Browsing Archive: November, 2015

Feedback from the Experts - Enter a competition

Posted by Lucas on Monday, November 30, 2015,
There are many reasons to enter a homebrewing event:
  1. Meet new people
  2. Force you to check out a different homebrew shop or brewery (where you drop off your bottles)
  3. Gain feedback from certified judges
  4. Win Prizes

I just received written feedback from 4 BJCP-certified judges. In some cases of comparing notes you can tell it comes down to personal preferences between bittering units in a northern English brown ale, but in other instances the Beer Judge Certification Program officials made the same comm...


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Used Equipment is fine

Posted by Lucas on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, In : Community & Education 
Garage Sales, Craigslist, Offerup...all great places to look for used kegs, carboys, propane tanks, burners, and stainless pots.

With the cold weather arriving soon or already here, I am noticing great deals online and even better deals in the neighborhood. Last weekend I picked up a "Golden Gate keg" for $5!?!? It will be awhile before I put it to use (Cask Conditioning, I hope), but I couldn't pass up the deal.

I think people are cleaning out before winter holidays and the yard sales go away...
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