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The Pub / Re: Product Development, Homebrewing, and Keurig
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »
Picobrew pushes the “beer you can’t get can be made at home” narrative. Personally I think that is a bit stretch.


I agree. People should buy whatever the heck they want though.
I’m not saying people shouldn’t buy it if they want. I’m saying that “selling point” is dumb.

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The Pub / Re: Product Development, Homebrewing, and Keurig
« on: September 22, 2017, 01:36:07 PM »
Picobrew pushes the “beer you can’t get can be made at home” narrative. Personally I think that is a bit stretch.

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The Pub / Re: Product Development, Homebrewing, and Keurig
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:09:22 PM »
I don't think the Pico quite fits the model. K-cups are quick, idiot proof and have a low per unit price. Pico-paks are priced a bit over what I consider fair, have room for error, and take at least a week for the payout.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keezers
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:35:49 AM »
I think the probe placement is the issue. Place it towards the bottom. I have mine attached to a can of soda and wrapped in foil to prevent cycling.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keezers
« on: September 21, 2017, 07:23:55 AM »
What temp is your controller set to? Where is the probe place?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Genesis Fermenter
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:53:41 PM »
Features don't match the price IMO, but it's nice to see more  fermenters coming on the market. For ages it was glass, buckets and then better bottles. Now there are new options every few months.

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Ingredients / Re: RO water adjustments
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:38:46 PM »
Baking soda as well as the abkve

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The Pub / Treated Sewage Water Beer
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:37:01 AM »
Local club is doing this with a purification company.  Brewing a bunch of beers and serving at an event. Not sure the source water, but the treated water was over 50ppm dissolved solids. That makes me a bit suspicious.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stop spontaneous Fermentatin
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:15:49 AM »
The bigger question is where are you having sanitation issues? Something broke down in the process.

Personally I wouldn't bother trying to do anything other than add clean yeast.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Rehydrated then dud.
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:12:55 AM »
Yes, colder takes longer. Longer to start and longer to finish. Cider does not form krausen like beer, you typically only see small bubbles popping on the surface.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Rehydrated then dud.
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:13:56 AM »
Have you pulled a sample and taken a gravity reading? What indicators are you using to determine there is no activity?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Al's East Coast Yeast
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:55:19 PM »
Milk the Funk. Great source for info on the boutique/independent  labs.

According to his contact page, his homebrew pitches are essentially overrun commercial pitches. I don't think it was always this way. BugFarm pops up frequently.
http://www.eastcoastyeast.com/contact.html

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Al's East Coast Yeast
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:49:57 PM »
I'd check the MTF facebook page. Seems to be easier to score than the bootleg biology cultures.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Al's East Coast Yeast
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:45:05 PM »
It's super boutique and limited production.  Use the notification option to keep track of the strains you want. I think Love2Brew also mentions new availability in their emails.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Off flavors from stressed lager yeast
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:14:56 PM »
Even if it is bait, not disagreeing and leaving it could cause a new brewer to jack up an expensive batch because this wad was trolling.

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