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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: stuck ferment????
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:17:08 PM »
So, can you give us some more details? Your attenuation is terrible and there is most certainly a problem. I would advise against putting that beer in bottles.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Line Cleaner...Rinsing
« on: March 04, 2012, 04:32:50 PM »
i rinse mine. i use a keg of cleaner and a keg of hot water and follow the cleanse with a rinse. No need to use sanitizer IMO.

Wood/Casks / Re: Possible barrel source for people
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:42:51 AM »
Would anyone else be interested in their specialty oak options? If I find enough people to split a bag up with, I could order it and divide it up. I really don't need 40lbs of chips or cubes all by myself.

I might be. I need to look into what they have. what were you thinking?

Going Pro / Re: mash filtration technology systems?
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:23:49 AM »
I'm interested in learning about any technology that has to do with homebrewing or pro brewing. certainly is something I am interested in discussing. probably not something I will be adding to my brewery anytime soon though. but I agree it is fun to talk about it.

The Pub / Re: Tornado hit my son's school
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:20:55 AM »
Just found out one of the families in my youngest son's scout den lost their house.  :( Family is ok though. My parent's church, which was nearly totaled in last year's tornado sustained damage again. It's really strange how these storms seem to follow similar paths every year. One neighborhood near my parents has been hit three times since I moved here in 1993.

Going Pro / Re: mash filtration technology systems?
« on: March 04, 2012, 10:13:30 AM »
So, what's the point?  On a small scale, would you ever make back the money that it cost?  It won't make better beer.  It sounds like it might actually make worse beer... super high efficiency can come at the expense of flavor (which is not a problem for the large batch macro lager producers).


Sounds like it really won't benefit the small pro-brewer. At least from a cost savings standpoint.

But isn't this the Pro Brewing area?

yeah, what's your point?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SNPA in a can
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:14:15 AM »
Sierra Nevada always tastes over carbonated to me. Looking forward to the cans though. It'll be on my next backpacking trip for sure.

Going Pro / Re: mash filtration technology systems?
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:52:46 PM »
I see. So you can get a higher yield. Interesting.

Wood/Casks / Re: White oak tequila barrel
« on: March 03, 2012, 03:35:55 PM »
For a tequila bbl you don;t want an aggressive hoppy/malty beer like AB. You want something with subtle peppery and fruity nuances like a saison or belgian tripel. Any belgian would work well, but particularly the lighter SRM me thinks. That's my .02 anyway.

Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: March 03, 2012, 02:00:04 PM »

There's good and bad mead. From what I've learned it is at least if not more as complicated to make excellent mead as beer.

Maybe there's good and bad for you, but I just don't really like it. It's the honey flavor I don't care for. I love honey on biscuits but I don't like to drink it.

The Pub / Re: Tornado hit my son's school
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:20:47 AM »
The Prius on slide 7 is one of my business partner's wife's car. She is the Librarian at my son's school.

The Pub / Re: Tornado hit my son's school
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:53:11 AM »
Thanks for all the comments and concerns, folks. The building only sustained minor damage. A 100+ year beautiful old farm house across the road was completely destroyed. It is a miracle and a testament to modern construction that the building didn't get more damage.

It was pretty rough sitting in my car listening to the radio knowing that the tornado was veering down right where my kid was. Talk about feeling helpless. He is totally alright though, physically and emotionally.

Going Pro / Re: mash filtration technology systems?
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:42:34 AM »
I have no idea, a regular old false bottom works perfectly well for most breweries. why would the need be for something more complex? I can see the benefit of adding a grant, but a "mash filter"? Not sure what the point is.

Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:40:16 AM »
I certainly don't hate wine but I only drink it maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I certainly don't get jazzed up about drinking it. I can honestly say I've never had a mead I really liked, but I understand not all people have the same taste as me. But brewing jazzes me up. I love drinking beer and I love making beer. If I could not make a brewery work and had to open a meadery/winery up it would be like a consolation prize. I'd personally rather go back to graphic design the to have to dick around with something I don't truly love. Obviously that's just me talking. But dig deep down because it may be you too.

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