These were sold, sorry.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
Something I didn't really think about before looking into this was excise taxes. For small beer producers, the federal excise tax is equivalent to $0.22/gallon ($7/bbl), while the excise tax on low-volume production wine is $0.17/gallon. Missouri state excise taxes are $0.42/gallon for wine, and $0.06/gallon for beer.
So the tax liability can really add up quickly if you're doing any volume at all. I'm still having a hard time figuring out taxes for selling wholesale. Maybe there aren't any? I found retail sales taxes, but no manufacturer or wholesaler taxes, other than the initial excise tax.
A long and artfully-arranged serving line between the Randall and the tap would likely serve the same purpose (increased restriction forcing CO2 back into solution).
Perhaps with an ice bath or see-through tank and waterproof rope lights or LED's or those flashing ice cubes and some dry ice to keep the line cold. Just being imaginative--the unwashed masses might think it was really cool although you and I know the real magic is in the hops.
On a more practical note, I have been to a Randall-night at a local pub. The foaming issues (one water filter housing) were so bad that the bartenders resorted to dumping or spooning out the foam to fill the beer glasses with enough liquid beer. Big Sigh...
what's the point, then?!
would love to see some downloadable brewing books.
Brewers Publications has some books available on Kindle but only a handful. Actually we are working on a new digital initiative beginning this year. We will be investing in both epub format (works on most all readers) and a kindle format for titles. The conversion process is note a quick thing as our books are not text only. Text only books are pretty quick and easy but you start throwing in recipes, sidebars, charts and graphs and it can throw a lot of formatting out of whack.
In any case, I have two of them in production right now. How to Brew by John Palmer is first up on deck and will be followed by Sacred Herbal and Healing Beers. This technology will also allow us to bring back out of print titles that have been requested (think the Lambic book from the Classic Beer Style Series). I'd love to be able to have them all up asap but as mentioned it is more complicated than you may think though I expect it will get easier as time goes on. I'd rather take the time and do them right if we are going to put them out there. In the end with all the variables that come into play with these eReaders, I am doing what we can to ensure a good experience for the reader despite some technological limitations.
Stay posted on new releases and when eBooks are released by following progress on:
Facebook facebook/BrewersPublications, twitter handle @beerbooks and the new BP website is BrewersPublications.com
Our randall is not a hop rocket, so I can not elaborate on that product, but we use the "traditional" water filter housing technique but with a second chamber after the hop infuser. This cuts down on foaming significantly. OTOH if you are only pouring a couple pints at a time it may waste a lot of beer.
Also if it is clogging you might have it packed too full. Don't pack them in there. Just fill it and leave them slightly loose. The beer will cause the hops to swell significantly. Also be sure you didn't get any hops "dust" on any seals or inside the "filter" housing.
Granted I do not do decoctions or brew pilsners, but in my Kölsches, I use a small amount of Melanoidin or Aromatic malt to push it into the 3-4 SRM range and very subtly increase the malt character. I suspect the same could be done with a BoPils.
As JZ's publisher I have an opinion to share.
As there is a collection of recipes from Brewing Classic Styles and also considering that the recipes are the substantial portion of the book, I believe this would be infringing on the copyright. See below from the copyright office.
"Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a collection of recipes, as in a cookbook. " Emphasis mine.
That said, as publisher, I have been generous with offering permission to those who have asked to post a recipe or two offering proper attribution. I prefer to work things out and have a great appreciation and understanding for the passionate sharing of information about brewing. However, in the end it is my job to protect my authors and their work. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
As always if you have any ideas for books you'd like to see or an author to suggest, I'm always open to your thoughts.
Publisher, Brewers Publications