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Ingredients / Re: ahtanum hops
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:06:09 PM »
Yep, that's what I was hoping for. They made a poor substitute though. I tried a single hop beer with them as well and just didn't have the "punch" that cascade and especially amarillo have. Quite frankly I didn't care much for them. I think I still have half of an 11 pound bag.

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Yeah, 90 minutes to drive off SMM for pils malt, 60 minute should be fine for all other styles, though I always boil at least 90 min. I have read that boiling too long can degrade head retention. On higher gravity beers I normally boil for closer to 2 hours to boil down to my OG.

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Ingredients / Re: ahtanum hops
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:05:45 PM »
definitely nothing at all like simcoe. Not like chinook either.

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Ingredients / Re: ahtanum hops
« on: April 25, 2012, 05:03:33 PM »
I tried them last year as a potential sub for amarillo - they did not have enough citrus character for what I was trying to do with them. Not sure what I would recommend them for, if anything.

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The Pub / Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »
I've read of people setting up basic keg washer for $5k, but I think they usually cost a lot more than that.

That's about right for the automated units, but a "basic" keg washer can be put together for about $200-300. All you need is a coupler, a pump, some tubing, and a jerry-rigged stand.

And an air compressor and/or Co2. I use air for clean side and co2 for santi.

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The Pub / Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:03:02 AM »
I had never heard of it either, so I tried a simple google search.

http://www.keykeg.com/

 ;)

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Going Pro / Re: I froze my Mizer.
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:34:53 AM »
Are you renting or did you buy the tank? How much does it cost to have it filled?

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The Pub / Re: Exploding keg kills Redhook Brewery worker
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:18:02 PM »
That's awful! I can't understand how in the world that could have happened.

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my first homebrew kit  was a christmas present from my mom. I was actually disappointed it wasn't a Mr. Beer kit at first. ???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Coors Light Iced Tea
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:08:06 AM »
Their commercial should have someone doing the "nestea plunge" but flat on their face an don concrete.

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Going Pro / Re: Brewers have all kinds of beliefs
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:18:54 AM »
I believe it forces it to boil at a lower temp, that's the point. I remember reading about them a little but know very little about them.

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Going Pro / Re: Brewers have all kinds of beliefs
« on: April 23, 2012, 11:40:10 AM »
I doubt they take any hardness out. My water is not super hard anyway. I change them every 3 months or so.

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Going Pro / Re: Brewers have all kinds of beliefs
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:23:51 AM »
So, you are saying that the average beer you have had from local breweries sucks and this one was a little better than those?  :o ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: No head!?!?
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:22:26 AM »
+1 to Ron's link, a healthy fermentation is often the key to good foam, but I wonder if the combination of possible pH being off and not having a good hot break due to the lack of a proper boil could cause head forming problems?

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Going Pro / Re: Brewers have all kinds of beliefs
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:36:50 AM »
I thought you said their beer was "above average"? I'd never fault a brewery too hard for being a solid B. Regardless, maybe it wasn't their water that made the beer less than your expectations warranted. Perhaps it was their recipes. Or perhaps it was just your tastes.

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