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Beer Recipes / Re: English/American Hybrid
« on: October 31, 2011, 08:31:31 AM »
I use WLP007 for one of my favorite IPA recipes.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:56:23 AM »
Well ... I guess I wasn't disappointed.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 30, 2011, 08:06:46 PM »
Tebow show failed to disappoint!!!  :D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What do you want Santa to bring you?!
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:14:54 AM »
Whoa now! It ain't even Halloween yet!  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Too long in Secondary Fermenter???????
« on: October 29, 2011, 05:48:48 AM »
The thing that concerns me is not the eleven days in the secondary, its that you transferred only after 5 days from the primary. Are you sure the fermentation was even finsihed? Racking early is a great way to stall out a fermentation prematurely and cause a higher than desired final gravity. You should leave the beer in the primary fermenter until the beer is completely finished an then give it a day or two to let the yeast clean up some of there byproducts. You will have cleaner, better tasting beer that way.

In fact, you may find you beer is better if you skip secondary all together and just leave the beer in the primary fermenter for 10-14 days, then bottle or keg. Like these guys above are saying, secondary fermenters are not often needed.

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Going Pro / Re: I just want to be able to sell my beer
« on: October 28, 2011, 08:16:49 PM »
But you include the price of the bottle in the beer price - you don't "really" do that with cooperage. You can make a lot more money by packaging in bottles than serving draft. You need both though to be relevant. And often times draft beer tastes better.

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Beer Recipes / Re: A belgianish IPA
« on: October 28, 2011, 03:40:04 PM »
Hoppy belgian beers just taste like a train wreck to me. Give me a clean yeast characteristic with hops or let the belgian yeast character shine through. Different strokes, I guess.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 28, 2011, 12:09:02 PM »
+1

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Going Pro / Re: I just want to be able to sell my beer
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:25:25 AM »
A lack of polka would be a deal breaker for me.

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Beer Recipes / Re: A belgianish IPA
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:05:20 AM »
I'll just say, for my taste, excessive hops (especially C hops) clash big time with spicy belgian yeasts. IMO you are best going moderate with hops using them to accentuate the other flavors, don't dominate or clash with them.

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Going Pro / Re: I just want to be able to sell my beer
« on: October 28, 2011, 08:33:24 AM »

On the aspect of keeping a tap full at all times Kevin McGee at healdsburg beer company stresses the importance of being totaly up front with your customers about the likelyhood of that tap going empty on occasion. He points out that limiting availability, at least in some markets, can be a great sales tactic. Sort of a 'you have to try this beer... if you can get it' attitude develops that allows a pub owner (and therefore the brewer) to command a premium price for the product. This may not be the case everywhere but in all the major west coast cities it would probably work well.

I totally agree and have been in the exact same boat. Some get irritated if the beer is not available. Others make it a marketing tactic. We just try to keep as much beer in the hands of people as possible.

Also agree with a 1 bbl system. But like I have said here and elsewhere: just be aware it becomes a full time job working for free whether on a 5 gl system or a 1 bbl system.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 28, 2011, 07:00:10 AM »
That's too funny. I thought it was  a joke at first but its not. Someone needs to shoot a picture Tebowing at a strip club or with a hooka or something.

Being from Alabama and owning a brewery called "Yellowhammer" we wanted to advertise that our beer was made with "Tebow's tears" after his crying stent losing to Alabama the one year. Didn't though. But shoulda! :D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Lager - Temp Advice
« on: October 28, 2011, 05:10:20 AM »
The only real reason to take the temp down so slow is to keep the yeast working cleaning up the beer. If you do a "forced maturation" or d-rest then the slow cooling toward lagering temps really isn't beneficial. At that point you can just crash cool.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 28, 2011, 04:39:12 AM »
You know they archive this forum indefinetly, yes?

I was wondering the same thing about you? Wanna place a small wager? Ten bucks? Twenty? Hell, I'd go all teh way to a grand but that would be like shooting fish in a barrel. I wouldn't feel right about it.  ;)

Like I said above. Tebow is Vince Young - both were great college quarterbacks but their style of play does not work in today's NFL.
Obviously you guys need to bet beer, not cash. ;)

Meh, I don't want no damn coconut, pineapple, black lava porter whatnot.  :P I actually don't want to actively route against the kid. I hope I'm wrong. I'm not, though.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 27, 2011, 11:45:54 PM »
You know they archive this forum indefinetly, yes?

I was wondering the same thing about you? Wanna place a small wager? Ten bucks? Twenty? Hell, I'd go all teh way to a grand but that would be like shooting fish in a barrel. I wouldn't feel right about it.  ;)

Like I said above. Tebow is Vince Young - both were great college quarterbacks but their style of play does not work in today's NFL.

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