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rodltg2
12-14-2005, 03:32 PM
i just bought one today , hopefully gets here in time for my xmas party. i've always wanted one . now i just got to be carefull of all the beer pimps.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 03:48 PM
Yes. I have a Summit. Originally purchased for homebrew, but it currently has a 1/2 barrell of Dos Equis SL in it. What kind did you get?

rodltg2
12-14-2005, 03:50 PM
i bought this one. pretty much the cheapy , but for some reason this is the one the guy recommended for me to buy. i cant wait to tap the first keg!

http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/sanyo.shtml

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 03:59 PM
In my estimation, Rod, you'll be very happy with it. The reason it is less expensive is because it has less cooling capacity than some of them. Regardless, getting the beer down into the 30s will take a day or two. Just a lot to get cold. I bought mine used off of ebay. I've really enjoyed its contents.

Edit. If you haven't already, look for a nearby welding supply place to fill your C02 canister. Pretty cheap to do. Have fun!

Flatwaterfooter
12-14-2005, 04:02 PM
i bought this one. pretty much the cheapy , but for some reason this is the one the guy recommended for me to buy. i cant wait to tap the first keg!

http://www.beveragefactory.com/refrigerators/beer/sanyo.shtml


Take the time to hook up your drain line and keep it clean otherwise it will really start to smell and attract some bugs that you do not want.

Beyond that happy drinking. We have had one at the lake house for 15 years and have enjoyed several cold beers.

rodltg2
12-14-2005, 04:07 PM
i dont think it has a drain line, i jsut have to empty the drip tray alot.
i already have a place to fill the co2, i use them to fill my helium for my big balloon i fly on sale days.

Tom023
12-14-2005, 04:18 PM
Does the beer go stale after a while?

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 04:22 PM
No. Well, I've kept kegs of homebrew with no preservatives in there for a year before with no noticeable ill effects. It's pressurized with C02, so it doesn't go flat or have oxygen to spoil it. Plus, alcohol does a pretty good job of keeping things sterile on the inside.

My drip try has no drain line and just rinsing it after use does fine. He might be talking about on the fridge itself. Some of them have auto defrost with drains in the bottom.

Hoff1
12-14-2005, 05:05 PM
You mean a company actually manufactures and sells these things? I've seen my share of them, but they were all fabricated in someone's college apartment. A friend of mine put his in the pantry. He cut a portal in the outside wall, installed a tap with drip/drain tray and put some nice molding around the hole to finishe it off. If your kitchen has a beer tap in the wall, then it's good times all around.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 05:16 PM
You can buy kits to convert fridges, freezers and deep freezes. I have a deep freeze I use for lagering. It has a Johnson Conrols external temp regulator that turns it on and off to maintain temp +/- 2 degrees. The kits, tower, cO2 regulator, and lines is about $115. Cheap used fridge or freezer and a hole saw and you're in business. Just be careful not to puncture a coolant line (often in the door) with your tap hole or you're out some cash.

Yes, they do come prefabbed. Instant gratification will always be a high selling point.

Leroy
12-14-2005, 05:18 PM
I have one that was built into the bar, but have yet to use it! I thought the beer would go bad after month or so, but if you kept a keg for a year Doug! I could finish a keg in a year!

ski_king
12-14-2005, 05:19 PM
I was looking at this one (http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_shopping.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&n=0&mt=a&coe=0&oidPath=0:-23541:-42505:-42509:-42730:-42733:896013%20&fid=1S10) ast Sam's Club over the weekend.

djhuff
12-14-2005, 05:22 PM
Got a Beverage Air 2 years ago. This thing is great, spent the extra money and wow is it great (stainless top, stainless inside the cabinet, wheels). Beer keeps VERY cold. I buy cheap beer, and have found that it will only really keep for 3 months before it starts to get a little skunky.

