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I see the big appeal of being able to mash and boil in the same pot. I also have two different Cheap and Easy coolers to mash in, so I don't think I would try it. I'm sure it seems easy to someone who's only done extract with steeped grains.I'm not sure why anyone would mess with BIAB when batch sparging is so much more effective and even seems easier.
At the risk of offending those that BIAB, I agree. I really wanted it to be as easy as everybody says, but after I tried it 3 times I decided that it just wasn't for me.
To make matters worse, the Prick (with a capitol P) on the phone when I tried to ascertain what became of my property was all too gleeful when he found out they didn't ship because "It contained alcohol" (complete with a snarky little chuckle.) Guy was a REAL ass hole. And, quite frankly, I told him so. Which I'm not completely proud of. Just sayin'.
I believe New Glarus said that buying lines was a reason why it did not enter the Illinois market. Anyway I've not heard anything recently about buying lines.They were actually in Illinois for awhile, and gave up because of #$%* like this. This is a very good article on the mess here
Wow... I had no idea things go so contentious in the 90s.
St. Louis isn't the easiest place to get around without a car, but Schlafly's Tap Room should be doable for you. Also check out Four Hands, not far from Busch Stadium.Thanks, I'll probably stick close to downtown. Nice tip on Laclede's Landing
Plan your AB trip ahead of time. They changed formats a few months ago, and I haven't been on the new one. It used to be really impressive. The new one that's free is supposed be be shorter, but they've got a longer non-free one as well. The Post has an article about the changes: http://m.stltoday.com/business/local/a-b-tweaks-free-brewery-tours-adds-day-fresh-tours/article_81df0e7c-9975-501c-9640-26251e4fa4bf.html?mobile_touch=true
Hair of the Dog on Washington has a decent beer selection, and has a bit of a dive feel to it. They are not that far from Alpha Brewing, which honestly isn't my favorite place, but it will be close to you.
If you can manage a trip out of downtown, definitely check out Perennial and Civil Life. There's a new bottle shop in Clayton called Craft Beer Cellar that has a good selection and will break up six packs. The new Urban Chestnut location on Manchester is worth a trip. If you find yourself on LaCledes Landing, skip everything else and go to Morgan Street. They have a couple of good lagers there.
Visitors taking Anheuser-Busch’s new fee-based tour at its St. Louis brewery will leave with a bottle of beer brewed that day.
I was there earlier this year. Here's a thread about it:Thanks, I missed that. I'm staying right by the Arch, with no car. I think the AB tour would be pretty interesting some day.
Some will have a little crystal and brewer's invert sugar, maybe some torrified wheat.
How little? I tend to use around 5% in my bitters, often along with a small amount of chocolate malt (maybe 2 oz).
From memory, most have 5% or less crystal malt.
Visiting Chicago fir Riot Fest. Not enjoying the 45 degree weather this morning! And a high of 60. September in Chicago I guess!Yup, this has been one wacky year of weather, at least it's sunny!
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