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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Moment of fame
« on: August 15, 2015, 09:39:21 AM »
That was really interesting Jim. I loved all the flavor hop discussion, then to find there was only a bittering of Magnum. Gives me some ideas.

Also, 8 -10 of us (in our club) are starting a Pils focus group. The idea is to spend a year really drilling into the styles with sharing of research, comml beers and brewing a couple batches. I think listening to this will convince people to stretch beyond the traditional and really experiment.

Good job. Thanks for sharing this link. The 20 min. commercials and sophomoric humor generally make me avoid BN broadcasts, but this was worthwhile.

The Pub / Re: Pop The Cap - 10 year anniversary
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:30:27 AM »
Cheers to all who made that happen in NC. Happy Anniversary!

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:21:27 AM »
Thanks for the AM smile.

The Pub / Re: Retirement
« on: August 12, 2015, 01:16:54 PM »
Let me add....Not Oregon. It rains all the time, when the big one comes the whole damn state is going to slip away, and if you think Portland is weird you obviously haven't visited the rest of the state. (How'd I do Denny?)

Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless insulated MT arrived!
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:47:26 PM »
The stainless slotted material is the same used for well screens. Johnson Screens in Minnesota made the stuff and was a customer of mine.(back in the 80s) We were able to buy flat stock and fitted up a bunch of brew kettles. The stuff is superior to anything else for false bottoms if you can find some. Don't know if a comml brew house fabricator would sell a piece, but thats what I've seen in the PKW systems I've looked at among others.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrewer going pro!
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:51:59 AM »
The very best of luck to you on your new venture. Looks like you're building a great place.
We're down in Roseburg, but will make it a point to stop in sometime on our way north.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: MicroBrew's Introduction
« on: July 06, 2015, 09:40:05 PM »
What club wouldn't love to have a resident microbiologist? Your popularity will be second only to the sanitary stainless welder guy. ;) You sound suitably obsessed to hangout on this forum. Welcome to the world of wort dreams. I'll look forward to hearing about more of your brew musings and experiments. Cheers!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Frustrated beyond belief
« on: July 02, 2015, 07:13:15 PM »
Have you let another homebrewer or brewery/brewpub brewer taste it? What is their appraisal of it? No matter how rural you are, there's usually someone with a bit of brewing knowledge you can turn to. 2 heads and palates are always better than one.

Are you brewing a known recipe that has worked for you before? I talk to a lot of homebrewers who are never happy with their results, yet they have never brewed the same recipe twice.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer Modification
« on: June 08, 2015, 06:03:44 PM »
Bet you all feel sorry for my cronies at this point! Ha.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer Modification
« on: June 08, 2015, 05:31:56 PM »
Can't vouch for it being safe, but I  do lift cronies that way. The garage door rail is song enough, it just depends on how strongly it is mounted. We have an electric hoist on a garage rail reinforced in another area and we hoist engines with it.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer Modification
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:15:32 AM »
Yup, it's nice for lifting full cornies, buckets, whatever. Take care of all those young bodies out there. Your back and joints will thank you for it. It's not the weight, it's the position you get into trying to lift stuff over the edge and lower into position. It can be just that one time when you're not positioned correctly and something goes twang.......that was the voice of experience speaking

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer Modification
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:53:19 AM »
We looked at electric hoists too, but I have 2 chest freezers in 2 different locations and the rope hoist is lightweight and easy to just clip on an eye bolt or the garage door rail.

Beer Travel / Re: Latest can't miss suggestions for Portland please
« on: June 08, 2015, 09:28:06 AM »
That would be sad. I'll have to call and see what's up. That was one of the sites for hitting Hood River.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer Modification
« on: June 08, 2015, 08:59:01 AM »
That's very similar to what my husband rigged for me. I can move a 15 gal fermenter in and out of my chest freezer now by myself. Mine is a regular rope pulley with a brake on it he got from some local supply place. He decided he didn't want to have to do all the household stuff again while I had another ACL surgery. ;)  He's just soooo supportive of my brewing habit.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: % ABV mathematics ???
« on: June 08, 2015, 08:46:15 AM »
Good explanation Dave.

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