Hoff, wife told me I could have one in the kitchen if it was in an appliance garage.

rodltg2
12-14-2005, 05:26 PM
i doubt a keg will last more than a month before it goes dry at my house.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 05:29 PM
To be more specific about an earlier post, I think it can go bad. 5--6 months is probably the "best if served by" timeline. But it won't kill you to let it go longer.

The first price jump in kegerators is due to cooling capacity. The next one is number of faucets and options, i.e., SS top.

The Summit and Haire, if memory serves, that are in the $600 to $700 range new and will get things a little cooler. If you crank mine all the way down, it will freeze the contents, something you definitely want to avoid.

/little aside, if you're fermenting beer, you can take it right down to near freezing (beer freezes at 28 degrees, so b/w 29 and 32), scoop some of the ice chunks out as the begin to appear and gradually bring it back up. Result is ice beer. You took out some of the water, but left the alcohol. Stronger beer. That's a remedial explanation, but you get the idea.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 05:33 PM
Well, time for this celebrated repost.

rodltg2
12-14-2005, 05:39 PM
I was looking at this one (http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_shopping.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&n=0&mt=a&coe=0&oidPath=0:-23541:-42505:-42509:-42730:-42733:896013%20&fid=1S10) ast Sam's Club over the weekend.


i wish i knew sammy's had them, i would have been sure to have it by my party. that frozen drink machine would make a great addtion to my houseboat.

jmyers
12-14-2005, 05:42 PM
We had a keg of green beer for St. patty's day, we drank green beer for a while! I still remember we put it on the step of the black bottom pool at my dad's next to the hot tub and it made an aluminum ring on the step when we drank alot and it started bouncing! The ring is still there! :rolleyes:

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 05:42 PM
Rod, bottom line is that you'll be very happy with your purchase (as will your guests). Mine is in the garage (with all the other important stuff). Some parties start in the house and end in the garage. It's all about proximity.

Leroy
12-14-2005, 05:57 PM
Pretty sure this is mine.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/kegerators/61HK-BB-O.shtml

Didn't know, but glad to see I can get a lock for the tap. Our 17 yr old has the basement bedroom.

rodltg2
12-14-2005, 06:23 PM
thanks eastie, im sure it will be great. mine will go in my entertinament room where i have a nice bar and fooseball table . garage is too far form the house so it will have to go inside. it does have wheels so it will travel.

skibrain
12-14-2005, 08:37 PM
Does the beer go stale after a while?

Duh. Every boater knows that you put a little Stabil in the beer if it's going to sit for an extended period. :)

milkmania
12-14-2005, 08:57 PM
You mean a company actually manufactures and sells these things?

yeah, Sam's even got on the wagon
http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_shopping.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&n=0&mt=a&coe=0&oidPath=0:-23541:-42505:-42509:-42730:-42733:896013

milkmania
12-14-2005, 08:58 PM
I was looking at this one (http://www.samsclub.com/eclub/main_shopping.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&n=0&mt=a&coe=0&oidPath=0:-23541:-42505:-42509:-42730:-42733:896013%20&fid=1S10) ast Sam's Club over the weekend.

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east tx skier
12-15-2005, 10:45 AM
Didn't know, but glad to see I can get a lock for the tap. Our 17 yr old has the basement bedroom.

Yeah, that's on my Christmas list when my kid gets tall enough to reach the handle. Of course, if he's crafty, I may need to get a lock for the door, too, so he doesn't just get himself a picnic tap and retap it for his friends.

rodltg2
12-16-2005, 02:46 PM
woo hoo, my kegerator arrived on time for my party. off to fill the co2 and the keg. its party time!

Tom023
12-16-2005, 02:48 PM
Pictures please!

Of the party...

east tx skier
12-16-2005, 04:29 PM
woo hoo, my kegerator arrived on time for my party. off to fill the co2 and the keg. its party time!

What's the first beer going to be?

