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The Pub / Re: Thank you veterans!
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:10:34 AM »
Thanks to all who serve(d) & their families.... It is great to see all the messages of thanks today, but let's not forget those who have paid for our freedom. Everytime we gather to brew or to enjoy the fruits of our labor we should remember that we live free because of the scarifices of brave men & women.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Chocolate flavor in Porter
« on: November 08, 2011, 11:42:39 AM »
I have use double chocolate vodoka and coco powder with good results. Roasting the coco nibs will help reduce the oil,I roast pecans I use in my porter to reduce both the oil & tannins. If you are worried about head retention use  a little wheat in your grain bill or heading powder at packaging.
Good Luck

General Homebrew Discussion / What are the must have Beer "apps"?
« on: October 23, 2011, 08:39:19 AM »
Just upgraded to the iPhone 3g and I'm wondering what are the must have apps for homebrewers? Especially FREE ones

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Mini Kegs
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:43:36 AM »
   I'm going that route now. Just not that found of choking down crappy beer & the wife isn't found of me pouring it down the sink. Midwest doesn't have the spout. I found a supplier that sells them for $7 plus shipping... but the catch is the min order is 120 units..... I'll post if come up with anything else

Pimp My System / PMS question
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:36:18 AM »
Every guys dream, no not that..... a in door water dispenser that pours beer?  How hare would it be to convert a SXS fridge freezer with in door water & ice to pour beer from the water dispenser. I'm thinking the hose diamater on the water dispenser might be the main issue. A thermostat or temp controller on the freezer and it should be good to go.  It might not be practical but it would be cool in the man cave.
Any thoughts?

Kegging and Bottling / Mini Kegs
« on: September 28, 2011, 08:09:01 AM »
Does any one know where to source Mini kegs Like Warstiner Mini Kegs, that have the built in spout? Are there any Homebrew Sites that sell these online?.

Ingredients / Re: Coffee in a porter recipe
« on: August 28, 2011, 11:02:49 AM »
I use espresso vodka @ bottling... also a little freeze dried espresso in the secondary or @ bottling... get great flavors just let it age a while.

Going Pro / Re: Do I got what it takes?
« on: August 27, 2011, 12:05:00 PM »
The question you have to ask is: If this is the path I want to take what am I willing to do to get there? 
Many probrewers look down on nanos. Kind of like the big guys used to look down on micro/craft brewers, so don't be discouraged by soundbrewing or any others if this is your dream.  Are you willing/able to work full time & brew after work & on weekends to make it happen?  Do you have a relationship with pub/resturant/bar/tavern owners to give you bar space? You know how to run your own business, market your self and develop a client base. These skills may be just as important as your brewing abilities.  Dream big, start small & be patient you don't get there overnight. If you can slowly grow eventually you maybe able to quit your day job or at least put more time in to brewing. Not everyone will be or wants to be the next Dogfish but most of us  would love to see our beer in an establishment of some sort.

Beer Travel / Re: SPEC'S Liquors
« on: August 27, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »
Spec's is awesome.... However the one in Killeen has the worst service ever...

Classifieds / Re: whisky barrels need homes
« on: August 26, 2011, 02:02:20 PM »
     I sent an email through Balcones website & have yet to  recieve a response....
Please let me know if you have barrels for pick up

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