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I really like the new white lab pure pitch packaging. I shake vigorously, then cut along the dashed line on the package, then pour. I squeeze the pouch between my fingers to get any remnants out.

I have always found the new packs to be really fresh (based on lag time) regardless of package date.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Who owns your beer?
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:29:15 AM »
Hi everybody,

I was having trouble keeping track of which international brewing behemoth now owns which formerly craft breweries. So I started working on an online list for myself and it turned into this: http://www.craftorcrafty.com/

It's a mobile-friendly searchable index of breweries and their ownership status. Statuses include Craft, Crafty, and Crap. Basically a tool to help beer lovers make informed decisions at the point of sale (i.e. in a bar or bottle shop).

Check it out when you have a moment. Thoughts, suggestions, and complaints are all welcome.

Cheers!
Greg
I think you should rename the "crap" category. Your sight loses credibility by labeling many old world highly regarded breweries "crap". If you limit your taxonomy to market size and ownership and leave out your taste or quality opinions, I think the site will be better received.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Funny
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:30:13 AM »
I like the taste of Bud. I don't like their business practices.  The OP's ad reminds me of the grocery store shelves. 150' of cold Bud/Miller/Coors in 7 different packages for each variety. Local craft gets 24" of cold store. Craft owned by BMC gets 5 feet of cold store. All other craft beer is warm if they have it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:09:05 PM »
Yeah, simple is almost always better IMO. I've used biscuit and Victory to get a little toastiness, but the MO is a softer toasty character, and doesn't come off like a bitter at that small amount . The glass is one of the Spiegelau IPA glasses - it's smaller but weighted on the bottom, and the glass is light, thin crystal so it's pretty stable actually.
As for the hops, FWIW I added 40 IBU Magnum @ 60 (no more boil hops), then cooled to 175F and added 2.25 oz each of Azacca and Lemon Drop to steep for 30 mins. Dry hopped 1.5 oz of each.
Thanks! Hops sound good too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:17:03 PM »
Man I have to get rolling. Looks awesome Jon, that foam!


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Thanks, man!  It's tasty.
Looks great. Do you mind sharing your grain bill?


Not a bit. It's silly simple.

75.5% Briess 2 row.
17.5% Muntons MO (not my very favorite MO, using up what I had. Works fine here, though).
7% C40

152F/60

WY1450

Next sunny day, I'll get another pic- it's paler than it looks there.
Thanks for the recipe. I find simple is often better.  I have been into hops lately. I have been brewing reds and SMASH pale ales. I want to brew a more traditional APA.

I was wondering about the color. The glass you have it in looks pretty wide up top. The bottom section looks a lot lighter.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: No sparge brewing
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:08:16 PM »
I moved to no sparge BIAB lately. I really like the simplicity and like many others, I find the efficiency penalty to be quite manageable. My efficiency dropped from 78% to 72%. Although, I had one BIAB batch recently with 78% efficiency.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
Man I have to get rolling. Looks awesome Jon, that foam!


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Thanks, man!  It's tasty.
Looks great. Do you mind sharing your grain bill?

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The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:59:39 AM »
I don't know if it will stick, but, the forum has been pretty civil for the lasts couple of weeks.

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The Pub / HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:43:33 PM »
I vote for Nashville or St. Louis over New Orleans or Las Vegas. NOLA and Vegas are nasty.

Thank you for your constructive criticism.
Whoops. Sorry didn't mean to insult.

Then maybe be a little more specific? lol There are certainly parts of New Orleans that I don't bother with (Bourbon Street being a big example). There's also parts of Vegas I don't bother with. I'm sure there are also parts of _ANY_ potential conference city that are nasty to various people for various reasons.
I don't care for the French Quarter and Bourbon street areas. I think those areas smell bad and are dirty. Those being the main advertised attractions, I would choose elsewhere for NHC in the south.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:03:33 AM »
I vote for Nashville or St. Louis over New Orleans or Las Vegas. NOLA and Vegas are nasty.

Thank you for your constructive criticism.
Whoops. Sorry didn't mean to insult.

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The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:54:39 AM »
Have some lunch Tommy




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Looking good. I wish food trucks would set up at UAH.

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The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:54:01 AM »
I've got one more night. Not sure what I am gonna do. I am thinking sausage and some starch.

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The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 19, 2017, 06:24:17 PM »
Right. The kale was too delicious to wait for the picture.

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The Pub / I would never wish for...
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »
...the wife and kids to go out of town, but, sometimes the do. 


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