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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: No head retention in lagers
« on: August 02, 2015, 12:34:34 PM »
Which works out to half a tablet for 5-6 gal at 5-6% ABV. Which is nice.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Massive Head, Minimal Carbonation in Keg
« on: July 31, 2015, 01:18:37 PM »
PS, I've always been looking for a better guideline on the process for carbing the kegs, controlling the ppm, and even measuring the ppm. If anybody has a good link, I would appreciate that.

I hook up the cold keg at serving pressure, lie it on its side, and rock it back and forth as often as I can for the rest of the day (4-6 hours). Move it to the kegerator to let it settle out for a day or two, then start drinking. No risk of over carbonation, but also no need to wait a couple weeks.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: July 31, 2015, 12:47:07 PM »
My favorite was the Habanero Sculpin, but I'm twisted like that.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: maiden voyage white labs pure pitch
« on: July 30, 2015, 01:37:41 PM »
WL vials being a month old were already at 75% viability

That is for slurry stored after a fermentation, though. Stored properly, a lab propagation won't degrade that quickly.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: No head retention in lagers
« on: July 30, 2015, 09:02:17 AM »
Excessive aging and contact with autolyzed yeast could also be a factor.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:08:58 PM »
Our liquor store just started carrying a couple of their beers. Haven't tried either yet simply because I don't buy bottles this time of year.

The Pub / Re: Hangin at Yellowhammer
« on: July 29, 2015, 06:23:34 PM »
Why is the right arm so much bigger? :o

The entire CO/NM line takes a jog of a few hundred feet SE of Pagosa. Errors from two surveying teams working from the east and west...

I wasn't planning on it. We are making a road trip through CO, Ut, NM, and AZ later in October. You going to be open?

We should be. Maybe not "open" open for the off-season, but definitely brewing.

Seriously, Colorado's pretty great. Much better than elbowing your way around a fart-filled convention center.

Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: July 29, 2015, 07:14:55 AM »
Hopefully you'll have a car. It is not an easy country to get around otherwise.

It's been seven years, so the microbrewery thing hadn't even started when I was there. The Guinness tour was skippable, although St. James's Gate itself was cool. The Jameson tour was the fun one.

Doolin and Galway were favorite stops. Kells' Priory stands out for being difficult to get to (without a car) and abandoned despite the popularity of the Book of Kells.

Classifieds / Re: Brewer wanted
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:54:37 AM »
$12 and maybe benefits is about as good as it gets for an entry-level brewing job, *and* you get to work with Denny?!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Starters
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:31:16 AM »
I've found that all my strains grow 100-150 billion cells per liter in an 8°P stirred starter. So about 3 L for 5 gal at normal gravity.

The Pub / Re: "The Martian"
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:38:40 PM »
Yeah, I fall somewhere in between those two opinions. I thoroughly enjoyed all the technobabble, but I would have liked to see a character developed. Just one would be fine.

To clarify, you absolutely need to store it cold. Just don't let it freeze.

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