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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Marshmallow Root Powder?
« on: September 16, 2013, 08:06:11 AM »
Do you have some? What does it taste and smell like? Curiousity has taken ahold of me.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Coolest Wife Award?
« on: September 16, 2013, 07:01:06 AM »
I'm impressed - not just by the concept but technique too. The mug is nice and smooth, the foam is all bubbly, and extra credit for the hops!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: belgian blonde cidery/acetaldehyde aroma
« on: September 16, 2013, 06:57:24 AM »
Good advice from all above ^
I wonder where John Palmer got the idea that too much corn sugar causes this issue?  It's pretty obvious that insufficient time on the yeast is the culprit.  I've used over 20% corn sugar in a Belgian Strong with no problems.

Homebrewing myth unsupported by any fact whatsoever. That myth keeps getting passed around the internet.
I wouldn't say no facts at all. I think if you have marginal yeast health (would have been common decades ago), adding a high proportion of corn sugar would increase yeast stress because corn sugar has no nutrients.  That would increase acetylaldehyde production - and the decreased malt flavor and body would only make acetylaldehyde more obvious.  This could have been made worse by poor quality malt that was lower in nutrients that what is available now.  So it's not pure fiction, just advice whose time has passed. Nowadays we pitch plenty of high quality yeast that can handle a good portion of simple sugars.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: belgian blonde cidery/acetaldehyde aroma
« on: September 16, 2013, 06:48:40 AM »

I did not filter, but I fined with gelatin in the corney keg.  So I should just take the kegs out of the fridge, and let them sit at room temp for a week maybe?  I could agitate them to try to rouse the gelatin/yeast sludge.... 

Also, I don't have CO2 outside of my cold storage: will the kegs be OK off the CO2 lines?  I don't care if they lose a little pressure but I don't want the lids to fall in and have the beer get contaminated...
That should help. If they are carbonated, the kegs should hold the pressure and re-equalize when you put them back in the kegerator. If anything, after warming the headspace will be under more pressure, not less, unless you have a seriously leaking keg.

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Ingredients / Re: Homebrewing making a mark in the water supply community
« on: September 14, 2013, 08:05:56 PM »
That is so cool!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Marshmallow Root Powder?
« on: September 14, 2013, 04:59:55 PM »
Never even heard of it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:31:40 AM »

Guy at my LHBS told me one trick could be to collect first runnings, raise to 168 in kettle, recirculate those, then batch sparge one final time with sparge water to get final volume up to 6.7 gallons to get efficiency up better.  Does that sound like a useful exercise as well?

Maybe this would help, but it really sounds overly complicated. I always come up with ideas like this on the spot - but then my wife rolls her eyes and suggests something half as complicated and twice as effective.

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Hop Growing / Re: Drying Hops
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:27:38 AM »
I'm sure the more heat the faster they degrade. Sandwich them between two scrap windowscreens and set up a box fan blowing on them.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Resin
« on: September 13, 2013, 07:17:25 AM »
I don't see any ambiguity whatsoever.  I take "resiny" to mean...

I'm not sure if you're serious or if this is meant to be a joke. If it's a joke, I like it. If you're serious, look up "ambiguous."  ;)
I'm confused, that description sounded fairly specific to me?

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The Pub / Re: Other hobbies?
« on: September 13, 2013, 06:02:54 AM »
I have a hobby that involves the next step after the fermentation process, but we're not allowed to talk about on this forum.  I find this pretty amusing because homebrewing used to be illegal too, until homebrewers worked hard to have homebrewing made legal. 

This other hobby suffers from erroneous myths that are repeated by many out of ignorance of the subject.  The hobby is involved in a new craft renaissance on the commercial level.  Take my word for it.  Doing it a home will become as common as homebrewing someday, once again.  We just have to overcome all of the BS myths that surround it.

Don't tell anyone, but this hobby is actually legal in Missouri. Federally no, but on the state level, yes.
I didn't know that.
 
I was at a friends house who's opening a craft distillery when he was 'planning' recipes. While seeing the process, I felt like 'This is it? This is illegal?' It was like I'd just found out soap was considered dangerous. 
 
And in other news - I do have a small seige weapon hobby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nl1HsTnc2I

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I am always having trouble with login.I get locked out trying to log in on multiple tries.they should not have this feature.I just found out that my password for login on the asso. is different then the forum.why would your password be different.This makes no sense.If these issues can not be changed I would like to be logged in all the time .Is this possible.The forum has been very difficult to use and of no value.Will they ever bring back Brew Talk Email,i never had problems with this and it came to me,I miss it.  Steve Dohm
There are separate passwords for the AHA site and the forum, which is weird. But I entered the same username and password for both - problem solved. If you click the 'login' button at the top, the page it brings you to has an option to stay logged in indefinately.

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Thanks again everyone, and I'll do my best to not repeat thread topics.
Nobody hear gets uptight about that like on other boards. Maybe they don't have enough beer.

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Other Fermentables / Ken Schramm petition to change TTB definition of mead
« on: September 12, 2013, 06:13:57 AM »
I just came across this. I must say the current rule must have been written by someone who doesn't understand mead.  It would be like forcing a brewery who makes fruit beer with malt extract to sell it as wine.
 
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/revise-ttb-regulations.fb31?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=2503511

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Trouble with gas posts
« on: September 12, 2013, 06:08:28 AM »
A 12 point, deep socket has always served me well.

Paul

The answer lies within.

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The Pub / Re: Anybody into watching movies at home?
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:54:29 AM »
My internet connection is so slow I con't use Amazon Prime, Vudu, or most streaming services.  Netflix works for me, but only because they can scale the quality to my internet speed.

So you get 480i in black and white? ;)

Denny watches all his movies in 8-bit. Here's Star Trek - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj-KxebLFlQ

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