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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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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Strange Airlock Suckback
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:35:33 AM »

Do the S-Types really cause oxidation?  I'm brewing small batches so long term oxidation isn't really a problem since most batches are gone pretty quick.

The s-locks allow air to flow both ways. If some air gets pulled back in, it could. Personally, I prefer a 3 piece then use a solid stopper when crashing and moving.
I do the same, but it's not like a 3-piece won't prevent air from flowing back in.  It will suck in the liquid first, but air follows.  I use breathable bungs, which still suck in air when you relieve the pressure like Jonathan says, but absent opening it in a space flush with CO2 there's really not much you can do.  On the other hand, it is not just O2 but exposure time.  When I crack a carboy and rack it to a CO2 flushed keg, I don't worry about O2 carry over.  I'm pulling from the bottom, filling from the bottom, and there isn't much mixing.  I wouldn't stress about it anyway, just be aware of what you are doing in case you decide to change things up.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Blue cheese beer
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:20:17 AM »
@ Tom: I knew you were transitioning, but did not realize you had pulled the plug at Blue Bird.  Well, I look forward to meeting you at your new digs!
Give me 3 months if we win the lottery either metaphorically or literally.  Probably 5 months is more realistic.  Or more. :(

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager yeast came from Patagonia
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:51:50 PM »
Very cool, I wish them luck.  Finding the responsible genes an be really tough, hopefully they have the money to fully sequence both species of tree.

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