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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,182
Posted By bwiens
Reggae, Beastie Boys, Everlast are the norm....

Reggae, Beastie Boys, Everlast are the norm. Sometimes some Deadbolt, but that usually is reserved for a Black IPA session.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
Be year's end there will be 5 or 6 breweries...

Be year's end there will be 5 or 6 breweries within a couple of miles from us in Temecula. Should be great!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
We are getting closer. We received approval for...

We are getting closer. We received approval for our Tasting Room from the city and just got our floors in. The framing has started for the new walls and all the plumbing, electrical and HVAC is about...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-09-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,024
Posted By bwiens
I have used the Home Depot Valves on my whirlpool...

I have used the Home Depot Valves on my whirlpool vessel for a long time. I bought them with a gift card. I always meant to change them over to stainless like the rest of my vessels, but never did. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
First brew day done. 1bbl of our Plateau XPA and...

First brew day done. 1bbl of our Plateau XPA and Descent Black IPA. Tomorrow more Plateau XPA and our Avocado Honey Wheat.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By bwiens
Mission is good to hit up along with Coronado,...

Mission is good to hit up along with Coronado, its close. Great tasting room.

Stone, Lost Abbey(Pizza Port), IronFist, Mother Earth are close to each other.

Ballast Point, AleSmith, Green...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
We are going with 2 5500w element in the kettle...

We are going with 2 5500w element in the kettle and the HLT. My uncle is building the controls so Im not exactly sure. I should see it today and will post back.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
A quick update: Got our Federal and State...

A quick update:

Got our Federal and State licensing all done, so we are legal and official! Building and CUP permits are in the works and we hope to get our pilot system operating this weekend....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By bwiens
I use these on my system with the natural gas...

I use these on my system with the natural gas conversion it. Works well on propane too and not having the roar of a high pressure burner is really nice....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
Got the demo just about wrapped up this week....

Got the demo just about wrapped up this week. Next week we go to the State and hopefully soon we get our building permit so we can start construction. First up is floor drains.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By bwiens
I have the same burners on natural gas. I have:...

I have the same burners on natural gas. I have: orifice/valve on the burner <-> yellow flex <-> gas valve

It works fine and I guess you can adjust at the gas valve, but I always use the one on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By bwiens
They work great, been using one for a year or two...

They work great, been using one for a year or two now. The fan part of it really is the key. Just make sure you use one with the safety switch on the bottom in case it tips over in there.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-15-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
It is a good thing! Not sure we had any brewers...

It is a good thing! Not sure we had any brewers back through the family tree, but my grnadfather work at a hop farm for a while. You can also rearrange the letters and spell 'wines', but that is not...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-13-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
Yes, that is our family Winery. Great to hear...

Yes, that is our family Winery. Great to hear that you had great time. Much of my family works there and I am sure you spoke with some of them. The facility is fantastic.

Once we are making beer,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-12-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
I will keep this updated as things progress. I...

I will keep this updated as things progress. I too really have enjoyed reading others threads like this.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
Have a minute for a quick reply, can expand later...

Have a minute for a quick reply, can expand later though.

I started homebrewing about 1994 and immediately loved it. Brewing continued for a few years and then got put on the back burner when I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
We have a 7bbl brewhouse, 4 7bbl fermenters, and...

We have a 7bbl brewhouse, 4 7bbl fermenters, and 2 7bbl brite tanks. We will probably need to upgrade within a year if things go as planned.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,092
Posted By bwiens
Chinook and Columbus in even amounts all the way...

Chinook and Columbus in even amounts all the way through the additions. More is better too. Thats my favorite way.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By bwiens
Under construction, professionally

We are finally under way on our road to being pro. We have been working on this for a long time and now things are finally moving along and we are able to talk about it publicly. Our Facebook...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By bwiens
I run 2 of the hurricane burners on natural gas...

I run 2 of the hurricane burners on natural gas with the valve linked above. I do run 1/2" hose from my stub to them though. When you get the valve make sure it is the right one. It took a number of...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 52,745
Posted By bwiens
A 1/2bbl keg cleaner would make cleaning my keg...

A 1/2bbl keg cleaner would make cleaning my keg fermenters easier. I bet it would also be greener too. It will also be great when we get the brewery opened next year for cleaning the same keg...
Forum: General Techniques 11-15-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,164
Posted By bwiens
About a year ago I moved to FWH and whirlpool...

About a year ago I moved to FWH and whirlpool hops only. Makes fantastic beers with great hop character. I calculate IBU based on 90 minute boil using Beersmith with 0% adjustment.

My whirlpool...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-28-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By bwiens
I like my session pale ale for this. 3.7% nice...

I like my session pale ale for this. 3.7% nice hops, about 25ibu and a ton of finishing hops. Good and not strong enough to slow down the afternoons work.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By bwiens
A few drops of anti-foam?

A few drops of anti-foam?
Forum: DIY Projects 09-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By bwiens
Thats what I did, no problems there. Drill the...

Thats what I did, no problems there. Drill the holes out as you get taps.
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