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The Pub / Re: Uline
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:28:52 PM »
I bought casters for my brew stand from them. They have warhouses everywhere, so orders ship pretty quick.  They are like the McMaster-Carr of storage stuff. And their catalogs are like a small telephone book.

Ingredients / Re: Name your hop source!
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:45:02 PM »
Hops Direct for large bulk (1lb.), Freshops for smaller amounts and the LHBS in a pinch. I have a freezer full o' hops right now, so no needs for quite awhile.  But based on what ya'll have posted, I'll check out YVH and HH next time the need arises.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration 2016
« on: December 30, 2016, 10:09:58 AM »
I knew you were good for something!  Now to find some flavorfull decaf beans....

So, getting back to this...

My wife can only drink decaf and she lamented the flavors of all she tried vs. the real deal. Then about a year ago we spent a day in Athens, GA and had dinner at Five And Ten (excellent choice, BTW) and she was blown away by the decaf coffee they served. The waiter told us it was from Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, NC. It is their Slow Motion selection. We came home and immediately signed up to have it automatically delivered every month. I plan to get an extra bag soon to use in a coffee porter.

Ingredients / Re: Cocoa nibs, loose or sack?
« on: December 05, 2016, 12:41:13 PM »
I've always just dropped them into the carboy loose.  No issues.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FedEx or UPS??
« on: November 30, 2016, 09:14:13 AM »
UPS.  Only have a problem once out of 30 shipments. FedEx is much more expensive.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wort Aeration
« on: November 22, 2016, 02:07:13 PM »
I say whip it.
Whip it good.
For a minute or until you get it foamy.
I used to use a wine degasser and a drill to whip it. Whip it good.
Now, I use an aeration stone.

The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 31, 2016, 02:48:35 PM »
FWIW, Joe Buck will never be welcome in Cleveland  8)
Just curious: all of my freinds up in Chicago have this perception that Buck & Smoltz (mostly Buck) is favoring the Indians in their game calling/praise, etc. I'm not sure I buy into it. Are Indians fans complaining the other way - that they're favoring the Cubs?

GA / Chicken City Ale Raisers LTHBD event at Left Nut Brewing
« on: October 20, 2016, 02:38:07 PM »
The Chicken City Ale Raisers, will be hosting Learn To Homebrew Day on November 5th! The event begins at 12:00 noon at Left Nut Brewing in Gainesville, GA. A link to their website and directions is below. Anyone can attend and if you know of others who would like to attend, bring them along! You can also tour LNB and drink their beer! $15 per person gets you a guided tour of the LNB facility, an LNB souvenir glass and 36oz of beer samples.

The Chicken City Ale Raisers is one of the oldest homebrew clubs in Georgia - we turn 25 years old in 2017. A link to our Facebook page is below. If you need more info or get lost on your way, call the cell number below. We look forward to seeing you there!



All Grain Brewing / Re: How to add coffee to a stout
« on: October 14, 2016, 01:57:28 PM »
Wow, glad to hear it worked out so well!  I've never had any body issues before.  Maybe add some wheat?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 30, 2016, 01:10:52 PM »
Irish Red.  10 gals. Solid recipe that has done well for me in competition in the past. I haven't brewed it in a couple of years and my wife requested it.

Going Pro / Re: Opening A Local Home Brew Supply Shop - Wholesale Questions
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:15:39 PM »
My wife and I have been talking about this lately.  I found the BBR October 24, 2013 podcast to be a good start:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:09:18 PM »

... Pitch with WY3333 (this is very important, no starter needed if yeast is fresh). ...

Why the WY3333 and not the WY3068?  Just curious.

Ingredients / Re: Loral Hops
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:03:41 AM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 23, 2016, 02:05:12 PM »
Wait a few years.  I'm part of that tail end of baby-boomers, born in 1958-1960. When I retire in a few more years, I'll have a lot more time for brewing and, if I'm lucky, still have a enough years and money to do it. I know I can't be the only one. As an anecdotal side note, our club has seen a real uptick in the number of younger (under 35) members just this year. Less grey hair at meetings than there used to be, which we like!

Sounds really tasty.  I have some 6-row that I'll be picking up at our next club meeting tomorrow night and I already have some speckled white grits from a local granary. I prefer doing a cereal mash with their grits than using flaked. More work, but it makes a real flavor difference, IMO. Just need to get the C malts and rye. I think I'm going to try this very soon.  Thanks for sharing! 

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