Rod, by the way, since I had trouble with this one, I figured it was worth mentioning. There are two controls on the regulator. There's the big knob that looks like what you might see on a propane tank. That just opens the flow of CO2. Below the regulator, there's a small, metal knob with a flat head screwdriver slot on it. This is where you adjust the pressure. Give it about 6--8 psi for starters and adjust as needed. There's a blowoff valve on the sanke tap to lessen the head on those first couple of pours.

Leroy
12-16-2005, 05:10 PM
You have plenty of time and normally isn't a problem. My 17 yr old asks if he can have a beer, which isn't a problem with me. I know he isn't out drinking and driving with his buddies.

Yeah, that's on my Christmas list when my kid gets tall enough to reach the handle. Of course, if he's crafty, I may need to get a lock for the door, too, so he doesn't just get himself a picnic tap and retap it for his friends.

rodltg2
12-16-2005, 06:09 PM
first keg was going to be heinken. so mad, no one told me that its a diffeent tap pattern. at least i think because it is not working. not happy i need ot drive back to the store.

east tx skier
12-16-2005, 08:53 PM
Most commercial kegs are sanke. Heiney may be different because of the freaky Dutch.

Leroy
12-16-2005, 09:55 PM
Thanks goodness Rod isn't back asking for help. I remember that there was different taps when I checked on prices here.

east tx skier
12-17-2005, 01:04 AM
I've got an extra set to run a 5 gal. corni keg, but I think there's one more for lots of the Euro brews.

Leroy
10-10-2006, 07:16 PM
I just tapped my first keg, Michelob Light. Everything seems to work ok. Keg was $70 and CO2 tank was $20.

Man party Thursday night to plan a skit for senior parents on my sons soccer team.


Checked temp and was only 44 so lowering it to get to around 37.

Ric
10-10-2006, 07:32 PM
keep lotsa toilet paper on hand for tomorrow

CoFooter
10-10-2006, 07:32 PM
Well, time for this celebrated repost.

East Texas, where did you get the drain pan. I have the same set up with a $40.00 garage sale fridge and about $150 worth of gear from the local homebrew shop - but no drain pan. Tired of always cleaning up the sticky floor mess.

Also, not to jack the thread, but you home brewers, have you run accross any good on-line supplies? I'm becoming dis-enchanted with my local guy.

kalanic
10-11-2006, 08:43 AM
I've had this one from Sams since June, I,m on my 4th pony keg right now. I love the Kegarator, its nice to have the temp control with a digital read out on the outside.

ntidsl
10-11-2006, 08:48 AM
nice...I bought a TRUE from a used restaurant supply place...those places rock...they have everything from kegerators to old china from places like waffle house...its crazy...I keep Samuel Adams in it...does anyone know if anyone sells the seasonal Samual Adams in kegs?

kalanic
10-11-2006, 08:51 AM
I think you may from Bev-mo if theres one by you.

ntidsl
10-11-2006, 08:52 AM
never heard of it...bummer...

kalanic
10-11-2006, 08:54 AM
Dang it! They just opened near me, pretty cool place. Cheap. They are on the web, to bad they cant overnight KEGS.

ntidsl
10-11-2006, 08:57 AM
i always thought that would be a cool business to be in...cleaning kegerator lines and replacing kegs for people in their house...you call when your keg is empty and they come the next day and clean and replace the keg...you could call it...M.T. KEGs...

ntidsl
10-11-2006, 08:59 AM
you'd have to taste test everyone....you know make sure the pressure is right and everything is working okay...you'd need a refrigerated truck and co2 tank filling capacity on your truck...

kalanic
10-11-2006, 09:51 AM
You may be on to something! I got mine on a Sunday & had to go to a paintball supply shop to get my CO2 tank filled.

Leroy
07-05-2007, 12:35 AM
Anyone know you can make more money recycling your empty keg instead of returning it? Ooops, sorry, lost that keg, keep the $10 deposit!

