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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2010, 02:38:15 PM »
Oh, and congratulations, Keith!  ;D
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2010, 03:44:53 PM »
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 04:48:17 PM »
congrats. facebooking my friend who lives there to head over.
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2010, 05:11:12 PM »
*Offer only applies to warm Miller Lite.

This is why I say "usually".   :D
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2010, 10:46:32 PM »
Ugh. I wanted to be there for the Grand Opening!!!

Congratulations!!! Seriously looking at stopping by...
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2010, 01:22:20 PM »
Congratulations.  Now I'll reconsider visiting family in the area. ;D

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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2010, 02:14:51 PM »
Way to go man! I'm really happy for you, yet blind with jealousy all at the same time.  ;D
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 04:52:19 AM »
Its been a hell of a lot of work and a hell of a lot of fun. The brewing part has gone pretty smooth except for the fact that the water where I brew at now is a lot different than the water at my home and changes vastly from day to day - my pH is all over the map and requires some serious wrangling to bring it under control - we will be getting a RO system before too long. And the kegging has been a challenge and a great big learning experience. I've ended up screwing up a bunch of beer trying to get it into kegs.

One trick I learned - if your pH is high and you brewed yesterday you can use a small amount of spent grain to lower the pH. Works like a charm!  :)
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 04:58:45 AM »
Can you post some pics when you get a chance?

Becuase I'm sure you have plenty of time on your hands.  ;)
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 05:20:59 AM »
After the rest of the equipment comes in I will post some pics. I am limping along right now.
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2010, 05:22:24 AM »
After the rest of the equipment comes in I will post some pics. I am limping along right now.

What's the brewery consist of....

what size BK, MT, etc...?
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 06:22:08 AM »
Damn your nosy!  ;) I mentioned it before but its been a while. essentially a 1.5 bbl brewery back to back batching into 3 bbl fermenters. We also have 4 blickmann 42 gal. conicals for specialty brews. Going to ride it out like this for a while to test the market. Not planning on making any money right now, just float the ship.

Its a lot like having a big homebrew system. I got tired of brewing the same thing over and over again for the last 2 weeks so last week I went in and brewed a Tripel. Right now its a lot of fun being small. I'll be doing a lot of one off batches.
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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 06:45:02 AM »
Keith,
Did you get your soot problem resolved?  What fixed it?

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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2010, 12:11:57 PM »
That is so f-ing cool. congrats and good luck.

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Re: Finally arriving!
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2010, 02:11:26 PM »
Keith,
Did you get your soot problem resolved?  What fixed it?

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Yeah - the problem was 2 fold. First, we had a wind screen on that was inhibiting the air intake (since initially we were brewing outside). Second, I had to play around with the jet height. After I fixed those there was almost no soot to speak of. But, we are all electric now - which is working way, way better than I ever anticipated. No gas at all right now.
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