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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: emerald hops
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:57:24 PM »
Is anyone able to give me some informaton about "Emerald Hops".  I had a rye that had as an ingredient, emerald hops and I haven't been able to find any info.  I would like to experiment with them iin mnext brew.

I've used Smaragd (this is just the German word for "emerald") hops quite a bit in the last year.  They are like hallertauer, as you'd expect, but they are lightly fruity with sort of a faint orange/citrus thing.  Very nice aroma hop.

Was the rye beer you had them in the Schell's Emerald Rye?

Going Pro / Re: Woohoo!
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:20:10 PM »
Cheers, dude -- that's awesome!  Keep up the great work!

Going Pro / Re: Congrats Pawtucket Partiot
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:00:56 PM »
Hey guys,

I just saw this post -- thanks so much!!!  I wouldn't be anywhere if it wasn't for the generosity and help from my fellow homebrewing comrades.  I've learned so much from this and the NB forum, and Bauhaus really wouldn't be happening if the homebrewing community wasn't full of awesome people willing to share their knowledge and experience.

It's been a slog for us this year as far as construction.  Record-long subzero temps in Minnesota didn't help much.  But wow, I'm pretty stoked that we're getting closer to opening.  I don't know if I'd say "damn close" since DME is dragging their feet in delivering our brewhouse -- it's supposed to ship the week of April 21.  We have our cellaring tanks and our canning line.  But without a brewhouse, there's not a lot we can do!

Regardless, things are crazy busy right now, and there is plenty of non-brewing-related activities for me to occupy my time.  I hope that when we open in June (hopefully!), anyone on the forum within reasonable proximity will stop by for a pint.

Leos, I seriously need to get to your taproom.  Like, yesterday.  I can't believe I haven't been there yet!  Before Bauhaus opens, I will be at Thirsty Monk -- I promise!

Cheers, guys!

Going Pro / Re: Craft Brewers Conference
« on: March 15, 2014, 07:00:19 PM »
Not this year.  Went to the 2013 CBC in Washington D.C. and had a blast.  But we'll be taking equipment deliveries and (hopefully) brewing our initial batches in early April. 8)

Going Pro / Re: Six pack can holders
« on: February 17, 2014, 02:30:20 PM »

Going Pro / Re: Keg Washer Setup
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:16:42 PM »
We went with a Wild Goose MC-100. Should be arriving in mid-March.

Going Pro / Re: Keg Washer Setup
« on: January 29, 2014, 07:42:00 AM »
If you decide to go the air compressor route, you should check out Ingersoll-Rand rotary screw compressors with the Total Air System.  These are not oil-free compressors, but they do have a filtration/drying system that is designed to put clean air into your packaging system.  We ordered this one:  We'll be using it for both our keg washer/filler and our canning line.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:03:19 AM »
Michael Agnew is a relatively prominent figure in the Twin Cities beer scene.  He regularly writes beer columns for the major local publications.  I ran into him at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis back in September.  Nice guy, and extremely knowledgeable!

Congrats on the co-authorship, Denny!  That's awesome!

Going Pro / Re: Dry Hopping with T-45's
« on: December 06, 2013, 06:53:52 AM »
Hey everyone, I have a new pale conditioning in the FV and will be dry hopped early next week.  I've talked with the other brewer about getting the necessary hops shipped but am a tad concerned about the weather forecast potentially impacting transit and causing delays.  We do have a small supply of T-45s in the hop cooler and will use those if necessary.  Having never used T-45s for dry hopping and given that they are twice as potent as T-90s should I cut the dry hopping rate in half to keep the addition from overpowering the beer? Thanks for the assistance.

Have you asked your hop supplier?  That's where I would start.

Going Pro / Re: Brewing Education
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:53:39 PM »
Wish I would have been able to do the hands-on concise course, but I just completed the web-based course and I thought it was pretty helpful.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Black Friday and cyber Monday
« on: November 26, 2013, 06:13:12 AM »
I think it is a shame; all the stores open on Thanksgiving.


The Pub / Doctor Who?
« on: November 23, 2013, 07:28:08 AM »
Matt Smith is my favorite, but David Tenant is a very close second. On a related note, I have a sonic screwdriver sitting on my desk at all times. Computer issues?  Sonic.  Coworker issues? Sonic.

Going Pro / Re: Sourcing Glassware
« on: November 09, 2013, 07:25:11 AM »
Has anyone gone through Boelter?  We're looking at them and Grandstand for our taproom glassware.

I'm at about 170 right now.  I'll probably end up pretty close to 200 at year end.

Going Pro / Re: Trench Drain Plan
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:40:27 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.  I think we'll end up doing a long trench in between the rows of fermentors, and then just grade the floor under the brewhouse so that runoff drains to the trench.  We'll also probably do another trench in the packaging area.  We're going to put a circle drain in the cold room, one in the bar, and one in each bathroom.

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