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Ingredients / dry hopping
« on: April 10, 2013, 07:53:56 AM »
I think it's up to you and your own perceptions.  I've done hundreds of batches dry hopping at room temps for weeks and leaving the hops in the kegs in the serving fridge for months.  No problems with off flavors, grassiness, cattiness, whatever.  Rather than simply accepting what someone else has to say, I suggest you experiment and see what you prefer.

All Grain Brewing / Gravity adjusting
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:10:30 PM »
Whichever way you want to do it is correct. Personally, I scale all the grains so that the relative % remain constant.

All Grain Brewing / first wort hops
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:04:59 PM »
Really makes a person wonder what the difference is eh?  Only thing I can figure is some of the oils/acids get bound by hot break as it forms.

From what I've been able to find t, it happens even before that.  The hot wort in the kettle before you even start boiling is supposedly what "fixes" the flavor compounds.

All Grain Brewing / stuck fermentation
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:33:00 AM »
What was your total grist, and what was your mash temp/time?  Flaked wheat can not self convert so if you did not have enough enzymes in the mash you would need an extra long mash to get good conversion.


If the entire grist was flaked wheat, there was no conversion.

General Homebrew Discussion / Brewing Attire
« on: April 09, 2013, 08:56:00 AM »
gotta be the utilikilt. very utilitarian and kilty.

I've always imagined Denny brewing (and most often existing) in a utilikilt.

Despite your fantasy ;) I usually don't even wear shorts when brewing in warm weather.  I'm extremely clumsy and I've hurt myself way too many times.  I always wear long pants and closed shoes when I brew.  After the boil, when it's down to chilling, xfer, and cleanup, I'll put on shorts and Tevas if it's a warm day.

General Homebrew Discussion / National Beer Day
« on: April 07, 2013, 06:00:45 PM »
If every day is Saturday to a dog then every day is beer day to a brewer.

Denny, I had three for you. Rouge dead guy, elysian bette blanche tripple and Bridgeport alchemy.  The tripple was top notch

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

You're a good man!  Glad to hear I enjoyed them!

Going Pro / Starting a brewery
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:57:36 PM »
What if I got a 7 barrel system, brewed one house beer, then supplemented with a craft beer menu?

Doing the math gives me 57 pints/day with one brew session per month.  I could get away with one fermenter and one bright tank, right?  We would not be making much money on the house brew, but it would create a draw, which is really what we are going after.  I think this would make us less dependent on the brewing side of the restaurant, cut our costs on ingredients and labor, and help us focus more on quality rather than quantity.  Sound like a decent business model?

Also, I discovered I would have a 90 minute commute rather than 1 hour...yikes! :o...however it would still be worth it if I got to practice on professional equipment and became a licensed brewer - as long as I only need to make the commute every few days, I'd be quite happy.

I think you're fooling yourself is you think having one house beer will be a draw.

General Homebrew Discussion / National Beer Day
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:08:32 PM »
Somebody have one for me....I'm working!

Equipment and Software / Something to help with lifting
« on: April 07, 2013, 01:02:43 PM »
Fork lift.....

The Pub / Re: I'm honored
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:36:28 AM »
I'm doing my best to pay it forward.

That's been my theory for 15 years, Diane.  So many people have given me so much help, it deserves to be passed on.

The Pub / I'm honored
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:40:44 PM »
Aw man, I knew I should have trademarked that! I was going to use it for my hemp oil IPA. ;D

We can work something out.....;)

All Things Food / BBQ Style
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:24:48 AM »
Happy Birthday, guys!

The Pub / I'm honored
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:23:30 AM »
"Saint" huh?  ;D


The Pub / I'm honored
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:23:02 AM »
I also cooked a pancake the other day and when I flipped it over the burn marks kind of looked like Denny doing a batch sparge. Freaky

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

If it looked freaky, then it was me.  Did ya sell it on eBay?  ;)

The Pub / I'm honored
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:22:24 AM »
Do we have to kiss your ring?   :)

Naw, that's JZ...he's the pope.

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