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The Pub / Re: "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 01, 2017, 09:50:13 AM »
I can see why it's backfiring. The video was freaking laughable. IMO once you sell your brewery (free country, can't say I wouldn't for a giant pile of money), you lose the right to b**** that others want to differentiate themselves. Shelf and tap space are at stake for the small guys, so the ship has probably sailed on the "we need to all come together against wine and spirits" BS.  ;D

I'm sure all the European breweries who were disguising themselves as "Trappist" wined and b****ed like little sissy boys (and girls) when a label designation was made to delineate one from the other as well.

This may be the best and most worthwhile thing (the logo designation) the BA has ever done. Very proud to be a member. Definitely going to put that logo on my labels.

The Pub / Re: "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 01, 2017, 09:45:32 AM »
They left Mead and cider out of it? Haven't watched it.

Well you should

The Pub / Re: I gotta brag
« on: July 01, 2017, 07:47:56 AM »
That's awesome! Come work for me! ;)

The Pub / "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 01, 2017, 07:47:18 AM »
Can't wait to see the comments. This is already backfiring BIGLY on social media. ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: No sparge brewing
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:34:48 PM »
BayareaBrewer: I called Bryan out on this a few weeks back and now it is your turn. These are the rules

3. Be respectful of the questions and comments of others. It is OK to disagree with someone, but do so with respect. Keep the AHA forum friendly and encouraging of everyone's participation. We will not tolerate rudeness, insults, personal attacks, inflammatory remarks, threats, racial/ethnic slurs, trolling, flame baiting or similarly disruptive postings.

We will be enforcing them. Knock it off.

Going Pro / Re: Retail License Questions
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:02:33 AM »
You have to have a wine license to make cider. No idea about selling it.

You also seem to be forgetting that your local ordinance will often times be more strict than the feds.

Going Pro / Re: Lease signed, and off we go!
« on: June 25, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
Congratulations! If there is anything I can help you with don't hesitate to ask! I can honestly say that, aside from my family, opening Yellowhammer has been the most satisfying experience I have ever accomplished!

The Pub / Re: I would never wish for...
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:57:10 PM »
I take it you ate the kale first, which is why it's not in the picture?

Bwahahahaha! We missed you at Minneapolis Tommy and Pete!

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 19, 2017, 06:40:03 AM »

Also, how many people really want to come to the south in the middle of June?

Hahaha! That may be it. I've lived in the south since '93 and I am used to the heat but it can be stifling to those not used to it. That said, Minneapolis was a fine event and I'm glad I went. Nashville is a much cooler town though and there are plenty of breweries and the beer scene is robust.

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 17, 2017, 04:46:34 AM »
Nashville hosted the Southern Brewer's Conference last August (and again this August) and while the conference itself is small the convention center is more than big enough to host HomebrewCon (it's way bigger than the one in Minneapolis). Not sure what legal issues there are but I know they have fixed a lot of the beer laws in Tenn over the last 5 years. Didn't seem like there was any problems with drinking or serving.

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 16, 2017, 08:55:46 AM »
I have 2 M, 2 L and 2 XL shirts in my bag for whomever stops me

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:56:37 AM »
Great conference so far but I swear the Minneapolis Conference center is the ugliest conference center I have ever seen! Surrounded by some of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen!

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:17:33 PM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

Going Pro / Re: Fermenting / Water
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:14:15 PM »
Hi,   Im about to order (4) 10bbl Fermenters and (1) 10bbl Bright tank

I want to know what is the opinion on fermenting IPA's how long should the beer ferment?
how long should it mature?

Should it be in the bright tank before carbonating or should I let it sit in the bright tank for a while after carbonating?

How many days of dryhopp?

For the water what would be the ideal calcium / sulfate ratio?
any other "ideal" properties for the water in general?

I think my water is coming out hard and is not making the perfect IPA :(

I'm going to skip your water question because I have no idea since I don't know what your water is.

For your IPA: If your fermenatation practices are sound 1-2 weeks. Dump or harvest yeast then dry hop. You will want to dry hop via a closed/purged transfer or you will be oxidizing the beer. Or dry hop near the end of fermentation so the yeast scavenge the o2. this is going to be up to you and your technique.

Dry hopping should only take 3-4 days, especially if you are blowing hops into suspension with co2. Or using pump to recirc hops (can be ready in hours that way).

Cold crash in fermentor and remove as much yeast as you can. You want the beer to be ready to package when it is in BT (obviously after carbbed). That's why it is called BT. The beer is ready to carb and package/keg. Keeping a beer in a BT to clear is pointless because, if you are running a brewery, your BT needs to be cleared ASAP so you can put another beer in the BT to package. In other words, beer should only go to the BT when it is ready to package/keg.

The Pub / Re: What is the Purpose of this Forum?
« on: June 09, 2017, 04:47:11 AM »

my passion for cars was ruined after a career in the auto industry. Be careful with what you wish for!

Thankfully I only grow more passionate about brewing every day! I love my job. I am one lucky SOB!

As far as the original poster and others decrying the lack of "Advanced Brewing Methods" or "Lack of Brewing Science", I'm left scratching my head. We have a 20 page thread alone on Introduction to LODO brewing. We have very interesting information coming from Bryan, Big Monk, Experimental brewing podcast, Brulosophy, and pages of information you wouldn't have found here a year ago. It seems like many of you feel that there is a resistance to "advanced methods" and, as I have hammered home to ya'll over and over again - not the case. I have explained it thoroughly and won't delve into it again. History is well documented here.

I have advocated for a "Brewing Science" section or "Advanced All Grain" and I will go to the powers that be and request it again. I will reiterate that obviously the only real problem with this forum is the bickering AND lack of respect given to the mods and other members. I am not saying mods should be above other users but when members obviously stalk mods posts to create friction, it's a problem. And when other member stalk other members posts to question or berate (and I'm speaking from both sides of the spectrum) that is a problem too. And when members can't disagree with other members without the disagreement becoming unnecessarily heated. Those are the problems with this forum, not the lack of advanced topics or information.

Obviously I am not above the fray here but I am trying to swing the hammer to quell the division. Unfortunately my tactics where poorly executed and I will rethink them for the next time. And I really won't say anything else about it from here on out I really do promise. Dead horse officially beaten.

Comments are welcome here, and even disagreements are welcome. But we must keep them respectful from now on.

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