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Inexpensive analysis
« on: September 12, 2013, 01:39:57 PM »
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 02:57:33 PM »
Sounds like something that could be used for competition brewers in terms of staying within style guidelines and searching out flaws...(at least diacetyl, if your palate is not sensitive to it).  But realistically, I don't see a lot of guys flocking to it.  Now, if the tools were made available as a DIY project, that's another story...the same folks would spend hundreds on it.

But it is interesting, I agree on that.
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 03:26:10 PM »
I intend to use it so I can see how close my calculations come to reality.
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 03:52:21 PM »
I intend to use it so I can see how close my calculations come to reality.

Good find Denny. The folks growing lots of hops are going to love the affordable alpha beta testing.
Thanks for posting. We were talking about this very thing at last nights club meeting.
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 04:20:44 PM »
Very nice.  I've had a number of samples analyzed by Hop Union but their prices went up earlier this year.  Looks like I'll have to give this a try.

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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 08:12:48 PM »
Man, I followed the link expecting a cut rate therapist. But I guess that's cool too.
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 08:34:39 PM »
I like the hint... when shipping "yeast"

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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 09:37:43 PM »
I've used these guys before... decent turn around time. I've also tested them side by side with the HopUnion IBU analysis and they were within 10% of each other.

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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 10:38:19 PM »
So you send them your beer and some money? Where do I get a job like that?
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2013, 05:45:52 AM »
Thanks, Denny! I have a brew I wanted to get tested for IBU's, but Alpha Analytics never responded to my email to their support so I was kind of leery about sending them my beer.

For those of you who have had samples tested, how did you ship them? Did you just send them a 12oz bottle?
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 06:54:52 AM »
There's a page showing how much they need for each test.

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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 08:04:48 AM »
So you send them your beer and some money? Where do I get a job like that?

You can send me beer and money.
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2013, 08:19:25 AM »
Man, I followed the link expecting a cut rate therapist. But I guess that's cool too.

That may be what homebrewers REALLY need!
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Re: Inexpensive analysis
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2013, 10:40:40 AM »
Man, I followed the link expecting a cut rate therapist. But I guess that's cool too.

That may be what homebrewers REALLY need!

and all this while I thought this forum WAS group therapy!
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