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Ingredients / Re: Gimme some sugar!
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:06:04 AM »
I'm trying to compile a list of sugars used in brewing.  Hit me with some ideas!

Not sure how wide you're casting the sugar net but I would add xylitol to the list.

I've used and would recommend xylitol for backsweetening fruit and sour beers.  The brand I used (Emerald Forest) claimed to be sourced from birch trees.  I've found xylitol to provide decently traditional sugar sweetness, at least with the modest additions I've used.  And no fermentation of the xylitol addition appeared to occur.

Xylitol is preferable to saccharin, both for avoiding accompanying off-flavors and for health concerns.  Positive claims for xylitol include being safe for diabetics as well as not promoting cavities.
Xylitol is also naturally present in pears.

- Sent by my R2 unit


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Beer Recipes / Re: Copyright
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:40:23 PM »
I just copyrighted using 2 row as a basemalt.
No, that would be a patent. You could copyright that sentence though.  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:05:55 AM »
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P

You get to stick-around with cool homebrewers for the rest of your life!   ;D
Maybe you could get each other Lifetime memberships as wedding gifts?
A household lifetime membership is only $100 more than a single.

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Equipment and Software / Re: How to tell volumes in opaque vessels
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:02:16 AM »
How about filling through the liquid out tube (fill from the bottom) then hook up a tube to the gas in post (to release pressure as it fills). Put the tube in a glass and stop transferring when beer comes out.

- Sent by my R2 unit


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Ingredients / Re: Gimme some sugar!
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:18:41 AM »
Also lactose.

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Ingredients / Re: Gimme some sugar!
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:06:18 AM »
And turbinado, though I'm not clear on the difference between raw cane sugar and turbinado.
I always thought that raw cane and turbinado were basically the same thing. I could swear that the last time I bought turbinado it said raw cane sugar on the label right under the word turbinado.
I think turbinado, muscovado, and demerara are all raw cane sugars but they are handled a little differently. Demerara and turbinado are clear crystals while muscovado is opaque. Basically it looks unfiltered.
 
Also for molasses, blackstrap molasses is what we see in stores, but I hear there are other kinds.
 
Then there's caffeinated sugar

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:11:52 AM »
Sorry, the snow's above the timberline.

Liliuokalani Park, Hilo


Cheater

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lid on or off during boil?
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:09:00 AM »
Isn't 14psi one atmosphere at 33' deep?
Yes

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Ingredients / Re: Gimme some sugar!
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:06:17 AM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned agave nectar
 
 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Airlock activity in secondary
« on: October 17, 2013, 07:01:25 PM »
It's pretty common to see bubbles after fermentation is done because of escaping CO2, but you can't be sure without taking the gravity. I leave it in primary for about a week after fermentation finishes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Membership
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:51:54 AM »
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P
We just renewed for three years. Each time I think we should do lifetime.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Copyright
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:48:38 AM »
Copyright essentially provides no protection for recipes beyond the written form of the recipe.  Copyright would make it illegal for someone to reproduce the exact form of the recipe but does not make it illegal for someone to make beer from your recipe.  If you want, you can still put a copyright sign on your recipe and put your name next to it. 

Sincerely, your friendly intellectual property attorney.
I heard years ago, probably in a similar discussion, that you cannot copyright a single recipe, only a collection of recipes (like a cookbook). Is that true?

Edit: I suppose since a single recipe is a process to make a product, it would fit more with patents than copyright (if the recipe was truely innovative).

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blue Reptile Bulb in Fermentation Chamber
« on: October 14, 2013, 08:29:07 PM »
Get a reptile warming rock instead. No light.



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Other Fermentables / Re: The Everything Hard Cider Book
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:13:29 AM »
Hell, I've mixed beer, mead and cider together in a BJCP BOS in some of these tiny competitions around the area. I think non-BJCP peoples' choice would be just fine.
I think pretty much any competition scheme, BJCP or not, is fine as long as contestants know what to expect upfront.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Watermelon wine?
« on: October 14, 2013, 07:02:17 AM »
I know somebody who fermented a pumpkin beer in a hollowed out pumpkin. I'm wondering if a hole would be enough or if you'd have to mascerate the interior since it's semi-solid.

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