« on: December 05, 2012, 12:10:10 PM »
Bottling, kegging and cleaning. Giving the mash tun the week off.
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I THOUGHT one of the barleywines tasted like last year's winner - congrats!
Strange Brew trademark (that is alive) was registered in 2007 for beer and beer supply retail.
The federal trademark is registered for the homebrew shop. The strange brewing brewery was established in 2010 and by the trademark has no chance to win this dispute.
From the homebrew shop perspective. They have to defend their trademark otherwise they would lose the trademark. It is that cut and dry. I do not think that homebrew shop owner is happy to pay the legal fees ether.
There's even a piece of homebrewing software called Strange Brew that's been around since well before they registered that trademark.
Is there a provision similar to prior art in patent law? Would they also lose their trademark (or at least their claim to rights over disparate business types across a wide geographic area) if it comes out in court that somebody else was there first?
Sorry, I don't have an answer, but I have also wondered about batch sparging on a single tier, with a pump.
It never made much sense to me. If you have to pump the water into the mash tun it would seem to me you might as well fly sparge? I am sure somebody will tell me why I am wrong ?
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?According to Charles Talley of 5 Star, no problems with Star San and Stainless Steel. SS in SS is OK.
Scroll down and read his post.
I have never heard of any issues leaving Star San in a keg. Could you be confusing chlorine and Star San? I've seen chlorine eat holes in stainless. Just a thought.
A saison might be. What about exploring the hoppy side of things?
Here's one idea: