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Going Pro / Re: Hop contracts and obtaining hops
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:12:15 PM »
But Denny, you hate fuggles!

There are beers we won't be able to make due to lack of hops.  I'm not too stressed about it, we will just make other beers.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:09:53 PM »
I hope my bringing up "peat/earth" wasn't taken as sour grapes. That judge gave me a 40, and other good feedback. I'm a happy camper and plan on placing in the 9 cat next year with a few minor tweaks.

As far as score sheet quality goes, this was my first comp to enter and first to judge. There were a few beers that I'm certain my score sheets left a lot to be desired. I'm grateful that I was paired with a real judge, so the brewer will have at least one good sheet. I learned a ton though, and my sheets will just get better. Public apology to anyone who gets a crap score sheet from me.
I don't take it that way either.  I'll talk to the judge, or more likely have someone else do it.  He knows I hate peat in beer and might take it as my personal preference.

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The Pub / Re: Pete Coors doesn't get it
« on: May 06, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »
Let's face it, we all buy light beers from the main brands and they have a place in our beer economy.
No we don't, and they don't.  I know that what you're saying applies to many people, but I don't buy and drink their beers.  I doubt I'm alone.  It's not snobbery, I just genuinely don't prefer that kind of beer.  I think it is only suitable for 100+ degree days and drinking games, and since I live in the NW and I'm no longer in college . . .

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:07:09 PM »
Again, I completely disagree.  It's all about education.

I completely agree.  Truth isn't dependent on popular opinion.

Popular t-shirts with a quote people want to believe are going to win this one, I believe.

True or not, this quote will live on.

So we disagree.  I think we can agree on that.
I don't disagree that the quote will live on, but I think it matters.  It is marketing without substance, based on a lie, and I can't support that.  But you go ahead. ;)

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:56:55 AM »
add peat/earth to my Scottish.
Did your score sheet actually say that?  If so, please PM me the judge's name(s).
And I'll help ya kick their butt!
They've got to be local, and it sounds like they're in need of some remedial training. ;)

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Beer Travel / Re: North Carolina
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:53:24 AM »
Heady Topper is good, but your socks will never leave your feet. ;)

Same thing applies for Pliny, but both are good beers.  There are some from a couple Maine breweries that rival these two beers but I'm not saying which ones...I want them to be available when I want them without standing in line ;D
If I ever head to Maine I expect you to PM me some suggestions :)

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:52:24 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.
I completely disagree.  It matters.

Well, it may matter to you but you're too late. That horse is out of the barn.
Again, I completely disagree.  It's all about education.

Check out this page.  The owner of the store is a friend of mine, when I looked at the page before he launched I gave him my thoughts, and he changed the quote. ;D

https://www.maltandvine.com/webstore.php
Quote
"Benjamin Franklin never said "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."" -Tom Schmidlin

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:44:53 AM »
add peat/earth to my Scottish.
Did your score sheet actually say that?  If so, please PM me the judge's name(s).

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Beer Travel / Re: North Carolina
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:41:16 AM »
Heady Topper is good, but your socks will never leave your feet. ;)
That's what I expect, but being able to tick it off the list of beers I'd like to try will be nice.

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »
Ben Franklin didn't say that.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

It no longer matters if Ben Franklin said it or didn't.
I completely disagree.  It matters.

"The problem with Internet quotes is you can't always verify the source" --Abraham Lincoln
I love this one. :)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Gypsum or CaCl in a yeast starter
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:46:51 PM »
There would be no ill effects, but it might not help at all.  If there is already enough calcium for flocculation to occur then adding more won't help.

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Ingredients / Re: Black rice
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:41:59 PM »
Black rice is a dark purple color because of the presence of anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are sometimes used as pH indicators because they change color with pH.  In an acidic solution, anthocyanins turn pink.  They are also subject to degradation by heat.  So my guess is that you won't get the color you want, but try it in a small batch before dropping the coin on scaling it up.

As a side note, the coloring in beets (betanin) is also subject to hear degradation.  If you wanted to color you beer with beet juice I would add it after the boil.  There is also a pH effect, but it should be a bright red at beer pH.

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Beer Travel / Re: North Carolina
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:15:58 PM »
My brother told me today that he drove to Vermont and picked up two cases of Heady Topper for our Outer Banks gathering ;D

I'm trying not to get my expectations too high, but looking forward to trying it.

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The Pub / Re: quotations
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:10:44 PM »
I can't get the link to work. A friend gave me a framed Ben Franklin quote for Christmas. Let me guess, he never said beer is proof god loves us...
That quote is just a marketing bastardization of something Franklin wrote about wine in a letter:

"We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana, as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."

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Beer Travel / Re: North Carolina
« on: May 03, 2014, 11:52:41 PM »
Nice!  I'll pass it along, there's still a little time.

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