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Events / Re: Parking at NHC?
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:48 PM »
On another note, some of us are thinking about taking Amtrak from Lynchburg, Va into Philly. Appears to be only $55 round trip. My question is for people in Philly, which stop should we get off on in Philly? One is called "North Philadelphia" and the other is "30th Street". Which one is closer to the hotel? How far away is it, would we ned a

See answer on other post.

Events / Re: NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:36:54 PM »
30th Street is about 10 blocks away. North Philly is really far.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Can I vacuum seal yeast?
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:32:51 PM »
Do you mean a yeast slurry?

Ingredients / Re: Polenta
« on: February 16, 2013, 11:38:03 AM »
I think you're correct on the instant polenta.  If it cooks in <5 minutes I doubt it will be a problem in an hour long mash.

Going Pro / Re: Yeast Nutrient
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:23:43 AM »
I think the biggest difference would be that pro-brewers are more likely to re-use their yeast, so they'd want to take extra steps to make sure they are harvesting healthy yeast. Of course, homebrewers who harvest yeast would want to do the same, but more homebrewers are one and done with yeast.
I suppose yeast might react differently to the large scale environment too.

Equipment and Software / Re: Banjo Burner Issue...
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:20:15 AM »
Nice. I like the heat deflector on your valve too.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Two Tap Kegging setup Question
« on: February 16, 2013, 08:54:51 AM »
The cheapest and easiest setup would be one CO2 bottle feeding a single output regulator, feeding a dual output manifold.
This is what I have for four taps.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermax Yeast Nutrient
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:51:45 AM »
It's for the yeast, so it doesn't really matter when you add it. I don't think boiling hurts it, so you could add it beginning, middle, end of boil, in the fermentor. Same effect. Just pick what is convenient for you. I like to throw nurtients, irish moss, etc in the bowl with my flavor hop addition if I'm using one. That way I can't forget it.

The Pub / Re: Pub blather
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:56:34 AM »
A guy walks into a bar.
He says "OUCH".

Equipment and Software / Re: FastRack
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:54:45 AM »
I just received my order of 3 FastRacks and 1 tray that I placed last week.  Very sturdy racks.  Looking forward to using soon.
Did you get the free promo rack they're advertising? I've been wondering what you need to do to get it.

Going Pro / Re: Business Plan
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:38:53 AM »
From a competition standpoint I wonder whether the instructors will look kindly on your idea of outsourcing production for most of your product. I'm not sure what the requirements are for the assignment or who judges the competition but it seems like the kind of thing that wouldn't score big points in a competition unless you could articulate the economic advantage of that arrangement.
It worked for Boston Beer Co. It is definately economically viable and the whole point of a business plan is to show economic advantage anyway.

Nice! I love a gadget.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermax Yeast Nutrient
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:18:32 PM »
I don't think it specifies must/wort, but it is sold for both.  I'd agree 1tsp/gallon is a lot. Unless they've added some filler, which I doubt, I'd go with 1tsp/5gal.  Wine must has fewer nutrients than wort, which is why you'd use less.

Wood/Casks / Re: Barrel with Vinegar Smell / Acetic
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:07:40 PM »

If all fails you have some firewood.  :(
Or a sweet table

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Accurate thermometer
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:06:12 PM »
If you really want to be sure, buy a digital thermometer that you can calibrate and get a lab certified glass thermometer to calibrate it with.  I don't do that though. I use this..
It and the Thermapen are splash proof, but not waterproof.

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