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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« on: June 22, 2011, 11:31:29 AM »
I use this:

http://www.kegworks.com/product.php?productid=18982&source=nextopia

and it works pretty well. I squirt some CO2 into the bottle first using a picnic tap attached to an empty keg with some co2 in it, and then use this to fill it up.
Hmmm that's not a bad idea either.  I assume you turn down the gas on the regulator and bleed the keg also?

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:14:10 AM »
Been stupid, hot and humid here in Iowa City.  Not terribly hot, I guess, around 80-85 degrees, but 80% and up for humidity.  I hate it.  I want 60's for temperatures. Been getting a lot of storms here too, which rocks.  I love storms.

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Ingredients / Re: CTZ Hops anywhere?
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:09:31 AM »
http://www.freshops.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?search=action&category=HOPS&keywords=all&template=PDGCommTemplates/hops.html

freshops has them right there - don't kow what you're looking at.

FWIW - Puterbaugh doesn't grow Simcoe, so you won't find them there.  They had them once ('06 or '07 IIRC) when they traded with another grower, but its been years since that happened. 

From what I hear from pros, it is unlikely we will see any Simcoe at the homebrew level from the '11 harvest.
Damn it, I was just starting to get into Simcoe, too...argh.  I don't understand why these are on such a shortage, fakkin' plant more!  Is it really that difficult?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:06:14 AM »
I use the picnic tap and bottling wand method.  Sanitize the bottles, cover the opening with foil, put in freezer.  Turn off gas, bleed kegs, turn gas down to 2-5 PSI, fill bottles to about an inch or half an inch from the top, cap on foam.  Works like a charm.

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The Pub / Re: RIP Mr. Fabulous
« on: June 15, 2011, 01:40:32 PM »
Bummer...

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The Pub / Re: MLB pitcher/homebrewer really turns pro for a day
« on: June 15, 2011, 01:37:54 PM »
That is pretty cool, but yeah, I don't know about the aging on Louisville Sluggers...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Deschutes Brewery uses Malt Conditioning
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:11:03 AM »
Funny this should come up, I just saw on Beer Advocate that Larry is leaving at the the end of the year to open his own brewery. http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/3838984

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The Pub / Re: Don't know how I did it.
« on: June 13, 2011, 02:42:37 PM »
Well la dee daa!!!

Cheers guy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who Dumps Beer?
« on: June 13, 2011, 01:28:00 PM »
Out of 15 all-grain batches so far, I've only considered dumping 1.  It's an Anchor Steam clone made with Munton Maris Otter that is really, really cloudy.  Almost to the point of being muddy looking.  It tastes fine but it's very unappealing.
I had a mild that looked similar and after gelatin and time, it is now my clearest beer so I'm going to try the same with this one and see if I can salvage it.  The rest of this malt is being saved for Stout season.

The important point is that I am more than willing to dump it if I have to.  I'm no expert but I know now that I can do much better and I need to feel happy about the beer that I drink and serve to family and friends.  Keeping it for private consumption would just extend the pain.
I had a couple super cloudy beers made with Crisp maris otter.  I added some gelatin and within a week they are now very clear.  Makes me not want to throw the whole bag of MO away.
I was considering dumping them if they didn't clear, but not they're pretty good, which is a relief.

I haven't really dumped a beer before, but I'm getting to the point where I'm okay with it if I need to.

EDIT: now that I remember, I recently dumped a double IPA that got infected.  Tasted good when I bottled it, but I'm thinking it got infected from the bottling bucket.  Every bottle foamed over like crazy when opened and tasted off.  Sad...freed up a bunch of bombers though.

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The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:14:56 PM »
PBR has been my go-to most of my drinking life. I don't like this. I'm switching to MGD.

All I can say is: BIG FLATS BABY!!!  ;D
Big Flats is kinda sweet tasting.  CHEAP though.  It's like $2.99 for a six pack here.  Blue Ribbon isn't that sweet tasting.  I like it because it's light, but it's not flavorless like Budlight or Bud.

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The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 09, 2011, 12:51:00 PM »
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

But your avatar makes you look like a hipster.  ;)

Aw it does not!  Bill Hicks was an American hero!  Zim zam?

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The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 09, 2011, 09:40:55 AM »
Agree on the marketing vs beer thing.  I tried PBR for the first time recently.  I ended up staring at the can and thinking, so what gives?  I guess what you are paying for is the marketing, its sort of a fee to assuage the guilt of hipsters who want to drink cheap beer, but want to still feel good about themselves, like there is something really "authentic" or ironically blue collar about PBR.  I personally have no misgivings about this, and would feel comfortable drinking a much less stylish cheap beer were I so inclined to abuse the ol' liver, so the extra expense is wasted for me.

New owners do sound a little trashy, but I don't feel sorry for the old owners.  Business is business, get over your whininess and get another job, build up another beer brand.
It's this attitude that is perpetuating PBR at a "hipster" beer and it makes me angry. I'm not saying I started drinking it before the hipster PBR craze, but I had no idea it had that stigma attached to it, if it did yet, when I started drinking it.  And I'm still pretty young; haven't been drinking beer for much more than 7 years and I started out with good beer for the most part.

I like microbrewed beer a lot, but there ain't nothin' wrong with drinking some blue ribbon from time to time.  My beer consumption is mostly homebrew though.

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The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 08, 2011, 07:17:41 PM »
As long as PBR stays PBR, I don't care much about this.  This has been my summer/go-to beer for years.  F*ck all that hipster bullsh*t.

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:55:56 PM »
Wow, that's encouraging.  What a battle...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6-Pack Brewing
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:41:26 AM »
You can pasteurize milk in 15seconds at 161F.  I think putting the IC in at flameout is probably enough but if you can get 10min of boil that would probably give you peace of mind.
Well, thanks for your advice, my friend.  Haven't done this 3 gallon thing for a couple years, so I guess I needed some guidance.

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