I will add that Pilsners I make are 100% Pilsner malt. I don't think you need anything but Pilsner malt.
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New 3 gal kegs cost less than 5 gallon kegs. Small difference in price. There is the same amount of parts, just a little less steel, the number of welds is the same. The labor would be almost identical.I wish the 3 gallon kegs cost less. But they cost just as much, and more in some cases, than the 5 gallon kegs. It's crazy. I usually put in the comments of the order to make sure the posts can be removed before shipping.
The difference in the amount of steel is minimal. I'm sure most of it is labor. If there was a price difference, it would be very small due to materials and freight.
I also say we should make it as a "Everyone online come and meet up with your groups type of situation"
Yep, good idea. There are people from every forum I participate in going to NHC. It would be great to have a big room for a set time and invite all forums to show up.
Andechs Doppelbock is pretty tasty. I had that at the Kloster when I was in Bayern. Apparently, according to Ron Pattinson, the "wood barrels" they serve out of are fake there. Kinda weird, but the beer was still good though.
I did a Pale Ale yesterday with Mrs. R for Big Brew. It was 5 gallons, and was the "Hop 2 It" recipe that was used at the Stan Hieronymus talk at Seattle. Empire hops were used at 6.7% AA. This is a new variety from northern MI, and are thought to be a leftover strain from long ago when that area was producing hops. The strain was found and propagated. The aroma was similar to Cascade, but some that have used it say it has a peppery note. I will post later what I get from the beer, probably in a new thread.
That's awesome! Did you order them from Empire Orchards directly? I am excited to hear how this turns out.
When you make a starter, you;re growing yeast, not making beer. Yeats grows better at room temp, so that's what you want to do. You'll be decanting the wort anyway, so no need to worry about any off flavors. Have you looked into the size of starter you need for a lager? For 5 gal. of lager, a gal. starter is kinda the rule of thumb.
So.... by june 15 those will all be podcast ready, right?