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It's ok to have different opinions kids.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxidized DIPA -again...
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:22:11 AM »
CO2 can pool if there is a source, and confined space. Where I worked there were sources (cars), and below floor level pits ( for the car hoists), that had to be tested with a sniffer before entry for service was allowed. Fun fact, just 10% CO2 in the air you are breathing will kill you.

With time the gases will diffuse. Mixing from convection currents helps too. That is why the CO2 in the atmosphere doesn’t pool at the surface due to gravity and kill us.

I remember when Lake Nyos burped, emitted a cloud of CO2 that ran down a valley and killed 1700+ before it dissipated.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nyos

Running some CO2 into a keg might blanket the beer, for a little while. Then Dalton’s law says the CO2 and the O2 left will diffuse and reach equilibrium, exposing the beer to O2. Best practice says get the O2 out in the first place. Pushing sanitizer out is the way to go.

We have problems in the brewery with Co2 pooling in the office. We have Co2 readers in place in serval places and it definitely pools in certain areas.

OP: If it was mentioned I missed it: Do you think the o2 happened during dry hopping? I never go directly in a tank when I dry hop any loner. I add hops to the an empty tank, purge that tank with Co2, then run my beer into that tank through those hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Wishful thinking
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:16:03 AM »
Ha! Yes I have thought that before. OTOH I brew almost 10 times a week so no wishful thinking there.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Rye Stout
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:59:15 PM »
I've made a rye porter with 40% rye that was in my Top 3 homebrews of all time.  You can take it as high as you dare, it will be great.

Interesting, must just be my taste... although most tasting room people that sampled the two also agreed that the higher level of Rye in the stout I brewed last year was not as much to their liking so I did have a decent sample group. But regardless everyone has different tastes!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« on: January 13, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
Who puts gin into barrels to begin with anyway?  Gin is all about the botanicals and not about aging.

I am going to be doing it very soon! In fact maybe next month as I am about to distill Yellowhammer's first gin. And why not put some in a barrel? ;)
There was one in that link that Denny posted, Herno, that was aged for a short time in Juniper wood casks.  How cool is that?

Pretty amazing! I missed that! Thought only oak and chestnut could hold liquid without major leakage though.... interesting....

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Beer Recipes / Re: Rye Stout
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:34:31 PM »
I agree. You need to double the rye. Wouldn't go over that though. I "over-ryed" a stout last year and I didn't enjoy it much.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »
Who puts gin into barrels to begin with anyway?  Gin is all about the botanicals and not about aging.

I am going to be doing it very soon! In fact maybe next month as I am about to distill Yellowhammer's first gin. And why not put some in a barrel? ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:59:18 AM »
Saison aged in gin barrels??? I would assume that would be awesome! Hard to find though. And probably expensive. I once aged a barley wine in brandy barrels and it was the best barley wine I ever brewed for sure. But dang, hard to find brandy barrels now days that aren't under $500.

Anyway, I'd love to find that beer.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Brew Year
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:29:02 PM »
I think you were here for the worst. I think more people are just ACTUALLY brewing instead of talking about brewing on the forums.

What actually happened was that certain people treated longtime and valuable posters of this forum so rudely that they decided to stop contributing and being a part of the community - and it's our collective loss. 

It really bothers me that a group of people who enjoy the same hobby can't treat each other with basic respect and politeness.  Can we do a better job in 2018?

Yep. I think we all can. That said, already have seen some Private Messages that didn't hold a lot of promise.


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The Pub / Re: Happy Brew Year
« on: January 07, 2018, 01:21:09 AM »
I think you were here for the worst. I think more people are just ACTUALLY brewing instead of talking about brewing on the forums.

What actually happened was that certain people treated longtime and valuable posters of this forum so rudely that they decided to stop contributing and being a part of the community - and it's our collective loss. 

It really bothers me that a group of people who enjoy the same hobby can't treat each other with basic respect and politeness.  Can we do a better job in 2018?

Yep. I think we all can. That said, already have seen some Private Messages that didn't hold a lot of promise.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Brew Year
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:56:25 PM »
Happy New Year to everyone.

We have all had our differences in the past years but I think we can agree on a desire to make the best beer possible.

I’m not going to stop trying to persuade you to use our methods but I won’t get on you too bad for doing things your way either. There is enough good info out there for everyone to make the right decisions for their brewhouse.

Here’s to good things beer related in 2018.

I will drink to that and to let bygones be bygones. And most importantly we must all be respectful, because that's just the right way to be. Cheers!

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The Pub / Re: Long Strange Trip - Yellowhammer Journey
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:54:37 PM »
Keith
Having had some of your beers and frequently benefited from your freely shared experience on this web site, I can say that your presence here is valued. I'm glad you are booming at the brewery. And I wouldn't blame you if you got your fill of ignorance and found better things to do with your precious free time than post in this forum. But I hope you don't
Jim

Thanks man! I'm still here almost every day. The brewery has definitely changed the way I think about brewing but I still come here to get ideas and see what people think about different types of malts/hops, etc, so I still find this an enjoyable place to frequent.

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The Pub / Re: The Last Jedi
« on: January 02, 2018, 10:40:25 PM »
I am a genuine Star Wars geek, and I have been since the first movie came out. I have a Star Wars news feed in my inbox that I very often find more interesting than actual news/

The Force Awakens? Meh, just OK. I thought Last Jedi was awesome. It was fun and had me hooked from the beginning to end with genuine surprises.

Totally agree the Casino scene/CodeBreaker stuff was pointless and worthless and cold have been left out entirely (then maybe they could have focused on Rey actually training.)

There's not going to ever be a return to New Hope or Empire. Every Star Wars movie that ever comes out is going to find it impossible to live up to those movies. But this one was pretty damn fun. And the ending was awesome!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Nitro System
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:22:03 PM »
It's gotta be a leak. There is no other possible reason.

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I dig the cryo hops but they are a little harder to use.

I assume you mean the powder?  Have you tried the pellets?  Do you still find them difficult?

Yes, the powder. I worry about it mixing properly. I heard they were coming out with pellets but didn't know that was available yet.

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