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The best beer I've ever made!The Jolly Brewer06-13-07  12:46 pm
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ChriSto
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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 04:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anybody looked into one of these ever??
http://www.bootlager.net/

Not sure what "recipe" you get for $30/30 gallons
 

Paul Erbe
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THey want $425 for the phlastic fermentor.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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and their address is....

World Headquarters
Crappie Hollow, KY

Yeah, the product looks it too!
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Cookin', Addin', Toppin' off, Fermentin'...

Wow, the only thing missing from that website is the obligatory banjo music playing in the background.
 

Spartacus
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I hope they offer a "FAN" and "old Malt" option

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Bill Pierce
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I'm reminded of Leigh P. Beadle, who predates Charlie Papazian as a homebrewing author and self-proclaimed authority. For quite a few years he sold extract brewpub systems that were basically fermenters into which you poured boiling water and hopped LME, stirred, sealed and then turned on the refrigeration. When the wort had chilled to fermentation temperature you pitched dry yeast and waited. Beadle boasted that any employee could do it ("no expensive brewmaster required") and managed to sell a number of these to unsuspecting investors with more money than sense. The beer of course was wretched and soon became infected because of poor sanitation (there was a very rudimentary CIP system). I don't know of a one of these pubs that lasted more than a year or so.

His website is still up (http://www.addabrewpub.com). I believe I heard he was being sued by creditors.

(Message edited by BillPierce on June 12, 2007)
 

Spartacus
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Man oh man... That Leigh P. Beadle book on brewing (more of a Hippie pamphlet) is pure comedy.

* No over-priced brewpub system
* No large floorspace needed
* No grain storage or grinding
* No spent grains to get rid of
* And Most Important-No Brewmaster!
Just Real Profits For Your brewpub

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Andrew S. Webster
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That is hilarious! I'm tempted to check out the "satisfied clients" and see if those bars actually exist.

This picture says it all...its so easy!!!
 

Spartacus
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Picadillys is listed in PubCrawler

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TappedOut
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The Granite City chain managed to get rid of having a pesky brewmaster at each of their pubs, too. They only have fermenters, and truck in the wort from a central location. The scary thing is that their beer is pretty decent.
 

Bill Pierce
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At least the Granite City beers are fermented from all-grain wort (mashed in Mankato, MN). They're all right as brewpubs go. There's also a fairly well-known pub in Toronto called C'est What! that has only fermenting facilities. They contract with a couple of different microbreweries to mash their house beers, which are not bad and include a coffee porter and a hemp ale.

I wonder about the Granite City business model as the price of gas and diesel fuel continues to rise. Some of their pubs are a good distance from the mashing facility. A number of years ago I was offered and accepted a job at a brewpub in Casper, WY, with another location in Idaho Springs, CO. The Casper location had excess mashing capacity but was short on fermenters. Some of their beers were mashed in Casper and pumped into plastic tanks such as you see for irrigation. The brewer would drive a stake truck full of wort across the mountains and return with full kegs. I had visions of putting in a full brew day and then having to drive the truck on icy mountain roads another four hours to Colorado. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you see it, they decided to close the Casper pub and withdrew the offer before my planned starting date.

(Message edited by BillPierce on June 12, 2007)
 

Vance Barnes
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Pretty sure you can get one of the $425 phlastic phermentors at US Plastics for a lot less. Just add the tap and "industrial" airlock. That airlock is sure as new one on me. Just a giant version of a top hat it looks like.

And the $30 they refer to is just instructionsand recipe!??? No ingrediants?



Looks like he's got a nice little brewery going at the old homestead in Crappie Hollow but don't think he's going to be selling many.
 

KeepBrewing
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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tap out; some of the brew pubs in Manhattan do the same thing.

Well, I have to say those bright tanks sure look good anyway.
Must be a red neck way of brewing “He- Haw”
Also, home brewing was not legal in the USA until President Carter made it legal.
This dude was around since 1971 but it would then have been illegal to home brew back then yawl. (You all)
It might account for that red neck way.

In November 1978 congress passed a bill repealing Federal restrictions on the homebrewing of small amounts of beer. The 39th Prisident of the USA Jimmy Carter, signed the bill into law in February 1979.
Mr Beadle was really brewing Illegally - noughty noughty mr beadle.

(Message edited by kb7 on June 12, 2007)

(Message edited by kb7 on June 12, 2007)
 

Bill Pierce
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It was really just an oversight that left the words "and beer" out of the 1937 statute that allowed home winemaking in the US. There had been no federal prosecutions for any violations that satisfied the spirit of the law (not for sale and in limited quantities). But we'll raise a glass to Jimmy Carter for doing his part to resolve the potential issue.

Leigh Beadle, Charlie Papazian and others had a lot of company back then as technical lawbreakers. I recall homebrew shops in the early '70s that advertised and had no apparent problems.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.plastictanks.ca/category.php?cat_id=034

same tank $80
Bellybuster Bob
www.bellybuster.netfirms.com
 

Beergroupie
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Looks like Arriba is still brewing. Don't miss the intro ....I want to shake the hand of the person who wrote the theme song......genius.
http://www.arribamexicangrill.com/
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry I seem to have done something incorrectly and added a new unrelated thread to this one. Please forgive me and ignore it (unless Bill can remove it) I'll re post it in the correct place...
 

Marc Rehfuss
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$425 for a glorified Mr. Beer kit? What a total sham! One would have to completely out of their mind or completely ignorant to buy that piece of garbage. But wait, you can buy a secondary for only $425 more!!!