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Going Pro / Re: Been gone for awhile...
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:57:10 PM »
Congrats! Remember to have fun!

The Pub / Re: Officially a dad
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:04:02 AM »
Congratulations on the new instant family and best wishes.

Going Pro / Re: footwear
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:47:27 AM »
I just got a pair of Muck Boot Jobbers so time will tell. My wife swears by them on the farm. If you want a good made in the USA leather boot look at Thorogood, you have to check each boot style as some are not made in the states. If you ever get to Merrill, WI they have an outlet store where I picked up a $200 pair of boots for $60 because of a scuff on the heel.

Going Pro / Re: Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:53:00 PM »
Never have needed it as far as I know anyway. If I do I'll let you know how it works.

Going Pro / Re: Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:40:05 AM »
Leos you could try some of this. I think you get stuff from BSG.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: diacetyl rest
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:17:11 AM »
For a Diacetyl you want to raise your temp just as your yeast growth starts to drop and when you are close to about 60% of your attenuation.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry Hopping, Increased Fermentation
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:48:54 PM »
Drop your temp to get the yeast to drop out say 60f and then dry hop, you reduce the nucleation and then the yeast doesn't pull the dry hop aroma and flavor out by the yeast dropping as the added benefit

The Pub / Re: Irritated at NFL scheduling
« on: November 17, 2014, 08:40:41 AM »
Could be worse. At least your not in the south east with Panthers/Falcons.
But at least the Falcons are in 1st place in the division  ;D

I was watching some of the Eagles - Packers game yesterday and when I came back after halftime, they switched to Lions - Cardinals...must have been a good game at Lambeau  ;)

Night games on the East Coast are usually over by midnight, so it's not too big of a deal.  I don't usually watch the whole thing unless the Pats are playing.  The Indianapolis Colts starring in "199 Yards of Gray"  8)

Going to a night game sucks because I don't usually get home until 2 or 3am.

The Eagle - Packer game was a good one, even attending the game I got home at 10:30. At least I could get the Colt - Patriot game on the radio for the drive home.

My first adventure in homebrew was when I was 13 and spent the whole day with my dad driving all over Milwaukee looking for Pabst Blue Ribbon Malt, he made the beer in a 30 gallon trash can( a couple cans of the malt and a bunch of sugar water and yeast, yum!). My older brother and I were in charge of the bottling, we wound up with about 8 cases of "beer". It was not good for the most obvious reasons (sanitation).

Fast forward another 13 years, my wife bought me a beer making kit and Charlie P's book as Christmas presents at the local cheese shop back in '94. I did extracts until 2000 and then I went all-grain. Only after I realized I could boil my wort in more than pot. I started a homebrew club in 2007.  In 2012 I started a brewery. I guess next on the agenda is to sell out to one of the big breweries, retire and get back to homebrewing in a warmer climate.

The Pub / Re: What to read
« on: November 12, 2014, 04:18:00 PM »
forget all that spy stuff. you should read everything Douglas Adams wrote, then everything Terry Pratchett wrote, then everything Neal Gaiman wrote. If you want something more 'serious' hit Asimov up. The Foundation series has all the intrigue and spy story stuff one could want and it's effing brilliant.

Thanks for the info!

Going Pro / Re: Calculating Hop Contracts
« on: November 12, 2014, 10:54:37 AM »
I have a single year contract, I think as a start up maybe a one year to get a read on what you are going to need then contract earlier for the following years so you don't get shut out. Some of the "in" hops you might want a longer contract if you can even get them on contract.

You should sit down and figure out how much you can brew taking account your fermenters, bright tanks, kegs, bottles and refrigeration space (you got to put that beer some where) and use that as a starting spot.  It all depends on what you are going to brew also, I have a beer that uses 1 ounce per barrel and others that can have pounds per barrel.  That said I brew on a 8 barrel system with 5 year round beers and 5 seasonals (more to be added) and a couple one offs.

In my second year I figured I would double what I did in the first year. I think I'm past the double but not quite triple. For next year I'm looking at going a bit past the triple mark of my first year. It may all come down to your packaging and how well your keg beer sells. ( I'm at the end of my second year.)

The Pub / Re: Postdoc Brewing
« on: October 31, 2014, 07:00:28 AM »
Very Nice!

The Pub / Siebel Institute Saturdy seminars
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:44:10 AM »
I was wondering if anyone was going to the December 13, Yeast Management for Small Breweries. If you are I'll see you there. You can find the information at their website.

The Pub / Re: Any one want a job?
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:22:02 PM »
Good to know the hop harvest is good and they are investing in new processing equipment.

Going Pro / Re: Who the **** would sell me a building?
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:10:42 PM »
Congrats, let the fun begin!

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