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mchrispen
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Postby mchrispen » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:48 pm

Holler if you do - will have my phone and messenger about me. Would be nice to meet. I should have some mead about me... not taking any beer to speak of to the conference.
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Postby lupulus » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:00 pm

I will be in the area for a week after NHC. Any recommendations? Not looking for beer-related. Must see sights and restaurants mostly (yes we know about the DC area sights but totally clueless about "off the beaten path sites"
Ich trinke Bier nur an Tagen die mit G enden , und Mittwochs
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Postby Brandon » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:44 pm

lupulus wrote:I will be in the area for a week after NHC. Any recommendations? Not looking for beer-related. Must see sights and restaurants mostly (yes we know about the DC area sights but totally clueless about "off the beaten path sites"


Could you guys meet up here? Maybe late next week or next weekend? It's a bit north of Baltimore, but supposedly great German food and beer. Let me know, it's about an hour from me and I'd bring my family (and invite some more folks from German Brewing FB page.)

http://prostrestaurant.com/wp-content/u ... t_Menu.pdf
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Postby lupulus » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:44 am

Hi Brandon,
Sorry to take a while to respond but going to B with my wife, so I needed to consult. All my evenings are tied up with NHC events until Saturday, and then Sunday we are to celebrate her B.day. If we stay longer I will let you know but honestly, best option would be Friday or Saturday afternoon around the conference (so you do not need to buy a pass).
Cheers,
Ich trinke Bier nur an Tagen die mit G enden , und Mittwochs
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Postby narcout » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:26 pm

lupulus wrote:BTW - anyone going to NHC? I will be the one with Lederhose, at least at the banquet, and maybe other events.


I'm going. I'll be the one wearing a nametag that says "narcout."
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Postby lupulus » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:31 pm

See ya.
I am with the Austin Zealots. Ricardo is my name.
Ich trinke Bier nur an Tagen die mit G enden , und Mittwochs
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Postby Brandon » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:57 am

lupulus wrote:See ya.
I am with the Austin Zealots. Ricardo is my name.


And brewing is his game. :)

Y'all have fun! I'm probably going to miss it, too much going on work and family-wise this week.

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Postby Taswegian » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:51 pm

Hello. Thanks for creating this great site and especially to those who put in the effort to create the LoDO techniques. It was reading the LoDO paper on another forum that lead me to this one. I tried out LoDO a few days after reading the paper (nearly three weeks ago) - fortunately it was easy for me to incorporate, as I'd just changed to no-sparge anyway. I have a LoDO pils lagering (based off Brandon's baseline recipe), and a LoDO Belgian pale ale nearly ready to go. My impression so far (from sneaky early samples) is that there is absolutely no doubting that a difference exists compared with regular brewing (no need for triangle testing) - I know what is meant by fresh, lingering malt. I'm looking forward to comparing LoDO on other styles, especially Best Bitters (one of my favourite styles) and even the possibility of blending LoDO and non-LoDO to achieve a particular taste profile (I think there are some flavours from oxidation that I quite like as well as the nice, fresh non-oxidised flavours). It's exciting to have something new in brewing to play around with. LoDO batches three and four were brewed yesterday (dunkel and a Belgian blond), so there should be plenty of oxygen free beer in the pipeline shortly!
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Postby Brandon » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:42 pm

Taswegian wrote:Hello. Thanks for creating this great site and especially to those who put in the effort to create the LoDO techniques. It was reading the LoDO paper on another forum that lead me to this one. I tried out LoDO a few days after reading the paper (nearly three weeks ago) - fortunately it was easy for me to incorporate, as I'd just changed to no-sparge anyway. I have a LoDO pils lagering (based off Brandon's baseline recipe), and a LoDO Belgian pale ale nearly ready to go. My impression so far (from sneaky early samples) is that there is absolutely no doubting that a difference exists compared with regular brewing (no need for triangle testing) - I know what is meant by fresh, lingering malt. I'm looking forward to comparing LoDO on other styles, especially Best Bitters (one of my favourite styles) and even the possibility of blending LoDO and non-LoDO to achieve a particular taste profile (I think there are some flavours from oxidation that I quite like as well as the nice, fresh non-oxidised flavours). It's exciting to have something new in brewing to play around with. LoDO batches three and four were brewed yesterday (dunkel and a Belgian blond), so there should be plenty of oxygen free beer in the pipeline shortly!


Welcome Taswegian! I was thinking tonight while sipping some lodo but not cold fermented/spunden Festbier...that suffers from sulfur issues that my spunden batches have since fixed. Yum, it's still tasty, but then poured some weird ass Pilsner (hopefully not what you brewed and actually Techbrau's recipe...we'll have to check on that) that I can't decide has a way over the top grain bill or has fermentation flaws, oxidation, or all of the above. But it's still really tasty and I want to dump it at the same time. This is all clearly a process of improvement as we tighten our brewing processes up. I have a love/hate relationship with the Pilsner which might actually be the perfect balance that I'm looking for. I want easy drinking, but with an elusive edge. Not too straight forward and linear, but not too complicated and bitter/alcohol/malt/hop that it's fatiguing. This makes me want more to chase the flavor.
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Postby Big Monk » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:29 pm

I am a repeat member. My name is Derek.

I am an Electrical Design Engineer. I mostly deal with large motors, pumps, protective relaying, etc.

I've been brewing for around 2 years. Really looking to get into Low O2 brewing. I am a big fan of Belgian Trappist beers, Westmalle in particular, and am developing an appreciation for lagers as well. I'm really enjoying the fresh Weihenstephaner and Ayinger stuff I've been getting recently. I am also a big Pale Ale drinker as well as Porter, Stout, Brown Ale, RIS and Barleywine as well.

I'm working on a 2 vessel system right now to replace my small batch cooler batch sparge system.

I'm learning quite a bit going over the forum posts since the breakthrough in the beginning of the year and hope to do my first mini-mashes in July with a full Low O2 Tripel by September.

Looking forward to pitching in if I can and just reading some good info in general.
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