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MRB-Rick last won the day on April 1 2015

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    Mr Beer - President

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  1. MRB-Rick

    Problems with Mr Beer Website

    @Shrike Ok, looking into it.
  2. MRB-Rick

    Problems with Mr Beer Website

    @zorak1066 I have always thought the same as you. Why? It actually makes the best financial sense for small time hackers. Small companies with few resources for large scale IT management have been shown to be most likely to pay a ransom. Now, we are owned by a larger company now, but still run like a small one. @Nickfixit Oh, it is most likely not a French person, but just running through their servers. We are still dealing with some issues today online, but we can now take orders at least. Thanks again.
  3. MRB-Rick

    Problems with Mr Beer Website

    We are constantly under attack and just need to manage it. 20% of our traffic is using some attack vector. The most current attack was coming from France for some reason. We were able to work with our CDN and make the appropriate changes and it appears to be better as of 3:30 MST.
  4. MRB-Rick

    Problems with Mr Beer Website

    Thanks for understanding.
  5. MRB-Rick

    Problems with Mr Beer Website

    We have been inundated with a DDOS attack this morning. It is affecting many parts of the site including strange order issues. It has been happening since 8am this morning and have made some strides on fixing it. Sorry for this, but know we are working as hard as we can.
  6. MRB-Rick

    Root Beer Smell

    that root beer smell will be there forever. Never mix your rootbeer bottles with the beer. Keep them separate as it will affect the beer.
  7. MRB-Rick

    Force carbonation

    Can I assume that this is in a corny keg? I think Creeps has got it right though, it does sound like you have simply over carbonated the beer. Saturation over time is the most reliable way, but it is just one of the ways. You chose one of the fast ways, but also one way that has the most potential for errors. This can easily be remedied though as Creeps said. Here are some simple things to do: Do NOT rack the beer into a different keg, it will not help and will oxidize the beer making it taste poorly. Do Not try to serve the overcarbonated beer at a lower serving pressure, it will continue to foam and then undercarbonate in the glass. Turn off the Co2 or detach the hose Pull the pressure relief valve repeatedly over time (as creeps mentioned) test frequently so that you do not go too far in relieving the pressure Reconnect your gas pressure line after achieving the proper level of carbonation factoring in your beer line restriction.
  8. MRB-Rick

    Organic and natural

    It is not organic certified, but it is additive and preservative free sourced from farmers that have been in relationship with the Coopers Brewery for a hundred years. On the brewery side, their ale side of beers have been advertised as natural, additive and preservative free for many years in Australia. In order to make alcohol, you have to have sugars. Any cane sugar used is mainly for the carbonation process as it is quickly and completely used where other types of sugars are not. You could use something else in the carbonation process, but it may not give you the amount of carbonation you would like and give it different flavor. Not bad, just different.
  9. MRB-Rick

    How does Mr. Beer create new recipies?

    Mine would have to be Sumatra Stout. I have always liked the coffee flavored stouts.
  10. MRB-Rick

    How does Mr. Beer create new recipies?

    Novocaine was one of our Christmas party beers back in 2005. We liked it so much it became something that we sold. The rest if recipe history.
  11. MRB-Rick

    How does Mr. Beer create new recipies?

    You got it all wrong! I am not some tyrant sitting on a throne. I am more of a revered elder. (cough, gag) Sorry, I just spit my coffee all over my screen. A little bit of everything above is what happens. Sometimes they just happen and other times we really plan it. A couple of my favorite accidents were the original Sumatra Stout and Bengal Tiger IPA. Josh has ramped up the style a bit recently to make sure we are sticking to some sort of guideline, but sometimes just throwing something together creates something interesting.
  12. MRB-Rick

    MUG MidWest meeting

    I may have to go with @MRB Josh R just to make sure he handles himself We'll see
  13. MRB-Rick

    MUG MidWest meeting

    Hmmn, would be nice to do something here at HQ at some point. . . .
  14. MRB-Rick

    MUG MidWest meeting

    Working out who will be coming from our side. Two people would be unfortunately small, but hey, more stuff for you two then right?
  15. MRB-Rick

    Meet Up Info

    Lets keep all information in this category related to meet up information.