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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1469 problem
« on: May 18, 2016, 08:31:29 AM »
Relax.  Sounds like it's fermenting.  Bubbles are not an accurate indicator, particularly if you're fermenting in a bucket.

Think about maybe making a starter next time, though underpitching on British ales is supposed to be preferable.

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Lmao, those arrows are tricky.
Almost HAS to be on purpose, huh?
They do that because they can't leave you a note that says "not so f'ing heavy next time" ;)
There were two boxes when I got home. I moved the heavier and larger one and there was Jim's box on its side. It demanded to be photographed.

I've had heavier larger boxes delivered and this is the first time they've left something on the stairs. New driver or just because it was two boxes I'm sure.

Anyway, here's the loot unpacked. Jim has done me a solid. I need to clear room in the fridge.


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Jim,

According to UPS, the second package has made it as far as the last one.

Let's hope it goes a little further.

JOE
Ya, no kidding.


Ooo,  it's on the truck to your house now, woo hoo

At least we know there's not some guy in McCook looking for your packages and taking them home to drink them.

I'm on a no-drinking kick for the time being (we'll see how long that lasts) but I'm looking forward to trying your beers.
Cool


Arrived. Will open and check later tonight.

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Jim,

According to UPS, the second package has made it as far as the last one.

Let's hope it goes a little further.

JOE
Ya, no kidding.


Ooo,  it's on the truck to your house now, woo hoo

At least we know there's not some guy in McCook looking for your packages and taking them home to drink them.

I'm on a no-drinking kick for the time being (we'll see how long that lasts) but I'm looking forward to trying your beers.

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I'm actually considering moving back to bottling more...

Kegs are great. They're easy to fill.  Chasing down leaks is a PITA, but not that difficult.

Kegging can get expensive as you acquire more and more and need to have a dedicated beer fridge with multiple Perlick taps and multiple regulators to keep them all at the perfect carbonation.

But, there's a whole continuum of kegging.  You can get by with one or two kegs, cobra taps, a mini-fridge, and a 5 gallon CO2 tank.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Nottingham dry yeast and esters
« on: May 17, 2016, 08:34:03 AM »
Not a fan of Nottingham at any temperature.  I find it tart.  But don't think I've ever gotten banana esters from it.

For English ales I'd go to Windsor or S-04 if you need to use dry yeast.

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How much does acidity affect flavor scalping?

OJ must be significantly more acidic than beer.  At least that's my non-scientific assumption.

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Jim,

According to UPS, the second package has made it as far as the last one.

Let's hope it goes a little further.

JOE

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I use glass. I can be more aggressive with cleaning techniques without having to worry.

How aggressive do you need to be?  A good soak takes most everything off.  What's left can usually be gotten with a soft cloth or rag stuffed through the neck of the fermenter.

If you're scraping crust off the inside, you need to soak it longer.

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If soda bottles are PET (and I think they are) they are definitely CO2 permeable.  They will lose carbonation over time.

One of our favorite pizza joints delivers a free liter of soda with every pizza.  We don't drink soda, so when I forget to refuse it the bottles just go into the pantry.  Over time, they go flat even when unopened.  I couldn't possibly tell you how long that takes, but it could be some of the bottles are well over a year old.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Iodine vs Starsan
« on: May 15, 2016, 10:43:18 AM »
I alternate, and have for years.
Do you have staining issues on tubing using Iodophor?

Not on tubing that I ever noticed.  Certainly not on my Better Bottles.  Some buckets had a yellow tinge to them that faded over they years (not fermenting buckets, but ones used for cleaning/soaking).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Iodine vs Starsan
« on: May 15, 2016, 06:01:58 AM »
I alternate, and have for years.

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Beer Travel / Re: Chicago Half Day
« on: May 14, 2016, 09:52:23 AM »
I thought he meant he's only in Chicago for a half-day.

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Beer Travel / Re: Chicago Half Day
« on: May 13, 2016, 04:50:49 PM »
If you can locate some Pipeworks beer, get it.

I'm sipping on their Citra vs. Mandarina right now.  Tasty.  I'm not  a big DIPA guy but this is good stuff.  I'd drink it over Pliny.

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The Pub / Re: The 2 B's
« on: May 13, 2016, 02:56:05 PM »
AT&T Park has a lot of good choices. Anchor has a pavilion in center field featuring their beers and spirits from Fritz Maytag's distillery. There are a lot of other choices at the various stands and wines by the glass as well. Nothing like that Safeco Field list, though.

Wrigley Field is locked into Anheuser Busch, so the best you can hope for is some Goose Island beers. I've seen reports of Matilda on tap, but haven't seen it. The Chicago beer scene is booming, so it's too bad they can't find some space to highlight the locals. US Cellular is supposed to have better choices, but that would mean you were at a White Sox game  ;D

I was able to get an Old Style at a game last Friday.  My other choices were Heineken, Corona, and Stella.  In the stands you can get Bud, Bud Lite, Green Line, and 312.  I'll take the Old Style all day long.

I don't think I'd trust the taps at Wrigley for a Matilda.  But I might.

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