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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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Going Pro / Re: footwear
« on: January 15, 2015, 03:59:00 PM »
Wow.


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The Pub / Re: Uh-oh... Lagunitas is going after Sierra
« on: January 13, 2015, 07:53:59 PM »
I call it BS.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Stone (maybe)
« on: January 13, 2015, 07:48:08 PM »
All concentrated chemicals are corrosive. I usually encounter beer stone on hot side. My brew kettle and hot process hose were all brown. I have found that chlorinated CIP cleaner (super CIP) and 150f and couple of hours of circulating did the trick. This is all against conventional wisdom that beer stone should be removed with acid cleaner.   

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