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Big Happenings for HomeBrewTalk

We've made some exciting updates here at HomeBrewTalk and wanted to bring attention to them since they might seem slight. First, we have done away with the old advertising system. If you'll remember we served a number of ads. We had a 125x125's, 468x60's, text ads and we served multiple ad networks in order to cover our server bills and my caviar addiction. Good news! I have been off the caviar for six weeks and so to celebrate we made some ad changes. First, we cut out a number of the third party networks we work with. That will cut down on the passbacks and decrease your page load times. If you've noticed faster responsiveness to the pages over the last week that's why. We also did away with the 468x60 banners and the 125x125. This does two things. One, it cuts down on the number of ads to be served as a whole, but it also shored up the page quite a bit also increasing the page load times. That's big news for a lot of you with less than stellar internet connections. As part of...

Big Happenings for HomeBrewTalk

We've made some exciting updates here at HomeBrewTalk and wanted to bring attention to them since they might seem slight. First, we have done away with the old advertising system. If you'll remember we served a number of ads. We had a 125x125's, 468x60's, text ads and we served multiple ad networks in order to cover our server bills and my caviar addiction. Good news! I have been off the caviar for six weeks and so to celebrate we made some ad changes. First, we cut out a number of the third party networks we work with. That will cut down on the passbacks and decrease your page load times. If you've noticed faster responsiveness to the pages over the last week that's why. We also did away with the 468x60 banners and the 125x125. This does two things. One, it cuts down on the number of ads to be served as a whole, but it also shored up the page quite a bit also increasing the page load times. That's big news for a lot of you with less than stellar internet connections. As part of...

Brew & A: Nick "Motobrewer" McLellan

"So, I picked up Papazian's book and wanted to start with his extract IPA. He calls for home-toasting malts, the recipe calls for..." and with that a brewer is born. Starting out five years ago and diving in deep, Nick McLellan, known to the brewing world as motobrewer is a fixture of the community helping new and old brewers alike. A collector of hobbies, Nick's interest don't stop with brewing. From his DIY work, to his days on his Ducati, to his love of curling, Nick stays busy. A family man who is currently designing his dream rig, Nick gave me a few minutes of his time for our series, Brew and A. [/hide]

Brew & A: Nick "Motobrewer" McLellan

"So, I picked up Papazian's book and wanted to start with his extract IPA. He calls for home-toasting malts, the recipe calls for..." and with that a brewer is born. Starting out five years ago and diving in deep, Nick McLellan, known to the brewing world as motobrewer is a fixture of the community helping new and old brewers alike. A collector of hobbies, Nick's interest don't stop with brewing. From his DIY work, to his days on his Ducati, to his love of curling, Nick stays busy. A family man who is currently designing his dream rig, Nick gave me a few minutes of his time for our series, Brew and A. [/hide]

Small Batch Fermenter - Brew the World!

Once you start brewing there's no turning back. It changes you. Everything is a potential ingredient, everything a new chance at fermentation. Andrew knows this, so what did he do? He decided to ferment the world! Not really, but with this nifty DIY fermentation chamber you could try. Crafted from a 2 1/2 gallon Montana jar with an integrated silicon seal, and a blow off valve that most brewers have just sitting around, Andrew has managed to create one of the more versatile and ingenious small scale fermenters out there and all of it for less than $25. So how did he do it? [/hide]

Small Batch Fermenter - Brew the World!

Once you start brewing there's no turning back. It changes you. Everything is a potential ingredient, everything a new chance at fermentation. Andrew knows this, so what did he do? He decided to ferment the world! Not really, but with this nifty DIY fermentation chamber you could try. Crafted from a 2 1/2 gallon Montana jar with an integrated silicon seal, and a blow off valve that most brewers have just sitting around, Andrew has managed to create one of the more versatile and ingenious small scale fermenters out there and all of it for less than $25. So how did he do it? [/hide]

Brew & A: Jay L. Webster

Jay L. Webster is a man on a mission. Since the inception of his idea, the Jaybird Stainless Steel False bottoms, he has sought to bring innovation through design to brewers the world over. From his humble beginnings as a member / brewer to the start of his business Norcal Brewing Solutions, Jay has been a constant driving influence on HomeBrewTalk and a model for all brewers looking to break the monotony of the 9-5 grind and do what they love for a living. If you don't know Jay "Jaybird" Webster here's a primer to catch you up. Real Name: Jay L. Webster Username: Jaybird Threads of Note: Greetings From Redding CA! Jaybird's Stainless False Bottoms Drop Top Cranberry HARD Lemonade Gluten Free might just be getting better! A LOT BETTER! I sat down with Jay to get to know the brewer, the innovator, and the businessman. [/hide]

