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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Salty beer?
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:46:23 PM »
I know where he's coming from. I always try and order local beer on tap from a bar, but there have been times that I've quickly switched to bottles or even BMC.

So, are you saying my beer is crap, and you know that for sure?

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The Pub / Re: Don't know what to think
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:42:30 PM »


Was a big SD fan way back when. 


Some of their new stuff is awesome. "Everything Must Go" was their latest album, it won a grammy. Worth the purchase of the album for sure. "Two Against Nature" also had some really good songs on it. And Fagen's "Kamikiriad" was a solo album but since Becker produced it it sounds like Steely Dan. good stuff, all of it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Salty beer?
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:22:16 PM »
I invited him to my brewery, if he shows up that should be enough to convince/encourage/convert him. Assuming he likes my beer.  ;) I also shouldn't accuse the guy of drinking Bud Light. He was buying a double wide of Sutter Home at the time. ::)

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Going Pro / Re: Rigging used dairy euipment for startup brewery
« on: August 29, 2011, 06:14:13 PM »

So, before you begin yelling that we need to start big with big systems if we want to make money, let me tell you that this will be a part-time gig to start, as we grow we can upgrade.


Well, to be fair this is a much better approach than your first post where you said "hooking up your homebrew system, basically kegs with cut off lids" - dairy equipment can be a very good way to start a small brewery.

You'll forgive me if this is the wrong link  but I am on dial up and cannot check and see if this is the correct link, but I think this guy uses a lot of used dairy equipment IIRC - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEmvcslPpoM

Also, not sure what kind of response you will get here but there are a few guys that have used dairy equipment to start a brewery over at www.probrewer.com - very good guys over there who would be more than willing to help you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Sour Beer Website
« on: August 29, 2011, 04:27:44 PM »
yeah, I'm sure even Brandon's beers will be better than a Titan's game this year. :D j/k - I am looking forward to trying a few. I may even be going up for the Nashville Brewfest Oct. 1st.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Sour Beer Website
« on: August 29, 2011, 03:44:35 PM »
Hmmm ... looks like spam to me.  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Salty beer?
« on: August 29, 2011, 03:38:43 PM »
Well, in that case, I wouldn't get too worked up about it. You will get negative feedback from time to time. especially from people who don;t know what the hell they are talking about. I was talking to a guy the other day who said he "didn't like any of the local beers". I asked him if he had had my IPA? No. My Belgian White? No. My Alt? .... maybe but not sure. WTF? The guy had never had ANY of my beers. Whatever dude. Go back to your Bud Light.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Salty beer?
« on: August 29, 2011, 02:13:33 PM »
Serve it over buttered pop corn?  :P

Seriously, do you add any minerals to your water? I was adding gypsum to my mash and stopped because I got some mineral character I didn't care for (even though I thought I needed it w/ my water profile). Cut it out and it was gone.

Just a stab.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Non-alcohol beer
« on: August 29, 2011, 01:55:49 PM »
I don't think its worth the time or effort. If you want something non-alcoholic brew up a batch of iced tea. Way better than non alc. brew.

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I use a thermowell and submersible probe. You can put a fridge thermometer in the freezer and get a good idea what the temp of the ambient air is. My fermentation is consistently 4-6 degreees over ambient.

Also, I have measured my thermowell against the liquid crystal stick on fermometers and they are surprisingly accurate. Never had one been off by more than 2 degrees and more often than not they are spot on.

My experiences is that the vast majority of homebrewers I have talked to on the interwebs over the years echo these exact sentiments. What is surprising to me is to find two people on one thread that have not had the same experience. I guess YMMV applies here.

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Interesting - the average temp spike I see it 4-6 degrees on 5 gallon fermentation, and it can get as high as 8. On a 3 bbl fermentation it is much more than that. Regardless, if you pitch at 75 the yeast can kick off before the temp has ever lowered down to proper temps. If the wort has only cooled down to 74 by the time fermentation starts you may see a spike of temp that is unexpectedly high and you can have a hard time getting the temp to stabilize where you want it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san disposal
« on: August 29, 2011, 07:19:29 AM »
At home I normally dump mine out in the yard as well. But there was a pod cast a few years back about Star San and supposedly it breaks down very easily and won't hurt your septic system. Do a search for "Charlie Tally Brewing network Interview" and download the pod cast if you have time. Some pretty good info on 5 star products.

That said, probably best to just dump it out in the yard simply because you can.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san disposal
« on: August 29, 2011, 04:47:35 AM »
5 gallons of star san dumped weekly into a septic system will have no affect on the septic system.

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The Pub / Re: Don't know what to think
« on: August 28, 2011, 05:38:00 PM »
If you get a chance go see them on this tour. They have put a phenomenal band together. I expected them to be good but, damn - thyy were awesome.

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The Pub / Re: Don't know what to think
« on: August 28, 2011, 04:22:54 PM »

Saw Steely Dan for the 3rd or 4th time Thursday....Jon Herington is one of those sorts of guitarists.  I'd put him on a cheap Korean budget axe into a solidstate practice amp, up against your average weekend warrior with 10 thousand work of vintage or boutique gear.  The man is an utterly brilliant player.

Where did you see them? I saw then in Tuscaloosa, AL a week ago yesterday. Damn good show. One of the best concerts I ever saw.

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