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Messages - tschmidlin

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Strange Airlock Suckback
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:35:33 AM »

Do the S-Types really cause oxidation?  I'm brewing small batches so long term oxidation isn't really a problem since most batches are gone pretty quick.

The s-locks allow air to flow both ways. If some air gets pulled back in, it could. Personally, I prefer a 3 piece then use a solid stopper when crashing and moving.
I do the same, but it's not like a 3-piece won't prevent air from flowing back in.  It will suck in the liquid first, but air follows.  I use breathable bungs, which still suck in air when you relieve the pressure like Jonathan says, but absent opening it in a space flush with CO2 there's really not much you can do.  On the other hand, it is not just O2 but exposure time.  When I crack a carboy and rack it to a CO2 flushed keg, I don't worry about O2 carry over.  I'm pulling from the bottom, filling from the bottom, and there isn't much mixing.  I wouldn't stress about it anyway, just be aware of what you are doing in case you decide to change things up.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Blue cheese beer
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:20:17 AM »
@ Tom: I knew you were transitioning, but did not realize you had pulled the plug at Blue Bird.  Well, I look forward to meeting you at your new digs!
Give me 3 months if we win the lottery either metaphorically or literally.  Probably 5 months is more realistic.  Or more. :(

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager yeast came from Patagonia
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:51:50 PM »
Very cool, I wish them luck.  Finding the responsible genes an be really tough, hopefully they have the money to fully sequence both species of tree.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Utopias
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:41:08 PM »
Having tried the alcoholic soy sauce, I don't think triple bock and Utopias taste anything alike.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Blue cheese beer
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:39:19 PM »
Nate's doing some good stuff, but I didn't hear about that one yet.  Sounds interesting!

My daughter and son-in-law live just around the corner from the Blue Bird.  I stopped in there yesterday hoping to see you Tom.  I know you are busy with the new project, so wasn't surprised when I didn't get to meet you.  Another time.  I get that way fairly regularly
I don't work there anymore, I gave notice to focus on my own stuff.  I finished training my replacement last week. :)

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The Pub / Re: Blood Moon 2014
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:37:22 PM »
Great shots.  I was looking forward to seeing it in person but the clouds blew in about an hour before it started.  I guess we were lucky it was clear before then. ::)

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Going Pro / Re: Leasing Equipment
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:31:34 PM »
I would love not to have loans, but then I wouldn't have a 15 bbl system on the way either. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Chemistry of Beer
« on: April 30, 2014, 11:29:00 PM »
I got too busy to keep doing it.  I am hoping to either do it on my own or do it if they run it again.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager yeast came from Patagonia
« on: April 30, 2014, 11:03:53 PM »
I am hoping to see a genetically-engineered tree that is 100% American Chestnut except for the insertion of the blight resistance genes in my lifetime.
Do you know of anyone working on it?  That is a relatively straightforward thing to do, the trick is identifying the necessary genes.

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Beer Travel / Re: Seattle
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:56:13 PM »
We've been very impressed by Reuben's and Stoup.

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Going Pro / Re: Leasing Equipment
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:54:53 PM »
There are lots of different SBA-backed loan programs. The two most common (504 and 7a) are available to startups.
True.  Unfortunately we were told we don't qualify for either of those programs.

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Beer Travel / Re: Seattle
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:50:08 PM »
I'm not sure I'll be on the Seattle side at all on Friday, but if I am then heading to meet you will be easy enough.  Send me a text.

We did Peddlers, Bad Jimmy's, Reuben's, Stoup, and Maritime on Sunday.  Good times :)

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Ah, yeah I misunderstood.  I don't think breweries are pulling fast ones and enterering a different beer under their main beer names.  I would guess if Redhook brewed up a special ESB they would enter it under a different name than "Redhook ESB"
if it is entered as Redhook ESB it has to arrive in regular Redhook ESB labeled bottles.  Not to say they couldn't put a different beer in the bottle though.  If it is a beer that is not commercially available in bottles it can come with a generic label, but obviously that doesn't apply to Redhook ESB.

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The Pub / Re: Have you ever ......
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:40:38 PM »
A more likely explanation seems to me that after a couple of decades of drinking regularly, Jim's own ADH2 expression levels are high so it is broken down quickly by his body and yeast ADH2 does not play a role.

A more likely explanation still is that after decades of drinking, he's figured out how to hide it. ;)
That reminds me of the time I went on a ride-along with NJSP.  The trooper pulled over a guy for speeding and smelled alcohol, but the guy passed every bit of the field sobriety test except the last one.  The last one he failed badly - it is the HGN test and is a physiological response.  I was talking to the trooper and he didn't get it, he said the guy seemed totally fine but the HGN said he was hammered.  So he took him in for a breathalyzer and the guy blew over .20.

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The Pub / Re: Have you ever ......
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:34:32 PM »
A more likely explanation seems to me that after a couple of decades of drinking regularly, Jim's own ADH2 expression levels are high so it is broken down quickly by his body and yeast ADH2 does not play a role.

A more likely explanation still is that after decades of drinking, he's figured out how to hide it. ;)
Probably a combination of both :)

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