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    Colorado Arapahoe County Fair Homebrew Competition

    Hello everyone - The Arapahoe County Fair Homebrew Competition will present medals on Saturday, July 27th on the fairgrounds. Come join us as we celebrate not only home brewed beer, mead and cider but the Colorado cottage food industry as well. The competition is open for Colorado residents...
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    Colorado Arapahoe County Fair Home-brew Competition

    Hello Colorado home-brewers!! Please sign up for the Arapahoe County Home-Brew competition. The award ceremony is at the fair grounds on Saturday, July 28th at noon. Best of show will be able to brew their winning recipe with Launchpad Brewery!! This is a BJCP / AHA sanctioned event -...
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    Acid additions to Sparge Water??

    Hi All - I've been trying to figure out why I have such a low efficiency on my AG brewing when I do fly sparge - consistently in the 60's. I was then re-reading Kal's brewday at http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/ and noticed that he also checks PH of the sparge water and adjusts when needed...
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    Noob questions

    FWH = first wort hops. Usually done when doing all grain as you are transferring wort from mash tun to boiler. I really don't understand how FWH would apply to an extract brew...
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    What are you drinking now?

    Sticking with only Colorado craft beers for craft beer week. I can see why Telluride got best American brown ale. Smooth and rich
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Been drinking / sharing too much - down to 2 out of 6 taps. Have a stout, IPA, and Saison fermenting. Brewing a blonde on Sunday in a desperate attempt to max it out...
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    Beer snack - Chechil

    Sounds a lot like string cheese which is very popular in Wisconsin. Comes in ropes that can be peeled off in strings and is fairly salty. I believe I've seen a smoked version as well.
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Brewing a dry stout today, dry hopping an english IPA and a Saison, and putting a second coat of high temperature paint on my new brew stand ( not in use yet)...
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    Weldless brew stand.

    Now that looks interesting. Does that reduce the heat transfer to the rest of the stand? Are you concerned about rust? I was also thinking of using some old stainless steel BBQ grates but concerned about the weight..