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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer apps fpr iPad
« on: February 16, 2012, 09:51:44 AM »
I'm going to create an app to take your BAC called "Piss Test".  It will post pictures online of people drunk/stupid enough to believe that peeing on their ipad is a good idea ;-)

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: February 15, 2012, 06:15:06 PM »
That's great  :)  Hard to believe it's been that long already...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Super Clear Beer
« on: February 15, 2012, 05:57:25 PM »

This was my Saison (WLP566) after 3 months in the keg!  It even had raw spelt in it.  I did do a quick protein rest, but there were no clarifiers other than irish moss.  So lagering will clear most any beer, even a Belgian.

Going Pro / Re: Leasing Equipment
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:20:17 PM »
I don't know about Mikkeller or stillwater but Pretty Things doesn't do contract brewing. They do an alternate proprietorship. I don't think the implication was that AP doesn't make money, jsut that CB doesn't

Ah, that might be the case for all of them.  I was under the impression that you had some ownership with alternate proprietership, for some reason.  Never mind.

Generally, the proprietor of an existing brewery, the “host brewery,” agrees to rent space and equipment to a new “tenant brewer.”  Alternating brewery proprietorships allow existing breweries to use excess capacity and give new entrants to the beer business an opportunity to begin on a small scale, without investing in premises and equipment.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Super Clear Beer
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:12:30 PM »
When are you using your gelatin?  Fining agents work better when the beer is cold.  Whatever you use, chill it down to almost freezing or you'll be less successful in precipitating chill haze particles.

Going Pro / Re: Leasing Equipment
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:02:06 AM »
Have you onsidered contract brewing?
There is NO money for you in contract brewing.
Unless you are going to build up a brand up front and then build the brewery.

If you can find alternating proprietorship that might be better proposition.

+1. I have talked to too many contract brewers who say they haven't made a dime. contract brewing really is about marketing than brewing anyway. In fact I think it has very little to do with actual brewing. So you came up with a recipe. Big deal.

The "alternate proprietorship" at least gives you some control over the brewing part.

Really?  So you're telling me that Mikkeller, Stillwater, and Pretty Things aren't making a dime when they're selling individual bottles for $8 - $20?

I'm not saying that everyone can make money by buying time at another brewery, but it seems like it can be done.

Events / Re: NHC Guide and Tips for a Newbie
« on: February 14, 2012, 09:51:57 AM »
The brewery/pub bus tours are awesome.

Bring your milk thistle.

Pimp My System / Re: An Idea:Counter flow cooler from ford truck egr cooler
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:21:56 AM »
Sell it and buy two therminators  :)

Beer Recipes / Re: Recipe similarity in competition
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:19:46 AM »
So what you're all telling me is that you CAN taste the love.


I have a theory (hypothesis actually) that I will probably never be able to test. It goes like this

take a recipe (beer or food) work it out so that you can pretty much duplicate it every time and take any and all notes needed so that another person could also duplicate it.

now program a computer/robot to accomplish exactly the same thing, following all the same steps exactly.

place the computer head to head with a human brewer who really cares about the final product. compare the products. My hypothesis is that there will be a (subjected, sensory) difference between the two products.

i.e. I think you would be able to taste the love.  ;D

Or the inconsistency  :)  Love is nothing but mistakes.

I mean, happy valentines day!  Please don't tell my girlfriend I said that. ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dichotomy
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:11:26 AM »
I'd call that juxtaposition  :)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: mr malty question
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:10:18 AM »
Does that make sense?  For a 1.054 lager with a stir plate it calls for 7 vials of White Labs per 3.5 quart starter. WOW.
I only have a 2000ml flask.

 Is that right 7 vials at $7 each.

No, that's wrong.  You must have the viability set really low.  Check the box in the upper right.

I assume you're making a 5 gallon batch?  7 vials, even without a starter, would be twice as much as you need.

Equipment and Software / Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:23:14 PM »
That's how I got both of my stir plates (they are heated too) but I doubt they would work on a 5 gallon carboy.

Unless you made it out of a PC fan, I think most stirplates (lab models) would work through the thicker glass of a carboy.  If the problem is that you can't balance a carboy on it, maybe you can build a scaffolding around it?

Equipment and Software / Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:28:32 PM »
According to Beersmith 2.0 a 3 step starter with 1 pack will give you @4200 billion cells

step 1: 1 pack (96 billion) in 1l =397 Billion

I don't use Beersmith, but that seems incredibly optimistic, both in comparison to Jamil's calculator and other things I've read.

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).

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