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Going Pro / Warlock Brewing Company
« on: July 31, 2014, 04:44:29 PM »
Going Pro is exciting and fun, albeit a ton of work and lots on money.  It's been a long strange trip, but I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. 

I'm the founder and president of a startup brewery, Warlock Brewing Company, in Smyrna, Delaware. Our brewery will have a 1bbl pilot system, and a 15bbl brewhouse where we'll brew/package beer in kegs and bottles.  We'll also provide a tasting room for the purchase of pints, flights, growlers and Warlock merchandise. Many of you probably already know, but for those who don't, please check out a recent article about Warlock Brewing Company.  You can also keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter 8) 

http://www.scsuntimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/140729776

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Barleywine Yeast Suggestions
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:44:32 PM »

I recommend starting the English Barleywine off with 002, then pitching a small active starter of 001 after about 75% attenuation to help it finish a little drier.  This will give you the English ester profile, while also allowing the beer to finish a little drier through use of the Chico strain.  The best of both worlds in one beer.

Why not just use WLP007?

That too!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Barleywine Yeast Suggestions
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:37:06 PM »
I recommend starting the English Barleywine off with 002, then pitching a small active starter of 001 after about 75% attenuation to help it finish a little drier.  This will give you the English ester profile, while also allowing the beer to finish a little drier through use of the Chico strain.  The best of both worlds in one beer.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:21:28 PM »
Summertime sit back need something to keep me cool...8)

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The Pub / Re: Yellowhammer in All About Beer Magazine
« on: July 22, 2014, 04:36:46 PM »
Simply Awesome! 8)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just say "no" to yeast rinsing
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:37:11 PM »
I just leave a bit of beer behind in the fermenter, swirl up the yeast, trub, and beer and pour it all into a sanitized container.

This technique is used by every truly experienced brewer that I know.

I think that at least for me it's a combination of laziness and effectiveness.  It's the easiest thing to do and it works as well as anything else I've tried.

If it's simpler and produces good results...then it's a viable process in my book. I've made dozens of beers using this technique with very good results.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just say "no" to yeast rinsing
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:34:53 PM »
Very interesting post and thread. I've rinsed yeast as a standard practice when time permits, and I've re-pitched direct from a previous batch (without rinsing) many, many times as well. Honestly, I haven't noticed a marked difference in beer quality, although I haven't blind taste tested this in practice either. You make a great case for "not rinsing" yeast". Thanks for posting.

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Beer Recipes / Re: A better light lager?
« on: July 10, 2014, 05:01:45 PM »
My Munich Helles is 100% Pilsner malt and has a wonderful light maltiness, but it's not as light as an American Light Lager. I recommend corn, rice and Pils malt. Try something along the lines of 60%Pils/20%Corn/20% Rice for a light American Lager.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:17:36 AM »
David, sent you a pm response to your message. Sounds like it's starting to come together for you. Best of luck to you.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control: Johnson or Ranco?
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:11:24 PM »
I have 4 Johnson A 419's and one Ranco controller.  I have to say that they are both solid controllers and it's really the difference between a Ford or a Chevy IMO. You won't go wrong with either controller. I have to flip the inner terminal tab to switch from cooling to heating with the Johnson but not a big deal. Fermentation temp control is awesome!

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Pimp My System / Re: GCBC 1BBL Pilot Build
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:36:13 PM »
Very, very nice setup...and best of luck to you guys! :)

Thanks Ron.  I know you are in the process, hope you the best of luck!
Cheers,
Jeff

Thanks Jeff! :)

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The Pub / Re: Tequila
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:34:16 PM »
I discovered I never finished off the 100 Annos and so I need to rid myself of that boring Tequila. I see Margaritas in my future. ;)

Never ever buy the 100 Annos. So boring your pants might fall off.
http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/100-annos-reposado-pass/

I'll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for the review. :)

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Not sure if it was mentioned but on a similar path the GABF style guide is quite extensive.

http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/beer-styles/

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head retention advice
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:41:22 PM »
The head forms great but then I watch it disappear .  I am betting on glassware and am going to check it this weekend before I start changing other things.

This article will help you diagnose what's happening...

http://byo.com/stories/article/indices/35-head-retention/697-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques

Didn't see your post...you beat me to it! :)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head retention advice
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:40:13 PM »
Healthy yeast and temperature control do wonders for head retention. Are you doing that?

+1

The right protein is best...also some good info. here as well.

https://byo.com/stories/item/621-fabulous-foam

http://byo.com/stories/item/693-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques

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