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Ingredients / Re: buzz bullets and what?
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:03:32 AM »
and the Blaigies saison yeast strain. But a buddy's buddy will have to bring that over to Belgium from across the Atlantic.

Wow. Do you have access to the other main saision strains there, out of curiosity?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Unibroue
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »
I love all the Unibroue beers. La fin du Monde is awesome, but I love Maudite, Trois Pistoles and the rest as well. I even like the Ephemere apple.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Bottling vs. kegging
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:12:33 PM »
so a simple solution to the problem is to eliminate low 02 brewing methods..
Ready, set, troll

Go figure.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:33:44 PM »
Actually I put a few bottles of it back to age in a different spot (more of a 'cellar' environment). This one I think just worked its way back behind some 750ml bottles and it was outta sight, outta mind. I love a good surprise!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Insignia Kegerator
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:29:30 PM »
Still a good option. MoreBeer shows the Keg King with three of the torpedo kegs, but that's more money.

At the time she paid around $400-ish. Like many kegerators, Danby recommends not to keep it in a garage. I keep it inside and couldn't be happier for the price point. Also, I checked wiring diagrams first, and there are no wires routed on top at all - I put a dual tap with Perlicks over the single tap tower hole with no issues.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:21:24 PM »
Score!! Found a 2+ year old bottle of bottle conditioned Tripel (8.5 abv) behind a couple of bigger bottles in my beer fridge. Thought the batch was long gone. All in all, it's still excellent. Gotta like it.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Insignia Kegerator
« on: June 20, 2017, 02:00:58 PM »
Can you get three ball locks
In there with the tank outside?

Moving to a smaller apartment and may need to rethink my kegerator situation. Can likely keep the kezzer, but it may be in the detached garage.

No, only 2 in that one. The ancient Haier is just big enough for 3. I had a converted kegerator fridge that burned out. My plan was to get another used fridge and convert it like before, but my wife bought me the Danby as a gift after the fridge kicked.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Insignia Kegerator
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:34:07 AM »
Jon, are they still basically the same units?

Not completely. The Haier was more expensive by a few hundred and doesn't work any better. Inside dimensons are comparable with the Haier slightly bigger.  The Danby is a steal for the $. It has a predrilled hole for your CO2 line ( so the tank can sit outside). I like it.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Insignia Kegerator
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:57:57 AM »
Not sure. I know people with 8 year old sanyo models. I'd likely go with what I can get at Costco. Great return policy.

I have an old Haier that's still kicking, and the newer one my wife bought me from Costco. It's the Danby and it's never given me a minute of trouble. I keep it inside and it'll chill down to around 30F. I put a dual tap tower on it, and it's good to go. I'd buy another.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: HBC
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:50:46 AM »
And the final post:
Good seminar. Great to meet you. Yes, many second round beers show signs of age.

One of the big complaints has been timing between announcing first round and second round deadline to let people rebrew if they advance.  I know it could be hard for people who do 10 gallon (or larger) batches, but I just put it in my schedule to rebrew it regardless. I don't expect to advance, but... just in case! It is easier with 3 gallon batches that turn into 20ish bottles, so I can understand being harder for larger batches.

Thanks for the write ups Andy, those were good reads and I'm sure I would have enjoyed your talk.  Can't wait for them to post the audio later.

A good friend says if you think a beer was good enough to advance, go ahead and rebrew it based on the timing of the beer hitting the peak of flavor. The worst thing that happens is that you have more beer.

Did that with my Dunkel this year. I had more beer. Never a bad thing.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Got an unusual offer today in my email
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:01:05 AM »
I would definitely put a sticker on riceral's vehicle for $6K.    ;D

Absolutely.   ;D

The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:09:09 AM »
I take it you ate the kale first, which is why it's not in the picture?

Bwahahahaha! We missed you at Minneapolis Tommy and Pete!

Funny stuff, Pete. Tommy, you and I share the same MO - when my family goes out of town, I run for the biggest ribeye and potato I can find and fire up the grill . And several homebrews ( just to be sure it digests properly, of course).  :)

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:38:18 PM »
I think New Orleans, along with Las Vegas, is a city that shouldn't host a conference, for the collective good of the membership.


Classifieds / Re: What is Wheaton's Law?
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:52:15 AM »
Awesome, Toby!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry hopping.
« on: June 18, 2017, 05:40:06 PM »
I'm thinking 5 days at 65-70f.
After primary fermentation i will be holding around the same temp so I'm inclined to believe that too much heating and cooling of the finished beer could possibly cause some off flavors?
On the other hand I'm still learning.

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5 days of room temp hopping works just fine IMO. Did it for a long time.

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