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The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:24:02 AM »
I thought this was a good read. What do you think? Anything you'd add/change/delete?
 
http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2013/02/caramunich-isnt-caramelize-munich-and-9.html
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Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 07:39:37 AM »
Great article Jimmy.  I use the same hop back method (Blichmann Hop Rocket) to finish hop my IPA's and have to say that it produces awesome hop flavor/aroma.

Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 07:52:06 AM »
Good stuff.  I think it is always important to challenge the "accepted truths" of homebrewing. 
Look at all those no chill freaks down south ;)

I guess for me, kegging really is a time saver over bottling.  I understand his point however.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 08:02:55 AM »
Good stuff.  I think it is always important to challenge the "accepted truths" of homebrewing. 
Look at all those no chill freaks down south ;)

I guess for me, kegging really is a time saver over bottling.  I understand his point however.

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I did find myself wondering about that last time I took apart a keg to clean it.  Secondary fermentation would have to be on my top 10.
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 08:58:31 AM »
Haven't read the post yet but if anyone thinks you don't save time kegging over bottling they're definitely "mad". Takes 10-15 minutes to strip apart a corny and another 10-15 minutes to rack. And I would argue it isn't necessary to strip apart a corny every time. I also think homebrewed draft beer often tastes better than homebrew bottled beer due to oxidation in bottled beer.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 08:59:22 AM »
Another great article from Mike. This guy has been a huge inspiration and technical reference for me. Can't wait for his book!

Also don't agree with the kegging vs. bottling thing. I think kegs are pretty crucial to professional-tasting homebrew.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 09:06:44 AM »
I must confess that I had been duped about the CaraMunich and CaraVienna.  Seems like it's time for an experiment to taste the difference between CaraMunich and Caramalt.

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 09:24:58 AM »
Haven't read the post yet but if anyone thinks you don't save time kegging over bottling they're definitely "mad". Takes 10-15 minutes to strip apart a corny and another 10-15 minutes to rack. And I would argue it isn't necessary to strip apart a corny every time. I also think homebrewed draft beer often tastes better than homebrew bottled beer due to oxidation in bottled beer.
FWIW - there is also filling CO2 tanks, cleaning draft lines, maybe carbonating if you do a shake method ... But for me the biggest time-suck of bottling is delabelling bottles. If I were buying nice new bottles it would be faster, but more expensive. Then again, my kegs/kegorator cost as much as dozens of cases of bottles. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 09:28:25 AM »
These are 2 that I always bring up...

"Craft brewers do (insert technique) or use (insert equipment) so homebrewers should aspire to as well"

"Boiling wort for a long time caramelizes it"

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 09:29:27 AM »
These are 2 that I always bring up...

"Craft brewers do (insert technique) or use (insert equipment) so homebrewers should aspire to as well"

"Boiling wort for a long time caramelizes it"

But, OTOH, all probrewers should have a 600+ gallon blue cooler and batch sparge. :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 09:30:06 AM »
These are 2 that I always bring up...

"Craft brewers do (insert technique) or use (insert equipment) so homebrewers should aspire to as well"

"Boiling wort for a long time caramelizes it"

But, OTOH, all probrewers should have a 600+ gallon blue cooler and batch sparge. :D

Well, that goes without saying.....;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 09:30:49 AM »
Haven't read the post yet but if anyone thinks you don't save time kegging over bottling they're definitely "mad". Takes 10-15 minutes to strip apart a corny and another 10-15 minutes to rack. And I would argue it isn't necessary to strip apart a corny every time. I also think homebrewed draft beer often tastes better than homebrew bottled beer due to oxidation in bottled beer.
FWIW - there is also filling CO2 tanks, cleaning draft lines, maybe carbonating if you do a shake method ... But for me the biggest time-suck of bottling is delabelling bottles. If I were buying nice new bottles it would be faster, but more expensive. Then again, my kegs/kegorator cost as much as dozens of cases of bottles.

Still, bottling 5 gallons is a 1+ hour job just to put the beer in the bottles. I think it is longer than that even. And it is harder work than kegging, regardless of the time saving.
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Re: The Mad Fermentationist's Top 10 Myths
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 09:33:48 AM »
These are 2 that I always bring up...

"Craft brewers do (insert technique) or use (insert equipment) so homebrewers should aspire to as well"

"Boiling wort for a long time caramelizes it"

But, OTOH, all probrewers should have a 600+ gallon blue cooler and batch sparge. :D

Well, that goes without saying.....;)

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 09:34:42 AM »
Hits some good points, some contradictions and some nonsense.

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 09:36:11 AM »
Hits some good points, some contradictions and some nonsense.
I'm just curious what you thought was nonsense.
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