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The Pub / Re: Belgian Beer Café announces plan to open 60 U.S. locations
« on: September 25, 2011, 12:59:59 AM »
60 looks great on spreadsheet.
looks like nice organic growth.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Super Cold Ale Fermentation
« on: September 25, 2011, 12:51:28 AM »
If you pitched enough yeast for the temp and yest can take it, you are fine.

One thing to consider is clolder temp you pitch less yeast grow you will have.
Yeast grow will give you some flavor profile.
Less yeast grow = less flavor.

Equipment and Software / Re: Brewer's Gloves?
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:10:21 AM »
I got a pair of Blichmann Brewing Gloves,, last year for Christmas. They're nice. I use them mostly when I'm cleaning, since I usually have 150+F water to mix the cleaning chemicals in. Are they necessary? No, I went years without them, but they're nice to have around now.
I use these gloves.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to store beer
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:31:06 AM »
Stop storing beer cold and store it in a slightly below room temperature, dry place, like a basement shelf or room conditioned to 67 degrees. Do you refrigerate the beer you make? I don't. I store it in my air conditioned attic in boxes until I want to drink it.

I am happy this works for you but as others mentioned keeping beer cold will prolong the beer life.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bottle Condition Before Lagering?
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:26:53 AM »
If you fully ferment your beer in the fermenter and take care of any D-rest (in the fermenter) then bottle conditioning first and lagering later will work just fine.

Going Pro / Re: High gravity brewing to increase production volume
« on: September 20, 2011, 10:11:36 PM »
One thing to consider is post fermentation oxidation.
Water has some levels of desoled oxygen.
First you would have to boil it to sanitize it and remove the oxygen.
Then you have to chill it.
If you are deluding carbonated beer you would also have to carbonate the water.

It looks like a lot of trouble to do it on small scale.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Lazy Monk - Bohemian Dark Lager
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:31:52 AM »
I had one tonight and the first thing that hit me was the caramel flavor, it reminded me of Coca Cola.  But that subsided after that initial taste, then it was just smooth and tasty.  I bought a 12 pack just before I got a nasty cold so I didn't even taste the first 10 and now I'm down to the last one.
This is a good one man.
We package our beer in 64oz growlers.
You could not buy 12 pack of our beer.
Check the label.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: great beer article
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:28:54 AM »
I wonder if I am one of them mention "Czech Ladies".
Truth is that beer is male dominated sport in Czech Republic.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Lazy Monk - Bohemian Dark Lager
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:55:24 PM »
What a surprise to find my beer in review forum.
Thank you for enjoying it.

Pimp My System / Re: Anybody use Minibrew?
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:35:12 PM »
I have one of their conicals. I hated it. Used it twice. Waste of money. For one thing you have to buy a separate seal to seal the lid down, otherwise you are just resting the lid loosely. Also, the valves are not sanitary and you can't take them apart. That works fine on a  boil kettle but you want to be able to clean you valves after every brew (or at least every 2 or 3).

I have 6.5 gal model.
I bought it 3 years ago and fill it every two weeks till I switch to 350 gal plastic fermenters in the brewery.
I liked it and I did not see any reason why would I "upgrade" to SS.
Never had an issue with ball valves ether.

All that said there is nothing wrong with SS fermenters and one day I will go for 15 BBL SS fermenters.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Question on racking technique
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:06:00 PM »
Like people mentioned, a lot of breweries do this, but their timeline is generally much shorter than what you are proposing.  I think if you can get 3 batches done in 2 days it will be totally fine, but I wouldn't wait a couple of days in between.
I agree.
You can do multiple batches but you should do them within the two days.
One thing I like to point out is then you pitch yeast after the first batch you have to match your racking wort temp to your fermenter temp. Sound simple enough but it is something to consider.
When I brew double batch I brew both batches in one day.
Then I cool the 10 BBL over night to pitchable temp (50F) and I pitch next day.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kangen Water
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:51:09 PM »
I think that is an interesting idea. The machine splits the water molecules electronically to create a higher absorption rate in your body. The science seems sound but the whole MLM thing and 4K ?    WOW !

Warp drive engines and time travel seem sound too.
Sounds funny.
Can you prove it?
Hard to quantify it.

With time travel you at least could see the Delorian (and then not to see it).

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Something to concider
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:22:59 AM »
I just had 300 lb bulk CO2 tank installed in my 1000 sq ft brewery.
Should I worry?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/16 Edition
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:03:54 AM »
I did doublebrew of Bohemian Pilsner today.
Now I have 345 gallons.
It took me only 12 hours with cleanup.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: drill press bottle capper
« on: September 13, 2011, 11:56:03 PM »
That is a Tool Time kind of solution  ;)

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