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Posted in thread: Where did first SCOBY come from? on 05-03-2016 at 05:48 AM
Some of the best beer I've ever had is spontaneously fermented. Also some of the worst. Usually
you buy a culture of brewers yeast and prop and re pitch, but it seems like this is more like
lambic as ...
Posted in thread: Where did first SCOBY come from? on 05-03-2016 at 03:38 AM
I've been reading online about growing your own SCOBY from "Scratch", but they aren't from
scratch in all the tutorials I've found, they all require some finished Kombucha tea, that
would contain all ...
Posted in thread: Why using a hydrometer does not work with kombucha on 05-03-2016 at 03:14 AM
I believe a refractometer would be preferred as it's only measuring the refraction of light by
sugar. It would be a little off because of the small amount of alcohol, but if your goal was to
Posted in thread: Alesmith Old Numbskull on 10-21-2014 at 11:39 PM
Pretty sure it's an English Yeast fermented fairly cold....probably Marris Otter base...not too
much else just fermented real well...the BA version is even better...Zein is a mad genius
Posted in thread: Maris Otter vs. 2-Row for American Barley Wine? on 10-21-2014 at 09:49 PM
Want to brew this tomorrow but don't have Marris Otter....would Rahr Pale Malt be an okay sub
if supplemented with Victory and Aromatic, also doing about 6% Special B? Some will go into
Posted in thread: 2013 Hop Harvest - Another "Crisis"? on 02-06-2014 at 09:34 PM
We have fairly small contracts as a neighborhood brewpub/micro (7 bbl system, 1,250 bbl/year
max production) and so far, fingers crossed, we haven't had any varieties denied yet. Amarillo
Posted in thread: Something to think about for wannabe micro/nano brewers on 09-12-2013 at 11:05 PM
Day jobs still for sure, very tired at the moment.
Posted in thread: Session Red IPA on 09-12-2013 at 11:03 PM
Flaked oats will add some depth to the body in a low ABV beer like this. I also really like the
blend of Cascade/Centennial with a red hoppy beer. I would be tempted to up the C120 a bit and
Posted in thread: Is it even possible to achieve that authentic German crispness in a homebrewed lager? on 09-12-2013 at 10:24 PM
Having been to Germany many times I have to say I have had just as good or better versions in
the US by micro and home breweries. By 'crispness' I assume you mean dry, carbonated, very
clean, cold? Us...
Posted in thread: Something to think about for wannabe micro/nano brewers on 09-12-2013 at 10:11 PM
We opened a 7 barrel with 4 FVs and it's profitable in under a year, production is estimated to
be around 500 barrels in the first year. 75% of our production is sold directly to the consumer
in the t...