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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:42:46 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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Top it all off with a handy booklet prepared and distributed by "Malting Barley Improvement Association" from 1969, pic enclosed

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Unfortunately, volume/Band I is missing cover and several opening pages. All in German for these volumes

Just thought some might find these interesting.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:40:45 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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Top it all off with a handy booklet prepared and distributed by "Malting Barley Improvement Association" from 1969, pic enclosed

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:33:37 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:24:01 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sudden Barley Crusher issue
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:12:33 PM »
I'm suddenly having issues with my Barley Crusher Mill of many years with dozens of batches of flawless service. Without any gap adjustments, it started to simply refuse to crush more than a couple handfuls of grain at a time. If it add grist over ~1lb or so, and esp if there are any roasted grains, the rollers just spin until I empty all but a couple cups of grain.

I've played with the gap a bit since the problems surfaced 3 batches ago, but still seeing the issue today with a Saison with a super simple grain bill (no roasted malts). Annoying to crush ~15lbs of grain a handful at a time.

Anyway seen this or have ideas?
The only time I've had trouble with my mill(cereal killer, similar mill) was when I accidentally reversed my drill. Grain would fall through, but not get crushed. Not sure if that's the problem you're having or not, just an idea

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So Jon, I am assuming that when you rack to a spunding keg, you already have the clear beer system in that keg correct? I mean that you're not then racking after the spund carb is complete?

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Right, the kegs that get spunded have the Clear Beer in them and the beer stays in there. I'm sure you've probably seen but be sure to first clean the Clear Beer with a mild, unscented detergent and rinse with lots of hot water, to remove any possible machine oils. Then just pump sanitizer through like you normally would before kegging.
Thanx will do. Not even sure when next batch will be and my pipeline is dry after tonight

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Getting in here a bit late with this topic but I do have some changes in mind for this year. I bought some kegs in the last couple months, a couple spunding valves, and now 2 of the clear beer draught system jobbers Jon was talking about. Have made 2 batches since buying kegs, both were great and stayed fresher longer than bottles in the past. I have brewed once since the spunding valve purchase and that was a mixed bag trying to dial in the proper carb level. Definitely overcarbed to start with but dialed it down and enjoyed the hell out of a Oktoberfest recipe I copied from Wort-Hog. I have not brewed since buying the clear beer draft system, but seems like a brilliant idea. Only really brewed 6 batches in 2017, but it worked out well. Need to get something on the schedule right now as this Ofest is going to die when i pull a growler or hopefully 2 to take to a function on Friday and nothing else in fermenters. Happy Brew Year everyone


Let me know what you think of the Clear Beer, Frank. Definitely a good workaround for the extra yeast from spunding. I'm a big fan.
So Jon, I am assuming that when you rack to a spunding keg, you already have the clear beer system in that keg correct? I mean that you're not then racking after the spund carb is complete?

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Getting in here a bit late with this topic but I do have some changes in mind for this year. I bought some kegs in the last couple months, a couple spunding valves, and now 2 of the clear beer draught system jobbers Jon was talking about. Have made 2 batches since buying kegs, both were great and stayed fresher longer than bottles in the past. I have brewed once since the spunding valve purchase and that was a mixed bag trying to dial in the proper carb level. Definitely overcarbed to start with but dialed it down and enjoyed the hell out of a Oktoberfest recipe I copied from Wort-Hog. I have not brewed since buying the clear beer draft system, but seems like a brilliant idea. Only really brewed 6 batches in 2017, but it worked out well. Need to get something on the schedule right now as this Ofest is going to die when i pull a growler or hopefully 2 to take to a function on Friday and nothing else in fermenters. Happy Brew Year everyone

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: 10 Gallon batches
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:24:30 PM »
I know I have been absent a lot for a while now, but whats with this last poster? Registered today, 2 posts in and both on old topics and odd responses? I have run into the 2 posts in a short amount of time just reading through unread topics and it seems off. ESL user perhaps, if so I apologize.

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Thanks guys!  I will play around with recipe scaling in Brewsmith and see what kind of grain bills I get for different volumes and beer types.   It is quite a hobby.... one year ago I brewed my first batch from an extract starter kit...... and now I find myself thinking about a 20 gallon kettle for larger batches.   I would need at least a 15 gal to do an 8 gallon batch I think, so it prob makes sense to spend a little more and get the 20 gal. 

getting a fresh 16-18" of snow here today so I won't be brewing for a little while.
Tom, just another note, since you are using Beersmith, there is a section on the mash page that tells you your mash volume and will highlight it in red if the mash tun listed in your equipment is not big enough to handle the given mash parameters. The other calculator is also accurate, but if you are already in beersmith, it will save you a step

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The thicker your mash, the slower it will drain, but not necessarily make it any more likely to get stuck. At least in the ranges provided by BigMonk

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Pimp My System / Re: Guess who's building a keezer!!!
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:26:31 AM »
Laying in bed here with SWMBO and she just informed me she bought me a chest freezer that we're going to pick up tomorrow! Man is she awesome. And did I mention she's stupidly hot?  ;D
  Pics of build to follow.
Good stuff weaze!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:33 PM »
Thanx again Jon

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