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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from a keg
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:52:58 PM »
I don't use the #2 stopper though.  That acts as a counter pressure deal?  I think I'm going to pick one up though, supposedly that helps reduce foaming too.
Yep, works pretty well.
I broke down and picked up a beer gun, get to test it out this weekend bottling a lot of beer to give away for the holidays.
Cheers!

Man! You didn't need to spend all that money for that thing!  The cheap method is sufficient.  Countless homebrewers have reported good success with it, including me.  Cap on foam!

Need? No. Sufficient? Perhaps, but when bottling 5 gallons into 12oz bottles the stopper method can become very tedious and time consuming, let alone the 15 gallons that we plan on bottling to give away for Christmas. I'm not discounting the stopper method, folks just seem to be very happy with the speed and performance of the beergun.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from a keg
« on: December 05, 2011, 10:54:37 AM »
I don't use the #2 stopper though.  That acts as a counter pressure deal?  I think I'm going to pick one up though, supposedly that helps reduce foaming too.

Yep, works pretty well.

I broke down and picked up a beer gun, get to test it out this weekend bottling a lot of beer to give away for the holidays.

Cheers!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Just got a free keg. Couple questions
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:05:27 AM »
+1 to new gaskets and some lube. 
Also, make sure the popets are seated properly if you removed them and don't overtighten when you replace the posts. Recently, I had a couple used kegs that I couldn't get to seal after my first cleaning as well.  I dedided to try breaking them down and putting them back together being really careful with the popets and the posts.  Charged them with some CO2 over a month ago and they're still holding tight just fine.  Ready to lager some nice Cali Common!

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The Pub / Re: What beer opened your eyes?
« on: December 03, 2011, 06:59:57 PM »
For me it was more like the Year that opened my eyes, 1991; McMennamin's Terminator Stout, Sheaf Stout, Sierra Nevada Pale, Porter  & Stout, Widmer Hefeweizen, Bridgeport Blue Heron & Coho Pales, Portland Ale...
Before that it was mosty Henry's, Blitz & Rainier

Blitz still has some of the funniest commercials ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iigxaFBTAZ4

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not sure you can call it a single hop ale if you use the falconers flight as it is a blend of hops. but hey what do I care?


Oh you know what I meant. ::)

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The Pub / Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:26:26 PM »
Dang that looks like a lot of fun Man, enjoy!

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I haven't tried this blend yet...but with all the hype, I'd sure like to. Looks like these folks have some pellets.

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/Falconers-Flight-Hops-1oz-Pellets.html

Thanks for the link. Just ordered half a pound to try them out on a single hop pale, also picked up some Amarillo and some Saaz as my LHBS was out last week. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: Caramel Machiato
« on: November 27, 2011, 09:43:07 PM »
I thought about this post as I made my contribution to dinner last week, a bourbon carmel sauce that I love with pie/vanilla ice cream/finger.  In fact it made me decide to add it to a caucasion ala 'the dude'.  Mmmm, Pinski abides. 
The sauce is definitely going to make its way into the boilpot of an upcoming porter.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewer's Tithe
« on: November 24, 2011, 02:02:50 PM »
A while back I posted about donating some of my beer for a charity auction at work. Well I decided to go for it and my colleague helped me make a "brew basket" with a six pack (2 Oatmeal Stouts, 2 JubelAle clones and 2 CaliCommons) a bag of Rolled Gold, can of beer nuts, 2 nice Pilsner glasses, a jar of Stout Dijon and some beer pads and stickers from local brewpubs; that and a bomber of each of the beers mentioned.  They went nuts for the stuff! Pulled in $347 from all combined. I'm a little nervous to hand out bombers that folks shelled out $30 bucks for!  We ended up raising $5277 in a little over an hour that we donate 100% to three different local charities that we select every year.  Felt good. 

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Schwarzbier this Friday with an experimental Czech lager yeast that our club is test driving. Starter went great, can wait to pitch it. Have a great holiday everyone!

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Whew. I thought we were going to have to plan an intervention AND revoke a man card. 
Friday, I'm canceling everything to brew a Schwarzbier with experimental Czech lager yeast.
Happy Thanksgiving all!

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Wood/Casks / Re: my new barrel
« on: November 23, 2011, 02:18:42 AM »
Wow, very inspiring. I wonder if they would send one with a delivery to the local liquor store.  Just curious, how long can you go between fillings and how many fillings do expect to get from the barrel before you deem it a sour barrel?  Awesome, have fun Tom. I think I'm going to ask Santa for one of the 'age your own' kits. Looks like fun.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: November 22, 2011, 05:42:42 PM »
Unseasonably warm, really windy, intermittent fricken deluge... deluges? What's the pleural of deluge? Delugi?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: lager starter step-up calculation
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:06:02 PM »
multi step starters do indeed work best.  The most efficient starters for liquid yeast packages are actually between the 1.5-3L range according to Jamil and Chris White's book on yeast management.

If youre in a scenario where you need to make say a 5L starter and only have a 2L flask. Id recommend this

pitch your yeast into a 1L starter. let ferment out.
pitch that whole cake into a 2L starter let ferment out.
move half of the slurry into another sanitary container
pitch the other half of the slurry into another 2L starter.

Pitch both slurries into your batch.


This seems like a great idea. Reduces the cell density, keeps the volumes optimal and keeps the financial review committee from from contorting her eyebrows at me when I bring home another huge piece of glass... and another receipt. ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: lager starter step-up calculation
« on: November 22, 2011, 11:03:35 AM »
Ok, that makes sense.  Looks like I better pick up a 5000ml flask at some point. Thanks everyone.

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