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The Pub / Re: Tinnitus
« on: November 30, 2011, 10:18:38 AM »
Call a doctor?

All Grain Brewing / MOVED: fermenters
« on: November 30, 2011, 08:07:24 AM »
This topic has been moved to Equipment and Software.

Mod's note: You'll probably get more hits on this in the equipment section.

Going Pro / Re: You wanted to have two head keg washer.
« on: November 30, 2011, 07:58:37 AM »
It's just a process of time and pressure. Ii believe the kegs are designed to distribute the cascade. I feel confident that the rinse, clean and sani process works. We pull the spears out of one every couple of weeks to double check.

Going Pro / Re: You wanted to have two head keg washer.
« on: November 30, 2011, 07:16:26 AM »
No, it's not even close to filling the keg. We do a timed hot rinse under compressed air, similar to a pressure wash.

Going Pro / Re: You wanted to have two head keg washer.
« on: November 30, 2011, 06:12:53 AM »
We have been working on a semi automated keg cleaner. It is just back logged on everything else we have going on.

Beer Recipes / Re: How much is too Much?
« on: November 29, 2011, 08:40:56 PM »
What Tom said. For 3 bbls of our Belgian White ale we measure the spices out in GRAMS. You want just a subtle note of spice to accent the spiciness of the yeast. If you can pick out coriander and orange peel you have used too much. It's easier to go light and add a little in post fermentation than to over do it and have to brew another batch and blend 'em.

Maybe this is showing that I am a new brewer, but ordering hops mail order seems like a recipe for stale hops? do the vacuum packs work well enough that the warm temperatures won't cause so much damage? My guess is based on the number of mail order companies, it might be a RDWHAHB...

Guess what? Pro brewers have to have their hops delivered as well.  ;)

That reminds me I still have a pound or two left I never used. I think I'll brew myself something with 'em.  :)

« on: November 28, 2011, 12:57:41 PM »
Norv Turner happened to Rivers.  ;)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: not brewing yeast but . . .
« on: November 27, 2011, 07:39:24 AM »
Interesting - the ttrees right outside the Jack Daniels fermenting building are also covered with a black fungus.

The Pub / Re: Brewery Oops's.....
« on: November 27, 2011, 07:27:59 AM »
Super dangerous idea to add boiling - or even hot - liquid to carboy. Ever! The last thing you want to happen is a carboy to shatter in your hands. There have been many people over the years who have had serious laceration from breaking carboys. Serious loss of blood! It's probably a good idea to start reminding people of the dangers of glass carboys again.

The Pub / Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« on: November 27, 2011, 07:24:41 AM »
Looking good weaze - did the Marilyn Monroe motif.

Going Pro / Re: Show you goods
« on: November 26, 2011, 09:24:31 PM »
Lots of breweries are using them now. I get returns from Cigar City all the time that I have to send back. I have probably around 800 of the PKA kegs, though they are not without problems they have been a decent investment. They cost about 1/3 the price of stainless.

I bet Wayne loves you!

I just hope he sends mine back when/if he gets them!

« on: November 26, 2011, 06:49:10 AM »
The Dolphins in Dallas was a Thanksgiving classic.  Very enjoyable, except the bad guys won.  A one point win by a field goal with three seconds left.  Lots of blown penalty calls, missed replay calls, and lots of other stuff to whine about...  ;) 
But in the end, it was a fine way to spend three hours with family and friends on my favorite holiday!

I'm just wondering, who were those guys wearing the Dolphin's uniforms?  Haven't they heard about Suck 4 Luck?

Next up,  Florida - Florida State in Gainesville tomorrow...  Go Gators!

It was a good, fun game. Outcome sucked though. I was enjoying the LSU Arkansas game yesterday until the 2nd half started and Arkansas checked out. ::)

Ingredients / Re: Pilsner vs Pale Malt
« on: November 25, 2011, 06:26:59 PM »
For something like a generic "amber lager", I think it's wide open to do whatever sounds good to you.  My first reaction was to go with pils, but then I thought "why not the pale?".  Just like you said.  I think it's a worthwhile experiment to try the pale and I don't know why it won't work well.

+1 - traditionally you would want to go pils. But realistically you may or may not even be able to tell the difference on an amber lager.

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