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Re: Annie Johnson in Smithsonian mag
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 12:22:11 PM »
Pretty cool!

But reading through the pages leaves a bit to be desired.

#2:  “A great boil kettle is key to great brewing,” she says. And then goes on to recommend a $550 kettle that she doesn't own?  :o

#6: "It was the American Homebrewers Association forum that sparked a flurry of homebrewing competitions two decades ago. But accessing the group's forums requires a paid membership ($38/year)."   Since when?? Non-members can be here, yeah?

Fair comments...but I was more aghast that Wee Shroomy is being brewed again.   ;)

Hey, I've got a starter going for it an I'll be brewing it next week!
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Re: Annie Johnson in Smithsonian mag
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 12:57:26 PM »
Pretty cool!

But reading through the pages leaves a bit to be desired.

#2:  “A great boil kettle is key to great brewing,” she says. And then goes on to recommend a $550 kettle that she doesn't own?  :o

#6: "It was the American Homebrewers Association forum that sparked a flurry of homebrewing competitions two decades ago. But accessing the group's forums requires a paid membership ($38/year)."   Since when?? Non-members can be here, yeah?

Fair comments...but I was more aghast that Wee Shroomy is being brewed again.   ;)

Hey, I've got a starter going for it an I'll be brewing it next week!

I'm fascinated by the idea of wee shroomy and wish very much to taste it. I don't relish the cost of the batch though so I have not made one myself. I suppose if I get lucky and stumble upon a big patch of chanterelles (assuming it ever rains in CA again) I'll try until I will continue to wait.
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Re: Annie Johnson in Smithsonian mag
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 02:21:09 PM »
Nice article. If I had unlimited funds I would try that Zymatic thing.

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Re: Annie Johnson in Smithsonian mag
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 02:48:09 PM »
Nice article. If I had unlimited funds I would try that Zymatic thing.

If I had unlimited funds, I'd try a LOT of things!  :)
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Re: Annie Johnson in Smithsonian mag
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2014, 04:50:23 AM »
I do like my Hydrfolask, though,  not sure if I would put it above my keg system.  Nice ads and a half step in terms of helpful information to those uninitiated to the hobby. I've learned that baby steps help a lot of people get into homebrewing and I know of only one guy who gave up on brewing - he likes golf too much!

Congrats to Annie for furthering the art of homebrewing - it is growing fast and will continue with articles like this appearing more and more in mainstream media (even if this one is advertising disguised as journalism...)
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