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    Haven't made beer in a while

    For a few reasons I haven't brewed in quite a long time. For two years I brewed at least twice a month and still have dozens of cases of bottles form that period of time. I started exercising and changing my diet last year and my thirst for beer and rich food decreased. But I also lost my...
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    OG for Sweet mead

    I'm gonna go home and take a FG reading. At first I didn't want to use a hydrometer but I remembered I have a refractometer (silly me!) and it isn't like wasting wort in a flask/hydrometer anyway, since I can just drink it up right away at a pretty good serving temp anyway. Also, this was my...
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    OG for Sweet mead

    Cool, thanks. Can I describe my method and if you have further comments, share them please? Thanks! I read Schramm's book and basically did what he says to do for the first, simplest recipe, but scaled down to fit in a Mr Beer LBK and using honey in weights my LHBS sells. So I heated bottled...
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    OG for Sweet mead

    Thanks. I know it would be an approximation. I mostly want an estimate of what the OG was, and I found the sticky with a calculator for that, just a minute ago. Then I was going to use the average attenuation % of the yeast I used to make an estimate. I might take a FG reading too. Thanks a lot.
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    OG for Sweet mead

    I made my first mead about six months ago, bottled it and drank some yesterday. I didn't measure the gravity at all, can you guys help me in calculating an approximation of what the ABV is, or point me to some tool I could use to get the numbers? I used 7.5 lbs of honey, fermented in my LBK...
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    Post NHC blues...

    It is a bunch of people all with a tasting glass and free beer all over the place, hangning out at a hotle for three days. The AHA sent this link in an email, it explains it well. I don't know if you have to be an AHA member to read it...
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    Post NHC blues...

    Do any of you remember the Yeastside bar on club night? Near the main doors to the Conference Center, a guy on the logo is holding a glass up, wearing welding goggles...
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    Post NHC blues...

    I can't be the only attendee who is still thinking about NHC and remembering some of the cool stuff, wishing a little it wasn't over already, stuff like that. Wish I had more/closer brewing buddies I could talk it over with in person, or a specific meeting with my club (Yeastside Brewers) to...
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    NHC 2015 San Diego- roll call!

    never mind check this thread, I wondered why nobody else was talking about it already... https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=530567
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    NHC 2015 San Diego- roll call!

    I'm staying in a Hampton on Hotel Circle, driving tomorrow from Los Angeles.
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    NHC 2015 San Diego- roll call!

    Cool. It'll be big but I imagine with smartphones/websites/people everywhere and everything, it won't be hard to find people. I am making this a family trip, my wife and four kids are going too, we're staying at the Hampton on Hotel Circle, so I'll be back and forth, I hope I can enjoy both...
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    NHC 2015 San Diego- roll call!

    This is a long thread... is there a meetup arranged for HBT? I'm in Los Angeles, gonna be in SD Thursday-Sunday. Friday I'll be at the club night with Yeastside Brewers. Volunteering at a couple seminars Friday and Saturday. Judging on Thursday. I don't know a whole lot of people on...
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    Fermentation restarted during dry hopping?

    Necropost I know, and if there are other threads more relevant please link. I looked through a couple but I'm sure there are a lot more. I brewed Northern Brewer's Mongoose EIPA 3 weeks ago, with S-04. Primary for two weeks at 66-68, transferred to secondary with 2 oz EKG a week ago. Still...
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    Measuring priming sugar

    Do you have Palmer's book? Check for it online. Tells you everything you need to know about priming.
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