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Going Pro / Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 06, 2015, 06:37:34 PM »
Never have needed it as far as I know anyway. If I do I'll let you know how it works.

Sounds good Marc. Next time I will try my usual mash 143F to 160F. We shall see.

Going Pro / Re: Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:56:01 AM »
Have you used that Marc? I am a little "skittish" on stuff like that.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belgian Strong Ale
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:47:23 AM »
So far not too stellar reviews of Safbrew Abbey ale.

The Pub / Re: Jim Koch has a problem....
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:45:02 AM »
Interesting article.

I know that large craft brewers are acting like a big beer in my market these days. May be he should put out bounty on tap handles like New Belgian.

I find that bar business is quirky and I sell more draft farther away then in my home market.

The Pub / Re: Newly unemployed and want to brew
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:46:07 AM »
I would consider long term commitment. I would not want to train you and then 3 month down the road you would walk. Also I would pay you a regular pay.

Going Pro / Re: Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 05, 2015, 08:41:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I do not think I can pull 104F to 152F step in my mash tun.

Going Pro / Re: Lautering problems using Rye Malt
« on: January 04, 2015, 07:00:23 PM »
Maybe a beta glucan rest would help? Are you using a grant?

I used to use rye malt in a contract brew recipe and never had any problems with it. I am fortunate though to have a lauter tun that simply never gets stuck. Bullet proof.

What temp is beta glucane rest at. I have rye IPA and always have hell if the time to latter it. It is about 15% rye.

The Pub / Re: Beer brewers vs beer "architects" in Belgium
« on: January 03, 2015, 04:47:58 PM »

Nothing is wrong with that, but does that guy need to tell everybody by sticking it on the label? I'm not saying it is a Scarlett Letter or anything, I feel it is simply unnecessary.

And I don't mean to take anything away from your efforts. You built your empire, and from the press I read every other week, your kicking tail.

A lot of business is build on trust and good will. If my marketing campaign advertise that I am XYZ then I better be XYZ because when people find out I will lose the trust and they will never buy my product again.

Before I open a brewery I explore the contract brewing plan and I always fall short that I did not brew the beer. I could not tell my story the way as I wanted.

Some people might not care and it is short term gain even thou there is no money to be made in contract brewing.

At the end of the day it is what you feel is right. If you are honest you attract people, people like you and admire what you do.

The Pub / Beer brewers vs beer "architects" in Belgium
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:43:35 PM »
Not sure what are the economics of it out there. In here contract brew = short time solution.

Looks like Brew Dog 2.0.

The Pub / Re: Blue Earl Brewing Company
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:31:15 PM »

Bluesman's been hard at work with construction. I saw the building when it was empty and it felt big enough for an airplane hanger, though I'm sure it won't seem that big when filled with brewing equipment. He also just announced a name change (from Warlock) to Blue Earl Brewing Company.
I really like the new logo too. And I hear rumor that there will be a music stage.

I like the name and graphics. Much better then first two IMHO. Good luck.

The Pub / Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« on: December 31, 2014, 05:31:54 PM »
I do not like it but I can not go back.

All Grain Brewing / Re: What next?
« on: December 28, 2014, 08:36:20 PM »
Yep. Temp controller.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fast ferment7.9 conical
« on: December 28, 2014, 08:22:28 PM »

I always thought it would be a good, low cost plastic conical. But the collection ball seemed like a bad,  gimmicky idea. If I had one is toss the ball and just attach a house to the bottom, but a side port would be even better.
If you want cheaper plastic conical I would recommend Mini Brew or alike fermenters but I would skip this one.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Conicals again
« on: December 28, 2014, 08:19:32 PM »

I do 10 gallon batches in my two 60 liter Spiedels, using the supplied valve - never a leak so far after dozens of only issue is lifting them out of my lager chest freezer - I need a hand from a friend with that.  I have the makings of a winch set up (using a deer hanging arrangement), but I never seem to get around to putting it together...too much brewing to do.

Do not hurt yourself.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fast ferment7.9 conical
« on: December 27, 2014, 03:34:01 PM »
Interesting. Not that I would be buying one.

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