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Well, I usually dump a 1/4 pint if it has sat longer than a day or so but seems like some beers go fouler a lot faster sitting in the line.

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Going Pro / Logo Feedback
« on: April 26, 2013, 06:47:58 AM »
BTW: Someone mentioned Russian River labels. I like their labels, I like how the Belgian styles look hand drawn and they are obviously trying to look like some of the hand drawn Belgian lable.s.

4008
Is the replacement line from a different batch?  Sometimes you get a bad batch of tubing and it gives a bad flavor to the beer.  That would explain "especially when it has sat in the line for a night or two".  If it was the keg I would expect it to be uniformly bad.

This is the second keg I've run through the line and didn't notice anything the first keg. Just replaced line 3 weeks ago. Maybe it really did just need cleaned.

4009
I cleaned the line and it tastes fine, last night anyway.

I've had this happen before, and it only usually happens with IPA. I was talking to a bar owner and he mentioned something about if certain IPAs sit for very long in the line he has to flush the line with 1/2 a pint before he can get it to taste right. Anyone else ever hear about this? I wonder if the hops in the line affect the line someway.

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Going Pro / Logo Feedback
« on: April 26, 2013, 06:28:58 AM »
I do not know.

It is hard to make bad beer these days. There is a lot of info out there. It is not mystery any more.
So solid beers are one of requirements but you need to give your consumer a message why they should buy your beer.

Your name and logo should project what you are all about.
What you can tell me about this one:


Hard to make bad beer? You mean people are trying to make some of this crap?

Sorry, OP, I know you are wanting to turn this back to topic. I've given my .02. I don't think the first one is too bad, and while I agree that people like a story I don't think it is too terribly important, as long as the beer is good. You story can always change, it's business not journalism. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Observation
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:28:50 PM »
Won't argue with that b ut will point out that some of the absolute worst beers out there are homebrew, too. ;)

exactly, if you have ever suffered my crap.

actually though, i get disappointed in the offerings when i go out.  went out last night, and nearly every beer fell in to the light lagers, wheats, or flavored something or other, or some beer that is described as heavily hopped..  i am not a big fan of most of thesebeers because i think they just get the hell hopped out of them and taste like they were strained through asparagus. it is hard to find a dortmunder, a kolsch, a bock or a dunkel as is.  the stouts and porters are all flavored with x, y, or z.  eventually i noticed old rasputin which i like on the list and was happy.  but come on.

We brew a fantastic altbier but have a hard time getting bars and restaurants interested in ordering it. Have no problems moving our Belgian wit brewed with ginger and lime leaves.

4012
All Things Food / Ruachbier Beef Stroganoff
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:47:12 PM »
Sounds like a great combo!

4013
All Things Food / Fermenting Crock
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:46:33 PM »
Never had kraut make me sick. Can't comment. Will say the 10L is plenty big enough. Won't be getting a 20.

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It could be this one particular keg is going bad for some reason. The kegs back at brewery and 22 oz bottles from some batch taste great. I'll know more after I clean the lines this afternoon when I get home

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General Homebrew Discussion / Observation
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:49:59 AM »
Gotta hand it to Sean for always keeping things in perspective!

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Going Pro / Logo Feedback
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:49:23 AM »
The capitol dome looks Soviet?  I suppose the red could use some blue to go along with it.

It does have a monumental looks, which I'm sure is intentional.  DC is a government city, and I guess these days anything involving government has become looked at as (gasp) communism.

Totally a Soviet Propaganda type. Weird choice for a DC brewery.

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I take back something I said recently about not needing to clean lines every keg and replacing lines instead. Because I am getting a really bad taste from a line I just replaced 2 kegs ago. I recently took apart all my taps, cleaned and replaced my lines but my IPA tastes just awful, especially when it has sat in the line for a night or two. But the weird thing is it does't seem to affect a blond I have on tap. Anyone know why that would be?

Anyway, going to clean my lines tonight. Still a lot faster than bottling. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Observation
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:06:56 AM »
Won't argue with that b ut will point out that some of the absolute worst beers out there are homebrew, too. ;)

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Going Pro / Logo Feedback
« on: April 25, 2013, 05:04:44 AM »
I realize that they are a first wash, but still stand by my assertion that they are all a little to "cutesy", which would make me not recognize it as a beer company. First one is less cute of them all and I like the type treatment best and it would look good on swag and represents a good branding image, with some tightening up, if course.

The designs all have a feminine touch to them IMO, would like them to be a bit more masculine or neutral.

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Ingredients / Blackberry Wheat. How many pounds
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:36:58 PM »
1-2 lbs of fruit per gallon is general rule though I personally don't have any experience with black berries in beer.

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