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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager Won't Clear
« on: Today at 09:43:51 AM »
833 is Ayingers bottle conditioning strain and as such is a poor flocc'r.
How do you know that?

And most bottle conditioning strains are excellent floccers.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Re evaluating hefeweizen hatred
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:52:11 PM »
I lOVE all Ayinger has to offer, but I am going to have to say I like W's Hefeweiss bier more.

I just don't care for the weizen flavor profile.  Too sweet for my tastes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experience from weekend brew.
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:50:15 PM »
Same on my end. Having a flat bottom kettle seems to be a keg factor, my keggle always left something to be desired.

One big key is to run off slowly. It's not a race.

I use a converted keg and I just can't get everything to neatly settle in the center.  In the end, it's more of a curiosity than a problem.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Re evaluating hefeweizen hatred
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:58:26 PM »
I have the same copy, thanks to some people around here... 😉😉.  Anything I read I have to experiment for my own palate.  I have not had your weissbier, so I can only subject my experience on my own beers. 

For me no one should say they dislike all weizens until they try Ayinger.  JMHO.

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I have and it didn't sell me.  I have found one version I like better than others, and it's homebrewed by a guy in WI.  I won't say I dislike all weizens, only that I haven't found one yet that I truly like.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experience from weekend brew.
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »
Ditto with Andy and Denny.  Brewing with whole hops = no issues.  I have to use containment devices to pellets or else its clog city.

I have tried whirlpooling with no bazooka screen several times, and the results are watching all the hop debris in the cone in the middle slowly suck to the spigot in the kettle until it is clogged.

When I use pellets I just let them go through the pump into the fermenter...no problem.  Whole hops I bag because they'll clog the pickup tube.  In the Grainfather, I have to bag both pellets or whole.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experience from weekend brew.
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:00:51 PM »
I've had pretty rotten luck with whirlpooling...I wonder if it is a kettle size / geometry issue (I am brewing 5 gallon batches in a 10 gallon kettle with a bazooka screen, and don't use a pump to whirlpool--just stirring). Interestingly, I find whole hops to be supremely trouble-free, and just leave them loose in the kettle to filter trub.

Same here, Andy..I seem to be whirlpool impaired.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:27:35 PM »

You don't think this is a bit of paranoia? Craft beer will NEVER be a majority in the market. I can see the larger companies buying out contenders that pose a threat, but let's face it, breweries who could pose a threat to the macros are so big that brand identity and marketing were in their repertoire from the beginning. The old, "made and groomed to be sold" adage.

I guess until the beers I enjoy are removed from my local supply chain I won't understand why this is a big deal for me. If that happens I'll just have to take a road trip to the 4.6 million local breweries around me, or god forbid, travel to Maine to Allagash (insert any other northeast state and brewery here)....what a pity!

I realize you were exaggerating, but there are 5300 breweries in the US.  The problem with your theory is that there will be far fewer when they can't find tap or shelf space to sell their beer becasue it's been taken over by the macros.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:34:36 AM »
To me the issue is not beer quality.  People can drink whatever they like and it's fine with me.  The issue is that the huge corporate beer companies are limiting access to beers that they don't own.  That's not good for beer drinkers.

I hear this a lot yet I have access to all the beers I love. Maybe it's regional?

It's spreading across the US.  We saw some graphic info about it in the GC meeting at HBC.  The BA is about to start a campaign to publicize the issue.  I know there are bars here in Beer Mecca that you go into and all the taps are beers that are from the same mega company.  They're driving out competition not based on quality or consumer preference but by marketing power.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:12:48 AM »
To me the issue is not beer quality.  People can drink whatever they like and it's fine with me.  The issue is that the huge corporate beer companies are limiting access to beers that they don't own.  That's not good for beer drinkers.

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Classifieds / Re: Kegs for Keggles
« on: June 25, 2017, 08:49:45 AM »
Looking for some kegs to convert to kettles, in Salt Lake City.

Check with local breweries for decommissioned kegs.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 02:27:50 PM »
4 pack of 500 ml. Bitburger cans at Trader Joe's for $6.99

I get Bit, Benediktiner, Carlsberg, Kostritzer, etc. for $4.99 p/4 pack 500 ml cans at my local grocery store.

A steal and always good to have any of those on the fridge.

Now that I look again, it was $4.99 at TJ

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:55:48 PM »
4 pack of 500 ml. Bitburger cans at Trader Joe's for $6.99

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Funny
« on: June 24, 2017, 09:07:52 AM »
I long ago got over judging people by what they liked to drink.  I hope those of you who like Bud won't judge me because I hate it.

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