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    If you're going with concentrate, and you're...

    If you're going with concentrate, and you're going to mix it at point of sale, have you considered contacting Coca Cola? They have BIB set ups for bars using the standard bar gun. Probably not as...
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    I'm curious how whatever this is turns out. I'm...

    I'm curious how whatever this is turns out. I'm so leery of anything to do with pineapple and alcohol. I did a pineapple and star anise infused brandy years ago at a bar I was working at, and it was...
  3. Thread: Yeast Strains

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    Out of curiosity, why did you choose those...

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose those particular strains?
  4. Thread: Brewtan B

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    I'm not sure that I buy this. I whirlpool my...

    I'm not sure that I buy this. I whirlpool my beer, as I believe most breweries do. That's quite vigorous, not to mention the roughing-up the beer gets going through the plates of the heat exchanger....
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    Well Eric, Thanks sincerely for all the help. I...

    Well Eric, Thanks sincerely for all the help. I honestly didn't know about the fact that d.-strain yeast makes an enzyme that continues fermentation. On my end, it wouldn't affect packaging too much,...
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    Their crystal is good. And they are cheap. I...

    Their crystal is good. And they are cheap. I prefer Briess, but I'm not really sure there is much of a difference.
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    As far as feeding the yeast... my original plan...

    As far as feeding the yeast... my original plan was to use my standard Yeastex 82 in the boil. Candi seemed to think that would be sufficient. Do you think I need to do more? Add some more during the...
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    I haven't brewed the Braggot quite yet. I'm...

    I haven't brewed the Braggot quite yet. I'm shooting for the end of May at this point, based on my usage and barrel availability.

    Originally I chose the beer yeast because I like the rich...
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    AMEN!!!! Edible glitter? Just say no.

    AMEN!!!! Edible glitter? Just say no.
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    It's unanimous!

    Thanks for the input everybody. As of right now at least, it is unanimous. And now matters, because I'm about to clarify! Feeling good about the decision.
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    Brut IPA: To Clarify or not to clarify?

    I am just finishing up my first attempt at a Brut IPA. I just did the second dry hop today, and the gravity has fermented down to an insane 0.098. I'm very, very happy with the beer thus far.

    But...
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    Are you doing something to change the environment...

    Are you doing something to change the environment in the fermeter like agressive dry hopping, or raising the temperature drastically/quickly for a diacetyl rest?
  13. Thread: Matcha Powder

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    Well I've done it! "Ceremony Green Tea Lager"...

    Well I've done it! "Ceremony Green Tea Lager" will be hitting my draft lines in about a week.

    The beer turned out great. I spoke with the guys at Baxter, and they were a ton of help. In the end, I...
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    I work on a 3bbl system, brewing into 7bbl...

    I work on a 3bbl system, brewing into 7bbl fermenters. I brew over two days as well.

    It is a common misconception that you have to add yeast for the total amount of beer you're producing. The...
  15. Do you have to refrigerate Amylo300?

    Thank you all for this thread. I'm going to be brewing my first Brut IPA next week, and reading this thread backs up my plans, so I'm feeling good. I just got my Amylo300 yesterday. This morning I...
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    Alcohol Tolerance in a Braggot

    Hello Hive Mind!

    I have a question about a Braggot I'm formulating a recipe for. What I'm hoping for is about a 60/40 Barley/Honey ratio. The highest % of honey I've ever used before is 25%, so...
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    I have only ever used it as an addition...

    I have only ever used it as an addition post-fermentation. I would be worried about the fat from the coconut being too incorporated into the beer/interfering with the yeast in fermentation. I'm...
  18. Thread: Matcha Powder

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    Matcha Powder

    Has anybody used Matcha Green Tea Powder in beer?

    I've been wanted to do a tea beer for a while now, and I have a little time opening up in December where I can do a lager, and so I thought I...
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    Tropical IPA

    Has anyone used the OYL-200 - or for that matter White Labs 664 Brett Trois?

    I'm doing some research on Brut IPA, and it came up as a suggested strain, and it sounds great for that purpose. I'm...
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    I'm working with a similar setup to yours. I dry...

    I'm working with a similar setup to yours. I dry hop when the beer is at 75%-80% of F.G. That's also the same time I begin the diacetyl rest.
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    I brew at a brewpub with a 3bbl system, and 3x...

    I brew at a brewpub with a 3bbl system, and 3x 6bbl fermenters. We have 10 draft lines. I have around 140 1/2bbl kegs and a dozen 1/4bbl tall kegs.
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    I am the brewer at a smaller brewpub. I run a...

    I am the brewer at a smaller brewpub. I run a 3bbl system with three 6bbl unitanks. I run 10 lines at a time - three are year-round, 3 are from a regular lineup of house seasonals I choose from, and...
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    Arcadia in Kalamazoo. They have a counter service...

    Arcadia in Kalamazoo. They have a counter service BBQ joint that is great.
  24. I've done both pale ale and IPA on nitro. They...

    I've done both pale ale and IPA on nitro. They tend to sell pretty well, and taste pretty good in my opinion. I think the hoppier (or rather more bitter) you get the less "good" the beers get, so if...
  25. ^^^^^^^THIS! And I think it would be a good idea...

    ^^^^^^^THIS!
    And I think it would be a good idea to add some German Melanoidin Malt, which is good at mimicking the processes of a decoction mash.

    (Though I much prefer Weyermann to Best [BSG],...
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