Archive for September, 2009

Prima Pils on taste T.O.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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Good article about Victory Prima Pils, one of my favorite session beers.  If you’re in Charleston, you can pick it up at CBX.

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Draught Line Cleaning Business

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

After taking the coarse at MicroMatic, I went ahead and purchased the equipment necessary to do professional line cleaning here in Charleston, SC as well as the surrounding area.  I use a commercial grade pump that allows for continuous flow and back-flow of draught systems.  Right now I can do up to 6 lines at a time but I plan on being able to do eight soon.  I do a full break down of the system, run cleaning chemicals through the lines, and make sure that everything is in perfect flowing condition.  The name of my company is ‘Southeastern Tap Technicians’ and I can be reached at 843-270-7157.

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Porter

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I’m getting ready to brew a porter for the first time.  In front of the porter, the Chinook Single Hopped IPA will be going into a keg, and the Brambling Cross Single Hopped IPA will be going into secondary fermentation where it will be dry hopped.  The force carbonation worked out awesome.   It took a couple of conversations with Dave from Coast Brewery, and some YouTube videos before we got it right, but once it was there it tasted phenomenal. What an easy alternative to bottling.  Now I’ve just got to get a hold of some more kegs and add more taps to my kegerator.

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Kegged First Single Hop

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

IMG_0515We kegged the first Single Hop IPA that we brewed.  We used forced carbonation rather than the priming sugar that we usually use when bottling.  It turned out great.  It’s all centennial hops.  We used 4 oz. of hop pellets during the 90 minute boil and then dry hopped it with 1 oz. during secondary fermentation.  I think it’s the most well balanced beer that we’ve brewed to date.  In the other two fermenters, we have the same recipe with different hops – one Chinook and one Brambling Cross.  They’ll be ready to keg soon.  We also just bought ingredients for a English Porter.

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