Last Activity:01-19-2013 4:00 PM
Posted in thread: Any pubs in New Bern, NC? on 01-15-2013 at 08:52 PM
Well, I lucked out.The first place we went to was called Morgan's Bar and Grill.They had half a
dozen brews (on tap) from the St. George Brewery (in Virginia, the gal said).The Porter was so
good I ne...
Posted in thread: Any pubs in New Bern, NC? on 01-10-2013 at 04:36 PM
Hi folks,The wife is dragging me down to New Bern, North Carolina.Doesn't look like they have
any microbreweries but is there anywhere that serves some decent beer?Cheers!
Posted in thread: Fly Sparging - why 1" above grain bed? on 12-06-2012 at 03:01 PM
Hang on a minute.I've been re-thinking this.Why can't you let all the sparge water into the
mash (but without disturbing the grain bed), so it is say 12 inches above the grain bed.Then
Posted in thread: Fly Sparging - why 1" above grain bed? on 12-05-2012 at 11:50 PM
Yooper,Many thanks for the quick reply!So, you need to maintain a water level above the grain
bed but you don't want to introduce the sparge water too fast because it takes time for the
sparge water t...
Posted in thread: Fly Sparging - why 1" above grain bed? on 12-05-2012 at 11:35 PM
From what I have read, when you fly sparge, you should adjust the infeed of sparge water so as
to maintain about 1" (or something like that) of water above the grain bed.Why not just
introduce sparge ...
Posted in thread: Bottle Cappers? on 07-03-2012 at 11:01 PM
I would seriously suggest getting one of those cast iron antiquey ones off Ebay.Clean it up,
paint it, mount it on a base of pine board and go to town.It makes all the difference in
bottling. These th...
Posted in thread: Any real taverns in Charlottesville? on 06-24-2012 at 05:37 PM
Steve,Many thanks for the reply, but we had left before we got it.Funnily enough, we we went to
the Blue Mountain Brewery! I had a porter that was aged in a whiskey barrel, I think it was
Posted in thread: Any real taverns in Charlottesville? on 06-19-2012 at 11:37 PM
Hi Folks,We're up to see Monticello tomorrow for a couple of days and was wondering if anyone
has recommendations for real colonial taverns.Priority list:1. The atmoshere of a real tavern2.
Posted in thread: Merits of "cask" ales? on 06-12-2012 at 02:44 PM
OK, let's ask Dinnerstick a question:"In a good pub, when they have just changed the barrel,
was the beer still delicious?"I suspect the answer is "Yes!"Therefore, you don't need no
stinking air in th...
Posted in thread: Merits of "cask" ales? on 06-12-2012 at 01:47 PM
Come on now motobrewer.Do we know this for certain?A slight change in procedure and recipe,
some inexpensive equipment.Cheers!