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The Pub / Re: Dogfish Head sitcom
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:03:50 PM »
Interesting.  So here's a question for everyone, if they made a sitcom based on you and your family, who would play you?  For myself, I would hope they would pick Antonio Banderas but I'm sure my wife would suggest they pick Horatio Sanz.

Don't care who they get to play me, as long as Denny plays my down and out father.

Ooh, ooh, THAT'S a better idea than Dogfish Head!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Am I being impatient?
« on: August 10, 2013, 10:46:52 AM »
Tell you what. I have a gizmo that reads co2 volumes. This will be an easy test. Let you know soon.

Please do!  I hooked up two kegs, one each way, and hit them with the same pressure for the same time.  But all I had to evaluate them was my own impressions.  This may be the ONE time I was wrong!  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: August 10, 2013, 09:22:43 AM »
I always preheat my mash tun, but I've never seen it as requiring much additional time or effort. I just heat my strike water an additional 6 or 8 degrees, dump it in my cooler/tun, and let it sit for a few minutes before dumping in the grain. Maybe five minutes or so for the added heating and five to let the tun warm up. No biggie, and I hit my mash temps consistently.

Any problem with dough balls?  You'll get the same results, with very few if any dough balls, if you have the grain in first and dump the hot water on top of it.  I don't mean to start arguments on this, but it has been my experience.  YMMV

Dave, for 15 years and 440+ batches I've added grain to water.  I only recall seeing doughballs a few times and that seemed dependent on the malt I used.

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Ingredients / Re: Single hopped beer tasting notes - 2013 edition
« on: August 10, 2013, 09:19:44 AM »
Thanks so much for the info!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Am I being impatient?
« on: August 10, 2013, 09:17:23 AM »
You can get faster carbonation if you bubble up through the dip tube.

I gotta tell ya, I tried that a number of times and didn't see any difference.

Well, I think yer crazy! No offense! ;)

And _I_ think you didn't do the experiment carefully!  No offense!  ;)

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Am I being impatient?
« on: August 10, 2013, 09:16:34 AM »

You can get faster carbonation if you bubble up through the dip tube.

I gotta tell ya, I tried that a number of times and didn't see any difference.

Thinking about it, question, how? My gas connect will not couple to the liquid post and vice versa or are you switching the valves?

Yep.  I use the flare fittings, which screw on.  It's simple to swap them around.  Another advantage is that if someone shows up with a pinlock keg, I can just screw on the proper fitting.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Number of House Yeasts?
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:57:32 AM »
I usually keep 1056, 1450 and 3787 around on a regular basis, as well as some 05 in case of emergencies.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Have I botched my barleywine?
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:55:58 AM »
That's OK for bottle conditioning but not for fermentation.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Am I being impatient?
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:30:05 PM »
You can get faster carbonation if you bubble up through the dip tube.

I gotta tell ya, I tried that a number of times and didn't see any difference.

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The Pub / Dogfish Head sitcom
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:28:24 PM »
Really?

Fox buys sitcom based on Dogfish Head - delawareonline.com
The first time Dogfish Head had some major television exposure, it was for its short-lived 2010 documentary series "Brew Masters" on the Discovery Channel. Next time, it could be the backdrop for a prime-time family sitcom on network TV with characters based on the real-life Dogfish founders, Sam and Mariah Calagione, and their two children, Sammy, 13, and Grier, 11. Fox has purchased the show, which would star its co-creator, actor Ken Marino ("Party Down," "The State"), a longtime friend of Sam Calagione who helped him paint the brewery's flagship Rehoboth Beach brewpub before it first opened.

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Beer Recipes / Re: German Rye/Roggenbier?
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:11:42 AM »
My bad i meant a "Dunkelweizen".  I have heard a few brewers say what i have said. It's just a Dunkelweizen replacing the wheat with partial wheat/rye blend or Rye.   

Yeah, I could go with that.  But not "dunkel".

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:08:45 AM »
I don't preheat my mash tun with boiling water. 

Is there any downside to preheating the mash tun? Equipment issue perhaps?

Just that you're wasting time and effort.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:07:17 AM »
great so no little loss on heat and hitting target OG, sounds good. Are folks typically covering their mash tun coolers to insulate heat? Does everyone typically pre-heat mash tun cooler with boiling water prior to adding strike water and mashing in?

I don't insulate my cooler mash tun and I never lose more than 2F over a 90 min. mash.  I used to preheat, but decided that I was too lazy foe the extra step.  It took me about 2-3 brews to figure out how much hotter I had to make my strike water to account for not preheating.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:05:30 AM »
Just finished a 90 min mash, 5 gallons with 12lbs, no stir after doh in. 20° or 1.080 so once again Denny is the Master!
I also didn't lose much temp, about 2° in 90 min with my stainless MT and yoga mat insulator

Dude, I'm no smarter than anybody else here.  It's just that after brewing hundreds and hundreds of batches you learn a few things!

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Going Pro / Re: Brewing for food commercially
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:03:52 AM »
Talk to a lawyer or your local alcohol control people.  The rest of us are just guessing.

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