Brew & A: Jay L. Webster

Jay L. Webster is a man on a mission. Since the inception of his idea, the Jaybird Stainless Steel False bottoms, he has sought to bring innovation through design to brewers the world over. From his humble beginnings as a member / brewer to the start of his business Norcal Brewing Solutions, Jay has been a constant driving influence on HomeBrewTalk and a model for all brewers looking to break the monotony of the 9-5 grind and do what they love for a living. If you don't know Jay "Jaybird" Webster here's a primer to catch you up. Real Name: Jay L. Webster Username: Jaybird Threads of Note: Greetings From Redding CA! Jaybird's Stainless False Bottoms Drop Top Cranberry HARD Lemonade Gluten Free might just be getting better! A LOT BETTER! I sat down with Jay to get to know the brewer, the innovator, and the businessman. [/hide]

Brew & A: Pappers

Jim Vondracek, known to the brewing world as Pappers_, sat down for our latest installment of Brew & A, Legends in Brewing so we could better get to know the man and the brewer. Coming from Illinois, Jim is an award winning brewer and BJCP judge. A regular contributor to HomeBrewTalk both in his moderation and advice as a brewer Jim has helped a number of brewers on their path with fantastic tutorials such as Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics [/hide]

Brew & A: Pappers

Jim Vondracek, known to the brewing world as Pappers_, sat down for our latest installment of Brew & A, Legends in Brewing so we could better get to know the man and the brewer. Coming from Illinois, Jim is an award winning brewer and BJCP judge. A regular contributor to HomeBrewTalk both in his moderation and advice as a brewer Jim has helped a number of brewers on their path with fantastic tutorials such as Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics [/hide]

Brew & A: Jim "Homercidal" Hulliberger

If you've been on HomeBrewTalk for any length of time you've more than likely come in contact with Jim Hulliberger, otherwise known to the HomeBrewTalk world as Homercidal. A members since 2008, and a moderator since January 2013, Jim has brought his unique perspective to brewing and HomeBrewTalk through his moderation, his love of food, and his constant upbeat attitude. I sat down with Jim for our newest series, Brew and A, Legends in Brewing, and got to know the man and the brewer. A little more on Jim: Link to Profile: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/homercidal Real Name: Jim Hulliberger Join Date: Feb. 10 2008 Threads of Note! A Beginners Guide to Lack of Airlock Activity Pretzel Neckalces at Beer Festivals Tardis Beer Fridge [/hide]

Brew & A: Jim "Homercidal" Hulliberger

If you've been on HomeBrewTalk for any length of time you've more than likely come in contact with Jim Hulliberger, otherwise known to the HomeBrewTalk world as Homercidal. A members since 2008, and a moderator since January 2013, Jim has brought his unique perspective to brewing and HomeBrewTalk through his moderation, his love of food, and his constant upbeat attitude. I sat down with Jim for our newest series, Brew and A, Legends in Brewing, and got to know the man and the brewer. A little more on Jim: Link to Profile: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/homercidal Real Name: Jim Hulliberger Join Date: Feb. 10 2008 Threads of Note! A Beginners Guide to Lack of Airlock Activity Pretzel Neckalces at Beer Festivals Tardis Beer Fridge [/hide]

Brew & A: Ace Club

Dan Whitted (Ace_Club) started out on HomeBrewTalk in September of '08. Since then, he has been a major driving influence on both the brewers here, and the world over, with his insight and brewing knowledge. Although only having been on site for six years, Dan has been brewing since college. If you've seen Carl popping up in threads, you know Ace_Club. If you don't though, here's a bit to catch you up. Member Profile: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/ace_club Fermentation Chamber Build: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-fermentation-chamber-build-229150/ [/hide]

Brew & A: Ace Club

Dan Whitted (Ace_Club) started out on HomeBrewTalk in September of '08. Since then, he has been a major driving influence on both the brewers here, and the world over, with his insight and brewing knowledge. Although only having been on site for six years, Dan has been brewing since college. If you've seen Carl popping up in threads, you know Ace_Club. If you don't though, here's a bit to catch you up. Member Profile: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/members/ace_club Fermentation Chamber Build: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-fermentation-chamber-build-229150/ [/hide]
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