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070704/LOCAL/70704017

TX.X-30 fan
07-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Anyone know you can make more money recycling your empty keg instead of returning it? Ooops, sorry, lost that keg, keep the $10 deposit!

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070704/LOCAL/70704017




I am shocked, and from a Mod. :noface: :D ;)

msetexas
07-05-2007, 10:08 AM
Friend of mine co-owns a company that owns and tracks kegs via RFID for 140 breweries. Pretty cool technology that allows them to know where their kegs are. The basic business is that they own the kegs instead of the breweries - this way kegs don't travel empty back across the country.

For example Shiner fills keg in Shiner, Texas and sends it to Northern California. TMC members drain the keg at a bar in Sacramento. Microstar picks up the keg at the bar, washes it, and takes it to Sierra Nevada brewery in Chico. Sierra Nevada fills the keg and sends it to the next bar/wholesaler.

http://www.trenstar.com/microstar/

RedStar
07-05-2007, 09:06 PM
i just bought one today , hopefully gets here in time for my xmas party. i've always wanted one . now i just got to be carefull of all the beer pimps.
No, ain't got nary a one.:(

east tx skier
03-28-2008, 04:21 PM
Just thought I'd dig up this thread. I just bought supplies to upgrade my kegerator to a double faucet. So pretty soon (like next week), I'll have my tower with a faucet for sale. Anybody looking to convert a minifridge with a top mounted beer dispenser, with what I'm selling this, all you need is the fridge (can be traditionally had for between $100 and $200 new) and the CO2 tank and keg coupling (around $20).

$40 plus shipping takes the tower and faucet. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.

I can walk you through the fridge conversion process, too. Mine is store bought, but I've converted one as well. Very easy process.

damaged442
03-28-2008, 05:29 PM
Kegerators are the best!! It gets to the point where you just get sick of pickin up the dead soldiers in the morning. We use insulated mugs for the beer. No glass is always a good idea, especially when you have "that guy". Everyone knows at least one "that guy".

We have one that was just an old fridge. We cut the inside of the door out and filled it with a can of Great Stuff. As long as we have CO2, the beer is always good. Fits a 1/2 no problem. It is quite ghetto looking, but it works. We just purchased a new one at BJ's for about $400 earlier in the spring. We intend to use the new one, but keep the old one around for our larger parties at the lake. Running out of beer is never a good thing.

tex
03-28-2008, 06:33 PM
I have one now! Thanks for the help Eastie! Miller Lite is flowing in my garage. I will post pics when the wife gets home from Disney World with the camera! Did I mention that I'm stuck here with my new keg!

tex
03-28-2008, 06:46 PM
Remember this guy...he has a beer thingy sticking out of him now!

sand2snow22
03-28-2008, 06:51 PM
Just don't stick your thingy in it while the wife's out of town!

tex
03-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Just don't stick your thingy in it while the wife's out of town!
Define it?

damaged442
03-28-2008, 07:32 PM
Come to think of it, mine would look much better with a big MC decal on it too!

east tx skier
03-28-2008, 07:50 PM
Cool, Tex! So how did the conversion go?

tex
03-28-2008, 08:00 PM
Cool, Tex! So how did the conversion go?
About 10 minutes after putting the bit in the drill...I was on my way to the store to pick up the keg!

east tx skier
03-28-2008, 08:08 PM
You should buy an extra shank and build a jockey box for the river. Or even better, you could put a tower faucet on it!

tex
04-02-2008, 01:32 PM
A couple of pics of the new and improved! If anybody wants to contribute stickers...send me a pm.

flipper
04-02-2008, 01:35 PM
Man, you're set up for a good party. Looks good

damaged442
04-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Sniff, they're beautiful! I would be so proud!

You do need some beer stickers though!!

flipper
04-02-2008, 02:02 PM
You need one of these.....

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flipper
04-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Here's a bunch of good ones.....I like the bottom shelf one

http://www.stickergiant.com/beer-and-booze_funbee_pg1

damaged442
04-02-2008, 02:22 PM
I like this one!

