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The Pub / Re: Oh that Google
« on: February 05, 2013, 12:56:55 AM »
Oh, you're right.  Perhaps Google, like me, didn't know there was an Albany, GA  ;)
Since Denny mentioned a nearby server farm, I now suspect subversion.  :)  Though I've heard a few other wacky search stories that they claimed where just search algorithm artifacts.

I was writing that wondering how different they could be. Then I remembered - chlorine can kill you, sodium will basically explode if thrown in water, but together ... quite tasty.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing In Sunlight
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:34:16 PM »
No, some of the skunkable components are created in the fermentation.

The Pub / Re: Oh that Google
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:11:26 PM »
If I actually search for Albany, NY and then search for brewery it shows nearby breweries.
This is Albany, GA.  And if you search for Albany, GA - then search for brewery it goes to Deschutes. Any other location in the country and this works fine. Also, search for just about anything else around Albany, GA and it works correctly.
I don't know if it's a glitch, but that's just the way Google Maps processes searches. If you haven't set a location it just defaults to a global search, no matter where the map is focused.
Local map search works for every other search I've done in any location. This is how I plan my vacations. If you type 'restaurants' it shows you restaurants around Albany. 'IKEA' and it shows you the nearest IKEA, which is an hour away.

The Pub / Oh that Google
« on: February 04, 2013, 07:21:41 PM »
This is probably some glich (maybe) but for some quick entertainment, go to a Google map of Albany, GA here -
Albany is home to a MillerCoors brewery which is marked on the upper left side of the map.
Now type "brewery" into the search bar and see what it brings up.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: keg lube
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:21:00 PM »
Did you check that the lid was seated properly? Mine can get slightly off kilter and leak.  I lubricate all the o-rings at once when I take the posts off to fully clean the keg.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Red's Apple Ale
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
It is a Miller-Coors product. I figured it must be a big beer brand if it was advertized during the superbowl.

A review from Ratebeer
Taste is sharp, sweet apple juice. Nicely carbonated. Nice apple flavour, but I'm hard pressed to find any actual beer
The website is pretty ambiguous too, except for the 'Great Beer, Great Responsibility' logo at the bottom. There is only one brewery in Albany, GA that I can find - Miller.

Equipment and Software / Re: Motorized whirlpool?
« on: February 04, 2013, 04:58:18 PM »
for chilling you want maximum turbulence
I'm sure that's technically true, but I imagine the chilling gain decreases quickly. Thermal gradients are not hard to break up so I'd think you get most of the chilling gain even from gentle stirring.

Truthfully, I suggest you just skip doing the test.  I know of too may people who get false readings from it and it really doesn't tell you if you have full conversion.
I've heard that too.  I don't know anybody that still does iodine tests.

Going Pro / Re: Product costing and overhead application
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:55:58 PM »
Very interesting - thanks. I suppose the other worry is that if you underestimate the cost of the triple then you might underprice it. A popular style that's underpriced would sell well, but not make you much (or any) money. That could ruin the business.

Beer Recipes / Re: basic blonde ale
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:37:20 PM »
Honey flavor and sweetness

I've not used that, anyone else?  A data-point is that I've had good results when pouring honey into the wort when the boil is done.  Chill to 180, mix it in, continue chilling.
That will work fine but the honey is all fructose and glucose.  It will ferment out completely, might add flavor but shouldn't add sweetness at all.

Not sure, but there is no dye added to either. CVS lists the ingredients for both and Iodine tincture contains pure iodine and sodium iodine while decolorized iodine contains potassium iodine only. My guess is the answer is no since potassium iodine probably has different properties.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Red's Apple Ale
« on: February 04, 2013, 01:49:39 PM »
There have been a few apple beers put out in recent years - at least in the northeast such as Shipyard Applehead. Most are light lagers with overwhelming fresh apple flavor.
Funny story - I ordered one in a bar in Providence, RI once and the waitress asked "Would you like an 'east side rim job' with that?"  Is that legal? I thought.  :o   My friend said "What the hell, sure" and the glass came rimmed with caramel and dipped in brown sugar. It looked ... like the worst thing you can imagine from that name.

All Things Food / Re: Mozzarella
« on: February 04, 2013, 01:36:45 PM »
The recipe and process were very similar to this.
Except I used 2tsp citric acid and also added 1/8 tsp kid lipase to the cold milk.  I also added calcium chloride just before the rennet because the milk was pasteurized.

Equipment and Software / Re: Motorized whirlpool?
« on: February 03, 2013, 02:22:25 PM »
I've thought about it. You don't need much movement to help out the chiller, so pretty much any small motor would do.

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