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Equipment and Software / Re: Brewing Apps?
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:37:40 PM »
Beersmith here.  Love it.

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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:54:19 AM »
Here is an interesting chart that Haas used in the Hops Academy I took a couple of years ago.  Remember that the 'Average beer' is BMC.


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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:34:37 PM »
I've been reading that Dick Cantwell, the head brewer and part owner, and the 'face' of Elysian, voted against the sale to AB, but was in the minority.

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Ingredients / Re: Equinox Hops
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:55:35 AM »
Just last night I tried an American Amber Ale brewed by Haas Experimental which was single hopped with Equinox.  It was quite good.  I was in a large group with a lot going on so I didn't really focus on the beer too much, but I enjoyed the hop flavor a lot.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Hop Timing
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:38:57 AM »
Yes.  I usually dry hop for 3-4 days.

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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:56:19 AM »
Here we go again....

Cue Elysian haters in 4...3...2...

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The Pub / Re: Packers v Seahawks
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:52:09 AM »

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The Pub / Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:48:40 AM »
I just saw this.  Here is the money quote:

"Breaking news – we don’t have all the details yet, but some rumors we caught wind of earlier this week are confirmed this morning in an email from Dick Cantwell, Brewmaster and Co-owner of Elysian Brewing Company.

“I’m free to tell you it’s true. Elysian is now part of ABI,” said Cantwell."


Wow they are really in a buying mode!

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The Pub / Re: I finally get to see Garth
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:08:34 AM »
Early in my career I lived in a small country town, and a sizeable portion of my congregation loved country music.  This was when Garth Brooks was first a big star.  So I thought, "Here is a guy that is blending elements of rock and pop... I'll buy a tape and see if I can get into this 'new western' music thing."

After listening to the tape half a dozen times I gave it away.  Classic Rock and Jazz for me; I just can't do the country music thing.  But to each their own!  I hope you really enjoy the show.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quality, Impact, and Commercial Appeal
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:58:22 AM »

Too many beer snobs hung up on high gravity stouts and judging every other beer in the world against those beers. There are 5% ABV beers that are every bit as good (or better than) 10+% beers.

That's how I feel.  No way the top 50 beers in the country are almost all RIS and IIPA.

My favorite beers are.  And most people are like me.  I have great taste.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer (fermentation and keg storage)
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:44:06 PM »
I use an upright freezer primarily as a fermentation chamber, but I recently added two taps to it so it can double as a kegerator.  I did this because over the holidays I had 4 kegs ready to go, and wasn't planning on a brew day.  And unless I'm in a hurry wanting to brew another quickly, when fermentation is done, I'll keg it, set the temp to 32* and cold condition the beer for a week or so in it.

This is a Kenmore that I paid about $450 for:




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Equipment and Software / Re: Grain Crusher
« on: January 21, 2015, 12:54:10 PM »
Here is a good thread to look at: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=21076.0

But in the mean time, I have had 3 mills: Cereal Killer, Captain Crush, and now Schmidlings.  Schmidlings is the best of those.

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Ingredients / Re: Brun' Water profile for Barleywine?
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:26:53 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Amber bitter it is.

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Ingredients / Brun' Water profile for Barleywine?
« on: January 20, 2015, 11:12:21 AM »
My next brew will be an American Barleywine.  Can someone recommend a Brun' Water profile for this please?

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Ingredients / Re: My water's been sitting
« on: January 19, 2015, 01:17:34 PM »
Well the water looks good, smells good and tastes good, so I'm going to use it.  If the beer doesn't turn out fantastic I'll blame it on old water.

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