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Zymurgy / Re: ezymurgy not working
« on: December 15, 2011, 03:22:57 PM »
I was at work. I'll try when i get home.

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Zymurgy / ezymurgy not working
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:59:28 PM »
Trying to see the new mag and it's not working. Just wanted let someone know.

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Ingredients / Re: ND has Falconer's Flight 7c's and Zythos
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:12:49 PM »
Damn you....I don't have room for any more hops at the moment!

There's always room for pellets.

Also, the falconers flight is out of stock for the pound. Wonder if that will change.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:07:30 PM »
I foresee a reduction in quality, if this happens.

Why?  One thing I learned at beer Camp is that quality is what they value above everything.  Add in the fact that it's a sole proprietorship, without board or stockholders to satisfy, and it would seem that they have the best possible situation to maintain a quality product.

I was just assuming that they were incorporated. Is the company owned by a single person?

From what I understand it's pretty much the Grossman Family that has full control. They may not own 100% but they have control. Denny can add if he knows more, I can't remember everything  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:06:03 PM »


One of the things they stressed to us was that the places they were looking at had similar water chemistry.

Nah, when I was talking with Steve Dresler a few months ago, he mentioned that they are fully on RO at the Chico facility.  They build all their brewing water up from RO.  I suggested that they do want to try and find a location with decent water anyhow to reduce the loading on the RO membranes.  He was not concerned with that.  They are looking for the local that will give them the best deal. 

PS: the firm I work for does SN's wastewater and energy reduction engineering.


Another thing they're looking for in the water is consistency year round. If in the summer time the water jumps to 80 degrees F and in the winter it's 50F then they have some major obstacles they have to deal with.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 11:28:34 AM »
Shareholders. They want to see a company grow.

The shareholder is the Grossman family.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:46:01 AM »
I foresee a reduction in quality, if this happens.

Why?  One thing I learned at beer Camp is that quality is what they value above everything.  Add in the fact that it's a sole proprietorship, without board or stockholders to satisfy, and it would seem that they have the best possible situation to maintain a quality product.

I second this. If it's one thing I took away from the beer camp it's that they are very conscious about their product and who is drinking it. They take pride in the fact that they are brewing the best beer possible. I think that if they thought this would jeopardize the quality of their product, they just wouldn't do it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:19:17 AM »
As everyone else has mentioned, aside from freshness, the portability factor is awesome!

Portability is my main attraction to the cans. I hate that when I go golfing I can't buy a "good" beer on the golf course because they have to be in cans. Now I can get a few cans of torpedo on the course and maybe even Two Hearted this coming year  ;D

http://www.mlive.com/kalamabrew/index.ssf/2011/03/bells_brewery_inc_to_install_c.html

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: December 14, 2011, 06:33:30 AM »
Also, fermenting in the can?  It's been quite a few years since there has been yeast sediment on the bottom of my SN beers.  They are still bottle-conditioned?  (can-conditioned?)

Yes, Sierra still bottle conditions their beers. They have a warehouse devoted to bottle conditioning. It will sit out in the warehouse for a couple weeks before moving off to the store.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Storing Bulk Grain
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:35:36 AM »
I use the large rubbermaid bins. Fits more than a 50 lb sack of grain and fits on the shelves in the basement. I still have some vienna malt that is now 3 years old in one of the bins.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How do yall buy grain?
« on: December 12, 2011, 09:40:25 AM »
I buy bags of Rahr pale, and Best pils and Munich.  I split bags of C60, Special B, rye  malt, and a couple others with another guy.  I buy dark malts and other specialties locally as needed.

you need to split bags of Rye Denny? thought you went through 50 pounds of that a month  ;D

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Going to do a Pliny the Elder type of DIPA, but with X-369 in place of the Simcoe.

I'm going to be doing a pliny clone as well. I have only 2 ounces of the X-369 but maybe I should add it in so we could compare some notes.

What do you know about the X-369?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: NeoBrit stuck fermentation?
« on: December 02, 2011, 10:01:04 AM »
How long since you moved it? I think it'll finish, just give it more time. If it doesn't happen in a few more days I might rouse the yeast a little. I don't have any experience with the Neo-Brit strain though.

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Finally cold enough here to brew lagers so I'm doing a German pils.  All pils malt and Hallertauer Tradition hops, StaroPrague yeast.

Denny, what don't you up the hellawack shiznit of that and go crazy.  ;D

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Nothing fancy. Just the ol' traditional sauce...  Cheers!!!

Cranberry Sauce

1 pkg cranberries rinsed & culled
1 orange cut into 8 pieces including peel (remove seeds)
1 apple cored
1 c sugar

mix in food processor then add sugar and refrigerate. Add more sugar to taste.

I might try this as well.

I just did the ol' standby on the stovetop

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
12 ounces cranberries
1 orange (juice and peel)

Boil sugar and water, add cranberries and orange zest and juice. Cook until desired consistency is reached.

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