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Going Pro / Re: Ladys and Gentleman. They have arrived.
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:27:00 AM »
That's a whole lot of cans!

I'm heading up towards Heyward in August.  Will the cans get the same distribution as your growlers?

I'd love to bring back a case.

We usually stop off at the Foster Cheese Haus and grab some growlers on the way home.

The Pub / Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:21:14 AM »
Maybe we should start calling it season instead of saison and stop trying to be fancy borrowing from other languages.

Etymologically, season is "from Old French seison (Modern French saison) "a sowing, planting," from Latin sationem (nominative satio) "a sowing," from past participle stem of serere "to sow" (see sow)."

So we're back to square one...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 Question
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:42:02 AM »
From what I have been reading oil is a concern in the cartriges but not in the bottles.

You can get cartridges from William's Brewing and other places that are specifically for food uses and contain no oil.

The box of Crossman cartridges I have all contain oil and marked that they do.  I always thought the oil was to provide lubrication to the air gun in the same way you put a few drops of oil in pneumatic tools.

I don't use the Crossman cartridges for beer.  I actually don't use them for anything anymore.  They must be going on 20 years old...

Beer Recipes / Re: Oatmeal Raisin Stout
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:24:07 AM »
Special B gives a nice raisin effect

What is Special B?  Sorry still a little new to this.  ;D

Special B is a Belgian caramel malt.

Beer Recipes / Re: Oatmeal Raisin Stout
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:21:35 AM »
I'm planning to do just that with some figs for my next dubbel.

I just need to find the time to brew.

The Pub / Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:23:09 AM »
I want to rip out my radio when I hear the DJ on the French station say Stevie Ray Vah-gaun-ah. It's your freakin' job to know that the 'g' is silent.

Stevie Ray Vagina?

Say, son, you're pronouncing it wrong!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best Beers You Ever Brewed?
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:17:45 AM »
The next one.

Right on!  Always improving.  At least I hope so.
I definitely feel that I'm always improving, in part due to the wealth of knowledge on this forum.  I just felt that, after a couple decades of brewing, it's fun to look back on some of the really memorable ones.  Sometimes, even though I brew and hit numbers pretty consistently, there's that batch sometimes that just freaking nails it head on.

Well, I tend to brew the same handful of recipes over and over so it's hard for one or two batches to stand out.

I would say my Resignation Ale, brewed after I quit my job in 2006, was quite good.  And quite strong.  Probably close to a barley wine, but really just a strong ale.  Aged in bottles and the last one went into a glass sometime late last year or early this year.

The saison (pronounced "say, son") I brewed for my 1st daughters Christening.  Also quite strong.  The priest passed out in a chair later that day.  Perhaps he was just tired?

Maybe my first batch of clones of Chimay or Kwak.

These are really more my most memorable, rather than best.  Certainly subsequent batches of Chimay and Kwak have improved but nothing's really the same as the first good Belgian you brew.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best Beers You Ever Brewed?
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:00:08 PM »
The next one.

Right on!  Always improving.  At least I hope so.

The Pub / Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:39:50 PM »
Even though Texas is a "whole other country" I run into the same thing in Missouri where we have towns with French names but you are looked at as either a fool or pretentious for pronouncing Versailles as "Ver-Sai" or Creve Couer as "Krev-ka."

In southern Illinois you're marked as an outsider if you don't pronounce Marseilles as "Mar-sails." Cairo is "Kay-row."

Going Pro / Re: Home Brew Supply Startup
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:35:15 PM »
If you can combine a homebrew shop and a nice package store selling a variety of beer you can make a lot of money. Some of these locally are doing very well being both and even have draft to go and a sampling bar. Assuming its legal in your state, of course.
I would love to do this! I don't think I'd be adequate on the business side of things though...

When I started brewing back in the day, there was a place that did this.  Alas, they no longer do and have not for over 10 years or so.  They still have an awesome bottle selection, though, and they're right around the corner from my mother-in-law's place.

The Pub / Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:30:41 AM »

The Pub / Re: Pronunciation of "Saison"
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:43:52 AM »
I just say "one of those" so I can avoid the pronunciation all together.  It's like Duvel, I'm never sure if I'm saying it right...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whats my OG?
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:09:32 AM »
i wonder if my reading wasn't mixed well enough only showing me .01 in gravity raise.

Most likely.  Wort will stratify particularly when you are topping off or adding additional wort as you did.

If the reading seems off, mix well and check again.  I get crazy high readings if I haven't mixed my top off water into the wort very well.

Equipment and Software / Re: Star-San Dependence
« on: June 25, 2013, 07:50:50 AM »
I switch from Star San to Iodophor randomly. Those little buggies never see it coming!! :)

I do this as well.  There's no plan to it, I just use whatever I happen to grab.

The Pub / Re: To our Friend and Leader
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:09:05 AM »
My condolences and sincere sympathies.

Cherish your memories.

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