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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-10-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By bdh
The Florida Beer Wholesalers Association was the...

The Florida Beer Wholesalers Association was the 3rd largest donor to the bill sponsor's last campaign:
http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1413097

With additional...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 03-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By bdh
Dry hopped mead is also quite good if you want to...

Dry hopped mead is also quite good if you want to do a mead. Normally I find mead too sweet to really get into, but I took a tour of the Redstone Meadery last time I was in Boulder, and they make a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By bdh
Seems some people made a similar Vienna/Norther...

Seems some people made a similar Vienna/Norther Brewer smash that was popular:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/northern-brewer-hops-304969/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By bdh
Hoppy American Wheat vs White IPA - BJCP Category

I've got something between a hoppy American Wheat and a White IPA that I'd like to enter into an upcoming competition and was wondering what the BJCP category gurus thought would be the best place...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-27-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bdh
What's the value of the I parameter relative to P...

What's the value of the I parameter relative to P and D? It sounds like I is way larger than P or D so the integrated error that builds up while the system rises to the set temperature is...
Forum: Brew Science 11-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,647
Posted By bdh
Another thing you could try is making a stock...

Another thing you could try is making a stock solution. It's usually easier to measure out small volumes of fluid than small masses of salt, so you basically dissolve a large-ish quantity of salt...
Forum: Brew Science 11-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bdh
I suppose it is also worth noting that if you...

I suppose it is also worth noting that if you have an older home that has lead in the plumbing the solubility of lead increases with temperature, so again flushing out the system before use would...
Forum: Brew Science 10-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By bdh
Well this is getting into the more esoteric side...

Well this is getting into the more esoteric side of statistics, but the answer is it depends on the likelihood and size of the 'extreme' events. Many things in nature that have a tendency to 'spike'...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-18-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bdh
Apparently Bud has run out of gimmicky packaging ideas...

For those of you that feel you missed your true calling in life every time a BMC commercial comes on with the latest can/bottle featuring a Vortex Spiral, Pop-Top, or mountains that change color to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bdh
As a quick approximation, if you're mixing two...

As a quick approximation, if you're mixing two liquids the gravity will change roughly as:

SG_mix = (SG_1 * Vol_1 + SG_2 * Vol_2) / (Vol_1 + Vol_2)

Where SG_1 and SG_2 are the gravities of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-22-2013, 01:19 PM
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Posted By bdh
There was a Can You Brew It episode about a...

There was a Can You Brew It episode about a coffee stout. The recipe and podcast are here:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By bdh
I think the whitehouse said the honey came from...

I think the whitehouse said the honey came from the beehives on the south lawn (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/01/ale-chief-white-house-beer-recipe), so probably more of a flowery/clovery...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-09-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By bdh
You seem to be saying contradictory things here. ...

You seem to be saying contradictory things here. The solubility of most gases goes down as the temperature increases, so I'm not really sure what you're trying to say in that first statement. A...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By bdh
I did a mint saison last year by adding 3oz of...

I did a mint saison last year by adding 3oz of mint leaves (not sure what type of mint specifically, just whatever I could buy in the herb section of the grocery store) to a 5gal batch. This was in...
Forum: Brew Science 05-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By bdh
I think the tricky part will be not all starches...

I think the tricky part will be not all starches gelatanize at the same temperature, so trying to measure extract potential yourself doing test mashes will be somewhat confounded by different...
Forum: Brew Science 05-16-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bdh
Just for clarification, when you say you're...

Just for clarification, when you say you're making the White House Honey Ale, is this the extract recipe the White House published, or are you doing an all-grain conversion of the recipe? If you're...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 384
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Posted By bdh
I'm not sure if this is how they still do it, but...

I'm not sure if this is how they still do it, but in 1999 Miller published this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9933520

They played around with using both a bed of glass beads and a silicon...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-15-2013, 05:13 PM
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Posted By bdh
Yes, but 10 grams of tiny stars will have even...

Yes, but 10 grams of tiny stars will have even more surface area than 10 grams of tiny spheres ;)

Actually seems like if you had something like a coolship fermenter you could "line" the bottom...
Forum: Brew Science 04-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By bdh
A whole lot of gypsum gets produced in...

A whole lot of gypsum gets produced in sulfur-dioxide scrubbers on the output of coal fired power plants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flue-gas_desulfurization). There's probably a pretty good...
Forum: Brew Science 03-29-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By bdh
Have a look at this thread: ...

Have a look at this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/lazy-mans-gf-beer-187412/
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-28-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By bdh
Have you tried PBW...

Have you tried PBW (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/powdered-brewery-wash.html)?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By bdh
What I do is grind the beans on the coarsest...

What I do is grind the beans on the coarsest setting that my grinder can do. Then I cold steep the coarse ground beans in cold water in my french press for a couple days (after spraying the french...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-26-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By bdh
The instructions say that just so the coffee will...

The instructions say that just so the coffee will be as fresh as possible when you add it. Some people notice that the coffee flavor drops over time, so the idea behind adding it at bottling is to...
Forum: Brew Science 03-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By bdh
I think you're confusing gypsum with lactic acid....

I think you're confusing gypsum with lactic acid. A sour mash is usually done to promote Lactobacillus bacteria growth which produces lactic acid as it ferments.

Gypsum is Calcium Sulfate which...
Forum: Brew Science 03-20-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By bdh
What's the grain bill? You have excellent...

What's the grain bill? You have excellent brewing water (essentially RO water), so if you want to keep things simple you could just follow the advice in the primer...
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