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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: choosing a yeast for my first Barleywine
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:10:04 AM »
I agree, totally wouldn't worry about washing this year, especially i it is only a 2nd generation. There are theories out there to why you should not just pitch the entire cake, but on a practical level my experience is you just won't notice a difference. Now, if you were picthing the entire yeast cake on a low gravity beer you might. And you certainly will start having problems after multiple generations, but on a fresh, single gen picth you will absolutely be fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:17:46 AM »
If I looked in a cooler and saw my favorite craft beer in a can, I'd just look further. Glass for me, thank you.

Why? Not trying to prod, I'm genuinely interested, as I'm trying to figure out whether to go bottles or cans right now. I slide between the two about once every two weeks.

When my tongue hits the edge of that can, all I taste is aluminum. Yes, I can pour it onto a glass and assuming the can is lined, then it won't be too bad, but I can still taste it. However, I've now ruined the convenience of having packaged beer.

OTOH if you are back packing in 8+ miles and you get there and want a beer it sure does become a convenience to actually be able to have one. No way I would ever pack in glass, but cans I do all the time.  :)

That said, I still believe there is a prestige factor that is lost in cans. And bottle openers can be b****in' cool. And opening a corked belgian style bottle is a ritual I always enjoy.

yin and yang all around I guess.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A new trend...?
« on: December 14, 2011, 07:14:13 AM »
Our only instate small packaging micro brewery in Alabama has been in the can for going on 2 years now, and looks like another one of our local breweries is gearing up for canning coming this spring. I definitely don't think it is a "new trend" but one that has been gaining traction for years and years. I certainly never shy away from canned beer. As everyone else has mentioned, aside from freshness, the portability factor is awesome!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Brewing a Maibock......
« on: December 14, 2011, 06:56:34 AM »
Its not too early, assuming your yeast is fresh and viable. My personal preference when brewing a bock is to start out with a 1.050 helles or pils to grow yeast though, since you will need a lot of yeast. See the pitching calc at www.mrmalty.com to make sure you lager starter is big enough.

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The Pub / Re: Christmas Lights
« on: December 13, 2011, 07:22:41 PM »
I'm big time into Christmas. I don't go crazy, just a couple strings of lights, but I love them and would hang lights and put up a tree whether I had kids in the house or not.

That said, I haven't put lights out yet. Gotta get on that this week.

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Ingredients / Re: Hopfenkranz at the Viktualienmarket in Munich
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:45:15 AM »
Those are really cool!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: choosing a yeast for my first Barleywine
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:42:14 AM »
It's not ideal, but a cake from an IPA will work. Ideally you want the OG of the starter beer to be under 1.060, but it's not essential. That said, if you want an English BW I'd recommend using an English yeast.

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The Pub / Re: Almost like a BFI thread!
« on: December 13, 2011, 08:46:22 AM »
Too cool!

I have to ask, did you know Werner von Braun?

No, I didn't move here until 1993. I do know several rocket scientists though.

Is that your black/grey SUV and you walking by out in front of your building on google maps? ;D

I don't think so. I have a black toyota tacoma.

Just goes to show that this type of activity can happen anywhere...even right in your own backyard. It takes some cajones to start firing at police officers...not to mention complete stupidity. Glad to hear you're alright.

yeah, I guess it could happen anywhere but the fact is the brewery is within walking distance of the projects. Actually never had any problems from anyone, except a few pesky homeless people. Needless to say we don;t have a sign or plans for a tasting room at this location.

Somehow the AL legislature will use this the next time the homebrew bill comes up.  "You see!!!  Violence right outside an establishment that makes alcohol.  We will have shootings in our homes next if you pass this bill because alcohol is being made there.  Noah was a whino on M-E-A-D"

Man, you nailed it. Bulls eye! Although I have to admit we have been making massive progress. It feels like a great accomplishment to be involved with a movement that is bringing alabama out of the 1950's.


Note to self: Bring gun to work.

I actually don't have a gun down at the brewery but I have thought about putting a shotgun in the office. I do often keep the door locked and we have cameras out front and a peep hole in the door. And I am rarely there alone after dark.

And FTR I didn't really even hear the gun shots or hide under my desk. The brewery is so noisy it would have to happen inside for me to hear it. I did have the doors locked though.

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The Pub / Re: Almost like a BFI thread!
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:39:33 PM »
How many shots did you get in while backing up the officers???  ;)

I heard shots and locked the doors and hid under the desk with the lights turned out.  :D

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The Pub / Almost like a BFI thread!
« on: December 12, 2011, 03:31:37 PM »

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 02:43:33 PM »
So I was right anyway? :D

Yes. Reading about sex and romance from a woman's perspective is indeed creepy IMO.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 02:26:08 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...
Thanks. Much more accurate.

You can't tell me you didn't think Dagny Taggart was hot.  If you do I say you didn't really read the book.

I thought she was probably hot, sure. I just don't get into reading about women sleeping around with multiple lovers. That's crap for women to enjoy IMO. NOt for me. If I wanted to read a romance book I would have read one.

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...

Thanks. Much more accurate.

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:05:12 AM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring love story intertwined.

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