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by ryanmetcalf
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hopped Up: Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops from Kansas
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Views: 814

Hopped Up: Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops from Kansas

Until recent years, Kansas and Missouri did not have a local fresh hop option for most breweries. Kansas Hop Co is changing that, delivering fresh hops within an hour of being harvested for brewers to put straight in the mash tun, for a super fresh beer. https://www.flatlandkc.org/eats-drinks/hoppe...
by ryanmetcalf
Thu May 13, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Spunding Valve
Replies: 0
Views: 4520

Spunding Valve

We were talking at tonight's meeting about naturally carbonated kegs vs force carbonated and it got me thinking Who has done natural keg carbonation and who has either bought or built a spunding valve? https://byo.com/project/build-your-own-spunding-valve-to-carbonate-in-the-keg/ https://www.morebee...
by ryanmetcalf
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friends and colleagues remember Kansas City brewer Rodney Beagle
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Views: 4107

Friends and colleagues remember Kansas City brewer Rodney Beagle

This last week, KC lost a big member of the professional brewing and homebrewing community Nearly three-dozen breweries throughout greater Kansas City have initiated plans to brew, package and sell a mixed six-pack of beers based on Beagle’s recipes from his days at Colony KC. All proceeds from beer...
by ryanmetcalf
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Call Is Coming From Inside the House — Craft Beer’s Self-Inflicted Existential Crisis
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Views: 2966

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House — Craft Beer’s Self-Inflicted Existential Crisis

Good read!

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/blog/20 ... ial-crisis

The portions on inclusion can apply to homebrewing too! I've been trying to think up ways to reach those we may not be targeting/reaching
by ryanmetcalf
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boulevard Brewing Co. becomes lightning rod for criticism following tepid response to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Boulevard Brewing Co. becomes lightning rod for criticism following tepid response to sexual harassment allegations

https://www.thepitchkc.com/boulevard-brewing-becomes-lightning-rod-for-criticism-following-tepid-response-to-sexual-harassment-allegations/ Over the weekend, Kansas City found itself in the national spotlight via a viral Reddit post. The author, a former female employee of Boulevard Brewing Co., acc...
by ryanmetcalf
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Recipes
Topic: Sour in an Hour? Brewers are experimenting with white koji to speed up the time to acidify their kettle sours.
Replies: 8
Views: 10003

Re: Sour in an Hour? Brewers are experimenting with white koji to speed up the time to acidify their kettle sours.

Ok, I might have re-read the Oct.co article again and caught this, they only used 10%. So the previous % might be for the rice dryness malt character mix, vs biological count Over the last two years, he and his team have made two commercial batches with nuruk. First, they inoculated rice with nuruk,...
by ryanmetcalf
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Recipes
Topic: Sour in an Hour? Brewers are experimenting with white koji to speed up the time to acidify their kettle sours.
Replies: 8
Views: 10003

Re: Sour in an Hour? Brewers are experimenting with white koji to speed up the time to acidify their kettle sours.

Part of my issue has been reading/research, trying to figure out why their specific on the function/use. I keep getting caught up on the sentence, “With test brews that we’ve done with white koji, if you make it 20 to 25 percent of your grain bill, you could make a sour beer in a standard 1-hour mas...
by ryanmetcalf
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Brewing Recipes
Topic: Jester King Homebrew Recipes
Replies: 0
Views: 3232

Jester King Homebrew Recipes

Maybe you left the Nov meeting wanting a little more Jester King in your life, they've got some homebrew recipes published for sharing! https://jesterkingbrewery.com/blogdev/homebrew-recipes BIERE DE MIEL - ale brewed w/ Texas wildflower honey DAS WUNDERKIND! - blend of young, fresh ale w/ mature, b...
by ryanmetcalf
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewers Pour 50% Less Beer Into Kegs With U.S. Bars Locked Down
Replies: 0
Views: 3586

Brewers Pour 50% Less Beer Into Kegs With U.S. Bars Locked Down

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-01/u-s-beer-keg-production-stumbled-more-than-50-as-bars-closed More than 651,000 jobs supported by the U.S. beer industry are forecast to be lost by the end of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from the Beer Institute, the B...
by ryanmetcalf
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waffle House partners with Oconee Brewing on Bacon & Kegs beer
Replies: 0
Views: 3481

Waffle House partners with Oconee Brewing on Bacon & Kegs beer

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/us/waffle-house-bacon-beer-trnd/index.html Bacon and beer is a match made in heaven. Bacon beer, on the other hand, could be something even better. Waffle House, the iconic restaurant chain, has teamed up with Georgia-based brewery Oconee Brewing Company to offer the f...
by ryanmetcalf
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnson County breweries push to change 1987 food, beverage law
Replies: 5
Views: 6518

Re: Johnson County breweries push to change 1987 food, beverage law

The law change was overwhelmingly approved ! https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/johnson-county-breweries-no-longer-required-to-sell-food Johnson County breweries are celebrating a big win after voters approved a measure to throw out a law that's been around since the 1980s. The law required that ...
by ryanmetcalf
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Norsemen Brewing Co. adds kitchen that will dish up ‘good American eats with a Norse flair’
Replies: 1
Views: 2722

Norsemen Brewing Co. adds kitchen that will dish up ‘good American eats with a Norse flair’

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20201024/norsemen-brewing-co-adds-kitchen-that-will-dish-up-rsquogood-american-eats-with-norse-flairrsquo When the North Topeka brewery opened four years ago, the owners didn’t plan on incorporating wine into their drink menu. A few weeks later, customers were sipping a...
by ryanmetcalf
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Recognition
Topic: Brew Bash 2020 - Topeka Hall of Foamers
Replies: 0
Views: 5166

Brew Bash 2020 - Topeka Hall of Foamers

Congratulations to M&T Brewing gang, Mike & Travis for their multiple medals in this years GTHoF Brew Bash ! Results page: https://reggiebeer.com/ReggieWeb.php?Web=1000535 1st Place - English Barleywine (17D) - I See London 1st Place - American Amber Ale (19A) - The Riley 1st Place - Wood-Ag...
by ryanmetcalf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewing with Hops: Don’t Be Creeped Out [Stan Hieronymus]
Replies: 1
Views: 2643

Brewing with Hops: Don’t Be Creeped Out [Stan Hieronymus]

https://beerandbrewing.com/brewing-with-hops-dont-be-creeped-out/ Shellhammer, Bodah, and Allagash Brewmaster Jason Perkins told the story at CBC in 2017. When their presentation, “Unintended Over-Attenuation from Dry Hopping Beers,” was complete, the second brewer to ask a question began, “We are a...