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Beer Recipes / Re: Hibiscus - ginger saison
« on: March 06, 2015, 10:32:34 AM »
I did something similar with the hibiscus. I made a very strong tea with the dried flowers and I put some sugar in as well. Racked the saison on top of the tea in the secondary. I was really pleased with it.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from primary fermentation vessel
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:11:11 AM »
You can individually dose bottles with priming syrup and an graduated eye dropper. Kind of a pain to get the numbers right, but I have done it successfully.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New Jockey Box
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:08:44 PM »
I have to keep mine pressure higher on the jockey box because it runs through a long stretch of stainless steel tubing which increases the resistance. I have found that 18psi works for mine.

You can use a calculator and add in all of the factors and lengths of the tubing to get to your ideal balance.

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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:58:02 AM »
I don't get why the keg deposit can be as low as 20 or 30 bucks when the replacement cost is at 4 times that. Charge $100 bucks for a deposit a see how many kegs go missing.

What have you ever rented that required you to put down the total replacement cost as a deposit? For many businesses that would drive off a significant portion of customers.

I guess the only two thing I have rented before were cars and keg shells. I didn't have to pay any deposit on the car, but I did have to give them my credit card and proof of insurance.

You can't find a keg deposit from a craft brewery in my neighborhood for less that $75 (cash), and some are as high as $150 (credit card).

I am not not not saying it is ok to steal a keg, but if the mega breweries were really worried about a lost keg they would raise the price of the deposit.

So are you saying it's okay to steal something if it's not very well guarded or protected?

I am not not not saying it is ok to steal a keg.

I am just wondering why mega breweries don't charge more for a deposit. Why don't they seem concerned about losing a keg here and there?


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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:12:17 AM »
I don't get why the keg deposit can be as low as 20 or 30 bucks when the replacement cost is at 4 times that. Charge $100 bucks for a deposit a see how many kegs go missing.

What have you ever rented that required you to put down the total replacement cost as a deposit? For many businesses that would drive off a significant portion of customers.

I guess the only two thing I have rented before were cars and keg shells. I didn't have to pay any deposit on the car, but I did have to give them my credit card and proof of insurance.

You can't find a keg deposit from a craft brewery in my neighborhood for less that $75 (cash), and some are as high as $150 (credit card).

I am not not not saying it is ok to steal a keg, but if the mega breweries were really worried about a lost keg they would raise the price of the deposit.

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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:45:35 AM »
Any brewery or distributor can immediately "change the deposit law" by charging the face value of the keg as a deposit. I don't get why the keg deposit can be as low as 20 or 30 bucks when the replacement cost is at 4 times that. Charge $100 bucks for a deposit a see how many kegs go missing.

States set keg deposits.

States set the laws for keg deposits. In my state you can charge whatever you want for a deposit.

I quick search reveals a somewhat local brewery charges $125 for the keg deposit.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Submersible pump keg cleaner
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:22:10 AM »
Cool. Thanks guys

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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:48:46 PM »
If it says Budweiser I wouldn't give a flying eff.  They have so much power and lobbyist money that if it actually affected them, they'd bribe someone to change the deposit law.

Any brewery or distributor can immediately "change the deposit law" by charging the face value of the keg as a deposit. I don't get why the keg deposit can be as low as 20 or 30 bucks when the replacement cost is at 4 times that. Charge $100 bucks for a deposit a see how many kegs go missing.

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Equipment and Software / Re: 2 brew kettle questions
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:43:54 PM »
Why do you need mesh in the kettle at all?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Grain Dust/ Sampling
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:43:59 PM »
If I don't wear a mask while crushing my grain I get really bad asthma for an hour afterwards. That's enough reason for me to avoid it.

Me too!

It also causes a rash on my face if I don't have it covered. I usually use a bandanna.

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Equipment and Software / Submersible pump keg cleaner
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:15:58 PM »
I have seen some builds for a keg cleaner that uses a submersible pump, but I am wondering what temperature those pumps can handle. I have a Northern tool 1/8 hp submersible pump that I can use, but I am concerned about ruining it with hot temperatures. Anyone know the max temp for one of these pumps? It wasn't mentioned in the manual that I found.

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Beer Recipes / Re: citra saison
« on: January 29, 2015, 02:16:38 PM »
Alcohol tastes sweet as well, and if your beer finished at 1.002 then there is a pretty good chance  you have a decent amount of alcohol in there.

Fruity esters from the Saison yeast also contribute to the appearance of sweetness.

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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:32:27 AM »
I've always liked Elysian, but I probably won't be buying much of their beer anymore. I don't like AB-Inbev because their flagship beer isn't good, their marketing is annoying and  their distribution practices are frequently predatory.

When there are so many good local breweries around why would I bother lining the pockets of some far off big wig instead of a local artisan. I am sure that Elysian will still put out quality beer, but that is not the only reason I buy craft beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: BSI Yeast Sample
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:05:13 AM »
Wyeast suggests 1/2 liter per barrel for ales and 1 liter per barrel for lager. So it looks like you have enough to make about 31 gallons of average gravity lager if the amount is comparable between the two companies.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 007 Dry English Ale
« on: December 24, 2014, 06:14:30 PM »
Near the end of most British and American ale yeast strain fermentations I shoot for about 72 degrees F at the very end of fermentation. If you can get it to creep up there slowly from about 64 degrees you can be pretty certain that you won't have a premature flocculation and an incomplete fermentation. You shouldn't have any problems with off flavors if you keep the first bit of fermenation in the mid sixties.

By the way, I hear some of the big pharma companies are working on a pill for premature flocculation - and you can expect to see the commercials for it during most breaks of football games.  ;)

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