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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:10:19 PM »
2099, no worries here!

One can hope that plant breeding can help with drought resistant crops, and crops that can be grown in new areas.

Germany had a poor harvest of wheat and barley this year. It was really dry there in August. Some parts had not had rain since the beginning of April. They are to start having some rain this week.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pump or Gravity Stand?
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:19:19 PM »
I like gravity.  It's always running, always silent.

The price is nice, too.

I haven't figured out how to run it uphill.

Kidding aside, I use pumps to avoid lifting heavy things as much as possible

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cider Harvest
« on: October 12, 2018, 01:19:20 PM »
The club pressing will be at the end of the month. The orchard says it is a good year for apples.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:09:02 PM »
Maybe it is time to install Tapatalk. Brewbama, Thanks for the tutorial, it seems easy.

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If there is a club in your area, see if you can get an experienced brewer to taste it and give recommendations.

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Classifieds / Re: Its all gotta go Selling pico Brewery
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:03:57 AM »
Sorry to see that you have to give up the hobby, but some things are more important.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Layoffs.
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:37:30 AM »
When your business model details rapid expansion and you court a large company to aid in said business model, it can’t then be thrown back at the “corporate overlord” when the business model doesn’t then pan out as expected.


You're basically arguing that Heineken is an innocent bystander here. Come on. Were they "duped" into believing Magee's model? Did they have no idea what they were getting into? No doubt Heineken vetted the model thoroughly and completely, down to the last tenth of a penny over next 200 years. I also suspect Heineken was involved in crafting Magee's business model long before the sale was formally announced, and long before Stipp was installed. No Overlord would buy a company and then not have a huge say in its leadership or direction.

It absolutely can be thrown back at Magee, Stipp, and Overlord. How is it that they are NOT the ones responsible for the model's failure or success? They're the ones that made it and/or bought into it! Of course, Stipp's job isn't on the chopping block...

I’m not arguing for people losing their jobs. That is the unfortunate side of economics. However, it stands to reason that in a situation like this, major expansion extends to the workforce and it’s often “last in, first out”. That’s a tough pill to swallow and regrettably it happens in many industries.
In this case it was more FIFO for many. Peteluma had the most reduction. That was the headquarters, and those became redundant.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Layoffs.
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:47 AM »
You can’t lay the blame on Heineken for this one.

Lagunitas was all about aggressive expansion before Heineken ever entered the picture. You’d be hard pressed to say that this wouldn’t have happened in Heineken’s absence.

The truth of the matter is that if a business grows rapidly and expansion outstrips demand, the difference has to be made up somewhere. Would they be so quick to lay people of if they weren’t owned by a large company? Would pre-Heineken Lagunitas have taken a hit rather than layoff? Who knows. Surely not guys and gals on a homebrew forum.

One article said Petaluma has a .68 million bbl capacity. Chicago has 1.2 mbbl. The halted Azuza brewery was to be 1.8 mbbl. Over expansion?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidization
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:14:51 PM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidization
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:12:23 PM »
LOX.

Main component of rocket fuel.  Liquid Oxygen.  ::)

Paul

 ;D
It is the oxidizer for the other fuel component.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidization
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:30:43 PM »
An ESB might be the wrong style for this. Malts kilned to 3+ lovibond have little of the compound left according to what Ricardo Fritche presented on the AHA web session.

A Helles or Pils would be the beer to test it on.

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Good information.  Unfortunately I am not familiar with WLP802, WY2002, and WY2782.

One thing I do know for sure:  Multiple recent genetics tests have determined the surprising result that WLP800 is actually 100% S. cerevisiae -- an ale yeast!  A cold-tolerant ale strain, to be sure, but anyway.
They pitch it at about 38F in the brewery. Pretty cold.

Yeah, there are some data that makes one take note. WLP-051 has been identified as a lager yeast, Who knew? The genome study said many lager strains are ales, and many ale strains are lagers. Someday there may be a write of on that.

tgfish, you could look into some other suppliers. Imperial Urkell is the PU strain if you are inclined. Omega yeast has many lager strains and you can figure out which is which from the descriptions.

"They pitch", talking about PU?

Good point on Imperial and Omega, looks like some local shops do have Urkell in stock. Any idea if it's D or H strain? I reached out directly to them asking if they know explicitly if either of their Urkell and Harvest products are Saaz-type.

Yes, PU, from the brewery tour.

Harvest is said to be the Augustener strain, so it is Frohberg.

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Good information.  Unfortunately I am not familiar with WLP802, WY2002, and WY2782.

One thing I do know for sure:  Multiple recent genetics tests have determined the surprising result that WLP800 is actually 100% S. cerevisiae -- an ale yeast!  A cold-tolerant ale strain, to be sure, but anyway.
They pitch it at about 38F in the brewery. Pretty cold.

Yeah, there are some data that makes one take note. WLP-051 has been identified as a lager yeast, Who knew? The genome study said many lager strains are ales, and many ale strains are lagers. Someday there may be a write of on that.

tgfish, you could look into some other suppliers. Imperial Urkell is the PU strain if you are inclined. Omega yeast has many lager strains and you can figure out which is which from the descriptions.

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Try these, and they are listed with some confidence.
WLP-800 Pilsner Urquell
WLP-802 Budvar

This a resource that has generally good info, but a couple are debateable.

http://www.mrmalty.com/white-labs.php

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Leaky kegs
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:42:19 AM »
What Goose said.  I would add that it is easier IME to find leaks by spritzing with diluted starsan than with water because starsan contains a surfactant.  Some people will duct tape around the top of the keg or use a bike inner tube to hold water on top of the keg so that the top can hold water making even the smallest leaks visible.
I run some water into a sink/tub, and put the keg in at an angle. The post are horizontal so that you can determine which is leaking. Oh, crank the pressure up to 30 PSI to make a slow leak more visible.

The inner tube technique is very cool, if I only had one that size I would try it.

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