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Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:21:01 AM »
You'll figure it out.  Someone is buying you a brewery.  Go for it!

Just make sure you're ready for a LOT of work.

Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Machine
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:49:21 PM »
Perfect for a multi-million dollar yacht owner, who knows as much about sailing as they do brewing (nothing).

Equipment and Software / Re: Brewpots
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
Using an undersized BK means an hour (or more) wasted on each brew day stressing out about boilovers.

Use a BK with twice the capacity as your batch size, and or a few drops of FermCap-S, and you're not going to have to worry as much, i.e., you can walk away and use your hour much more productively.

FTFY.  Though I do like to have ample room in my kettle, there's no problem pushing it to its limit for a big batch  ;D

The Pub / Re: Sleep and awakeness
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:13:40 PM »

Waking up can kill you.  I've had it happen once, and had to stop it (it's actually not hard, I made up the method for settling my heart on the fly--I was dying at the time, I had to do something--and later had a health professional tell me that's actually a prescribed life-saving process they teach chronic sufferers). 

Was this after you ate a destroying angel that you bought at Safeway?

The Pub / Re: Kristen Bell Loves Sloths
« on: February 01, 2012, 08:00:31 PM »
Seriously though... If she weren't attractive, after watching this wouldn't you think she's mentally disabled?

The Pub / Re: Kristen Bell Loves Sloths
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:22:38 AM »
my future daughter in law ;D

Are you Dax Shepherd's Dad, or do you have a fantasy about banging her mom?   ???

The Pub / Re: Funny Icelandic beer commercial
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:48:50 PM »
:D, Those are pretty funny. 

Amazing what such simple animation can convey. 
We humans understand the canine tail wag...bears don't do that.

This was my favorite.

Not everyday you see a left handed polar bear with a hand gun.  ;D

How do you know he's left handed?  It's a silhouette?   ;D

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: one yeast, two different krausen colors.....
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:30:00 PM »
That's hop sludge (braun hefe).  Don't worry about it.  Old books used to recommend skimming it off since it has a really nasty bitterness, but it tends to fall out or stick to the side of the carboy as fermentation winds down anyway.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Yes, we have no bananas......
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
Ugh.  Ferment some WLP500 way too warm...

The Pub / Re: "Typical French a**hole"
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:54:18 AM »
This probably isn't the right forum for this topic.  Ask a proctologist.

All Grain Brewing / Re: how to darken up my Bohemian Pils
« on: January 28, 2012, 08:40:39 AM »
Sinimar?   ;D

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: To decant or not to decant??
« on: January 27, 2012, 03:37:59 PM »
Thanks for the answers. I think I'm stuck pitching it at this point. As far as cold crashing, are you letting the slurry come back up to temp before you pitch?

Nope.  I take it out of the fridge, siphon off the starter wort (tastes like miller lite!), and add some fresh wort just to get it in suspension and making pouring easier.  Then it gets pitched immediately. 

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: To decant or not to decant??
« on: January 27, 2012, 02:37:36 PM »
I always decant because I don't want ~ 5% oxidized starter wort as an ingredient.  But, you want at least 24 hours for the yeast to settle out or else you'll be throwing out your less flocculant yeast.  I usually wait 2 days to be sure

« on: January 27, 2012, 11:25:47 AM »
I have the same feelings about the Dolphins as you have against the Pats...just hasn't seemed worth the effort in the past few years.  ;D

I can't believe I have to wait 9 more days!!!   >:(

9 more days, and then 8 months for the sting of disappointment to linger!

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