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am I mistaken or is that a twelve pack of cheep beer on the bottom shelf?

Must keep that cheap beer fresh.

I think that is actually "butter".

Zoom in - I'm pretty sure it is beer. Even has barley on the box.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That was painful
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:50:27 PM »
My sympathies. This happened to me a few weeks ago.

Pimp My System / Re: Electric control panel
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:56:39 PM »
I like blinky.

Equipment and Software / Re: Igloo conversion question
« on: June 20, 2012, 03:05:42 PM »
Most similar setups I've seen are not welded or cemented (for pvc) so that they can be taken apart for cleaning and drying.

am I mistaken or is that a twelve pack of cheep beer on the bottom shelf?

Must keep that cheap beer fresh.

The Pub / Re: Flying w/beer in checked-in luggage
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:45:34 PM »
I check beer in my suitcase on almost every domestic trip and never have a problem. I've only ever heard of people having problems coming back from Napa, where flying back with wine is common and the airlines want you to use an approved container - and they are on the lookout there, unlike most airports.

Ingredients / Re: Tips on aging hops
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:35:36 PM »
I'd keep them in a freezer until you have enough and you're ready to use them, then put them all in a paper bag and store at room temp for a few weeks. I have no idea about pellets, I'm sure they can work, but they may need more aging time.

Ingredients / Re: African Beer
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:29:36 PM »
Tej is an Ethiopian drink made with honey and gesho wood. There are a few breweries that have turned it into a more beer-like version. I believe the gesho wood provides some bitterness.

They say because it's being donated, and the PAC is a tax exempt organization.
I don't think being tax exempt exempts them from alcohol taxes anyway, just income taxes. I'd agree their new position is pretty dubious since they are now selling unlicensed beer. It is hard to believe that idea came from the liquor board.

Can someone post a picture?  I'm just not getting the idea of using both an immersion chiller and pumping the wort somewhere.  Maybe it's because my set up consists of a pot and I have no experience/idea about pumps and where the wort is being pumped from/to.

You're just pumping the wort out through the valve, through the pump, and back into the top of the kettle. It keeps the wort moving which avoids temperature gradients near the chiller.

How do you recirculate your boil kettle?
I bought a 120 ft garden hose for brewing this year. My plan is to try coiling 50ft of it in a baby pool filled with ice water just ahead of my chiller.

That requires transfering heat twice. It would be better to buy a submersible pump and pump the ice water directly through the chiller.

There was an article about this in one of the brewing magazines (maybe zymurgy, or maybe byo?) a few years ago. It sounded like a great idea.  The setup in the article had returns that were angled to create a whirlpool while recirculating for the old two birds / one stone thing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: UPS returned my box of NHC beer
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:31:23 PM »
Why not just call it soda? Do they actually open the bottles?
I thought of that - they can't open the bottles and would have to take your word for it. However, the beer competition entry sheets and bottle labels would probably give it away.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: UPS returned my box of NHC beer
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:10:59 AM »
Damn, that sucks. It's probably a fluke since thousands of homebrew beer shipments must be shipped each year using UPS and Fedex and we rarely hear of shipments being returned. Still, that doesn't help you. Send it again via Fedex and make sure there are no reasons to inspect the box (clicking bottles, markings on the box, etc).

Events / Re: Battle of the Brews online registration closing
« on: May 31, 2012, 12:31:04 PM »
Ooops, wrong forum folder...

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