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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ageing times
« on: August 04, 2015, 07:51:55 PM »
I agree.  I don't even touch a beer like that for four weeks.  Then check gravity.  Then give it a week and check again.

Age it in the keg for as long as you can.  Taste it occasionally, or regularly.

I'm just now polishing off some old ale that's maybe from 2013 or so.  I wasn't so happy with it back then, or even back at Christmas.  But it's damn tasty now as the keg is running out.

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Have you reached out to the brewery?

Their Kolsch is reviewed on Beer Advocate and other sites and no one mentions that flavors that you experienced.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Stuck or Done?
« on: July 24, 2015, 07:45:39 AM »

3724 is what I used - thanks


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Keep it warm and let it be. Upper 70's minimum, 80's preferred. It may take a few weeks, but it will finish.

+1.  I've got a batch with 3724 sitting at 86* for the last two weeks.  I'll check the gravity this weekend and see where it's at.  Hopefully, it's dropped from the stall at 1.014.

The batch with 3711 was done well over a week ago.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dripping beer faucet
« on: July 23, 2015, 11:06:30 AM »
Thanks.  I ordered a bunch seals for I think #4 and #10 earlier this week.  Along with the crazy wrench for taking off the collar.

I'll be tearing these down over the weekend, maybe.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Final Round Scores
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:25:41 PM »
Just because you can't touch or grasp something doesn't mean you won't notice it.  Pleasure is an intangible quality and so is love.  I suspect it came off a little lifeless (relatively speaking) due to extra oxidation induced by travel conditions.  So, it didn't taste bad necessarily, but just a bit 'less'.  Maybe you're thinking 'imperceptible'?

Maybe I chose my words poorly, too.  But if you want to go with the strict construction of the term, there's nothing about beer except the liquid that is tangible.  Flavors cannot be touched or grasped, neither can scents.  The tangible sensation of beer is "wet."

Basically, it's a mark down for something the judge can't describe.  Or more accurately for lacking something that the judge can't describe.  Which doesn't seem quite right.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: $69 kegs
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:53:43 PM »
Don't tell me that.  I placed an order for odds and ends yesterday and almost threw in a four pack of the 3 gallon pin-locks.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Arrrggghhh Both CO2 Tanks Out-of-Date
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:52:28 PM »
When I swap, if the tank is out of date they charge $25 or so for the recert, but you walk out with a different tank.  In all cases, I've had tanks with new stamps.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Final Round Scores
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:43:58 PM »
I can't put my finger on it... but there's just something wrong about lowering scores for a lack of intangibles.
Not sure I understand?  I can see it easily being a difference maker when you get to that point.  If it knocks the Overall Impression down to an 8, Flavor to a 15 or 16, and Aroma to a 9 or 10, you're already 10 points in the hole.

If something's intangible, you shouldn't notice it anyway. 

So you lost points because someone noticed that they failed to notice what wasn't there.

Maybe they chose their words poorly.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: $69 kegs
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:40:34 PM »
Another old joke-FIAT stands for Fix It Again Tony.

Yep.  But the best joke is I sold that car 20 years later for $50 less than I paid for it.  And it was not running when I sold it.

Back to the topic, I'd buy these kegs in a heart beat if I needed more kegs.  But I have plenty.  If new 3-gallon kegs hit the $70 price point, I'll buy a couple of those.

While I wouldn't want rust on a new keg, you can re passivate stainless steel pretty easily.  Probably less work than I've put into reconditioning some kegs, and I've never had any that brought on dry heaves.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Arrrggghhh Both CO2 Tanks Out-of-Date
« on: July 21, 2015, 12:11:42 PM »
Shiny new tanks don't hold more gas.  I was a little bummed when my new tank got swapped out, but whatever.  They swap an aluminum tank for an aluminum tank.  And no one really cares what your gas tank looks like.

On the flip side, I was happy when I swapped a steel 15 lb tank and all they had to give me was aluminum.  I traded up on that one.  But again, whatever.  Next fill, I'll get whatever they have.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: $69 kegs
« on: July 21, 2015, 08:53:02 AM »
Visions come to mind of the German Engineer that sat next to my desk always shaking his head about Italian Engineering. So there is that I have to contend with.

Italian Engineering:

My first car was a 1976 Fiat.  The old joke was: What's the difference between herpes and a Fiat?  You can give someone herpes.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dripping beer faucet
« on: July 21, 2015, 07:53:33 AM »


No, we threw it together last weekend.  The tap on the right was dripping all day.

But everyone wants me to put it on wheels so we can take it around the neighborhood for other parties. 

I need to get it dialed in and this will be the outdoor party bar.  No rush, but we do have some birthdays in August.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Maximum psi for ball lock liquid side QD
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:29:23 PM »
Thanks guys.  Huh, the cheap ones I have don't have a top gasket (under the screwdriver fed cap) - only one gasket, on the stem.  Anyway, the one I swapped on works fine at 40 psi, as you suggest.  And the beer is at least reasonably carbed now.  A few of us will be headed to see Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers tonight here in Spokane after fish tacos and of course homebrew at my house.

I'll just toss the offending unit.   8)

The top gasket is easy to miss.  I didn't even know there was one until I had a leaky disconnect.

I serve root beer at 40psi and the disconnects have never been a problem.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Maximum psi for ball lock liquid side QD
« on: July 20, 2015, 09:52:42 AM »
40 psi shouldn't be a problem. I'd break it down and make sure the top gasket is present and intact. I've lost more than a couple.

Same.  That's the only time I've had one leak - no gasket.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dripping beer faucet
« on: July 20, 2015, 08:35:20 AM »
Looking at the micromatic website, it looks like there's a shaft seal. 

So basically, I need to disassemble and see if I can match the o-ring.

And make some tap handles.  And finish out the bar.  And put it on wheels.

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