and Newcastle in can as well as bottle.
So you could do your blind taste if you want to.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: question about a mash schedule
« on: March 11, 2010, 05:30:21 PM »
I think I will try a protien rest at122* for 20 min and then Saccrification at 150* for 40 min with no mash out and see how it turns out, thats about all that will fit whats the worst that can happen?
Have unconverted starch.
You could hold 150F rest for 60 min or until converted.

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If we don't know any of the people, how can we make a decision?  Aren't they all supporting homebrewers, trying to legalizing the craft where it needs, broaden some of the current laws to favor homebrewing, shipping issues, etc. etc?  I understand that it has to have some sort of voting or it doesn't meet certain legal requirements but... so help me out here... what are the issues and why should I vote for one person over another?
Listen last episodes of Brewing Network Session podcast.
Most of the people were interviewed there.

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It's going to be a surprise, as our club's doing are first ever Iron Brewer. I guess I'll find out when I get my brown paper bag full of goodies?    ;)

that's a cool idea - I'm going to borrow that to propose for a future event at our club meeting tonight.  thanks!
Basic Brewing was talking about Iron Brewing!!!
Great idea to be creative.

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You really shouldn't collect runnings once the gravity is below 1.010. Doing so greatly increases the extraction of tannins from the grain husks, potentially leading to astingency in the finished beer.

I wonder how much is a truth in this statement.
Is this just just like HSA issue?

After listening brewing network episode with Alaska Brewing Co. I am not sure.
They are using Mash press and they try to get as much sugars out of mash as possible.
They claimed that they brew side by side with Mash Press and with out with no difference in taste.

I guess I am more confused then I was a week ago  ???

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Pressing the Mash
« on: March 11, 2010, 01:09:29 PM »
Brewing Network just had a show with Alaskan Brewing Co. and they talk about mash press.
You can listen it here:
http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/611

audio file is here:
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/membersarchive/dwnldarchive03-07-10.mp3

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