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The Pub / Re: Epic Rant about 10 Barrel & AB/InBev
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:56:24 AM »
The non-compete would keep one from brewing. When Goose Island was sold, the son Greg Hall could no longer be a brewer. He started Virtue Cider in Fennville MI. So if one has been making cider and mead as part of the hobby, one could go into those beverages.


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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 15
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:42:11 PM »
I have been watching the calendar..... But had not seen an update.  I am assuming there will be one there, as earlier in the thread, Janis had stated:

"I have 2 more competitions to register; Austin, TX and Saint Louis, MO.  I don't have dates or shipping/judging info for either right now."

If Janis says so, there you go.

Amanda K might have an idea.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Corking
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:41:20 PM »
Well thanks guys. Those are all thoughts I had. My flip tops were labeled as belgian flip tops and are really thick and heavy. I think what I will end up doing is buying about 6 cases of 750 belgian bottles when I order my floor corker. Then I will just have to try it out on these flippers.

Just buy 6 cases of Cantillon, drink, and refill.

You can thank me for that idea later!



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The Pub / Re: Epic Rant about 10 Barrel & AB/InBev
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:39:41 PM »
People with passion do not have money and people with money do not have passion.

Just buy my beer and be happy :)

I love that, Leos. Mrs. R and I must make a big swing through Wisconsin someday.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Psst. Denny sent me
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:53:15 PM »
Welcome! If Denny sent you, alright.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 15
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:52:01 PM »
It seems one or 2 locations have not registered with the BJCP yet. No St. Louis so far, you sure they have one this year (I really don't know)? If they do keep looking at the BJCP site.

http://www.bjcp.org/apps/comp_schedule/competition_schedule.php


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Corking
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:10:17 AM »
The tops are different, so does a cage work on a swing top? The swing top neck has holes for the bale mechanism, and those are stress risers and the top might not withstand high pressure.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why do commercial brew kettles have lids?
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:45:05 PM »
More surface area give a higher boil off rate so that has to be controlled., the commercial breweries stacks get rid of the volatiles, some systems have a trough that collects condensate high in DMS and such off of the bottom of the 'hat' and that has a drain as Sean says.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:53:19 PM »
5 gallons of CAP on Friday, 11 gallons of a Zum Uerige Altbier clone today. About to pitch the yeast.

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The Pub / Re: Top places to retire
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:38:53 PM »
I've been here 10 and I really like the area. The beer scene has grown exponentially.

I think I'm going to make a stop there on my way across the country in february. Keith, are you still going to be in your current place or will the new facility be up and running by then?

We will still be in current location. Let me know when and I'll be sure to be available to give you a beer sampling!

I'd like to be invited to that gathering. Don't want to intrude but I'd like to tip a glass with you guys.

I'd settle for you just popping in some weekend regardless of visitors. Support your local brewery. ;)

Got some great beers on tap right now. You should try the doppelstickealt before it is all gone. And the wine bbl aged Frankenhammer.  But of course you are invited if Jonathan shows up as well. (Let me know if you don't feel sufficiently guilty.) ;D

You had me at Sticke Alt.  I'm in!!

I've been supporting the Big Deck BBQ and Brew (aka by basement fridge) lately but you're right it's been far too long. Cold weather and/or early sunset drives me home.
OK, I can't help but ask: What are the temperatures in Alabama that are driving you home? ???

I had to scrape frost off my windshield this morning.

I think out low was 40F. No frost!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: buttery flavor not diacetyl?
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:37:13 PM »
Diacetyl can be confused with some crystal malt/caramel flavors. but I don't expect you used crystal malts in a light lager.

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Ingredients / Re: Allergic to Judy's Brown Ale?
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:02:39 AM »
I took a sample of the offending batch of JBA to a BIER club meeting, and no one detected Diacetyl, so
I'm going to make another batch of JBA, no Whirlfloc (I'll use Irish Moss), or English Ale Yeast (I'll use US-05).  I'll be using the normal grist, which includes rye & oats.  It'll take a month or so to see how it goes.  Thanks, All.

I gotta say if it turns out to be the whirlfloc I'll feel a bit vindicated in sticking to good old irish moss all these years.
I am just cheap and have been going through a pound bag of it!

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The Pub / Re: Top places to retire
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:59:12 AM »
I think I'm going to make a stop there on my way across the country in february. Keith, are you still going to be in your current place or will the new facility be up and running by then?

We will still be in current location. Let me know when and I'll be sure to be available to give you a beer sampling!

will do. I'll be leaving Cali on January 31st (good lord willin' and the creek don't rise) so I'll probably be at your place sometime in the second week of February.

From what I have read lately, some CA creeks have been at flood stage. Good luck on your journey back East.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 San Diego. Changes to Registration
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:04:40 PM »
Some used to complain that it ended the weekend of father's day. It is always something.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW question
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:52:28 PM »
Well we've got some folks talking about Star San, I'm talking about PWB....same issue with the aluminum?

Also, anymore input on whether or not this is a problem using this fermenter going forward? My OCD is telling me that there is some type of dissolved aluminum that is now stuck on my plastic fermenter.   :o

Aluminum does not take high or low pH. Take it from there.

Huh? Wha? Sorry, not following...

PBW will attack the surface layer on Aluminum due to higher pH. Star San has a pH lower than 3 and will attack the surface layer on Aluminum.

Production breweries use aggressive caustics that have a pH higher than PBW, and the acids that are used in breweries are more aggressive than Star San. You might discern why there are not too many Aluminum parts in a commercial brewery.

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