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Posted in thread: My visit to Portland's Holiday Ale Festival (pics) on 12-06-2010 at 03:16 PM
It was lots of fun, but with so many barrel-aged beers with about 10% alcohol, how could it not
Posted in thread: My visit to Portland's Holiday Ale Festival (pics) on 12-04-2010 at 09:02 PM
Yesterday I went to Portland's 15th Annual Holiday Ale Festival for the first time. Wow they
had some interesting stuff, and it was almost all high alcohol, oaked, and spiced.
Posted in thread: The perfect fermentation? on 11-21-2010 at 06:26 PM
Oh, and I completely disagree with BrewChron about cooling the wort for flocculation, and then
raising temp again. The yeast themselves are responsible for cleaning up diacetyl... who the
hell wants t...
Posted in thread: The perfect fermentation? on 11-20-2010 at 07:17 PM
Perfect until the part about warming the fermented wort. After the primary, vigrorous
fermentation at about 65F, traditional ale breweries cool it to 59F quickly to get the yeast to
flocculate out, th...
Posted in thread: Boil wort in autoclave/pressure cooker on 11-20-2010 at 07:07 PM
Unfortunately it isn't an acceptable method because volatiles must be boiled off during the
boil. However, some breweries use low pressure boiling to boil at lower temperatures and save
some energy, b...
Posted in thread: Vienna Lager on 11-16-2010 at 05:15 PM
I'd try the first. The yeast will generate some metabolic heat during active fermentation, so
it'll probably be a little warmer than ambient air temps. To insulate it from getting too cold
wrap a blan...
Posted in thread: www.fiftypoundsack.com - cheap bulk grain on 11-16-2010 at 05:08 PM
I'm so lucky being in my area (near Portland)! 50# sacks of great western 2-row and pale are
only $30, sometimes a couple dollars less! And no sales tax! I don't know what shipping is but
you could tr...
Posted in thread: Palate Training Kit? on 11-16-2010 at 04:59 PM
Yep there's kits with little bottles of the flavor compounds. You mix a tiny amount in rather
flavorless beer, but as far as I remember you just smell it, but maybe you can drink some, but
make sure i...
Posted in thread: Just put up a how to build a kegerator page on 11-14-2010 at 01:37 AM
Looks nice. Ill read it because Im getting ready to set one up. Tower though :(The
sanyo/kenmore fridge that I used supposedly works with towers. There's other articles online
about that (somewhere!)
Posted in thread: Just put up a how to build a kegerator page on 11-14-2010 at 12:24 AM
I just finished making a detailed, illustrated article about how to build a homebrew kegerator.