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  1. Bob Thompson

    Round 2

    New craft brewery rules https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/no-food-trucks-and-annual-tours-craft-breweries-in-nj-now-have-a-new-set-of-rules-to-follow.html
  2. Bob Thompson

    Dogfish Head and Boston Brewing to merge

    It is known that Boston Brewing didnt want to get into the business model of "craft" brewing but just wanted to do the styles that made them Dogfish has turned on the small brewers by threatening them with lawsuits How will they bring beer growth?
  3. Bob Thompson

    RoboBrew, Grainfather etc

    Yes I do. Great system, brew day and cleaning are a breeze. Really helps being able to repeat a brew over and over when it comes to mash temp. As long as you are ok with batch size limitations. So 10g batches are not really an easy thing. The notes below should be taken as tips and warnings...
  4. Bob Thompson

    Top 10 Beers That New Money Palates Will Not Drink

    Edmund Fitzgerald is one of my fams favs. Ok all onto the wish list they go
  5. Bob Thompson

    BeerSmith 3 Thoughts

    So has anyone installed the new BeerSmith yet? What are your thoughts? Is it worth the update? Im a little hung up over the tiered plans. $35 for the software to only get minor updates is harsh, but $15 a year with no promise of a major update also seems a waste.
  6. Bob Thompson

    Barley Legal @ War Of The Worts

    For ur $7 entry fee you did
  7. Bob Thompson

    Barley Legal @ War Of The Worts

    Well damn people need to catch up So I entered the Bob Thompson Invitational and won 3 Golds plus BOS and 2nd BOS....... Ok now its a competition again....
  8. Bob Thompson

    Barley Legal Member Discount Program

    Or you could just sneak some out for us Just saying.....;)
  9. Bob Thompson

    Monk Melee VII Results

    Well looks like Brewer of the year is in the bag Congrats guys
  10. Bob Thompson

    Precision Hydrometer

    Anyone have any experience or know where to get one under 25bucks? https://www.amazon.com/B61801-0700-Precision-Specific-Gravity-Hydrometer/dp/B00DDON1ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517343284&sr=8-1&keywords=precision+hydrometer
  11. Bob Thompson

    DIY Quick Carb

    Its just as easy to cool the keg then carb. 5gal+ isnt going to warm that much over an hour
  12. Bob Thompson

    DIY Quick Carb

    so the longer hose and making sure there was ZERO pressure in the keg to begin with worked 10x better. Still had to go up 10psi from the chart but it was a success!!!
  13. Bob Thompson

    Gravity Adjustment Spreadsheet

    So in another thread we learned of @Brian Pylant 's shoot from the hip method of adding DME if he missed his pre-boil gravity. With my luck I would end up with an extra 3 gallons between adding DME then water to hit the mark right. That being the case I dug around and created a spreadsheet...
  14. Bob Thompson

    ISpindel Kit

    Has anyone bought / made this? https://www.3d-mechatronics.de/en/ispindel-diy-set-komplett_151.html
  15. Bob Thompson

    January Meeting moved to 1/9

    So to elaborate I really missed my Pre Boil gravity on my last batch. Found that BeerSmith doesnt have a tool to calculate how much DME to add. Had to break out the Google, find the1 formula and make a spreadsheet. So more of what i was thinking was not only what to do but provide verified...
  16. Bob Thompson

    Forum Software Upgrade

    Just logged in and went "Hey software update!"
  17. Bob Thompson

    Extract Question

    Plus side of the small volume method is quicker to get to boil
  18. Bob Thompson

    January Meeting moved to 1/9

    Topic for any meeting What ro do what things dont go right, ie missed pre-boil OG
  19. Bob Thompson

    DIY Quick Carb

    So my initial run came out flat, however i think i know why. It seems my pump generates more pressure in the line than what the Blichmann charts calls for. Once I upped the presser by 10psi i can see the gas mixing in. This may take some trial and error
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