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Going Pro / Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:06:09 AM »
I believe I recall seeing pictures of your operation early on with homebrew conicals in upright freezers. You've definitely come a long way. Very nice upgrades.

Yep. 42 gallon blichman conicals. Definitely was crazy.

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Going Pro / Re: getting 30 bbls on line
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:05:20 AM »
Oh, well that puts it in perspective.  So the tanks are what, 8 feet tall? ;D

Yeah. Yer clever.  ::) ;)

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Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 06:18:48 PM »
Gotta post a picture of me and my handsome self, of course. :D


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Going Pro / Post approval inspection
« on: November 30, 2012, 06:12:09 PM »
She/he is going want to specifically see a record of what you have shipped. The TTB is about making money for Uncle Sam. You show you haven't slighted the you got nothin'' to worry about. You are allowed to consume and take home a certain amount of beer per year tax free, kinda like homebrewing. But you need to document what you sell very carefully.

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Going Pro / Post approval inspection
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:30:07 PM »
We didn't have any problem with our post approval inspection. Lady was friendly, told us a few things to do differently and gave us some paperwork that showed how she liked it done. They looked through our books. Was no big deal. I was a bit concerned at first, but was NBD.

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Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 02:13:38 PM »
No, I don't. I'll ask Ethan. He ordered them. I just gave my thumbs up.

We actually got a good price on these. We were able to talk them down and get something that was fairly close to the quote we got from china + chipping. Don't get me wrong, they were definitely pricier but when you factor in I can start filling them next week as opposed to March or April ....

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Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 01:46:13 PM »
awesome!  I'll take your toys  8)  How bout them Titans  ??? :P ;D

You can bet I thought about you, damn it!  :P

We have another 30 bbl fermentor and another 30 bbl bright on the way after the nw year. We ordered these from GW Kent. They were a bit pricier than the one's we had been having made in China through a company I won't name - but they were available now as opposed to 4 months and we didn't end up paying too terribly much more when you factored in shipping from China. And no shadowed manway, mirror polished welds, separate jackets on cone and body. They are pretty sweet.

Hoping to get a 30bbl brewhouse within the year but I will be back to back batching into these in the meantime.

New glycol unit from Pro Refrigeration should be here within 30 days. With my current unit will only be able to rig one up for use.

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Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:41:42 AM »






Old 7 bbl fermenter look like toys now.


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I always just battled warm summer water with the cool over night trick. Narry a hitch, kinda nice to not have to screw with aerating and pitching until the next day.

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Yeast and Fermentation / West Coast Ale dry yeast
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:41:57 AM »
Danstar has a new saison yeast too I'm interested in.

I'm planning on brewing a couple test batches with that yeast soon. will announce my results.

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Beer Recipes / Imperial IPA Ideas
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:27:15 AM »
My bad, I see you have a half pound of sugar in there (missed it on the bottom). The basemalt as is looks pretty good. You might lower the amount of crystal or raise the amount of crystal and sub out more sugar for the 2 row on the next batch depending on what you are shooting for but I think you have a good base grain bill to start with.

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Beer Recipes / First lager!!
« on: November 29, 2012, 08:10:59 PM »
there have been a few occasions when, and i'm not proud of this, i have been too drunk to pitch until the next morning.

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Beer Recipes / Imperial IPA Ideas
« on: November 29, 2012, 07:59:48 PM »
+1 - I love columbus for my bittering. Chinook works nice, too. Nugget is great for dark beers to my taste, might be worth trying in a IIPA. Also agree with the blending hops suggestion. All amarillo at flame out would be nice, but I think you will find it a little one dimensional compared to a beer that you blended two or three or four hops. Think outside the box, too. I love blending Crystal or French Strisselspalt in my IIPA flame out/WP additions.

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Beer Recipes / First lager!!
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:26:12 PM »
My first lager ( last January ) was a Munich Helles and I got a silver at NHC.  Your results may vary (i.e. Gold :) ).

Temp control, big yeast pitch, O2, and time/patience.  I also use a method that I heard from Jamil Zainasheff about letting the wort sit overnight at fermentation temp, transferring to another vessel, hitting it with O2 and pitch the yeast.  I was amazed at how much break material formed just overnight in the first carboy.  It is now a method I use with all my lagers.  I pitch cold ( 44 F ) and let it free rise to 50 F and hold it there. 

Good luck!

What is the rationale for leaving sit overnight before O2 and pitch?  Leave the break material behind?

In my case it is to get the temp into the low 40s. Can't normally do it with tap water. I actually have done this on loads of beers, even ales. Never had a proble,

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Beer Recipes / Imperial IPA Ideas
« on: November 28, 2012, 07:23:20 PM »
I also like to sub out some table sugar for the basemalt. Dry is good here. But not too dry.

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