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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2010, 04:14:47 PM »
  They often borrow old copies, and say "no thanks."  more interested.  JMHO

I always loan out Charlie's "Complete Joy of Homebrewing"... much more enjoyable for someone who doesn't know anything about brewing!

For my beer-geek (and technically-minded) friends, I'll give them that one and "How to Brew".
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2010, 11:36:06 PM »

I'd also like to see more on: sour/wild brewing (maybe tips from pros)

I would also like to see this.  Including some tips on establishing "bug colonies" that homebrewers can develop by harvesting the dregs from commercial beers. 

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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2010, 06:04:05 AM »
Oh man, I love the idea of a a cooking and recipe and pairing, section. That would be great.

Also a permanent equipment and do it yourself section would be awesome. 
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2010, 07:09:46 AM »
Definately yes to a cooking and beer food pairing column.

I too would like to see a series of article on lagers.  Except for the Helles, the Classic Beer Style Series is very dated on lagers (especially the pilsner book).

Effects of fermentation temperature.  In my opinion this is one of the most important parts of the process.  How about an article which the same wort is split and fermented with the same yeast, but at different temperatures.

Doing you own spontaneous fermentation.

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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2010, 10:34:08 PM »
Actually, I'm totally against a cooking or food/beer pairing section.  I love cooking with beer and pairing, but I want Zymurgy to stay focused on making beer, not what we do with it after that.

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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2010, 08:04:19 AM »
The swimsuit edition should not have Denny Conn in a speedo on the cover. ;D

SO this!  ^^^^^^
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2010, 01:30:59 PM »
More Canadian content!

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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2010, 02:08:13 PM »
More Canadian content!

Ha I'm in Canadia right now.. what would be Canadian content to you?
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2010, 05:19:19 PM »
More Canadian content!

Ha I'm in Canadia right now.. what would be Canadian content to you?

An article on Elsinore Brewery?  You Hoser  ;)
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2010, 05:31:00 PM »
More Canadian content!

Ha I'm in Canadia right now.. what would be Canadian content to you?

I lived in Canada for a few years and it brings this to mind.
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2010, 09:03:38 AM »
More Canadian content!

Ha I'm in Canadia right now.. what would be Canadian content to you?

Brewing with round bacon??
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2010, 11:33:42 AM »
what would be Canadian content to you?

More pictures of my handsome smiling face.

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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2010, 01:51:36 PM »
Water chemistry and adjustments to city water supplies for brewing.

I'd also like to see a water chemistry and adjustments.

Perhaps John Palmer could be convinced to do a follow-up to the RA topic and pitch the upcoming water book?
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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2010, 07:05:20 PM »
The history info would be great; the people, places, and even the politics of brewing's foundations.

How about some comparative analysis?  There are so many grain choices, with more showing up all the time (including a lot of organic malt).  The same for yeasts.  So why not a recipe per month where two grains and two yeasts are compared? They could be two 10 gallon batches so that the four combinations could be tried.  I know it'd be a hardship to find volunteers to help rate and dispose of all that beer, but perhaps you could manage!


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Re: 2011 Zymurgy topics
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2010, 08:08:21 PM »
I'd like to see one super geeky issue.
Normally the magazine is full of interesting geeky bits here and there but I'd like to see a complete "Beer by the numbers" issue.

It'd starting with malt analysis sheets and water lab info, moving on to the mash pH and mash gravity tests, then to wort stability tests and propagating yeast and end with fast ferment tests and fermenter geometry.

That's probably my dream issue of zymurgy.

Also, like to see Gordon Strong's recipes - he choose many ingredients that I wouldn't have thought of for a particular style - it offers a lot of insight, I think.

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