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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 06:20:13 AM »
Yum


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Factors controlling attentuation
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:09:23 AM »
have you tasted the beer? sounds like could be infection/wild yeast or what Bryan said...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I offer this for open ridicule ....
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:15:03 AM »
I wonder if the guy cooks?  After all, you can go to a restaurant and get whatever you want to eat.

I'm in this camp.  I enjoy crafting my own stuff - making my own meals, growing herbs and vegetables, making my own beer, etc.  I don't necessarily do it because its cheaper or better, I simply enjoy the process.  There's some reward in that itself - homemade/homegrown.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 14, 2017, 03:21:50 PM »






House IPA - "Pimp Slap IPA"


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The Pub / Re: Sierra Nevada Sidecar
« on: January 13, 2017, 12:37:21 PM »
look forward to trying this.  did try the new Tropical Torpedo and thought it was excellent - top 10 IPA for me - very easy drinking, up there with Blind Pig for me.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bar Build: Draft Tower - Chest Freezer?
« on: January 12, 2017, 07:29:17 AM »
thanks for the replies.  I think I am going to go the chest freezer route, building a collar and routing some insulated PVC (4-6"?) out the collar and then angle and into the bottom of the bar for a draft tower.  Draft lines will run through that to the tower through the bartop.  it will be a short run - about 18" out and less than a foot up.  I think with a blower fan/hose it will be workable.

I think the big job is going to be building some type of façade to conceal the chest freezer, which my SO said is her only request. And so the project begins...

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bar Build: Draft Tower - Chest Freezer?
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:50:55 PM »
unfortunately, its the front doorway.

I think the hinge might be the way to go.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bar Build: Draft Tower - Chest Freezer?
« on: January 11, 2017, 11:36:13 AM »
How long is this bar?  How about hinging the bar top somehow?  Bring the beer lines out of the side of the chest freezer collar and up to a tap tower that is not on the hinged part of the bar top.

phil

that is a GREAT idea.  i'll need to figure that out but it is possible - the bar will be in a corner - so L shaped.  was planning on the freezer going along one wall, and then building a bar front to form the longer part of the L.

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Equipment and Software / Bar Build: Draft Tower - Chest Freezer?
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:38:46 AM »
Am building a new bar in my house.  Still working on the design of the overall bar, but am of course focused on the most important part.  Started pricing out some kegerators with more capacity and OMG, they are expensive.  Not ruling them out, but want to see if I can’t come up with something a bit more economical yet still be stylish.

My dream would have been to have a 4-6 tap tower coming out of the bartop, but I can’t seem to think of a way to do that without running lines an extended length, which would necessitate using glycol to keep the beer cold, and then you start having to adjust CO2 due to longer resistance, etc.  Just seems like a whole host of problems that KISS would prevent.

Do people install Towers on top of chest Freezers?  I could see building collar and then putting a nice topper on the freezer with a T-tower on top, but then again, how would you open the top to be able to switch out kegs?

I could always resort to running taps out the front of the collar, but that wasn’t the look I was hoping for – but if that’s the best bet, so be it.

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions?

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Ingredients / Re: Malt choice
« on: January 11, 2017, 04:35:52 AM »
Or caramunich


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Pimp My System / Re: Homebrew in the garage 2.0
« on: January 09, 2017, 05:51:11 PM »
Looks incredible!!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 08, 2017, 10:53:42 AM »


Thanks. I could remember where I saw it. What is the color of Munich I and II? Is it Weyermann? I use Schill which light is 6L and dark is 9L. The recipe I have works out to about 18 SRM with 5% caramunich III. I must have and ounce or two more of carafa in there...

Here you go



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 07, 2017, 12:33:16 PM »


My current lots

Munich 1
Barke

Awesome thanks - my actual bag is long gone as the malt is now in a gamma seal container.  I should have scanned mine when I first bought it - will just assume it's similar to yours, need to order a new bag soon anyhow as this one is almost gone.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 06, 2017, 12:45:36 PM »
What is the color of Munich I and II? Is it Weyermann? I use Schill which light is 6L and dark is 9L. The recipe I have works out to about 18 SRM with 5% caramunich III. I must have and ounce or two more of carafa in there...

Weyermann (Barke for I/Regular for II)

mid 6L for the I and mid 9L for the II

May barke is 10srm, you sure of that?

no I am not - I just used the lovibond range (5.1-7.0)on the weyermann website, although that is for regular not Barke.  will adjust the color on my recipe, although I don't expect a large change on the final SRM.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: January 06, 2017, 12:22:11 PM »
What is the color of Munich I and II? Is it Weyermann? I use Schill which light is 6L and dark is 9L. The recipe I have works out to about 18 SRM with 5% caramunich III. I must have and ounce or two more of carafa in there...

Weyermann (Barke for I/Regular for II)

mid 6L for the I and mid 9L for the II

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