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I do this all the time.  After serving a few pints from a keg not attached to gas the pressure will have dropped a bit and will pour slower, but won't lose too much carbonation.  When it gets slower I add more pressure, but don't leave the CO2 attached to the serving keg.

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Hm.  I split 10 gallons of Schwartbier with 34/70 and S23.  I kegged and am currently drinking the half with 34/70 and this thread makes me wonder about the other half, now in cold storage.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Maine
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:17:55 PM »
We had some good beer and food at Duckfat as well as the other suggestions.  You should only go on the Shipyard tour if you're interested in seeing larger than life photos of Ron Raike, whom I'm sure you can see in person in Florida instead.
Stay away from the murky IPAs.  ;)

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Night 2017
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:10:25 PM »
Are they from Austin?  I had some very good beers and Q there a couple years ago.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« on: May 10, 2017, 04:20:05 PM »
I'm in the camp that believes that "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".



Couldn't have said it better. A guy here a few years back wanted advice on brewing a Reuben sandwich beer.   😁
I made a Reuben sandwich beer and food pairing once.  I dry spiced a Dortmunder with caraway seeds to mimic the rye bread and served little bite-sized sandwiches to compelement it.

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Beer Travel / Re: Visit Florida
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:28:07 PM »
The best beer bar in Orlando is Red Light Red Light.  Playalinda is very good on the East coast.
In St. Pete, go to Green Bench for sours.  In Tampa, it's worth a trip to Cigar City as well as Coppertail.  Also in Pinellas, Rapp is making great beers, from traditional European styles to everything else.  They're all good.
If you make it farther north to Dunedin or Tarpon Springs, go to Brasserie Saint Somewhere and Seventh Sun.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 22, 2017, 04:06:52 PM »
I got mine by email today from St. Louis.  They must have some other data base they are experimenting with to use email rather than postage.  We would have done that in the South if it had been available.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:42:42 PM »
In Florida competitions we got tired of some beers moving on to the best of category round with no additional info so we added some notes for those brewers who advanced.  People who entered in the South will get some additional brief feedback if they advanced, just a little info on what the judges discussed in the mini best of show round.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 16, 2017, 08:12:25 AM »
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So I got my scoresheets back and did OK, low to mid 30's. Cool thing is, as I'm reading, I look at the 2 judges names who scored my american amber and suddenly realized...  I have heard these names before. Turns out one ( I won't mention any names ) was featured in Denny ad Drew's "Homebrew Allstars" and the other, among many other accolades, has lectured at NHC. You gotta love a hobby where your peers are so accessible. :)
Did you enter in the South?
Yes, Tampa where I received a good score and advice on my amber ale from a BJCP Master Judge..... ;)
Cool.  I hope it was accurate. 
We had six Master judges over that weekend in Tampa.  I was mostly setting up flights and tables and only got a chance to judge one flight over five sessions.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 15, 2017, 01:28:46 PM »
So I got my scoresheets back and did OK, low to mid 30's. Cool thing is, as I'm reading, I look at the 2 judges names who scored my american amber and suddenly realized...  I have heard these names before. Turns out one ( I won't mention any names ) was featured in Denny ad Drew's "Homebrew Allstars" and the other, among many other accolades, has lectured at NHC. You gotta love a hobby where your peers are so accessible. :)
Did you enter in the South?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Craft vs. Commercial Malts
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »
Consistency is an issue, of course.  Small malt houses cannot compete with the equipment and testing of the big guys. 
I think the main attraction of the local maltsters is just that - it's locally grown and malted, making the end product a farm to table or grain to glass product.  In other words, it is marketing.  But it is also small business focused and independent and I am all for small, independent businesses.
(My big brother is doing well with his Double Eagle Malt business in Philly)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 03, 2017, 04:18:48 PM »
I entered in St. Louis.  0 for 4.  Dang. I had high hopes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: March 30, 2017, 05:19:27 PM »
I always make some comments in addition to the check marks.  Personally I would rather fill out a regular score sheet than a check-box score sheet.

In Tampa a judge scored a beer 50 points Sunday.  Since I was judge director he asked me to come over and try it.  He said he could not find anything to improve it.  I got a sample and it definitely was good, a Flanders.  It went on to win the best of category.  I have never had the nerve to score a beer that high.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:11:25 PM »
It's been several years but I have had a really nice bourbon that McMenamins made as well as an excellent gin.  Sitting at an outside bar by the fire in Bend may have enhanced the experience.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:05:57 PM »
It's been several years but I have had a really nice bourbon that McMenamins made as well as an excellent gin.  Sitting at an outside bar by the fire in Bend may have enhanced the experience.

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