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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 07:12:49 AM »
But with beer in the glass? Just seems unstable to me, but then again I have no experience with this particular style of glass.  Hmmm. Must resist urge to try out new glassware....

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Picnic taps
« on: Today at 07:08:11 AM »
As long as the tap and line remain chilled there isn't a problem with staling or cleanliness. And I've never had a cobra tap leak on it's own accord- always something I did like squishing it between the door and side of keg or something along those lines.

A 5' line is a little better for maintaining the carbonation in the pour. There's a formula out there to figure out the serving line lengths needed for the desired carbonation volumes.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 07:01:41 AM »
Those are some cool looking beer glasses but they would not last a month in the euge household. I've always wondered why these unstable top-heavy glasses are so popular. I've broken almost all of my specialty glassware (while sober if you can believe that) without much effort at all!

Maybe they aren't meant to be set down or something like that. I've never figured it out...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Radiating beer experiment
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:13:03 PM »
Code Brown ale...  :-\

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Best top-off water?
« on: February 12, 2016, 03:19:26 PM »
My understanding is that "extracts" tend to have a high sodium content due to the use of softened water in the mash which is then concentrated.

It's better to top or extract brew with R/O or even better a spring water like Ozarka. Spring water usually has a beer-complementary mineral profile.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Radiating beer experiment
« on: February 12, 2016, 09:02:41 AM »
Erythema Red Ale?

KvP Kolsch...

mAs IPA.  (Doesn't make sense but sounds good  ::))

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Radiating beer experiment
« on: February 12, 2016, 06:43:57 AM »
I'm assuming the experiment will be performed with homebrew?

If the doses don't skunk the beer- which it may very well do, then perhaps a new method for beer pasteurization could be developed.

The old govt test revealed quality issues with some of the beer after exposure to an atomic blast and all its varied wavelengths. Far more Grays than any old tube is gonna give.

For really nice high dosage how about running the beer through the scanner?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Serving From Keg Question
« on: February 09, 2016, 05:37:21 PM »
Actually it isn't difficult to maintain a keg without keeping it hooked all the time.

Carb tablets, dry malt, sugar cubes or table sugar. A dry funnel is handy for the loose stuff.

More important is how it tastes. Smells during fermentation aren't very indicative of a final product usually.

Other Fermentables / Re: Krausen and Cider
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:40:24 PM »
I haven't seen foam yet with my ciders but haven't ever used "fresh" apple juice as it is unavailable. Pectin and particulate may be a source of krausen WAG.

I got a huge cider krausen this time that refused to drop until the fermenter was cold-crashed. The yeast was US-05. I'll rack tomorrow most likely and take it as a good sign..

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam follows Guinness and goes nitro
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:17:43 PM »
I'm drinking the Guinness IPA right now.  :P

Nitro isn't some sort of silver bullet for any beer. The marketeers have been at it again.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Guinness Nitro IPA
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:13:38 PM »
I wish I had read this thread before buying. Tastes like unbalanced homebrew: too roastily bitter compounded by hop bitterness. The nitro is actually a detriment because this IPA probably would taste better with co2. And it goes flat almost immediately which is like tripping a thief on the run.

So I expect the Samuel Adams "Nitros" will be as equally bad.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 09, 2016, 01:57:48 PM »
Judging by the lacing that was about 5 sips. Not bad. ;D

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