@10thSFFD You compare our current situation to the past quite a bit. I'm honestly curious, how do you factor in the "information age"? For the moment, at least, I can reach out with a mouse click. Forums like this, chat groups, news sites, etc. Even FB/YT/Twitter/etc can't pull down content they...
I've considered doing the oxygenation wand. Do you use those small bottles of O2 from the hardware store? I've been using a whirlpool/aeration paddle from NorCal on my drill to help aerate the wort. Also makes a fairly decent trub cone. Though not as "perfect" as they advertise.
Shit. Your equipment is better than mine. I just picked up an immersion chiller from Cuss (ex Jaded) and I'm able to get my 5 gallon batches down to 68 or so in 5 minutes. And that's a huge win over my cheapo NB kit chiller.
I definitely don't usually see fermentation within hours with...
Brewed a Galaxy/Viking 2-row SMaSH today. The 2.5L Omega Voss Kveik starter I made popped the foam stopper out of the flask overnight. Went well otherwise. Going to try to get it in the keg and carbonated by the 4th.
We agree that fake news is wrong, right? And we agree that FB is the epitome of evil, right?
But we're willing to entertain an image being shared on FB of a screenshot of a Twitter post? Come the f*** on.
It's cheap to brew. The whole point was to try to produce a low-ABV Japanese-style lager. The 2 oz of Sorachi Ace give it plenty of flavor. Cooking and cooling that much rice is a massive PITA. Stirring the sticky gelatinous output into the mash tun took forever and dropped my mash temperature...
I have a rice lager (Sapporo clone) lagering right now. Used 34/70. Tastes good after a month, but I'm going to give it more time. I used 4# of cooked jasmine rice. What a PITA that was to deal with. Will just use Minute Rice or flaked next time.
In my experience, it hasn't been crappy takeout. It's been bad service and food out on the restaurant patio. None have been busy. All have been places we've enjoyed in the past (otherwise I wouldn't have bothered sweating outside)