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The Pub / A bomber is rarely a good deal
« on: May 18, 2013, 03:51:25 PM »
Damnit, I tried to delete that and retype!!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First beer taste
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:46:08 AM »
What does beer thought smell like?  :P ;)

You will get to a point where you can almost render final judgment on flat beer out of the primary, but it may take several batches.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Those little red cans of Oxygen
« on: May 18, 2013, 10:26:13 AM »
How long do you run it and at what setting?  I run mine so I can see it bubbling to the surface and usually only about 45 seconds to a minute ( a little bit more for big beers ).

The red canisters are also different sizes.  I'm still using my larger one ( probably have 8 beers on it ) and I have a skinnier one for backup.

I must have mine set to high, it creates quite a bubbling action.  I go for about the same amount of time.  Sounds like I should dial it back a bit.  Thanks dude.

You'll save a lot of money just getting a tank from a welding shop and using a flow meter. But if not, as I have said here many times, if you see large bubbles coming out you are wasting it. Should be just a trickle .

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 18, 2013, 06:06:35 AM »
Yep. That's enough.

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The Pub / A bomber is rarely a good deal
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:41:31 AM »
Talking to my distributor and he shed some light on this for me. Bombers are more expensive because they are harder to move and retailers by fewer cases of bombers so to put them on the store shelf to make money the price has to be higher as opposed to six packs as this is why: When you buy a case of six packs you only need to sell to 4 customers. There's 4 six packs in a case. The cases disappear a lot faster. When you buy a case of bombers most people only buy 1 bomber out of the case so you have to have 12 customers as opposed to 4. IN extreme circumstances you can have people buy 2 bombers and reduce it to 6 purchases but just as often you have people buy 2 six packs so .... you get the idea.

Anyway, when it was explained like this to me it made perfect sense. We will be moving to six packs this summer but only putting our flag ship beers in sixers and higher gravity specialties and seasonals in bombers, basically it would not make financial sense at this point to put flagship beers in bombers.

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 17, 2013, 04:32:19 AM »
That's assuming any type of sobriety test is done, which is not a given. You could have 2 beers, be "perfectly sober", get into an accident and never be tested at all.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cowboy Brewers
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:12:38 PM »
He's wearing a shirt. Don't know about pants.

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:10:32 PM »
Didn't say "opposed", said "have not endorsed".

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cowboy Brewers
« on: May 16, 2013, 06:53:30 PM »
How about this guy.  :)



God, that shirt is hideous.

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 16, 2013, 06:50:11 PM »
Just remember that testing yourself at <.080 is no guarantee that you won't be arrested. Collision plus any alcohol equals evidence of impairment.

This is true, assuming you are blood tested.

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Beer Recipes / suggestions - summer ale?
« on: May 16, 2013, 06:47:08 PM »
I might move the 20 minute addition to 0 minutes because I think with smaller beers the hop presence is nice but if there is too much bitterness it can seem thin. grist looks good. I might skip the wheat because I can't think of a reason to put it in. I don't personally notice a huge difference in head retention or mouth feel with a small portion of wheat. but that is largely a personal preference to take that with a grain of salt.

Thanks Mort.

I will probably remove the wheat....better to keep it simple. So you think that 1/2 oz of Amarillo at 20 min would be too much for 5 gallons? Balancing my hop schedule has been a real issue for me so I definitely don't want to over do it.

I like the flaked wheat or flaked barley or flaked rye for a beer like this. will improve your head retention and give a creaminess to the mouthfeel.

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General Homebrew Discussion / When did you switch to all grain?
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »
The moment I realized that Denny's Batch Sparge website was as simple as it seemed.

Still think that's the best method to brew 5-10+ gallon batches. So much easier and faster. And every bit as good as fly sparse, if not better.

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General Homebrew Discussion / When did you switch to all grain?
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:36:49 PM »
Sometime in 1995.

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:11:23 AM »
Good save. I honestly think this is a good topic to discuss sans politics. I'm all for the google cars thing. Then there's no worries regardless. Let the computer drive. ;)

Now that digs up an entirely new can of worms....

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The Pub / NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:58:35 AM »
Well, I prefer to do my drinking sessions at my home on my deck or in my pub room so no NA beers fore quite yet. ;)

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