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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Loan Program for Start Up Breweries
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:43:08 AM »
I'm pretty sure that the advice and being able to say that you have a loan from SA would be more valuable than the actual cash. 

Nice thought, but I doubt it.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Duvel
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:38:42 AM »
I just found it at our local Costco for $7.99 a bottle.  I bought a case.  But I sure don't get bubblegum from it.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ommegang Three Philosopher's
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:35:32 AM »
Sure I will.  Several years back, Ommegang held a contest.  You described the perfect beer and they'd brew it.  The winner was Noel Blake, beer geek and writer from Portland.  I can't find his original description now, but it was flowery and beautiful.  The beer was such a hit that instead of a one off, they kept making it.  Ommegang describes it as a blend of a strong malty ale and a true Belgian kriek.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:31:18 AM »
When I kick a keg of any lager, it's a bummer since I have to wait a year to make more.

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The Pub / Duvel at Costco
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:29:04 AM »
Walked in to the local Costco the other day and there were cases and cases of Duvel stacked up.  $7.99 for a 750 ml. bottle.  I bought one to make sure it was in good condition (perfect!) and went back yesterday for a case.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ommegang Three Philosopher's
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:27:04 AM »
I like it.  Do you know the story behind it?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Possible Infection?
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:24:02 AM »
Don't dump it yet if you don't have to.  Wait til you're sure one way or the other.

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Ingredients / Re: tomato
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:22:42 AM »
Is there a chance the tomato would drop the pH so low that the yeast couldn't deal with it?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:14:16 AM »
Yeast should be pitched into wort as soon as it is cooled in order to avoid infections and off flavours. You might get lucky, but are fairly likely to pick up an infection.

I wouldn't go as far as "fairly likely".  With good sanitation, a day or two should be no problem at all.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Yeast for Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale/etc.
« on: April 08, 2011, 12:23:01 PM »
Yep, that's all you need to do.  Same yeast is fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dumping Beer
« on: April 08, 2011, 11:24:39 AM »
A fifth keg, a sour baltic porter from 2006...actually tasted quite good.  So I am calling it "18th century London porter" now, and it is a classic.   ;)

Now that's pragmatic!

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I would, of course, still have to rack the beer to a bottling bucket if bottling directly from the fermenter (though I usually keg first & counter-pressure bottle).  

Yeah, that's a different situation.

Just call me Cpt. Obvious.  lol  


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I would, of course, still have to rack the beer to a bottling bucket if bottling directly from the fermenter (though I usually keg first & counter-pressure bottle). 

Yeah, that's a different situation.

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This was addressed by John Palmer in Ask the Experts.  If you're an AHA member you can read his entire answer at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/lets-brew/ask-the-experts/john-palmer . Here's an excerpt...

"Therefore I, and Jamil and White Labs and Wyeast Labs, do not recommend racking to a secondary fermenter for ANY ale, except when conducting an actual second fermentation, such as adding fruit or souring."

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