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The Pub / Greeting from the Gulf!
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:36:07 PM »
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

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Going Pro / MonsterMash
« on: October 08, 2012, 09:19:26 PM »
I unload the mash by hand (it really sucks in the high heat of summer) but it doesn't take too long. A farmer comes and picks up our grain so it never sits around longer than 24 hours. That particular batch was a 1.070 IPA. I have brewed 10 bbl batches of 1.090 beer that fit nicely in my MT but at 15 bbls that was definitely the limit of our MT (actually, it was 14 bbls - I was filling both our 7 bbl fermenters at once.)

We have an agitator but it spins too fast (need to get it slowed down) so I dough in by hand with a canoe paddle.

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Going Pro / MonsterMash
« on: October 08, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »
Not to be outdone, this was my biggest mash to date  - 800 lbs.


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I've had grain stay fresh for two years rolled up in sack and stored in loosely sealed containers. I'd look elsewhere for your flavor problems.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cellaring Beer
« on: October 05, 2012, 04:35:54 PM »
Link works now. Haven't read through it so not sure it is the same one

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/store

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General Homebrew Discussion / Cellaring Beer
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
There is some debate on the topic. There's a good article on "Beer Advocate" about cellaring beer. Unfortunately it looks like the page won't load anymore.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: your experiences in moving to 10g?
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:20:17 PM »
What's this spellcheck you speak of?

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All Grain Brewing / your experiences in moving to 10g?
« on: October 04, 2012, 12:10:16 PM »
Disassemble - thanks Euge! My 14 year old was not around to help me with spelling this am. :P

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All Grain Brewing / your experiences in moving to 10g?
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:34:51 AM »
Now where near as easy to clean as an IC (rinse and drop in boil last 20 minutes). And it clogs way too easy as well. That said, the plate chiller I have for my 10 bbl brewery hooked up to my glycol unit works far better than my old IC. ;) But my plate chiller is completely "disassemable"  (I don't really know if that's a word) and you get some pretty nasty build up in the things that doesn't come out no matter how long you back flush.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: your experiences in moving to 10g?
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:12:04 PM »
I honestly didn't care for my plate chiller. Too hard to sanitize and clean. And the plate chiller won't chill your wort cooler than your summer ground water temp.

IC is my suggestion. Stress free sanitization. Hose off, drop in boil last 20 minutes. WP  with a spoon or pump and you can get down to 80-90 degrees pretty quickly during hot summer month. Drop in temp controlled fridge or freezer or give ice water bath to drop  to pitching temps.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Store in Alabama Raided
« on: October 03, 2012, 04:21:04 PM »
Who could deny that if immersed in our culture, if only for a day?

When you get a moment do a search on "Alvin Holmes: what's wrong with the beer we got?"

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All Grain Brewing / Best size boil kettle for 10 gallon batches
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:01:03 PM »
Wow. You guys must all cook bacon on high, too. ;) No need to have the flame up so high that you need a 20 gallon klettle for a 10 gallon batch. The spray bottle is a good suggestion, though.

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Beer Recipes / Re: First Barleywine
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:08:37 PM »
One thing to consider about bulk againg and commercial breweries: Unless storing in BBLs it is difficult for most commercial breweries to seriously bulk age a beer. One only has a finite # of conditioning tanks and to keep one of those filled for much longer than 2-4 weeks seriously cuts into the bottom line.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Best size boil kettle for 10 gallon batches
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:57:40 PM »
If you are careful you can bring the wort to a boil literally an inch from the surface and not have a boil over. You don't have to have the flame turned up full blast all the way through the boil - a gentle boil is all you need.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Store in Alabama Raided
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:07:49 PM »
We need to get those legislators to a homebrew festival.  Maybe Philly?

You are gonna get a bunch of Southern Baptists to a Homebrew Festival? Clearly few of you understand the south.  ;)

And it is not the revenue, in this case. It is old school ignorance - simply put, Southern Baptist legislators who think beer is a sin and "bathtub beer" will make you blind, or worse. They fear children will be making hooch in their parents's shed and that home brew shops will make it easy for people to make highly toxic, highly intoxicating beverages that will destroy the mind and soul. Or, at the very least, that is what they are told by their constituency.

Now, other beer laws (like the ABV, container size, sales on premise, etc.) have been thwarted by the big beer distributors in Alabama and they have a powerful lobby which is why it has taken us so long to ctach up with the rest of the nation. But I can assure you that the big distributors care less about homebrewers. It ain't on their radar.

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