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Hop Growing / Re: Container hop growing
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:48:51 AM »
you need to mulch them big time to retain the moisture so you won't be out there every day watering...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:11:12 AM »
depends on the type of grass seed you're using... some have been developed to be really green with very little water.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 13, 2015, 12:59:54 PM »
they also get your neighbors to tattle on you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 11, 2015, 12:11:35 PM »
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/04/activists-shut-down-nestle-plant-in.html

not sure if anyone knows this but the CEO of Nestle is on record for saying that water should not be a basic right... companies should own it and sell it back... I'm sure this event really pissed him off!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 03, 2015, 11:49:20 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006UNHEZ0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006UNHEZ0&linkCode=as2&tag=httpyougotcom-20&linkId=IEFXPQSBNEAAB6FV


"Nestle Corporation is known for selling chocolate, advocating the privatization of clean water (should not be a human right), child slave labor in Africa, controlling a large portion of the food supply and multiple bottled water brands (which they are making a shocking killing off of). They acquired rights from the Department of Natural Resources in Michigan to pump water out of Michigan for 99 years for just under $70,000. That’s right, for under $70,000 US dollars they have rights to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water out of Michigan as well as many other states each and every single day. According to the documentary film “Flow: For Love Of Water” the company profits approximately 1.8 Million dollars per day from its water bottling plants.

This is happening in CA too. Its not all environmental, these companies (Nestle is not the only one) have paid for rights to pump not only ground water but also allowed to pump out the aquafers (deep water souces well below the ground water level)

Just know there is much more going on besides a 'drought'... and it ain't because of 'global warming'! and due to all the fracking going on in CA too... that ground water and below is getting contaminated too! How's yer beer taste now?!  :o

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Beer Recipes / Re: Stone releases official Levitation Ale recipe
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:42:39 AM »
I was at Stone Liberty Station last week and got to try the Stone Pale Ale 2.0, british style... very good. I'm hoping they bottle and sell.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Head Question
« on: March 05, 2015, 03:00:11 PM »
women and beer... distinct differences in both!

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Beer Recipes / Re: stone pale ale clone
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:10:33 AM »
This was what I got direct from Stone several years ago...
Stone Pale Ale
2-row pale malt
C-60 crystal malt
C-75 crystal malt
Magnum and Ahtanum hops
Finishing ABV=5.9%; IBU’s=41

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Going Pro / Re: New Building, looking for ideas
« on: February 27, 2015, 09:06:28 AM »
I would say plan for growth now. You're putting in 30bbl tanks now, who's to say in a year or two you won't be upgrading to 100bbl? adding more fermenters? Finances allowing... At least 3-4 stories high, follow in the path of Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc and go green. Recycle byproducts, solar panels, etc. its much easier to do up front than it is to re-engineer the facility. If you don't already have a professional brewery consultant, go get one!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: The End of the 60 minute mash???
« on: February 23, 2015, 11:47:10 AM »
ok guys, put a cap on it and go carb for a while...

I've done overnight mashes in the past, 8-12hrs and I get thinner, dryer beers. So time is a factor along with all the other stuff mentioned before. I'll definately try a shorter mash and see what results I get... would be real nice to shorten the brew day.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Ballantine IPA Clone Recipe
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:06:03 AM »
Professor! reminder, if you would sir, to post your recipe please!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Wedding beer names
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:53:33 AM »
Nelson Nullification?

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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:43:35 PM »
I bought a couple of kegs off a liquor store years ago... yea, probably 'stolen'. I don't feel guilty about it, they were a bit dented up and from budwieser. I didn't hurt any craft brewery in the process. I don't know why there always has to be ethics around buying used kegs... there is so much illegal stuff going on everyday, much much worse than this and we want to accept the guilt of buying a possibly 'stolen' keg... there are bigger threats out there to worry about.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Ballantine IPA Clone Recipe
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:38:40 PM »
There's The Professor! Long time, no speak! I have been dying to taste the new Ballantine they released but its only back East from what I understand. Haven't been able to find it anywhere in the PHX area.

Would you mind posting your recipe that uses Munich malt? I'd like to try another variation.

I've had to change up the hops in the past due to availability and have to admit, the recipe I posted is by far the best in my opinion. I'm always up for trying different variations though. I think I'll give Hopfen's receipe a try too.

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