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    Keg still good after 3+ years!

    After tasting a keg I forgot about that I brewed ~2 years ago and was still good, I decided to try tasting a beer I brewed over 4 years ago, aged on oak for a year, and has been in the keg for over 3...
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    Nice! I run the kitchen at a public golf course,...

    Nice! I run the kitchen at a public golf course, and often thought about making a daily special like "Homebrewed Beer Battered Fish and Chips". I think I may just do it this year.
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    Remember your hop utilization will be lower with...

    Remember your hop utilization will be lower with a more concentrated boil.

    The local brewpub here has an IPA that tastes like melons. It's awesome. They sell the same beer with double the dry...
  4. $20 designated driver tickets... BRILLIANT!

    $20 designated driver tickets... BRILLIANT!
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    Thanks Corky. That sucks you had a bad batch....

    Thanks Corky. That sucks you had a bad batch. Infection or just an experiment that didn't work out? I have a starter crashing in the fridge that I'm going to step up one more time to brew an IPA...
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    Exactly! Except I already have one for a...

    Exactly! Except I already have one for a kegerator, so I was thinking more like Full time/Full time. :D
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    It's so cold up here, the closet I had the...

    It's so cold up here, the closet I had the fermenters in dropped to 57F. Man, if I'd a know that I'd a made it a lager! I don't have a way of controlling ferm temps. Pretty much came to a halt at...
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    I wouldn't say anything noticeable. It seems the...

    I wouldn't say anything noticeable. It seems the dried fruit/plum flavor is a bit more intense. Other than that, I'd say it stood up to the abuse well. I've got a request to brew a Kilt Lifter...
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    Thought I'd post a pic or two of what my set up...

    Thought I'd post a pic or two of what my set up looks like now. I like fly sparging. I get 84% efficiency out of the system.

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    I brewed an Irish Red Ale. I figure maybe the...

    I brewed an Irish Red Ale. I figure maybe the second keg will last until St Patty's Day. I was cleaning out kegs today for when it's done fermenting incase I get lazy between now and then, and found...
  11. +1 but I did answer since I run a restaurant at a...

    +1 but I did answer since I run a restaurant at a golf course
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    My pre-chiller I built for my immersion chiller...

    My pre-chiller I built for my immersion chiller worked great. Got 11 gallons of wort cooled from boiling to 70F in less than 15 minutes!
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    Brewed a 10 gallon batch yesterday. Sure felt...

    Brewed a 10 gallon batch yesterday. Sure felt great! First time in 2 years. Like riding a bike...
  14. What is the design of this machine?

    What is the design of this machine?
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    Well, walls are insulated and covered with OSB...

    Well, walls are insulated and covered with OSB Board. Ceiling is in. I installed a range hood I bought at a resale store and vented it to the outside. Hopefully I won't have water dripping from the...
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    Is it the same yeast? Looks to me like the one on...

    Is it the same yeast? Looks to me like the one on the left is just a highly flocculant yeast. It probably wont attenuate as much and will be very clear like you filtered it.
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    I had the idea (which i regret not doing) of...

    I had the idea (which i regret not doing) of making an Old Ale when my son was born. Then I was going to bury it in the ground below the frost line where temperature and light would not play a factor...
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    I've pitched on yeast cakes more than I've...

    I've pitched on yeast cakes more than I've started with new yeast. I even rinse the yeast from the trub after a while and have used the same yeast for years. I've never had the color of one batch to...
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    That's awesome! I'd like a few of those myself.

    That's awesome! I'd like a few of those myself.
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    Lol. I thought the same thing when I read this,...

    Lol. I thought the same thing when I read this, but then figured I was just being "anal". They should have used a different malt, or mashed cooler or something.
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    It will, but there's no ceiling. So the heat just...

    It will, but there's no ceiling. So the heat just goes out the roof vents. That's my winter project. I have to redo the framework thats currently above and done wrong. I also am going to insulate the...
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    Ya, I spent another morning in there and still...

    Ya, I spent another morning in there and still have more to go. Probably gonna need two more mornings of cleaning/organizing!
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    No brew pot Malty? That sucks! I spent the...

    No brew pot Malty? That sucks!

    I spent the entire day yesterday and this morning cleaning out my brewery/garage. Since moving in too many things never found a home. My wife said, "How in the heck...
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    Yeah, I did the same thing! It's hard to clean...

    Yeah, I did the same thing! It's hard to clean lines when there's no motivation in the form of another keg to push through...
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    Almost ready to brew again!

    It's been nearly 2 years since I've brewed a batch of beer. We moved and the new house wasn't "brew ready".

    Last weekend I installed a water spigot in my garage and ran water to it. Found out the...
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