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Beer Travel / Re: Munich, Salzburg, and Prague
« on: July 29, 2015, 07:45:14 PM »
If you can, do not miss Ragensburg. Spiral and Knitzinger brewery. In Prague you have to visit U Flaku. Have fun.

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The Pub / Re: Hangin at Yellowhammer
« on: July 28, 2015, 06:14:27 PM »

Keith, you dont look like your beers taste. Just sayin

I realize now I need a hair cut. And a shave.

Nice to meet you Tommy!
Rule #1:Pro brewers must have beards.
Rule #2:If you have time to get a haircut, you ain't workin' hard enough.
How true.

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Ingredients / Re: Flaked oats in IPA
« on: July 28, 2015, 06:12:34 PM »

For once in my life, I pretty much agree with Lewis.  I have never found oats to give me the purported body and foam that others report.  I seem to get thin, astringent beer when I use them.

Once I made a Scottish ale without specialty malts. This resulted in blond beer with 5% flaked oats. Result was more body. I did not detect any negative effects. And let me tell you. People LOVED it. All 15 BBLs of it.

May be this is due flake barley brand or pH of mash.

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Going Pro / Re: Starting homebrew supply company
« on: July 25, 2015, 06:29:08 PM »
You would usually go thru supply house. Lager manufacturers do not want to deal with individuals.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:12:50 PM »

Ended up going with about 54% Pils, 34% Dark Munich, 10% Caramunich III, and 2% carafa III.

Just tapped it a couple days ago and its very smooth and malty rich. The color is a little light probably because I didn't add the carafa til the last 10 min of the mash? Its more of a dark reddish brown than the black reddish hue is was going for but I can correct that next time.

Sounds tasty! I'm planning on stopping at Thirsty Monk's to drink his dark larger next week. Something I've been wanting to do for a long time.
I compared his to mine and it has a bit more roast flavor and darker than mine. Very good beer just like all his others.

You are correct. Challenge is to have it dark enough without the roasty notes. Glad it turned out great.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:09:27 PM »

Ended up going with about 54% Pils, 34% Dark Munich, 10% Caramunich III, and 2% carafa III.

Just tapped it a couple days ago and its very smooth and malty rich. The color is a little light probably because I didn't add the carafa til the last 10 min of the mash? Its more of a dark reddish brown than the black reddish hue is was going for but I can correct that next time.

Sounds tasty! I'm planning on stopping at Thirsty Monk's to drink his dark larger next week. Something I've been wanting to do for a long time.

Let me know when are you going to be around. I would like to meet you and show you around.

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The Pub / Re: Growler Fills
« on: July 17, 2015, 04:47:23 PM »
We sell growlers for $9. Tax included. $4 bottle deposit.

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The Pub / Re: Hangin at Yellowhammer
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:16:45 PM »
Looking good.

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Ingredients / Re: Flaked oats in IPA
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:08:14 PM »


May be flaked barley is a better option. Use about 8-10%.

Can I ask why you would suggest barley instead of oats? What would be the differences to expect?
It will still gives you body but less silky. But that is just my opinion. Keep on brewing.
I tried flaked barley in an APA and will never use it again in a pale beer. I get a raw, grassy flavor from it that I just didn't care for.
I did not have that experience. I used it in pale English beer about 5 SRM.

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Ingredients / Re: Flaked oats in IPA
« on: July 08, 2015, 04:06:00 PM »

May be flaked barley is a better option. Use about 8-10%.

Can I ask why you would suggest barley instead of oats? What would be the differences to expect?
It will still gives you body but less silky. But that is just my opinion. Keep on brewing.

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Ingredients / Re: Flaked oats in IPA
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:28:12 PM »
May be flaked barley is a better option. Use about 8-10%.

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Equipment and Software / Re: 1/6 Bbl kegs for homebrewing
« on: July 05, 2015, 04:21:14 PM »

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Equipment and Software / Re: 1/6 Bbl kegs for homebrewing
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:40:16 PM »
I did it with coper. It was fast and cheap. You still needs to have vessel to hold a cleaner and pump.

It looks quite overkill for homebrewing. Unless you have a homebrew club and they operate one for everybody. 

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Equipment and Software / 1/6 Bbl kegs for homebrewing
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:58:49 AM »
No I do not remove it. Just couple it on and turn the pump on.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5b6pnl4bxwmb2x/2015-07-05%2011.53.54.jpg?dl=0

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Purging Keg
« on: July 05, 2015, 09:45:56 AM »
Yes they do in final step of keg cleaning.

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