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Commercial Beer Reviews / Tank #7
« on: December 25, 2012, 05:10:48 PM »
I like it well enough. It's in bottles all over the place down here, not hard to find. We were in helen, GA over the summer and one pub had it on draft by the Liter (which I thought was a little over the top.)

Nice beer overall, but nothing I pick up regularly.

Yeast and Fermentation / Weirdness with Repitched 1214
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:36:57 AM »
I use the strain all the time. Never has it stall. It is a b**** to get to clear though (usually).

Ingredients / Making Invert Sugar: table sugar vs. raw sugar
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:07:50 PM »
I'm talking bout a 1.090 tripel. How much higher gravity do you think you need before you notice a difference in flavor or AA? I will say that incremental feeding (with sugar) has always given me a higher AA.

Ingredients / Making Invert Sugar: table sugar vs. raw sugar
« on: December 20, 2012, 03:15:10 PM »
Supposedly invert sugar is easier for the yeast to digest. In my experience there was no difference when I tried it, from the results with regular sugar.

The Pub / Game of Thrones and Beer?
« on: December 20, 2012, 02:45:08 PM »
Mmmmyeah .... that's pretty corny.

General Homebrew Discussion / Secondary fermentation
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:30:30 AM »
A common new homebrewer mistake (like me years ago) is to transfer to secondary too early. Make sure that fermentation is completely finished before transfering. Any earlier and you're removing the beer from the yeast that is supposed to be fermenting it (Doesn't make much sense does it?)  Most beers should sit in primary for two weeks. You can transfer when it's finished, though as mentioned, many (like me) skip secondary altogether.


And I LOVE Guns-n-Roses

How embarrassing! ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Secondary fermentation
« on: December 20, 2012, 01:16:15 AM »
BTW: You can add more yeast but it will need to be an active yeast starter to do anything or a fresh slurry from a recent fermentation.

Gawd - I friggin HATE gun 'n roses. Just sayin. ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Secondary fermentation
« on: December 20, 2012, 01:15:11 AM »
A lot of time extract brews can finish a little higher depending on the recipe and extract. Especially if you used a lot of "dark" extract. Mind posting the recipe? Also, did you aerate and pitch enough yeast? That can have some effect on attenuation.

I think most us have eschewed "secondary" fermentation. Ends up just being a way to introduce oxidation.

Beer Recipes / spring style
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:47:29 PM »
For me, Maibock is the perfect spring beer.

Going Pro / getting 30 bbls on line
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:52:38 PM »
I asked Neva Parker about this and she said you pitch for the total volume. I know there are some breweries out there that start a beer off with a lower cell count, but I feel better pitching for the entire volume as well.

one of the best beers I ever brewed was a maibock that I overnight mashed in my oven with loads of carapils. It was the best maibock I ever made (and I have made some good one's IMO) but I've always been chicken to make it again for some crazy reason.

Ingredients / Maris Otter Floor Malted Malt?
« on: December 16, 2012, 07:23:06 PM »
100% MO in a british ordinary bitter, pale ale or IPA (sub in a little crystal for the IPA). tastes awesome IMO. That said, I have heard more than once that British brewers often cut MO with pils malt at around 50/50. I also think I prefer my American IPA's to be cut 50/50 MO and pils. Just seems to give a cleaner hop profile for my tastes. YMMV.

Going Pro / Tripling capacity
« on: December 16, 2012, 03:52:17 PM »
The trick is to make sure you have enough beer to keep your current accounts happy. You want to have a small stockpile. If your stockpile starts to add up, then start adding accounts. One thing you don't want to happen is for  a tap to blow and sit empty on a Friday or Saturday.

The Pub / Connecticut Elementary School Shooting
« on: December 16, 2012, 03:49:20 PM »
Just got home from a 2 night back packing trip in TN and was blissfully unaware of this tragedy until this AM. What a horrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to families. Very sad indeed.

Ingredients / kolbach index
« on: December 16, 2012, 03:45:30 PM »
Please refrain from posting the same topic twice in two different sections. Thanks.

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