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Going Pro / I don't miss homebrewing
« on: March 26, 2012, 09:15:30 AM »
I thought that after brewing commercially for a while I would really miss homebrewing, but I really don't. I don't miss having to carry carboys or buckets down into my basement, don't miss cleaning up the messy deck or spending all day Saturday brewing outdoors. I do kinda miss not having several styles of beer on tap all the time. But even the thought of trying a batch at home now doesn't interest me.

Funny, too, because I can remember hearing all these pro-brewers saying that they "haven't homebrewed in years" and I always thought, "I'll never be like that." ::)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Don't fear the trub
« on: March 26, 2012, 05:15:15 AM »
The main concern (at least for me) on trub is keeping it out of the fermenter allows for a cleaner yeast harvest.

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Ingredients / Re: White Table Sugar
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:11:05 PM »
First off, I think we are a friendly group and we will be happy to answer any question regarding brewing as many times as necessary. So feel free to ask away. I never understood the forums that demanded you "search" first. A live an active forum thrives on people asking questions - even the same questions - and more importantly: answers change over time.

The cheapest sugar you can find, up to 15-20%, is absolutely fine. Belgian brewers use beet sugar up to those amounts and I don't hear too many complaints about their beers.

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The Pub / Re: i thought we were crazy!
« on: March 25, 2012, 05:46:17 PM »
I've frequented that forum several years ago when I got my Class A.

So, you are out on parole ... or? I see this affecting the voting possibly.  ???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Don't fear the trub
« on: March 25, 2012, 02:40:01 PM »
It's best to leave as much behind as possible but I never overly stress over it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: found a problem with my process.
« on: March 25, 2012, 02:30:12 PM »
So does this mean all the beer you thought was great before actually sucked? Seriously, I don't think HSA is a huge concern. Still, prolly a good idea to lengthen your hose just in case.

I think there's a joke in there somewhere.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxygen Needed for 15 Gallons
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:20:38 AM »
My thinking is 2-4 minutes slow trickle per five gallons.

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The Pub / Re: Christ, what an...
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:41:11 AM »
FYI fellas, my middle initial is "T" ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On This Day in 1989...
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:21:05 PM »
Did anybody in here learn brewing from Greg Noonan? (Brewing Lager Beer)

I started with The Complete Joy... but, quickly moved on to Greg's book.  John Stuart, the brewer at the Winter Park Mill turned me on to it.  He said, "You want to learn how to brew beer?  Read this."

That was the path I took as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Greg via telephone for an article I wrote for BYO in the early 90's.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:05:32 PM »
If I can only get cans, it has to be poured into a glass. I hate licking aluminum.

I have my 14 year old pour it into the beer bong. No touching aluminum for me, either.

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The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:54:11 PM »
My 9 year old and I are right now splitting a bottle of Mad Dog and smoking a pack of Lucky Strikes. Ya gotta bond with 'em sometimes.

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The Pub / Re: comically large fith wheel...
« on: March 22, 2012, 02:47:57 PM »
Man, you guys are wrong!  :o ;D

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The Pub / Re: I have the best kids...
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:53:47 AM »
+1

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The Pub / Re: comically large fith wheel...
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
I demand pics of the inside!

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Mash pH is probably the most important factor in beer clarity. Finings and/or filtering easily takes care of the yeast in most cases.

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