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The Pub / Re: Frosted Glassware isn't Cool!
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:02:17 PM »
Around here they're clear and biodegradable.

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »
Snow! Sweet, glorious snow! About 16" here in town, with some wind-loading stuff at elevation getting around three feet.

The Pub / Re: Bacon increases cancer risk
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:59:55 AM »
After much searching I believe I have found the original:

Now we just need to persuade him to make a poster. Or maybe some classy metal signs. Classy, like bacon.

The Pub / Re: Bacon increases cancer risk
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:18:00 AM »
I can't make out the logo. Where do I get one of those posters?

I think it's an improvement over the BU:GU ratio, and I don't want to diminish the quality of Ryan's work, but it will have most of the same limitations.

  • IBU estimates can vary wildly depending on the formula used.
  • Attenuation is only one factor influencing the mouthfeel: carbonation can have just as much - or more - of an effect on perceived bitterness.
  • Different hops (and different boil times) have different perceived bitterness, despite having the same IBU.
  • I don't personally feel that there's a linear relationship between attenuation (or FG) and mouthfeel. In some beers a six-point variation is undetectable, while in other two points is a night-and-day difference.

I don't bother to calculate a BU:GU ratio when designing a recipe, because I don't think it will yield any information I didn't already have.

The Pub / Re: Frosted Glassware isn't Cool!
« on: January 14, 2012, 10:17:13 PM »
I thought all bars used plastic cups. ???

The Pub / Re: Bacon increases cancer risk
« on: January 14, 2012, 09:52:25 PM »
I thought all weaze's beers were dry-porked?

Also, dry-Jolly Ranchered.

I'm in Boulder.  My house is only a few years old and has great insulation.

Gotcha. I've never lived anywhere else in CO, so I wasn't sure what would be normal. OTOH, it is nice being able to brew lagers in the summer. ;)

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
I'm intending to use Arrowhead drinking water (without fluoride) since the spring water looks like its values are all over the place.  Is this a good choice?

IMHO the ranges in that report are wide enough that it isn't really useful. RO from the machine at the grocery still will be cheaper anyway, and then you can add the salts you want.

The Pub / Re: Riparian Rights
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:47:17 AM »
This isn't the Feds either, it is the States that set the water laws.

There's an *enormous* volume of federal law regulating water distribution, especially in the West. This is a great summary by the CBO that I came across while researching who the hell I had to talk to in order to exceed my allocation and, you know, operate a brewery.

Beer Recipes / Re: Opinions on this recipe
« on: January 14, 2012, 04:39:53 AM »
If that's the quality of recipes on that site, you might want to avoid them!

The only thing I don't like about BeerTools is that the recipe database is *enormous*. You really have to do some work to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Beer Recipes / Re: How to Doctor a Belgian Blonde
« on: January 14, 2012, 04:37:58 AM »
In the kettle threw in 2 oz of Citra to the remain 5ish gallons, rewhirlpool and steep for 10 minutes.

I really like that idea, but whatever I do has to be done post-fermentation. The more I think about it, the more I'm liking the idea of dry-hopping with Citra.

I was thinking about the spices and the yeast being used. How about a small amount of cardamom?

I did a cardamom tripel not too long ago. Wasn't a big fan, frankly.

The Pub / Re: Bacon increases cancer risk
« on: January 14, 2012, 03:54:39 AM »
The sun causes cancer, too, and probably in higher percentages than bacon...

What I still have trouble believing is that according to the DOE tables, I get less background radiation here at 9300' than I did when I lived on a limestone slab at sea level.

Ingredients / Re: Post your water report
« on: January 14, 2012, 01:00:05 AM »
any advice on the profile would be greatly appreciated: 

You have some calcium, which is good, and the alkalinity is moderate, but the sulphate and chloride levels are out of control. There are some beers in which you might want one or the other to be that high, but not both. So you'll probably want to dilute - possibly heavily - for all beers.

Does the water even taste good? That TDS level is out of control.

The Pub / Re: Bacon increases cancer risk
« on: January 14, 2012, 12:23:16 AM »
Also note, didn't it say these people ate bacon every day and only had a 29% increase?  Most of us don't eat bacon that much.

I eat bacon almost every day, and I don't expect I'll stop based on this. What the hell, I'm already banking on artificial liver technology. ;)

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