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Ingredients / Re: Wet dry hop?
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:32:51 PM »
I did it once...chlorophyll city.


Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Things you wish breweries would figure out
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:22:03 PM »
I won't be the one cleaning the growlers, buddy. ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Rosewater?
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:20:55 PM »
I played around with rose hips, rose water, rose petals. Did not like the results. Think potpourri.

Ingredients / Wet dry hop?
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:19:20 PM »
Anyone use fresh "wet" hops as a dry hop?

Wood/Casks / Re: New barrels
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:34:42 AM »
I would recommend adding hot water, let sit over night and drain a couple times. It's going to be really oaky otherwise.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Extra long fermentation / Flat tasting beer
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:09:08 AM »
Assuming when you say "tastes flat" you simply mean it is flat and has no carbonation, it is most likely just a bottle conditioning issue and is actually fairly regular with bottle conditioned beers. Frankly, I question some of your fermenting methods (removing from primary after 7 days is not recommended unless the beer is completely done fermenting) but this doubtfully has much reason why you didn't have adequate carbonation.

21 days is not really "extra long" to keep in priomary. In fact, for many homebrewers it is about right, especially if you are starting with less than an adequate pitch of yeast. Leaving the beer in contact with the yeast for an extra week or so may even help clean up some off flavors.

You may just need to wait and extra week or two or if you didn't mix the priming sugar well you may have half undercarbbed batch and have over carbbed batch,

Also, is this a typo?

My final gravity when I bottled as 1.013. I took a gravity sample from the bottle and it was 1.023.

Because it makes very little sense.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Momentary Lapse of Reason...
« on: August 24, 2015, 07:33:37 PM »
It will be completely beer sanitary. Sometimes we way, way, way over-worry about sanitation. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But stuff like bottled water is sanitary enough for beer, no problem. Things like aluminum foil, plastic bags, paper towels, bottled water are all sanitary enough for clean beer fermentation.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Momentary Lapse of Reason...
« on: August 24, 2015, 02:32:55 PM »
did that a lot in the past and you will be absolutely fine. No worries!

The Pub / Re: this morning
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:09:46 PM »
Hot and humid still down here in the sunny (and lately rainy) south east. Ya'll dress warm now, ya hear?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer style crossroads
« on: August 23, 2015, 04:43:45 PM »
It definitely looks like a brown ale from the recipe. Finishing hops would also be appropriate for a brown than a porter.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Things you wish breweries would figure out
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:34:40 AM »
I'm hoping and praying that the growler bill goes through next legislative session here in Alabama. Because then I will be brewing beers EXCLUSIVELY for growler to go that you will only be able to get at the brewery.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Things you wish breweries would figure out
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:23:48 AM »
Have to disagree here. Some of the beers I make are very exclusive, like 12 gallon batches. I have some barely wine that I aged in Woodinville Whiskey barrels that I only permitted served in 2 oz pours. Even if we were allowed to sell growlers from the brewery I wouldn't let anyone take a growler of some of the extremely small batches of beer. That way it gives other a chance to try it. You should probably be thankful that some of the beers aren't sold by the growlers at other pubs, because you may not have even gotten to try it otherwise.

All Grain Brewing / Re: color of Susan
« on: August 23, 2015, 04:16:25 AM »
I actually had problems with my Belgian wit turning an orange color for a while. It was mostly the yeast in suspension. But I also suspected it was the toasted flaked rye I was using. The other ingredients were pils and wheat.

Going Pro / Re: footwear
« on: August 21, 2015, 07:50:35 AM »
Keith it looks like you got 7 months of wear and tear on them. With my bad feet, my doctor and podiatrist have told me to get new shoes for every 6 months of wear. If you wore these daily and worked in them 6-7 days a week (brewer's hours, right) I don't think you can expect more out of a pair of boots. When I worked on my feet 60-70 hours a week in restaurant kitchens, I bought new red wing boots at least every 6-8 months. Just my .02, it's never fun to have soakers though.

Hey, thanks for that feed back. I never really thought about it that way. You are probably right!

Going Pro / Re: footwear
« on: August 21, 2015, 07:08:10 AM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

If anyone is in the market for a great pair of all around work boots I can't recommend these boots highly enough. They are called the Keen Detroit Mid and they are fantastic. All day comfort, no need to replace the inserts, water proof and did I mention comfortable? I'm considering getting a second pair without the steel toe for hiking. Cost is reasonable too - $124.

Take it back, they fell apart. damn!

Wow, I have Keen sandals, shoes. The sandals are many years old and still in good shape. What was the failure mode? Do you think chimicals in the brewhouse were responsible?

I wear Keans hiking and back packing too. Side split seam near tread. Still comfy as hell till your foot gets wet. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the caustic but I try to to step in it much. I'm going to go back to store I bought them and see what they can do.

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