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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 10:57:36 AM »
We should start a study group.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2013, 11:17:14 AM »
Thanks for posting the link.  I signed up too and looking forward to it!

Jim, I'm with ya as I'm starting to jump into water chemistry too!  I'm reading Palmer's new Water book and got a little overwhelmed.  It's like being back in class, as I started taking notes while reading the book and browsing websites such as Martin's Bru'n Water and his Water Knowledge page.

The key for me, was understanding the RA.  From there, everything else started to fall into place for me and things started to make a little more sense to me.  I'm sure once I get my water report, I'll be posting it and asking a truck load of questions.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 12:37:54 PM »
I'm not sure but I think RA stands for residual alkalinity. That is just about the extent of my beer chemistry expertise

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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2013, 08:47:29 PM »
Signed up for the course. Sounds like it should be interesting.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2014, 09:30:32 PM »
Anybody got any updates.  The course is supposed to start on Jan 13.  Also, glad the Sooners rolled over 'Bama in the Sugar Bowl.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 07:37:01 AM »
I've been wondering about the course as well.  Yesterday I had to go back into my old emails to make sure I wasn't forgetting to do something (I started to worry that I missed the course).  The registration email said that more info will be sent out before the course starts.  I guess the prof. will be busy this weekend. :)

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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 08:06:36 AM »
I joined up. I don't know if they can teach an old dawg new tricks or not.

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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2014, 08:18:22 AM »
I signed up. Looking forward to it. Been reading Brewing by Lewis et all to get my head around some topics I am not real strong in.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2014, 09:34:25 AM »
Sounds interesting but I'm one of those guys who can understand the concepts but glazes over once you start wading into the details of the science. I received my BA in political science for a reason...
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2014, 11:17:30 AM »
I signed up as well. And the intro to chem class as well as I don't really have that much background beyond a basic understanding.

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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2014, 11:55:50 AM »
I signed up as well. And the intro to chem class as well as I don't really have that much background beyond a basic understanding.

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Yeah, we should post questions about the class in the forum.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2014, 12:03:23 PM »
Anybody got any updates.  The course is supposed to start on Jan 13.  Also, glad the Sooners rolled over 'Bama in the Sugar Bowl.

Just saw on my Yahoo email that the course starts tomorrow and the course materials are on the website.

I'm not seeing much except for some forum talk.




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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 11:42:23 AM »
Well that was fun! took the self assessment test. 12 questions, got 7 correct and 5 incorrect. The ones I got wrong were, not surprisingly, the more hard sciency ones.

However I will say that there is one question on there that is scored very strangely indeed. It's not wrong, but it's not a clear cut 1 answer that is correct all the rest are incorrect situation. I'll be curious to hear what others experience with it.

I won't say which one at this time because I'd hate to be a spoiler.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 12:14:17 PM »
I went 7-5.  That last question was bs though lol.
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Re: Chemistry of Beer
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 12:16:45 PM »
Though I suspect I know the question you were referring to... I wanted to answer both.. but went with the one I thought they were most likely to choose... and I got it wrong.
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