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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from the keg
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:38:49 PM »
#2. Most definitely a #2.

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Classifieds / Re: 10 gal Cornies on eBay
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:57:12 AM »
If you figure that used 3 gallon cornies can sell for around $70, this price doesn't seem too out of whack.

But the days of $20 cornies are probably gone.

Very much gone unless you find a deal at a yard sale or such.

The ones at Adventures in Homebrewing have gone up to $45 used.
http://www.homebrewing.org/5-Gallon-Cornelious-Keg-Ball-Lock_p_70.html

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The Pub / Re: Absente
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
Regardless, I'm fairly sure that thujone isn't the main effector in this drink but is part of a synergistic medley of herbs.

I always figured it was just because it's 130 proof. ;)

Or even stronger from some of what I read back in the day, and they drank a lot of it.

Sage dressing in someones Thanksgiving meal had much more Thujone.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryhopping in bags: Am I Oxidizing?
« on: December 02, 2012, 11:47:00 AM »
I have bought a Male Flare to screw into the swivel nut on the end of my CO2 lines. I plan to pull the airlock, stick the flare end in the stopper on the conical and flush it with CO2 like I do the corny kegs.

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Classifieds / Re: 10 gal Cornies on eBay
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:56:56 AM »
Must. Resist. Temptation.

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The Pub / Re: Alabama
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:37:38 AM »
ND has had a miracle season. I think Alabama will beat them.

But a guy I used to work with would say "What do you call a team that wins all of their games by one point? National Champs!" Should be fun to watch.

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The Pub / Re: Alabama
« on: December 02, 2012, 06:03:38 AM »
I think we will find out just how good ND is in he title game.

Talking with the wife I said "It has been a long time since ND was rated #1 in football and Indiana was #1 in basketball."

Just an observation of an old guy who grew up in the Hoosier state.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 1 step closer!
« on: December 02, 2012, 06:00:10 AM »
Do you have a walk in fridge?  My problem would be cold storage of all of those lagers.

I can have 16 kegs lagering. Looking at another small chest freezer.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 1 step closer!
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:19:39 PM »
Glad you said "mostly". I bottle some big beers, meads and ciders. Competitions. Then there are the friends I brew a batch for, and they don't have a keg system, so it goes into bottles. Even with 32 kegs, I will still have to move some beers I want to keep into bottles to free up a keg.

32 KEGS!! Dammmmmmmmmmmmn...
My retirement fund.

When you do a lot of lagers, 7 or more a year, 10 gallons at a time,  you tie up a lot of kegs for a long time. Some strong beers to age, and soon you have over 20 kegs full of beer in process.

Talking to a multiple Ninkasi winner at a local comp during lunch, he smiled and said he had 50.




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Ingredients / Re: Tart cherry juice concentrate
« on: December 01, 2012, 12:26:03 PM »
I have used it mead to flavor and back sweeten once the mead was stabilized.

It does have some tartness, and a lot of sugar. Would be an interesting experiment.

Edit - I do use it for the joints, it does seem to help my knees if I drink it everyday.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 1 step closer!
« on: December 01, 2012, 12:22:30 PM »
I finally got 1 step closer to kegging. I have 3 ball lock kegs that I bought over the summer when I found some available. Today, Morebeer is selling a complete kegging system with used keg for 176 and free shipping, so I pulled the trigger on the system. Next paycheck will be the 14cf chest freezer for kegging and lager ferments. Then I will be (mostly) done with bottling forever!!!

Get it!

Glad you said "mostly". I bottle some big beers, meads and ciders. Competitions. Then there are the friends I brew a batch for, and they don't have a keg system, so it goes into bottles. Even with 32 kegs, I will still have to move some beers I want to keep into bottles to free up a keg.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cool Whirlpooling
« on: December 01, 2012, 07:28:41 AM »
Humulone and cohumulone are Alpha Acids, which add bitterness when boiled. The aromatics come from the essential oils like myrcene, humulene, farnesene and caryophellene, and oxidized oil components such a linalool and geranoil. Those all have lower flash points and will boil off when put in the boiling wort. Some only remain when dry hopped (or added at temps around 120F or lower).

If you want to read more there is information on the net. Here is one hit.
http://inhoppursuit.blogspot.com/2011/07/hop-oil-is-bigger-better-preview-of.html

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Going Pro / Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »
Gotta post a picture of me and my handsome self, of course. :D


Looking good.

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Wee Heavy, the yeast is ready. Or a lager of some sort.

Got some hops just delivered. Time to start using up the full freezer! Now I also have a grain thing going on. Have 5 unopened bags of malt.

Need to brew some homebrew!

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The Pub / Re: Erlenmeyer flask wine decanter - $60
« on: November 30, 2012, 11:18:46 AM »
So they take a regular Erlenmeyer and repackage it as a decanter? Geez what a f'ing ripoff!

And BTW possession of a Erlenmeyer flask in the state of Texas is illegal without a permit. Oh but Officer it's just a "decanter"... ::)

That must be due to Meth production?

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