« on: February 15, 2013, 11:20:45 AM »
I would also think this is an astringent issue - what is your sparging/vorlauf/run-off process like?
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Still thinking about it, would it matter so much the abv%, or the final gravity?
Yes, if you skip the part that makes them better - then they are not better. I think the storage aspect is not the main selling point. If I were to sanitize and store bottles, I'd foil the tops and store them upright.
Would it be just as effective to rinse, then store empty bottles upside down in a case box with 6-pack holders in it?But you can't dry them that way or the cardboard will disintegrate.
Looking for a good AG recipe book. Have "How To Brew" and "Designing Great Beers", consider them "Go To" books to learn about brewing beers. Read "Joy Of Brewing" and "Brewing Classic Styles" and was not impressed. Now looking for a good book on AG brewing recipes. Considering "Best Of Brew Your Own 250 Classic Clone Recipes" and "Clone Beers". There is another series of "Classic Brews", each volume dedicated to one style. Any thoughts?
Of course, in reality I'm not doing this for the cost savings on beer. And some batches (i.e., my IIPA's) are definitely more expensive than craft beers. But as hobbies go, my return on investment is much greater in homebrewing than other hobbies I've taken up over the years.
How about - red/orange/green coolers work as well as blue
Sounds like Kansas is getting its act together. Any hope with Illinois? So far, it is just a "look the other way" approach for competitions and banning homebrew at any "exhibition" that involves an admission price.
How about the big one? Home brewing saves money.
This needs moderated before our wives/girlfriends see it!
My most recent commercial brew purchases were a pack of Westy XII, and several bottles of Allagash Confluence & Interlude from a few different vintages. My last batch of homebrew cost me about 20 bucks for 3 gallons. I'd say that's a huge cost savings right there
Except: You aren't factoring in your labor let alone your equipment. Homebrew is some of the most expensive beer in the world.