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schmaltzy
04-18-2008, 01:57 PM
just finished my new fridge - the other one was on its last legs but probably had 300 stickers

schmaltzy
04-18-2008, 01:58 PM
cold beer ready to pour is the only way to go

east tx skier
04-18-2008, 02:45 PM
I need to get a picture of my new double faucet up. Also, if I might be so bold, you guys should check out the vent-matic faucets. They are great for avoiding the sticky.

tex
05-12-2008, 12:23 PM
My new handle rocks!!!!

east tx skier
05-12-2008, 12:55 PM
Nice work!

Here's my latest upgrade.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/IMG_4142.jpg

Chas
05-12-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm not a drinker, but I was talking with a client from Great Briton the other day. I mentioned cold beer here in the US, and he said that he has been here a while and was used to this strange custom of ours.

"In fact," he said, "when I go home to England it takes me a while to get used to drinking it warm again. Sometimes it takes almost all the way through the first pint to get back in the habit."

east tx skier
05-12-2008, 02:38 PM
A throwback to the days before refrigeration. Beer was stored in "ice houses" with blocks of ice and consumed in the upper 40 degree range. A lot of people will serve English Ales this way. I store kegs at 38 degrees. The beer warms up soon enough.

Side note, Warsteiner definitely has a different flavor as it warms up into the 40s.

CBergerson
05-12-2008, 02:39 PM
I'm not a drinker, but I was talking with a client from Great Briton the other day. I mentioned cold beer here in the US, and he said that he has been here a while and was used to this strange custom of ours.

"In fact," he said, "when I go home to England it takes me a while to get used to drinking it warm again. Sometimes it takes almost all the way through the first pint to get back in the habit."

Any decent beer tastes just fine when warm/lukewarm. The mass-produced, tasteless swill that passes for most American beer is meant to be consumed ice-cold so that it numbs your taste buds and you can't really taste the true p*ss-like flavor. :D

wakeX2wake
05-12-2008, 02:43 PM
we don't even keep it in the fridge anymore... we keep it in a cooler iced down so we can drink more cheap beer!!! w/ gas prices the way they are you have to cut corners somewhere
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CBergerson
05-12-2008, 02:48 PM
we don't even keep it in the fridge anymore... we keep it in a cooler iced down so we can drink more cheap beer!!! w/ gas prices the way they are you have to cut corners somewhere
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I have noticed that beer prices have also been going up at an alarming rate :eek:

wakeX2wake
05-12-2008, 02:52 PM
I have noticed that beer prices have also been going up at an alarming rate :eek:
you're telling me :mad: Keystone light went up $.40/30 pack last week... now it's $18.89 for a 30 pack of keystone lights and a pack of camel lights:shocked: ... i'm going to have to start drinking less on the water if this keeps going up... gas went to $3.70/ gal today too... it's up $.20/gal in three days here:mad:

east tx skier
05-12-2008, 03:38 PM
I have noticed that beer prices have also been going up at an alarming rate :eek:

Two things are driving this at least on the production side of things.

1. Hop shortage has sent the price of hops way up. Fortunately, this seems to be getting better.

2. More acreage being dedicated to corn growing for use in Ethanol has barley production.

This may have little effect on the macroswill beers as they apparently only use a trivial amount of barley and hops.

tex
05-13-2008, 10:40 AM
2 years in Germay and a lot of German beer drank warm helped learn about this. American beer tastes like crap warm-Real German beer tastes like crap cold!

ShamrockIV
05-13-2008, 10:43 AM
no way tex!! paulaner dunkel weisen tastes awesome cold!!! i miss good fresh german beer and some jager snitzel!!!

wakeX2wake
05-13-2008, 11:00 AM
did he say jaeger bomb?

