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The Pub / Re: #58 - Not too shabby!
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:40:32 PM »
Not that I don't think all three are "solid" breweries but Bells, Founders and Cigar City in the top 5 or 6??? they are good breweries but i can't see them ranking that high, personally.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Maris Otter
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:35:25 PM »
I tried the PR because I read it was a good idea with this grain.

You know, I did a PR for my very first all-grain attempt because I had read some nonsense that convinced me I "had" to... I concluded later on that certain of the many forums on the internet (especially HBT) offer more bad advice than good, and that's when I started paying attention to who was giving the advice over at the NB forum, and then eventually I came to this forum where, though the posts are fewer, the advice is a lot more consistently worth minding.

I used to frequent NB forum. Got tired of having to disagree with people all the time.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:10:43 PM »
I thought it was stupid to move the probowl before the super bowl as well, but then I started thinking I might actually watch it this year. I never gave a damn about it before. Still don't really give a damn but I may turn it on just for sh!ts and giggles.

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 27, 2012, 11:45:39 AM »
The only draw back I could see about using that tank as a MT is you would probably be slightly limited on the size of your mash. But my guess is you could easily pull off a 1.080 beer but you may need some sugar additions or DME to get much higher than that. I personally only rarely care to drink or brew a beer much higher than 1.080. On the current system I am running (about to become my pilot system) I have had to use DME a couple of times to reach 1.090. I didn't really consider it a problem.
I think you could easily pull off a much stronger beer, just at a much lower final volume ;D

Good point. That is what a lot of commercial breweries do.

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 27, 2012, 07:47:38 AM »
The only draw back I could see about using that tank as a MT is you would probably be slightly limited on the size of your mash. But my guess is you could easily pull off a 1.080 beer but you may need some sugar additions or DME to get much higher than that. I personally only rarely care to drink or brew a beer much higher than 1.080. On the current system I am running (about to become my pilot system) I have had to use DME a couple of times to reach 1.090. I didn't really consider it a problem.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 27, 2012, 07:43:43 AM »
I have the same feelings about the Dolphins as you have against the Pats...just hasn't seemed worth the effort in the past few years.  ;D

I can't believe I have to wait 9 more days!!!   >:(

I seem to remember the wildcat giving you guys some problems!  ;)

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:58:25 AM »
I just always liked the Dolphins and put them as my #2 favorite team. I only root against them when they play the Titans. ;) Until the Titans came to Nashville (which is about 2 hours away) they used to broadcast Miami every Sunday. But even when I lived in PA I had a special affinity for the 'fins. Not really sure why, perhaps just the color or their uniforms.  ::)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Flavor-Hops?
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:34:13 AM »
Once I got a very weird off flavor from dry hopping with some home grown hops. Such an odd flavor that I decided not to use the rest of the hops and dumped the beer.

That said, "sour" sounds like an infection to me. Hops have a myriad of flavors, sour is not one of them. Unless it is possible you are misstating the off flavor.

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Ingredients / MOVED: Tap a Draft Priming
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:23:22 AM »

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:31:10 PM »
As a long time dolphins fan I've never found a lack of motivation to root against the pats. Should be a good game regardless. Plus I get to eat chili and drink beer all day.  :)

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:19:21 PM »
You may have problems with the building inspector or the health inspector with that much steam in the building. Just depends on your local regulations and how strict your inspectors are.

I have my doubts as to you being able to get the jacket on that tank to pass code for a steam jacket, unless it was used by one before. I'm sure you know how dangerous a broken seam on a steam jacketed tank could be.

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 26, 2012, 06:08:19 PM »
Baically because the lack of a steam stack and the type of manway. Looks like what you have would suit a MT perfectly but I think you could find a better BK. Is there a reason you would rather use it as a BK?

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:30:31 PM »
There was a certain amount of construction that went into the steam build that I can't recall now. But if you have any doubts, check pro brewer. There are a few posts about people being shocked at the cost of installation.

No kidding, the boiler we looked at was 2-3K and the BK we looked at was 5K. The quote for installation was 30K.

I am having the finishing touches  of my BK installation installed tomorrow. If it works I will post all about it. Basically for my MT and BK it costs us about 15K and installation was about 3K because we had to get larger diameter gas ran over to the brewing area.

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Going Pro / Re: Cart before the horse? Maybe - meh...
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:34:45 PM »
Looks like a better mashtun to me. in fact it looks almost exactly like my mash tun. I'd work on moving that direction and look for a BK that can be steam stacked.

That's what I was thinking too since it has a paddle configuration already in place. How are you going to get that monstrosity home Kyle?

Problem with the paddle configuration is you have to figure out how to work with it with the false bottom since the paddle attaches to the bottom. Not impossible but I haven;t worked mine out yet.

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