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If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

ADDITIONAL DETAILS IN THIS POST OF THE WHAT'S HAPPENING THREAD The following problems should only affect a tiny fraction of users. If using Google Chrome, you may find ; upon registration, after solving the Captcha or 'Sortable' correctly you are told you are incorrect; not being able to login usin...

Am I on the New Server yet?

Changing servers seems to be an odd process where some users will be on the new server, depending on their Internet Service Provider (ISP), much faster than others. Some ISP's can take two days to get you to the new server apparently. If you type in biabrewer.info and see... Blue:  You are being ser...

Re: Please test the site's speed

Region/Location etc Oceania / Australia / Western Australia / Perth With Cache Disabled and Pressing F5 68 requests 198 KB transferred Finish: 5.82 s DOMContentLoaded: 4.25 s Load 5.12 s With Cache Enabled and Clicking Refresh 68 requests 15.3 KB transferred Finish: 1.98 s DOMContentLoaded: 1.98 s ...

Please test the site's speed

On Sunday, for reasons explained in this post , we'll move BIABrewer.info from the current shared server to a dedicated server. Before we do that, could you test the site's speed and post your results? The only way I know of doing it properly (without any third party tools) is using Chrome so please...

Re: Notes/Bugs on Temporary Skin

Groups and their permissions are now finished. We'll do what they call "forum permissions" tomorrow but I don't think that will cause any problems. Special thanks to Gold Members and to those appearing on the BIABrewer.info Council   :champ: :champ: :champ: Yes, I selected the "My Board Style" prosi...

Bank Promo Offer - $75 Cash (Aussies Only at this Stage)

I've just sent out a mass email, which I'll copy to the second post here. To put it briefly, if you open an IngDirect Account by using this link , you will receive a $75 cash bonus and so will BIABrewer. To get the bonus, you'll need to deposit a grand, even if it is only for a day. However, I have ...

All the best for 2015

Traditionally, at about this time of year, I thank the membership for their various contributions throughout the past year or longer. I will do that in a much later post. At this time, I also write some hopes I have on what might pass in the following year. This year I'd like to break that tradition...

Phrase Express and Clear Brewing Terminology Phrase Express is what is known as a "text expander" program. Phrase Express works for Windows and Android but similar programs exist for Apple etc. Phrase Express has many handy features. Take the time to read them in the link above. Once you have done ...

Complex Graphic As far as we are aware, the following is the first graphic that has ever attempted to incorporate the many terms and aspects involved in full-volume brewing. It has taken several years to come up with the graphic and many of the terms used in it. (Note that the above is based on pur...

Key Efficiency Terms - Kettle and Fermentor Efficiency For a full explanation of efficiency, please read here [provide link]. Any efficiency figure though is really just a measure of how much sugar is contained in your sweet liquor or wort. (It's more complex than this but the complexities are real...

Key Gravity Terms Gravity into Boil (GIB): The specific gravity of a sample of sweet liquor that has been cooled to ambient temperature. See [this thread] on how to take gravity readings. Gravity of Ambient Wort (GAW): The specific gravity of a sample of fully-boiled wort that has been cooled to am...

Key Volume Terms As water turns into beer, obvious, and some not so obvious, volume changes occurs. The following are the important volume terms to be aware of... Total Water Needed (TWN): This is the total amount of water, at ambient temperature, the brewer will need for this brew. Strike Water Ne...

Key Process Terms The following terms describes some key process terms that deserve a basic description here. Striking: This refers to the moment when the crushed grain comes into contact with hot water (hot liquor) for the first time. The combination of the grain bill at ambient temperature and th...

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