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Messages - Thirsty_Monk

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:56:21 PM »
Yes green bottles.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:54:43 PM »
Could be the transport and freshness issue.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 07, 2015, 11:43:41 AM »

Some that I have had in the Vaterland. Some are imported.
Radeberger us ok, from the former east.
St. Pauli isn't even found in Germany.
Becks, Warsteiner, Bitburger, Oettigner, Krombacher, Hasseroeder, Binding, Veltins are all Fernseherbiers (Fernseher means far seer, similar to television) and those are viewed as the equivalent of BMC beers in Germany.
Wernesgruener is pretty good for the price at Aldis. Can find it at Aldis in the US.
Kulmbacher was OK.
Mahr's Pils is very good, imported sometimes. Kessmann is also very good, but I don't know if it leaves Bamberg.
Wuerzburger Pils is very good when I have had it.
Spaten and Paulaner are good in the softer Southern Bavarian style.
Jever and Flensburger are more assertive Northern German examples. Koernig sort of fits in there,and was a favorite when fresh.
Alpirsbacher was very good, don't know if imported.
Plank in Bavaria makes a nice pils, imported sometimes.
There are many more that I can't remember.

Trumer is brewed in Austria, just outside of Salzberg. The Berkley brewery is a partnership between Trumer and Gambrinus.

The beer from Aldi's that starts with W was terrible. My advice when you are at Aldi's: "just stick with the chocolates".

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Ingredients / Re: Rahr Premium Pilsner
« on: February 07, 2015, 11:38:59 AM »

Can anyone give me any input on Schill Malz? Primarily their pilsner, Vienna, munich malts.

In this thread I have gone from Rahr to Canada Malting to Castle to Weyermann to Schill...haha

I use quite a bit of Shills and Weyernmann.
Shills is good. It is a few cents cheaper per lb but it also have little less extract to my experience.

I prefer Weyernmann Bohemian Pilsner and Shills Dark Munich.

Good luck.

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Going Pro / Re: Pros help and advice
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:56:26 PM »
Good luck.

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Equipment and Software / Re: "Varnish" in Fermenter
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:37:03 PM »
Alternative acid and alcaline cleaner can also help.

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Going Pro / Re: Pros help and advice
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:30:36 PM »
Lister brew strong episodes on what kind of skill we are looking for. There is a lot of small jobs in the brewery and expect to do most of them from milling go cleaning.

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The Pub / Re: Bob's burgers
« on: January 25, 2015, 08:23:03 PM »

A Homebrew comp show would be boring. The process is the same and relatively low drama. It's the time constraints that make most of the reality competition shows TV worthy.

A couple of Brew Dogs episodes got close to this, but I seemed to lose interest about halfway through.

Yeah till he drop his paints and went fishing for some river weed to put it to the boil. 

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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:21:24 PM »


The more I think about it the more I can't find the downside to these deals. The brewer, all the investors that helped them build, all get a nice return on their time and it opens up space in the market at the bottom for more new breweries. After all, there is no way that ABI is going to continue to maintain hundreds of tiny operations with all the overhead associated with that. They still don't seem to get that the consumer wants to buy from a small independent guy just as much as they want to buy xyz brand of beer.

It is a brewpub. Is AB getting into a food business? Good luck.

exactly! on comparitive scale it doesn't even matter if the profit margin is through the roof the actual net profit is a drop in the bucket to AB. It's just not going to be worth it to them to maintain the tiny separate operation.
4 brewpubs and a semi-large production facility, total around 50K bbls.
Interesting because money is in the brewpubs and not in production facilities. Just my opinion.

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Beer Travel / 1 month in Germany
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:45:11 PM »
Go to Freising home of Weihenstephan
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/

And Ragensburg Kneitinger beer hall
http://www.kneitinger.de/en/index.php

You could also make a trip to Kelhaim home of Schneider Weissen.

Enjoy.

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The Pub / Re: Elysian Just sold to Anheuser-Busch
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:36:00 PM »

The more I think about it the more I can't find the downside to these deals. The brewer, all the investors that helped them build, all get a nice return on their time and it opens up space in the market at the bottom for more new breweries. After all, there is no way that ABI is going to continue to maintain hundreds of tiny operations with all the overhead associated with that. They still don't seem to get that the consumer wants to buy from a small independent guy just as much as they want to buy xyz brand of beer.

It is a brewpub. Is AB getting into a food business? Good luck.

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The Pub / Re: Uh-oh... Lagunitas is going after Sierra
« on: January 17, 2015, 07:34:39 PM »
If it was just PR stunt I knew they had IPA before and I know they have IPA now. Before I would entertain idea of buying some of their beers. Now I will not buy their beers.

Well done Tony.

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The Pub / Re: Uh-oh... Lagunitas is going after Sierra
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:27:08 PM »
That shows man's character. Let's blow the sunshine while you stab them in the back. Well done.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Stone (maybe)
« on: January 15, 2015, 04:03:36 PM »

Do you or have you cleaned your fermenter with warm or hot pbw tapwater mix, but rinse cold?
You should wash and rinse with the same temp.

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The Pub / Newly unemployed and want to brew
« on: January 15, 2015, 04:01:02 PM »
We're opening soon and I'd be happy to bring in some volunteers for cleaning, bottling, etc... Liability is a concern that we'll attempt to mitigate with a waiver of sorts. There's been quite the interest level for volunteer work at our brewery. It's a beautiful thing!
You should have workmans comp insurance even with volunteers.

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