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The Pub / Re: The Demise of TechTalk
« on: August 18, 2010, 07:20:37 PM »
There is also the option to give everyone a quick run-down of who you are under the Homebrewers Bio category. Just throwing that out there...

The Pub / Re: Howdy everybody!
« on: August 18, 2010, 06:17:08 PM »
Hello to all brewers in the wide wide world of homebrewing!!
My name is Sam, I've been a homebrewer for 4 years (2ish with the All Grain Lifestyle) and I enjoy the hell out of it. I'm also working in Boulder here at the American Homebrewers Association as an intern extraordinaire. I just graduated college and I am looking forward to one day making the best oktoberfest ever created (and hopefully selling it on the world market). I have enjoyed cruising the forum and I am gradually accruing some wonderful knowledge about homebrewing from the "wiser" forum goers.  ;)

On another note, I would also like to promote another part of the forum- The Homebrewer Bio. This fun category (its located right in between the Zymurgy category and Homebrew Clubs category) is getting lonely without any new posts and would really benefit from some additional profiles. Yes yes, I know what you are thinking - isn't it a bit narcissistic to write an entire profile about yourself and your brewing set-up... No, its definitely not. We have a great community here on the forum and this section is a great way to get to know each other and learn more about who brews and why.

I should also mention that you could be enshrined in homebrewing history! Every couple of weeks we at the AHA select a homebrewer to be featured as our homeBrewer Of The Week(s), and we make this delicate selection based on posts in the Homebrewer Bio category. You, yes you, could be featured on the front page of the AHA website and will exist in the BOTW archives and homebrewing history for all of eternity (or until we invent something better than the internet). So I encourage everyone to write a quick profile about yourself and post it to the Homebrewer Bio.

Zymurgy / Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« on: August 18, 2010, 04:01:01 PM »
I'd like them to do a piece about equipment upgrades that homebrewers can make. Maybe something that gives you an idea of what equipment/modifications will give you the most bang for your buck.

The Pub / What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« on: August 12, 2010, 08:13:47 PM »
When thinking about the wide world of beer, there are so many delicious beers available but there are also so many that I would rather use to water plants with. So, what is the worst beer (commercial or homebrew) you have ever had the displeasure of tasting?

If we count malt liquor, the worst "beer" I have ever tasted is Evil Eye. I believe I had to chase it with a swig of cheap vodka.

All Things Food / Re: brats
« on: August 12, 2010, 08:06:32 PM »
This is not a good thread to read around lunch time....

Is there such thing as a search feature within forums? Eventually topics will begin to accumulate in the depths of the forum, is it possible to look up if a topic was covered earlier?

Ingredients / Re: Hops - how old is too old?
« on: August 05, 2010, 07:22:18 PM »
Well if the zip-loc rumor is true, I might have some cheesy hops waiting for me. Bummer...

Ingredients / Re: Hops - how old is too old?
« on: August 05, 2010, 05:35:31 PM »
While we're talking about it...

How long do hops last? I have some whole leaf hops from my hop harvest last year (2009) that have been sitting in my freezer. Would these still be good for brewing? What should I look for to see if the hops are "past their expiration date"?

Pimp My System / Re: Simplicity!
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:16:17 PM »
Very cool set-up. I think this might have to be featured on the AHA website...

Beer Travel / Re: Road trip! (Beer in KS, CO, UT, CA, NV)
« on: July 30, 2010, 04:57:25 PM »
In Boulder you should check out Upslope Brewing, they can their beer (the pale ale is delicious). If you stop in Glenwood Springs on I-70 there is a good brewpub not far from the highway called Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company.

Last April or so (right around finals for me) my friend and I brewed an HG dopplebock. We forgot about it due to finals, drinking after finals, and getting employed after drinking after finals. It was uncovered last week, the airlock still had water and the beer had fermented (a good layer of sediment). We transfered it to a carboy to make room for another beer. My question is : Now what? Will bottling it with a bit of priming sugar rekindle the yeast? Is Aeration needed? Pitch More yeast?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: GABF Designated Driver Ticket
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:18:07 PM »
My sources at the AHA tell me that he is not restricted to the lounge only and he will be able to walk around the GABF


General Homebrew Discussion / Over-spiced beer
« on: July 20, 2010, 09:00:23 PM »
So I attempted to brew a nice holiday beer spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg to bring cheer and merriment to all. Well now its July and its sitting in my kitchen because it tastes like cinnamon-- only cinnamon. I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas to use this beer for something more productive. Anything baking, pest control, prank ideas... I'm trying to find something else to do with it besides spice up my kitchen drain.

Beer Recipes / Re: Need a recipe for an Oktoberfest AG
« on: July 19, 2010, 03:51:37 PM »
Looking at the information, I must actually want to brew a bock. Thanks for the clarification regarding beer style and flavor. These recipes are making me thirsty...

Beer Recipes / Need a recipe for an Oktoberfest AG
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:41:54 PM »
I'm thinking about brewing an Oktoberfest (it's almost that wonderful time of the year). I have the set up for an all grain, 5 gallon batch. I was wondering if anyone wanted to share their maltiest creation with me. Thanks

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