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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fining and dry hopping
« on: April 11, 2016, 01:53:23 PM »
You will get better hop aroma if you fine first, then dry hop.

Possible but I usually fine cold. So I dump the yeast, dry hop and bubble CO2 thru fermenter while dry hopping. Then chill the fermenter and fine.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Methyl anthranilate (Grape Ester)
« on: April 11, 2016, 01:49:26 PM »
Is anyone on the forum familiar with this ester and its formation in beer?

I recently brewed a Helles that had a significant corny DMS aroma and flavor when it was young.

have one on tap right now that has some of that.   never had the corny DMS aroma or flavor though.  just a light hint on concord grape.  that same yeast (830) was used on a marzen before it and a Vienna after the helles, and neither of those have the grape ester at a detectable level.
Paul, Munich light will give you hints of grape flavor.

I brew 5.5 BBL but I fill 15 BBL fermenter.

Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:13:36 AM »
I think its a cool innovation for batch spargers. I also like affordable pieces of equpment that are multiple use. You'll find a half dozen uses for the steamer now that you have it.

right. steam cleaning my tile next!

wonder why if has not caught on, and why commercial brewers don't do it?
I would say it is a safety issue.

I thought that I would stay away from this conversation.

But here it goes. I wonder if I could clone one of Lazy Monk's beers.

I know the recipe, I know exact grain what they are using and I have access to it. I even can get the same hops and use the same water.

If I make it home I do not think it will be the same. As a matter of fact a couple of years ago I went the other way and beer were nothing like.

So no you can not make the same beer. Just make good beer.

Equipment and Software / Re: Brewatercalc - brewing water calculator
« on: March 27, 2016, 01:26:16 AM »
Windows only? What is license on your software? 

Not sure why some people take beer so serious that have to argue.

I lived in land of IT for majority of my life. Just make good beer and enjoy. It is your beer. No need to argue.

Beer Travel / Re: Eastern Europe Beer Cruise this October
« on: March 24, 2016, 01:13:10 AM »
Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary are in Central Europe.

Also it is quite late in season. End of September would be better.

Going Pro / Re: Brewery Volunteering
« on: March 22, 2016, 01:15:29 AM »

What is the liability, recipes, or?
Safety. Volunteers may not be covered under insurance plans.

I amazed anytime I see friends post on Facebook or the like about the 8 hours they "volunteered" bottling at a brewery. They are a damn business and you just increased their bottom line without any compensation other than a case of beer on the way out the door. Is it only me that thinks these people are suckers?

May be not so. I am sure everybody would love to pay you buy some small businesses just can not afford it. This is most likely when you start up and do not have enough sales.

Going Pro / Re: Brewery Volunteering
« on: March 21, 2016, 02:18:15 AM »
I would also agree. It is quite an investment on my part and if you are not going to stick around, why bother.

Going Pro / Re: Best books on commercial brewing?
« on: March 19, 2016, 11:30:49 PM »

Maybe buy a book on winning the lottery, too!  ;)

Or buy Denny's and Drew's Experimental Brewing book and their new one Homebrew All-Stars. Better than winning the lottery!  8)

check's in the mail, Marc!  ;)

This low balling is making me sick. I could have a check too?

The Pub / Re: Fireman Capital to Purchase Cigar City Brewing
« on: March 16, 2016, 01:46:15 AM »
Paul, you are speaking my words.

Going Pro / Re: Growler suppliers?
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:11:36 AM »
Single color print?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Murkiest beer ever
« on: March 10, 2016, 03:01:07 AM »
If it looks like milk shake, I do not want to drink it regardless the fancy story.

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