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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2013, 09:47 PM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By kallen
First, lets clarify that I am talking about the...

First, lets clarify that I am talking about the literal direct interpretation of ownership of said keg. Kegs are OWNED by the brewery. The distributors/retailers/customers pay deposits, so that the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By kallen
Sorry man, I work in the brewing industry. Kegs...

Sorry man, I work in the brewing industry. Kegs are the property of the brewery, not the distributor. The distributor has no right to give the kegs away. The brewery charges the distributor a...
Forum: Introductions 02-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By kallen
Yes, I used a recipe. But by the time I started...

Yes, I used a recipe. But by the time I started brewing myself I was unsatisfied with the kits at the LHBS. I wanted my own beer, I didn't want to make something I could buy at a store.

I did...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-13-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By kallen
From Wyeast Labs... "High pitch rates can...

From Wyeast Labs...

"High pitch rates can lead to:
•Very low ester production
•Very fast fermentations
•Thin or lacking body/mouthfeel
•Autolysis (Yeasty flavors due to lysing of cells)"
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By kallen
What temperature do you keep your fridge at? I...

What temperature do you keep your fridge at? I had bottle bomb issues with a root beer I made. The champagne yeast kept carbonating in my fridge at 42F, and they would spray 7ft in the air. I have...
Forum: Introductions 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By kallen
This is one reason why I don't clone beers. Why...

This is one reason why I don't clone beers. Why try to make someone elses beer? I would much rather enjoy my own. If the gravity has stopped dropping, it is ready. Bottle it, wait, and enjoy.
Forum: Want to Buy 02-12-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
WTB yeast
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Posted By kallen
No, I haven't made a starter for any of my beers...

No, I haven't made a starter for any of my beers and haven't had any problems using WL yeast. It is a matter of storage and time that I don't make starters.
Forum: Want to Buy 02-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
WTB yeast
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Posted By kallen
I use WLP004 for all my stouts.

I use WLP004 for all my stouts.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By kallen
If I am deciphering your post right, you forgot...

If I am deciphering your post right, you forgot to put the airlock back on. If so, put the air lock on immediately! If there was still active fermentation going on while the air lock is off, the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By kallen
Boiling with the lid off allows any DMS from...

Boiling with the lid off allows any DMS from mashing to escape. But I used to boil with the lid cracked and never had any DMS present in my beers. Believe me, if you have DMS in your beer, you will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-11-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By kallen
WL001 optimal range is 68-73, which is just that,...

WL001 optimal range is 68-73, which is just that, optimal. It's still an ale yeast that will ferment at lower/higher temps. What temperature did it get up to during active fermentation, that is more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2013, 04:34 AM
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Views: 161,442
Posted By kallen
Shock Top Pumpkin Spice; tasted like they spilled...

Shock Top Pumpkin Spice; tasted like they spilled the whole bottle of nutmeg into the bottle. What do you expect from AB?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By kallen
Gotta love how people are "willing" to sell...

Gotta love how people are "willing" to sell stolen items. Not that using commercial kegs in home brewing is new or uncommon. Just ironically funny. Good luck with the build, I am jealous. I don't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-10-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By kallen
BLASPHEMY! I would love to make beer for a...

BLASPHEMY! I would love to make beer for a living. Although I work in the conditioning department of a macro brewery, it would be heaven to actually get to create beers for others to enjoy. But I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,880
Views: 938,682
Posted By kallen
Said the hipster at a beer festival "My favorite...

Said the hipster at a beer festival "My favorite beer is PBR, they are a small brewery and don't get sucked into that corporate greed crap."

There was just too much wrong with not only his...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By kallen
In my Chocolate Coffee Stout, I used 4oz of cold...

In my Chocolate Coffee Stout, I used 4oz of cold pressed espresso in the boil during the last 10 minutes. Then once my beer was in secondary I added an additional 4oz of the cold pressed espresso...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By kallen
I brew on a glass top electric range. Don't have...

I brew on a glass top electric range. Don't have any issues with the boil, since I start the heat at the start of sparging and it's at a full boil by the time my 30 quart kettle is full. And I know...
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By kallen
Is it a new barrel or a used barrel? The...

Is it a new barrel or a used barrel? The infusion of oak character fades over time/use. I bought a new barrel and got a great oak flavor out of just 4 weeks aging. However the second batch through...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,297
Posted By kallen
Your big macro level breweries blend batches to...

Your big macro level breweries blend batches to match particular flavor profiles.

Smaller micro and local breweries don't have the storage capacity to do this. So there can be nuance...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By kallen
Unless you are using a pad filter, don't use...

Unless you are using a pad filter, don't use chocolate powder. The other two should be fine either in secondary or extract like stated above.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-03-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By kallen
Time in a brewery is never time wasted. Either...

Time in a brewery is never time wasted. Either brewing the beer or drinking it. I prefer my beers over just about anything I pay money per pint for. But getting out trying new breweries, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,909
Posted By kallen
I attempted to brew a 5 gallon batch of DBIPA...

I attempted to brew a 5 gallon batch of DBIPA (Double Black IPA), ended up with a OG of 1.110 and a FG of 1.020 using just a double vial pitch of WL001. I didn't want to use the WL099 because I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-13-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,092
Posted By kallen
You guys all do it the hard way; I just run a...

You guys all do it the hard way; I just run a sample through the analyzer at work. Doesn't everyone work in the brewing department of a major brewery?

My Blonde ended up the lowest at 160...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By kallen
Thanks for the advice! ESB (Extra Special...

Thanks for the advice!

ESB (Extra Special British) Malt is a Pale Malt made by the Gambrinus Malting Co out of BC Canada. Talking to other local home brewers, it seems that my LHBS is the only...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By kallen
Your OG will be much higher after boiling then...

Your OG will be much higher after boiling then your specific gravity after sparging. So, you will need to know your pre-boil gravity number and your evaporation rate of your kettle/boil time, etc,...
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