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Posted in thread: Coconut Porter 1st Place in 2nd Round 2011 HBT Comp on 02-14-2013 at 01:26 PM
I bought some coconut water... I opened it and it smells like piss. Not putting that crap in my
beer. I stuck with toasted flakes in nylon bags and made my own extract with vodka.In secondary
Posted in thread: Coconut Porter 1st Place in 2nd Round 2011 HBT Comp on 02-11-2013 at 12:38 PM
I used 32 ounces of coconut water in the boil of mine. This is also one that is not boiled to
pasturize it, so it retains a lot more flavoring....but either way it was boiled.Wondering if a
Posted in thread: The thermostat on 02-08-2013 at 10:02 PM
I didn't think of this before but I have a setback thermostat in the house. It is set to 68
when we are home, but sets back to 65 overnight and 60 while we are at work...Is that
temperature swing enou...
Posted in thread: What's your beer "worth"? on 02-08-2013 at 04:19 PM
As I stated before, I did this just to think of a "theoretical" cost... Not because I think of
this as "work" or anything other than a hobby...If someone asked me "what would your beer cost
if I bough...
Posted in thread: What's your beer "worth"? on 02-07-2013 at 09:16 PM
At $30 an hour a batch would cost me $180-$240 just in labor! Definitely not worth it. I'm
going to the bar from now on.But the satisfaction of "doing things my way" is worth the
price...Hey... for a ...
Posted in thread: What's your beer "worth"? on 02-07-2013 at 07:36 PM
I use 10% of equipment as that is the industry standard that we use for equipment loss in the
pro audio equipment rental business.You're right though... Pots and buckets last longer than DJ
Posted in thread: What's your beer "worth"? on 02-07-2013 at 06:50 PM
Just for fun I applied the model I use for my business to a bottle of my brew...Cost of
ingredients +Cost of bottles/caps +5% (EDITED) of the cost of equipment used to make the batch
+My average labor...
Posted in thread: 5 Expensive Hobbies article on 02-07-2013 at 06:41 PM
My other hobbies are pretty expensive...--DJing - Over $35,000 worth of equipment--Skiing - A
single day lift ticket is running almost $100/day now in VT. Not to mention the cost of
equipment!Sure as ...
Posted in thread: Steeping Bag ? on 02-06-2013 at 07:13 PM
Bump...I washed my nylon bags in the washing machine (with dishwasher detergent... my wife uses
clothes detergent with febreeze in it! Yuck)They still are discolored green from the hops...
Posted in thread: Coconut Porter 1st Place in 2nd Round 2011 HBT Comp on 02-06-2013 at 07:06 PM
Just a note on this... I am second guessing my decision to add coconut to the boil for fears
that the oils will destroy head retention.That said, I toasted 12 oz of coconut and added it to
a bottle an...