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The Pub / Floating Brewery
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:09:44 PM »
McMenamin's posted this pic on FB of brewers from Brew Dog in Scotland floating down the Willamette River, brewing on a raft.  If you look closely, you can see the raft is floating on McM's kegs!


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Going Pro / Re: Why Plato?
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:59:51 AM »
Thanks.

I should be able to find some time. You can also email me if you feel you need my input on a topic.

The NHC had become big. I wonder how much larger it can get.

Kai
4000 next year is what they are working on.

Yeah, that's kinda scary....

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:56:51 AM »
I guess I'll follow this thread around the corner it's taking...

I have been brewing about a year.  Only once have I used dry yeast (S-05), and as in everything else I do, I researched rehydrating exhaustively and followed what I learned to the best of my ability.  It was a bust.  Nothing.  I ran down to the LHBS and picked up some wet yeast and off it went.

I have been hearing about a peachy flavor that one can get if one ferments with S-05 at low temps, so I want to try again on an IPA I will be brewing this weekend.  I am seriously thinking about following some of the advice I read which is to just pour 2 packets straight into the wort without rehydrating at all. 

Thoughts?

I never rehydrate 05 and I get great performance from a single pack on beers even in the 70s gravity range.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:55:27 AM »
My fave is always Hair of the Dog.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:27:47 PM »
Drew mentioned that he's going to talk to Gary well in advance next year so we can have a place where meetups from various forums can happen.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: carbonating 2 beers on a single tap system
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:26:01 PM »
If it was me, I'd split the CO2 line.  AAMOF, that's what I do.  I have a 5 way manifold with an on/off valve and check valve on each output.

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Events / Re: Announcing the names of the winning beers
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
Yeah, I LOVE it!

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Events / Re: Announcing the names of the winning beers
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:39:30 AM »
Quote from: AmandaK link=topic=16349.msg205820#msg205820 date=137328http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/Themes/default/images/bbc/code.gif6809
In my case, it would be a moot point since my beer names are like "#424 German Pils".

I'm not nearly to that many batches, but I still get a bit lazy with naming (even though my fiance inspires some pretty great names). I tend to name a recipe that I've been working on for a while (e.g. Pants on Fire, Complete Twaddle, etc) but most of my batches just end up as "Nelson Saison", "Amarillo Saison", "Dry Stout", etc.

There's always the random beer name generator...

http://www.strangebrew.ca/beername.php

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Events / Re: NHC 2013 Entry Problems - Possible Solutions?
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:27:58 PM »
At any rate, a judge should not be experiencing a 20 or less at the June final round, especially if the beer scored 30+ in April.

The first time I judged final round was in Orlando with you.  We judged bocks.  I recall both of us saying how disappointed we were in the overall quality of them.

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Events / Re: Announcing the names of the winning beers
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:26:06 PM »
Maybe there's no place on the entry form for the name?  I dunno....
Well, then why not?

Good question.  In my case, it would be a moot point since my beer names are like "#424 German Pils".

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Events / Re: Announcing the names of the winning beers
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:58:31 AM »
Maybe there's no place on the entry form for the name?  I dunno....

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The Pub / Re: I am really disappointed in Sam Adams
« on: July 06, 2013, 07:21:18 PM »
Sam Adams will always have a place in my heart. When they bought 20,000 Lbs of hop pellets in 2008, and than turned around and sold them to micro breweries with no profit. Just because they think competition forces them to make better beer.

I know it was just a publicity stunt. And I doubt they really want competition. But I still thought it was a really classy move.

Wasn't that because they didn't need the hops?  Was it intended to be altruistic?

Not sure about the hops, but I really respect Jim Koch for buying the rights to the New Albion trademarks and conveying them to Jack McAuliffe for free.
http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/107066-jack-mcauliffe-father-of-american-craft-brew-brings-back-new-albion-ale

Yep, that's great!

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The Pub / Re: I am really disappointed in Sam Adams
« on: July 06, 2013, 06:07:49 PM »

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Going Pro / Re: Why Plato?
« on: July 06, 2013, 06:06:57 PM »

Good to see you posting again, Kai.

Let's see how much time I can find for the forums.

Kai

Any is better than none!

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Going Pro / Re: Why Plato?
« on: July 06, 2013, 03:42:47 PM »
I believe it's because Plato is more precise than sg when it comes to attenuation calculations, for example. Also, most of the brewing calculations are based on Plato or a similar measure of wort solids.

Sg works well enough and was picked up by home brewers. Sg based brewing calculations also originate in UK brewing if I'm not mistaken.

When I toured AB a while back I noticed extract displays in Balling.

Kai

Good to see you posting again, Kai.

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