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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:26:22 PM »
On sale for $27.  $34 at full price is too much.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:01:26 PM »
I didn't even look at the price on the EW.  Their black label is so putrid I can't bring myself to make that leap yet.  Maybe another time.  I'll probably try JTS Brown bonded beforehand, though.

Instead, I picked up some Elijah Craig on sale.  Haven't had it in years and recall being unimpressed.  But it was a good sale so I'll give 'er a whirl.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:17:49 PM »
Willet is good stuff.  Just made a run to Binny's and they're shelves were pretty full.  No OG 114 though.  And prices seem to keep creeping up.

I noticed they're stocking more and more of the craft/small distilleries (which are largely MGP juice) at the expense of some of the lower-end Kentucky products (VOB, Heaven Hill, etc.).  Was thinking of picking up a bottled-in-bond offering, but all they had was Evan Williams and Old Grandad (at $1 more than Whole Foods go figure).

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: 3 tap kegerator
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:47:12 PM »
No way you'll get three kegs in without modification of the door.

If you want to keep the existing door interior (shelves, etc.) you'll need a collar.

In the event you're using pin-locks or converted pin-locks three kegs may not be possible without a collar.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: portable oxygen cylinder
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:23:04 AM »
Plus, you can hit your ppm target a lot faster than with an air pump.

This is true.  What I meant by benefits, though, was that I can't be sure that using the O2 cylinder has improved my fermentation and/or beer.    Maybe it has, but it wasn't a game-changer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First HomeBrew at Day 11
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:39:35 PM »
21 days would be just fine.  You can certainly go sooner if you want, but be sure the gravity is stable.

The tangy flavor could be yeast and could be extract.  LME or DME?  What yeast?  Some throw tangy/tart flavors.  I get tart from Nottingham.  Not everyone does.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: portable oxygen cylinder
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:25:44 PM »
Gotta be honest. I'm not sure I've truly seen a benefit over an aquarium pump and sintered stone.


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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:41:09 AM »
Is this a beer style that people actually like? I've never made one, but it just doesn't sound like an interesting beer to drink.

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They can be really good. I brew them about once a year. If you like a crisp refreshing Lager in the summertime, this is a good one to brew.

Agreed.  I like to brew one for summer parties.  They're also good for crowds that aren't necessarily into IPAs, etc.  If it's well done, it's a brew pretty much everyone can enjoy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:20:30 PM »
60 degrees out today.  Or more.

10 gallons fermenting.  Stogie. Fire pit. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:19:45 PM »
Took me around 7 hours today.  Two batches, 90 minute boil, pre-boiled the water.

Everything went smooth.  Much smoother than two weeks ago.

One batch, low OG low volume.  Other batch, low OG and 1.5 gallons extra...

Oh well.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:17:13 PM »
They still have the 2278 Czech Lager, some say that is the PU-D strain. They are dropping the PU-H strain. I predict White Labs will sell more WLP800.

What is the bet that Wyeast will introduce some version of the yeast used to make a Vermont IPA?

Well, there's 1318 already, which is rumored to be widely used in NEIPA.  If you're thinking of the Conan strain, then I dunno.

Just pitched 1318 in my old ale today.  Never used it before.  I picked up an out-of-date smack pack awhile ago and tossed it in a starter.

Can't say there's anything on the list that I can't work around.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:20:32 AM »
Any chance you used Breiss Bavaraian Wheat DME?  I've had that come out darker than expected on at least one batch.  Not sure why.

Yeah, I remember using that stuff before. Was WAY darker than I was counting on. It made a hefe that looked more like Schneider Weisse (which I love) than the paler ones.

Right on.  I was really confused when it happened.  The beer was good, just not the pale weiss I was planning on.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
Any chance you used Breiss Bavaraian Wheat DME?  I've had that come out darker than expected on at least one batch.  Not sure why.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:45:46 AM »
Skimming over the threads it seemed like needless bickering over a question that had a pretty easy answer.

That sums it up perfectly.  Needless bickering.

When a thread devolves into this, someone should just post "needless bickering" and we should all walk away.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:11:32 PM »
I'm there with you.  1st brew in ages ago was two weeks ago.  I messed up so many things.

Hoping to brew this weekend, but Saturday is booked.  Sunday is booked.  Monday is a day off, but we'll see.

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