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The Pub / Re: Mystery Beer
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:10:02 AM »

Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Huh?
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:09:00 AM »
Seen that lots of times before with that particular strain especially. I think it has something to do with characteristics of a top cropping strain, least that's my best guess.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: need some direction
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:34:34 AM »
What brewing books have you read? This can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be (and still make great beer) but a good foundation of knowledge is really the key. If you haven't picked up a good brewing book we can make some recommendations.

Otherwise, focus on fermentation: yeast pitching rates, proper temperature management, aerating - these will make tremendous impacts on the quality of your beer. If you want to make beer that is as good (or better) as the stuff you can buy then that is the first direction you need to head. There's some good books out there about that subject as well.

I'd add that you should also focus on cleaning and sanitizing.  There's no book to read on that, but it's as important as anything else.

On a commercial level cleaning is THE most important job!

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The Pub / Re: Mystery Beer
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:32:39 AM »
Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: need some direction
« on: January 15, 2016, 05:43:39 AM »
Probably the best book with the most current knowledge is "How to Brew" by John Palmer. There are lots of other good books, but that's probably the best one to start with.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kolsch glass source (stang)
« on: January 15, 2016, 05:39:36 AM »
kolsch

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: need some direction
« on: January 15, 2016, 05:35:28 AM »
What brewing books have you read? This can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be (and still make great beer) but a good foundation of knowledge is really the key. If you haven't picked up a good brewing book we can make some recommendations.

Otherwise, focus on fermentation: yeast pitching rates, proper temperature management, aerating - these will make tremendous impacts on the quality of your beer. If you want to make beer that is as good (or better) as the stuff you can buy then that is the first direction you need to head. There's some good books out there about that subject as well.

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Going Pro / Re: Best books on commercial brewing?
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:30:40 PM »
It seems, to me at least, that if one enjoys brewing they should look to a brewing job. Owning a brewery is probably more for the guy/gal who loves sales and dealing with bills, taxes, and government regulations.

IMO, if one enjoys brewing they should remain a homebrewer.

I appreciate and respect your opinion but you are misguided. I brew 5 or 6 days a week and can't get enough of it. What a great and fun career.

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The Pub / Re: Brewery upgrade
« on: January 08, 2016, 10:37:45 AM »
What you need to do is rig the brew gear to it.

Like the grain mill!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hard root beer awful
« on: January 08, 2016, 07:19:48 AM »
I don't even have to try it to know I don''t like it. and you kids stay off my lawn!

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The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:38:05 PM »
Tom Schmidlin - Yeast Guy!!!!

I know I am busier than him. He has time to post here. I'll text him and shame him today.

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The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 12:08:21 PM »
I take it the "To our friend in Europe" post was pulled too?


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I pulled it this morning. I had repeatedly warned people to keep it civil and non political but my warnings were ignored. I didn't make the rules, I just follow them. No politics or religion.

And BTW I had a "reported post" in my inbox this morning from a user about that thread.

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The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 12:04:56 PM »
For the record the only person that was ever banned from this forum - besides spammers - was a guy who was a genuine TROLL and that was after repeated requests to stop trolling. None of the mods or admins here enjoy banning people or locking threads or waking up on Sunday morning to spend time deleating the SPAM. It is actually work to moderate a forum. Not that it is back breaking work but it does take time out of ones day. I really appreciate it that 99.9% of this forum is super easy to moderate. But there are times when it becomes a bity of a chore. But I can assure you there is no power tripping or itchy trigger fingers among thde mods and admins here.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quick tips
« on: January 02, 2016, 01:08:31 PM »
Metal cocktail shaker in a ice water bath works great to cool down boiling wort samples.

Using racking canes on both ends of a hose helps prevent splashing and losing siphon due to "curlycue"

Spraybottle of sani is very helpful to have around. 

Aluminum foil is a great tool to cover sanitary openings or rest items on the need to remain sanitary.

If you dough in at 1.25 qts of water per pound of grain 170 degree water will get you very close to 150 degrees (depending on temp of grain)

No drinking till flame out

Always remember to CLOSE THE DAMN VALVE!

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All Things Food / Re: Cooking on a salt rock
« on: January 02, 2016, 12:47:54 PM »


Steak and taters!

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