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  • Posted in thread: Profile on Mikkeller and Evil Twin in NY Times on 03-30-2014 at 12:49 PM
    For those who don't get it, there's a profile of the brothers who founded Mikkeller and Evil
    Twin in the New York Times. Interesting reading. One of the few times that a larger media
    outlet seems to g...

  • Posted in thread: Large chunks = Cold Break? on 02-08-2014 at 08:46 PM
    Just on an off chance - did you use whole hops? One time I had a bag rupture when dry-hopping
    and the hop leaves were all throughout the beer. Really annoying. They went through the tubing,
    no problem...

  • Posted in thread: Just wanted to put in a good word for MoreBeer. on 02-08-2014 at 08:39 PM
    No affiliation, but I figured I'd share this, because honest vendors deserve the credit.Earlier
    in the week I ordered an oxygen system from MoreBeer, because it was a Deal of the Day. As I
    needed a bu...

  • Posted in thread: Review of Milwaukee MA871 Digital Refractometer on 02-08-2014 at 08:00 PM
    Glad to hear it. I get the same feeling with my 'analog' refractometer. I've seen the same
    thing with the sample drying out, particularly if I use a hot sample of wort. I've generally
    filled an eyedro...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 02-02-2014 at 03:00 AM
    Actually, Ivan, it's ~28.6%. I wonder how much softer demand will be. These items are so hot,
    though, that probably some cooling off would help them to build some supply and get a bit more
    ahead of th...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 02-01-2014 at 07:08 PM
    Yup. I see it now. Thanks.Obviously they've been advertising $175 as the introductory price,
    and now they can't undercut MB. This will be the MB price as well, most likely.

  • Posted in thread: Brew Bucket by SS Brewing Technologies on 02-01-2014 at 07:03 PM
    JR, where do you see that? (I'm curious to check.) Is it already showing up on the MB
    page?While I'd expect some price movement due to how hot demand is on these things, I'm
    surprised they'd break the...

  • Posted in thread: Wlp 815 on 01-11-2014 at 10:04 PM
    Awesome list, BelgianTex. Unfortunately that's so many possibilities! I'm a fan of Van
    Steenberge, but have never had their Sparta pils. Seems like it's listed as a 'typical' Czech

  • Posted in thread: Ringwood 1187 - Open Fermentation? on 01-11-2014 at 09:59 PM
    Covering the fermenter with a towel works too. It keeps the dust out, which is what is the most
    dangerous in terms of carrying an infection into your beer. (This is the second thread today I
    gave this...

  • Posted in thread: Please help, fermentation barrel on 01-11-2014 at 06:25 PM
    I've had the airlock clog on very active ferments, and the pressure from the gas will blow the
    top off. I've had it happen at least twice that I remember. It's a pretty violent explosion,
    but I didn't...