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Posted in thread: Another brand under A-B's Porfolio, say goodbye to Blue Point Brewing on 02-05-2014 at 06:55 PM
The trend started when the craft beer revolution started to get big & profitable enough for the
MBC combines to take notice. The first step was to bring out their own lines of "ersatz-craft"
Posted in thread: Who prefers bottling over kegging? on 12-31-2013 at 10:21 AM
If I interpret the OP correctly, it's asking if I think either method of storage produces
better beer. My answer would be no. I am well able to afford kegging, and when Madame Rico and
I go out, we in...
Posted in thread: Wide Mouth Glass Fermentor on 12-28-2013 at 01:50 PM
It's still glass, and I have better alternatives.
Posted in thread: What to purchase next? on 12-20-2013 at 01:28 PM
Ten gallons seems to be a common recommendation when this topic comes up. I started odd with
extract kits using a cheap 30 qt. stainless pot, which I've used successfully for nearly 5
years sine I wen...
Posted in thread: Easy Way to Sanitize Racking Cane? on 12-19-2013 at 10:38 AM
I have found the wallpaper tray ideal for sanitizing hose, autosiphon, wine thief, hydrometer,
and all small parts. Uses less than 1 gal. Star San solution, which can be re-used. Be sure to
get the lo...
Posted in thread: Forgive me for thinking this is awesome/Brewing in cold weather. on 12-19-2013 at 10:30 AM
I quit brewing in Winter AND Summer a long while back. Now I just brew what I need Spring and
Fall, with a sufficient stockpile to take me through those gaps.
Posted in thread: Anybody using the Jaded Brewing HYDRA Wort Chiller? on 12-15-2013 at 09:39 PM
Given the thermodynamics involved in the heat transfer, that Jaded Brewing contraption looks
like it's heavily into "law of diminishing returns" territory. I cool 5 gallons of wort from
Posted in thread: Hops on a plane... NSA...? on 12-15-2013 at 06:28 PM
I've carried bottled homebrew in checked luggage on a number of occasions. I don't say anything
to them, and so far the beer has arrived intact. Hops may be a different story, depending on
Posted in thread: Common Room ESB on 12-15-2013 at 05:59 PM
My first batch of this was a great beer, and very drinkable- but a bit too much hop-forward. I
know I followed the directions exactly, so my guess is that the AA of the hops I used might
have been hig...
Posted in thread: ESB Quest on 12-15-2013 at 05:55 PM
I brewed the Common Room ESB recipe in the recipes section last Spring. It's got the right
"breadiness," but somehow ended up a bit too much hop-forward, even though I know I followed