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The Pub / Old story but still interesting.
« on: August 11, 2013, 03:42:01 PM »
I was not aware that both Midwest Supply and Northern Brewer have new investors.

I recently have met a few people that used to work for Northen brewer and then did the search.
So homebrewing supply stores are changing and attracting investors.
No more LHBS anymore?

Going Pro / Ladys and Gentleman. They have arrived.
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:18:44 PM »

Here they are. All 8 pallets plus one pallet of lids.
This was a first time I got sealed trailer. And it was all for me :)

Then in the afternoon I checked the filler and seamer and seamed first empty can.
I think it should work just fine.

Beer is in the bright tank and we should be filing some cans at the end of the week.
Wish me luck.  ;)

Going Pro / Can filler and seamer
« on: May 27, 2013, 03:09:04 PM »
Here it is:

Now the cans:

Going Pro / Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« on: May 04, 2013, 08:42:12 AM »

The Pub / This is Funny.
« on: May 04, 2013, 08:38:22 AM »
It should be accessible by everyone.

Going Pro / Cleaning chemicals
« on: May 02, 2013, 06:06:50 AM »
Would you guys like to share what kind of cleaning chemicals are you using?

I am using PBW and it is fine for soaking but does not cut it on SS.
I also have Acid Cleaner 5 but it looks like it is too weak also.

I am using Saniclen for sanitizing and that is fine.
Starsand for manual sanitizing and that is fine as well.

All products are from Five Star Chemicals.

Any recommendation?

Going Pro / Rost your own grain
« on: March 23, 2013, 03:36:57 PM »
I just got a email that small batch grain roaster is on the market.
I think this is a coffee roaster if you ask me but here it is anyway:

Going Pro / Air compressor
« on: March 21, 2013, 05:27:16 PM »
With upcoming event of canning I need to get air compressor.
So this is what I got.

It is model number GX-4 EP

More info here.

Who ever thought one would need air compressor for brewing.

Going Pro / Soda making
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:51:19 PM »
Could we share some info on soda/root beer making?
Carbonation level?


Or is this proprietary info.

Going Pro / Filtering
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:31:19 PM »
I just want to share an experience with new filter I have.
It is Pall housing with SupraDiskII Cartridges.

It was easy to set up, run and clean.
Cartridges (they call them modules) are reusable and housing does not need to be dis-assembled after each run.
Here are a few pictures:


Going Pro / There you go Anthony B.
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:02:40 PM »
Nice article about Tryptich brewing.

Going Pro / Beer volume vs. Profit margin.
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:43:10 PM »
Recently I come across article about Russian River Brewing Co out of Santa Rosa CA.

They brew about 14,000 barrels a year.
The brew pub's sales account for more than half of Russian River's total business.

From this source:

Just do a simple math how much beer accounts for more then 1/2 of the sales.

Going Pro / Counry Malt Supply offers Czech Malts
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:26:41 PM »
Just letting you know. Got an email from MCMS and this was one of the articles:

Prostejov Czech Pilsner and Munich Malts Now Available!
The Country Malt Group is pleased to make available for the first time in North America, the excellent malts of Prostejov Maltings - Sladovny Soufflet from the Czech Republic.

Located in the town of Prostejov, situated in the Northwestern part of the Hana region of the Czech Republic, Prostejov Malting was founded in 1869. Locally grown barley and modern malting technology ensure high quality malt.

Both of these malts exhibit incredible aromatic malt character and will be excellent for lagers and ales of all types.

Czech Pils
Color: 2.0 L     Protein Total Max. 12.0     Extract CG Dry Min. 82.0
<2,000#: $0.77/lb
2,000 - 4,000#: $0.74/lb
8,000#: $0.73/lb
12,000#: $0.72/lb
32,000#: $0.71/lb
Czech Munich   
Color: 6.5 L     Protein Total Max. 12.0     Extract CG Dry Min. 82.0

<2,000#: $0.78/lb
2,000 - 4,000#: $0.75/lb
8,000#: $0.74/lb
12,000#: $0.73/lb
32,000#: $0.72/lb

Going Pro / MonsterMash
« on: October 07, 2012, 08:49:40 AM »
I brew Baltic Porter the other day and I maxed out my Mash Tun.
Happy Brewing  8)

Going Pro / Counter Pressure Keg Filler
« on: May 26, 2012, 07:44:39 PM »
I just want to share picture of my counter pressure keg filler.
It took a days of thinking but finally it is here:

The hardest part was to connect Beer thread to TC connector.
Little bit of tubing did the trick.

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