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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:00:05 PM »

Except Mike Bardallis didn't make it last year, and may not this year.  :(

I'm not following, do I know Mike Bardallis?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:00:41 AM »
If you haven't seen the First Time Attendee guide, it's a good read.
I guess it depends on your situation, but I would only consider the "social only" options if I lived nearby. It seems like a waste to spend money on travel and hotel and not spend $60 to attend the seminars. 

Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:49:51 AM »
Can you describe the noise? A whine? Or a growl?

Contract Michael Winslow to do an impression!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fun fermentions!
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:46:01 AM »
nice work.......thanks for sharing.......I also checked out the blog. I love the birch tower.
Yes both projects were very cool.

I don't recommend opening it ... unless it's for scientific inquiry  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Signs of Infection
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:43:01 AM »
Actually, watching over your wort won't do anything. Proper sanitation is the only way to prevent infection.  :D
A picture would help, but if it felt semi-solid that's probably not good. If it's done fermenting you could rack the beer from under it and hope it was all on the surface.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Oyster stout
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:22:23 AM »
I recently brewed a crab stout. 

Threw 4, live Dungeness crabs in the boil pot with about 20 minutes left.  Once the floated to the top, we pulled them out.  Also added about 2tbs of Old Bay in a ten gallon batch.  This is for a "strangebrewfest" held close to me each year. 

We've been drinking it the last couple days, and it's actually very good.  So far, all who have tasted like it.  (or they are just being nice) 

The hardest part was cleaning the outside of the crab.

Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a Choc Lobster!

All Grain Brewing / Re: What is an adequate wort boil time
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:11:19 AM »
I know, I was just messin'

I use ~ 1000 ml water to about 100 grams DME
my humor detection bone gets broken sometimes ;)
Try to keep the nut loose. ;)

I imagine the dry hops would cause some dissolved CO2 to come out of solution, resulting in beer that's no longer saturated with CO2. This means CO2 from small amounts of fermentation would just dissolve into the beer for a while (instead of coming out into the headspace) until saturation is reached again. Ergo - no bubbling.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Questions about using corn meal
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:59:18 AM »
It can also magically have bugs appear in it. Take a good long look at it before using it, as a general rule.
/hates flour beetles.

Mmmmm Coleoptera Cream Ale - The protein might help with head retention?
Actually, corn meal probably contains a percentage of beetle parts already.

Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:51:01 AM »
Obviously the answer is to leave the nut loose.  ;)
Obviously :)

But I am worried that if I leave it loose it will vibrate even looser, and that's when the glycol starts shooting out all over the place.  You don't want to have to clean up a large glycol spill, it is a PITA and that stuff is expensive!

Duct tape.  ;D

Events / Re: Conference website
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:49:33 AM »
The site says 1pm MST for the conference. 9am EST for the hotel.

The hotel EST time and the conference MST...someone is going to get this mixed up, I'm sure.

My concern is that you can book the hotel (9 a.m.EST) before you can book the conference (3 p.m. EST).  Although there is nothing saying the hotel $ are not refundable explicitly, sometimes when there is a deep discount on the room as there is here, it is NCNR.
Not usually a concern with conferences that are so likely to sell out.

Events / Conference website
« on: January 31, 2013, 08:25:29 PM »
Gee, the description is a little lacking.

Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: January 31, 2013, 08:01:04 PM »
Obviously the answer is to leave the nut loose.  ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: What is an adequate wort boil time
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:09:16 PM »
it is appropriate to boil wort anytime between 0001 am and 1159 pm 8)
But midnight is a no go?

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