Creeps McLane

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  1. Chiller would make a really nice fountain, possibly fountain lamp
  2. My suggestion would be to brew a few batches before larger investments. Brew a wheat first since the temps will be ok in the higher range. Get to know the process and the patience part of it. Then decide where you want to go from there
  3. The first time I use a certain yeast there was a lot of yeast sitting on the top and I thought something was wrong with the beer but it turned out fine. Last time I made a stout and had a bunch of yeast on top of it it was completely infected it was disgusting. so it could be either one i guess. Infections get worse with time. You may not be able to tell right now.
  4. What yeast? Different yeast do different things sometimes
  5. Finally i found a pic of me and josh discussing something very important im sure.
  6. Last night was supposed to be our taking it easy night... however... we left for a sake and ended up going to 4 or 5 different bars. At the end we were at a pub with all the brewing network guys and gals. I got a pic with all of them of course. Very nice people. Brewers as a whole seem so nice. Not a single bad thing to say about the whole experience.
  7. @MRB Josh R is charging $10 per selfie... thats taking food out of my childrens mouth
  8. I patiently waited to run into don osborn last night and when i finally did i chatted his ear off. He wasn't exactly walking away from either so i hope i kept my fanboy side to a minimum. As if hours of free beer wasn't enough we went to the hotel bar after the social night. At some point tasty mcdole walks in and we called him over for some very nice convo. I got john palmer to sign my book outside of the scheduled book signing. Such a nice guy, seems like theres not a mean bone in his body. Talked with @MRB Josh R quite a bit. He pointed us in the direction of the best brew tents. Nice to talk beers with an actual judge. And that was just night one.
  9. Besides MRB... had a really nice chat with ben from spike brewing, there was a PBW like company that was really informative, omega yeast, anvil was alright, breiss had some grain that we got to take home and they had some nice knowledge to drop.
  10. Clothes hygeine stuff water cup emergency snacks I think im good. Minneapolis ill see you tomorrow!
  11. I think bar keepers friend might work though...
  12. I wouldnt worry about it honestly. Youll be boiling it anyway. Its inevitable if youre not using stainless. Thats prob just some coating. what fitting does that go to? Compression or NPT? Just buy a bazooka screen if it bothers you. youre using a cooler right? Like a box one?
  13. I plan on spending most of my time at the Dickies booth... not sure why theyre there and have such a large booth
  14. If this is supposed to be the MRB version of dechutes black butte porter then I would just leave it alone. That beer is amazing.
  15. I recently made a batch of root beer from the zatatains extract. Its pretty good. I carbed it like crazy in the keg but when i pour it i get tons of fizz that diminishes immediately leaving a slightly carbed soda. This is in my keezer sitting at 10 PSI along with my beers. I had it at 30 PSI for about a week prior to that. the taste is pretty good but i feel that it could be better. Maybe a fizzier pour would help. Ive read of people using maltodextrin for added body. Im carbing using CO2 from the tank and not using yeast. I know maltodextrin is not very fermentable if at all so i doubt using yeast would have any effect on that addition. My father also says it has a medicinal taste to it which doesnt make much sense to me. I agree it has a unique taste but im attributing that to me using 3 cups of sugar instead of 4 and the carbonation not staying after pouring. two things ive seen. One is to use carbonated water and then add the extract upon serving so the keg stays "cleaner". Second thing is to maybe have a secondary regulator to keep this at a higher PSI at all times. It would be nice to always have an NA option on tap. Any insight would be appreciated
  16. Ive heard it adds a very unique flavor and some sweetness to the finished beer. Not sure what styles i would use it for for my own tastes.
  17. Sooo. Decoction mash... I just watched a video on it. You ever done one before? I applaud the extra effort for sure.
  18. Its all about to do what it does in a few minutes.
  19. Thank you your excellence. Ill stalk you as soon as i walk in then. Best have some super secret new recipe to share with me
  20. Think I have it all planned out. Well see. @MRB Josh R I only see coopers listed as an exhibitor, no Mr Beer booth?
  21. I was thinking about brewing a stout on friday, but that didn't work out. The three year old is currently an insomniac. Thought i could sneak in maybe a PM MRB rye ipa brew tonight but that didnt work out. Three year old is currently an insomniac. so instead while he ate popcorn and watched bob the builder i polished up three fermenters, two kettles and one cooler. When a brew day does present itself, i will be ready.