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The Pub / Re: Brewery Interview
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:40:30 PM »
Ok, dress and boots sounds right.

Utilikilt and boots. Too chilly for the cold room.

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Going Pro / Re: Need a quote for a turn key brewery 5 or 7
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:58:12 AM »
Pick up a "New Brewer" magazine at a brewery that has them out (a couple here do). Adds are there for just about every company I have heard of.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:56:19 AM »
I think Jonathon would make a great GC member.

Yes, and he could say he knows the West Coast and North East, a twofer.

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Ingredients / Re: Bell's Two Hearted Ale malts
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:54:54 AM »
This confusion comes up a lot. Generally speaking, for NA malts, the terms "Pale Malt", "2-row" and "Pale 2-row" are often referring to the same thing when listed as a recipe ingredient - a lightly kilned 2-row malt. It typically falls between Pils malt and Pale Ale malt in color. "Pale Ale" malt is typically kilned a bit darker than "Pale 2-row", and tends to have a bit more biscuit/nutty notes to it. "Pale Ale" malt is typically close to Vienna in color.

Briess doesn't list a "Pale" malt on their website. I'd have to imagine that the recipe was referring to Pale Ale malt there. If it were me, I'd use something like Castle Pils malt for the two-row in the recipe and a good Pale Ale malt in place of the pale malt.

http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Products/Base.htm

Good advice. I might go with Weyermann's Pale Ale malt as the color is closer to the Briess, and I don't remember it being like a British Pale Ale malt as far as biscuit-toasty goes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA offers not honored
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:50:10 AM »
Some servers have not been informed it often seems. Our process is to have them ask the manager. If that does not work we don't let it bother us, we have the beer and move on.

You can contact the AHA about the establishment.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/contact-us/

Keith is right, some states don't allow it. Look at Washington state, and the only places listed are homebrew shops.

I live in Washington. 

While it's illegal for the AHA or BA to advertise discounts to their members, many establishments do give a discount.  I'm sure many of you noticed that at NHC a couple years back.  It has something to do with the fact that the BA owns the AHA. 

But when in Washington, just ask.
Good to know for next time in WA.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New Kegs...Used kegs>>>Sales
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:31:31 AM »
just picked up 2 more on sale for $75 each new.  http://www.homebrewing.org/AIH-New-5-Gallon-Corny-Keg-Ball-Lock_p_5100.html

Man, that's a good price for a new 5-gallon keg.
A friend of mine just had to send one of these back...some rust on the inside. So make sure to inspect them when you get them, you may be sending them back for a replacement.

I picked up 2 on a Friday night. Opened them and there were no posts on either. Went back on Sunday, and when we came through the door the one lady we know said "2?" and was on her way to the warehouse section  before we got to the counter. Those were pulled from the wrong stack, she wasn't sure why one stack did not have posts.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA offers not honored
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:26:47 AM »
Some servers have not been informed it often seems. Our process is to have them ask the manager. If that does not work we don't let it bother us, we have the beer and move on.

You can contact the AHA about the establishment.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/contact-us/

Keith is right, some states don't allow it. Look at Washington state, and the only places listed are homebrew shops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:25:56 PM »
The cold front is coming through right now bringing a low that is expected to be 54 tonight.  My planned brew day, Sunday, looks like a high of 79 and sunny.  I think I'll brew outside.
Back in your house?
Mashed and batch sparged a 5 gallon batch in the kitchen. Boiled and chilled in the garage. This was easy and not so bad!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:52:01 AM »
Today is a 5 gallon batch in the kitchen, well the mash and sparge, the boil will be in the garage. We are having a heat wave, 3F above, it was -14F yesterday. Northeast of here was even colder, lots of -20 and lower in much of the state.

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Ingredients / Re: Best Vienna?
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:48:38 AM »
Me too, Jeff! Wish it was easier to find and a bit cheaper. $20 for a half oz is pretty steep!
I love hops and all, but at that price, even I would think twice!

Assume you mean half a pound? Right now Farmhouse Brewing Supply has 2013 crop on sale for $21 a pound. Not a great price, but better than what you're saying.

Haha. Not enough coffee. Thanks for the link!

Have to tried this outfit? They import the new German hops, and sell to large breweries. I did buy 4 ounces from them at the Bell's homebrew expo.
http://www.hopheadfarms.com/order.html

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Ingredients / Re: Best Vienna?
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:47:27 AM »
I have 4 single malt (all best Vienna) and single hop IPAs fermenting right now.

That's pretty interesting. Never had an all Vienna IPA. I do love Vienna. Sounds great.

Yesterday I racked the all Vienna IPA brewed with all Bavara Mandarina. The taste was outstanding, of course the Bavaria Mandarina stole the show. I find Vienna makes a nice basemalt for IPAs, color is light orange, subtle hint of sweetness. once beer sits a few days and is carbed I'll post a picture.

Really like that hop! Have an APA with it on tap now, the wife likes it a lot.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: CO2 when dumping yeast
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:45:43 AM »
The Blichmann is rated at 3 PSI, I only use 2 when doing this.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Success Finally
« on: February 16, 2015, 09:16:03 PM »
I remember it being the Dunkel. I could be wrong as we had several Ayinger beers at lunch.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: CO2 when dumping yeast
« on: February 16, 2015, 04:34:08 PM »
I have done this. Not often, but I have done it.

One other thing - if you are harvesting yeast from the dump valve, a little pressure (2 PSI) on top makes the densest yeast come out. Once that is done the closed transfers to kegs go much faster, especially for the second keg if you have a 14.5 gallon conical.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Success Finally
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:35:41 PM »
Now I want to try an Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel.  It is snowing here and have about 4".  The entire area is virtually closed or I would go get one... lol.  The raisin comments are interesting.  Learn something new everyday.  Nice looking lager by the way.  Going to have to shovel snow from the brewing area if I'm brewing Sat and Sun.  I bought 3 lager strains to try.  I'd like to find one suitable for several styles.  I guess it makes sense to plan ahead in order harvest and re-pitch.  Do you usually stay with the same lager strain?   

Any guess as to what is in the Krug in my Avatar?  ;)

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