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Going Pro / I just want to be able to sell my beer
« on: October 27, 2011, 07:31:43 AM »
Not looking to give up my day job, or open any type of brewery, brewpub, or tasting room.  Just want to be able sell beer from time to time. 

Can this be done, while still brewing at home?

All Grain Brewing / Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« on: October 14, 2011, 07:54:59 AM »
Oh that made me smile. We've all been there (and some still visit) at some point man. Way to work through it!  Next batch will go better and you'll experience new 'learning moments'.  I wonder what mine will be before every batch.

I'm with ya there.  I always figure if nothing went wrong, well, then SOMETHING went wrong.....   LOL

So... besides AirGas, where do y'all take your CO2 tanks to get filled cheaply?
I go to Central Welding, but they are limited to the Puget Sound area.

We only have one place in our little town.  5# is $18, 20# is $22.  (don't ask me)

Equipment and Software / Re: Plate chiller
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:29:21 AM »
So I was looking to pick up a shirron plate chiller for around a 100 bucks does anyone has experience with them? Are they worth the investment?

I currently have a homemade counterflow wort chiller but it's big and clunky and I want to upgrade.

Not sure about the shirron, but the one from Blichmann rocks.  I get wort down to 65 degrees with valves fully open. 

Classifieds / Re: WTTrade: new/unused 5# Al CO2 tank for stuff
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:27:38 AM »
did they say why not exchange.  Years ago, even before homebrewing I bought a kegerator from Costco.  It came with a brand new 5# tanks as you describe.  I exchanged it, and never looked back.  Well, until someone needed to get rid of a 20# tank.  Got that for a case of Blue Moon.  LOL.

Ingredients / Re: Licorice sticks
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:12:56 AM »
I've added half a stick to the boil around 20-30m for stouts...

Can I assume that's a five gallon recipe?  Any other styles that the licorice might be good for?

Going Pro / Re: Brew Pub capacity
« on: October 11, 2011, 09:01:33 AM »
I'm far from any type of expert on this subject, other than a customer. 

In my town, a local tavern owner installed a small 2bbl system.  They always have three different beers of their own on tap, and usually more.  They don't sell outside the tavern.  They also have the best tap selection in town of other beers.  They installed this about 8 years ago, and they brew four days a week.  This past summer, they began constructing a production brewery a few miles away.  This will be a 20bbl system when operating. 

Ingredients / Licorice sticks
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:50:02 AM »
OK, so I won first place at a local BJCP competition, and in the prize of "goodies" were two licorice sticks.  I have no clue how to use these things.  This past weekend, we brewed a Jubelale clone, and thought about using them, but didn't want to ruin it. 

Any help on using licorice sticks, would be most appreciated. 

Events / hey you Minnesotans out there
« on: October 07, 2011, 08:54:26 AM »
I grew up in the twin cities, and most of my family is still there.  Out near Seattle these days.  But, I'm planning a trip back to Minnesota early next summer.  (Of course I'll be in Seattle the thrid weekend in June) But, wondering about what beer festivals may be in the Twin Cities area in May or June.  I've looked online, but it appears to be a bit early to real nail anything down. 

Anyway, if you know of a recurring festival, please let me know. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Presidential Beer
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:02:16 AM »
I read about this the other day. According to the article, It's Obama who went out and bought the equipment and started brewing. (maybe subsequent batches are being made by the cook?) Also according to the article, he is the first presidential homebrewer.

I'd like to see that article if you can find it.  It certainly contradicts what I've heard.  This article makes it sound like it's the chefs who are brewing.  And I certainly hope he has more important things to do than buying equipment and brewing beer.

And what could possibly be more important than a new boilermaker pot, and spending an afternoon playing with it? 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Pub Discount Program
« on: September 21, 2011, 10:20:46 AM »
Well, I'm sure Tom and Mark are busy with NHC2012 these days.  I know Tom had mentioned some initial efforts, but I havn't spoke to him in quite awhile. 

Maybe after next June, we can focus on this. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Pub Discount Program
« on: September 21, 2011, 10:15:20 AM »
Steve -

I think my state is one that doesn't allow such.  Does the AHA actively work to correct this problem?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Presidential Beer
« on: September 21, 2011, 10:07:23 AM »
Yup, although I think it's safe to assume that it's one of the White House chefs doing the brewing as I imagine the President might be a tad bit too busy to bust out the mash paddle himself! :)

I think the first we heard of this was back around the Super Bowl.

Now, no matter what sort of political views you and I and all the rest of the stooges hold, it's pretty damn cool that there's homebrew happening in the White House.

Agreed.  I remember back during the superbowl, AHA said they were gonna try and get the recipe.  Anyone know if that happened?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Alaskan Brewing Company - 15th anniversary - RIS
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:51:10 AM »
So, I bought a case of the bombers last night.  Tried one, and pretty good.  I'm fairly new to RIS's so unsure how this compares to others.  although I did like the Widmer W11 release quite a bit. 

Any RIS experts out there tried this yet? 

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