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The Pub / Re: Laptop/Desktop
« on: March 29, 2016, 11:47:23 AM »
For me, a sub $500 laptop is just not worth it with all the compromises they push to hit those low price points. $700-900 is the sweet spot in my opinion.

That was going to be my advice too. Especially since the iPad can fill in for light mobile use.

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Beer Travel / Re: Denver
« on: March 28, 2016, 06:28:38 PM »
If you do come up this way I'd suggest staying in Summit Co. (Frisco/Dillon/Silverthorne/Breckenridge) rather than Vail. More varied (and generally less expensive) lodging and dining options, six breweries plus another eight or so within half an hour, and you can summit two of the less technical 14ers (Grays and Torreys) in one day. If you stop in Boulder on the way to or from Denver it makes for a nice day with some beautiful mountain driving.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Spunding valve
« on: March 25, 2016, 07:09:17 PM »
Sean, I see you opted for a nicer liquid filled gauge. What benefit to you see at double the price?

I definitely don't think there's any need for these purposes. It just happened to qualify for free shipping.

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Going Pro / Re: Brewery Volunteering
« on: March 20, 2016, 09:59:46 PM »
I wonder why I would "employ" someone who's willing to tell me up front that their labor is worthless.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Spunding valve
« on: March 20, 2016, 09:57:16 PM »

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Ignore me, im at the bottom of a magnum of Elevation-False Summit. Freeby 11% barrel aged quad I brought home from Best of Craft. Long story...

Dang, they're in Oregon now? Awesome.

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The Pub / Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« on: March 17, 2016, 07:55:57 PM »
From what I've seen at NHC, we should all be interested in hearing his story.

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The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 13, 2016, 09:11:40 PM »
About a 30 min, drive for me. Of course, where I live, everything is a 30 min. drive!

I wouldn't have it any other way!

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The Pub / Re: How far to closest brewpub?
« on: March 12, 2016, 07:16:01 PM »
About 35 miles in the winter, 20 in the summer. 35 mi gets me to (I think) nine though.

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The Pub / Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« on: March 01, 2016, 10:25:48 PM »
38, if my count's correct.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging PSI Question
« on: February 29, 2016, 07:23:22 PM »
I just shake at serving pressure, off and on, for a couple hours, then tap it the next day.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Attention To Detail - Differences in Final Product
« on: February 28, 2016, 10:12:58 PM »
So if the same beer were brewed both ways could they be distinguished in a triangle test?

If they could be, they wouldn't be the same beer.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging with less oxygen
« on: February 27, 2016, 01:06:51 PM »
Whenever I see instructions for pushing out sanitizer, they almost always say to completely fill the keg. The extra water is not a big deal, but is there some reason this wouldn't work with, say, a gallon of sanitizer?

It would work as far as sanitizing the keg, but you'd still need to do the purge cycles to reduce O2. The idea is that sanitizer is cheaper than CO2.

If you want to be really OCD about it, take the aerator off the faucet before mixing the sanitizer.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegging with less oxygen
« on: February 27, 2016, 10:07:35 AM »
I'd say your procedure looks pretty good. Three pressurize/depressurize cycles won't get you to the oxygen levels of a commercial packaging line, but that may not be necessary for our purposes. I prefer to fill the keg completely with sanitizer, then push the sanitizer out with CO2, but if you need to dry-hop in the keg that wouldn't work. I also vent the keg using an airlock on the gas post, so that O2 can't sneak in through the PRV.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water salts mass to volume equivalent chart
« on: February 18, 2016, 08:36:46 PM »
Nah, you'd just have to drip water into your teaspoon until you hit 4.93 grams on your scale (or you overflowed your teaspoon).  Better yet just weigh 4.93 grams of water and pour it into your teaspoon to see if it fits!  Getting the teaspoon to stay level might be interesting though...

And hold the water at 3.98°C throughout...

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