ShamrockIV
05-13-2008, 11:02 AM
did he say jaeger bomb?

no jager snitzel!!! it is the bomb a$$ german pork dish!!

damaged442
05-13-2008, 11:15 AM
There are of course many variables that come into play when deciding which temp is best for your beer. Some just like cold beer, regardless of it's style. Most American large scale, bottom fermented, produced "lagers" or "pilsners" are made specifically for this.

With a true top fermented ale, you tend to mute many flavors if you serve it too cold. I let them get about 50-60 °F before true enjoyment! It all depends if one wants quantity or quality, well, and how thirsty ya are!!

I've noticed a bit of an increase in price on beer too in NY, but they tax the crap out of everything up here. I guess I'm stupid enough to just pay it, because I like it. Then again, I just paid $17.99 a six pack for Stone Brewing Co. Oaked Arrogant Bastard. (which I would highly recommend, btw) I also picked up Middle Ages Impaled Ale, Southern Tier Unearthly, and some Labatt Blue for the company that likes the light stuff. Ahhh beer, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems...thanks Homer.

CBergerson
05-13-2008, 11:41 AM
There are of course many variables that come into play when deciding which temp is best for your beer. Some just like cold beer, regardless of it's style. Most American large scale, bottom fermented, produced "lagers" or "pilsners" are made specifically for this.

With a true top fermented ale, you tend to mute many flavors if you serve it too cold. I let them get about 50-60 F before true enjoyment! It all depends if one wants quantity or quality, well, and how thirsty ya are!!

I've noticed a bit of an increase in price on beer too in NY, but they tax the crap out of everything up here. I guess I'm stupid enough to just pay it, because I like it. Then again, I just paid $17.99 a six pack for Stone Brewing Co. Oaked Arrogant Bastard. (which I would highly recommend, btw) I also picked up Middle Ages Impaled Ale, Southern Tier Unearthly, and some Labatt Blue for the company that likes the light stuff. Ahhh beer, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems...thanks Homer.

Every so often, I will splurge and get a case of my favorite craft beers from http://www.beeronthewall.com

The price is usually around $2/bottle plus $20-25 for shipping. I see that the prices for the beer have gone up since I last ordered. :(

dapicatti
05-13-2008, 11:50 AM
Every so often, I will splurge and get a case of my favorite craft beers from http://www.beeronthewall.com

The price is usually around $2/bottle plus $20-25 for shipping. I see that the prices for the beer have gone up since I last ordered. :(
There is a worldwide shortage of hops....you will probably start to see all beer prices increasing. The smaller craft beers are cutting back because it is so expensive for them to purchase hops- at least double what is was in the past. Good for our local hop farmers in Eastern WA, bad for general beer drinkers worldwide.:mad: :mad:

east tx skier
05-13-2008, 11:53 AM
When I go to Houston or Austin, I always run by Spec's Liqour warehouse to peruse the individual bottles of the really good stuff. On my last trip, I got a bottle of Maudite and a bottle of Julius Echter Hefeweizen. Both are (*burp*) highly recommended.

TX.X-30 fan
05-13-2008, 12:13 PM
My only prerequisite. :D



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JimN
05-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Shortage of hops, corn is being used for fuel, WTH is this world coming to?????????

Time to break into the ethanol plants and collect some of the squeezin's, eh?

tex
05-13-2008, 01:09 PM
When I go to Houston or Austin, I always run by Spec's Liqour warehouse to peruse the individual bottles of the really good stuff. On my last trip, I got a bottle of Maudite and a bottle of Julius Echter Hefeweizen. Both are (*burp*) highly recommended.
I love Specs. We hit that place every time we go to Conroe. They know their stuff!

damaged442
05-13-2008, 01:32 PM
The hops shortage is basically due to farmers losing money in the past and/or switching to other crops to make up the difference. Ten or more years ago, there were excesses in hops that the farmers couldn't really do anything with. So...they cut back. Now, the demand is there, but the supply is not. It will take a few years to catch up that's for sure.
I found this quote...
"It takes three years to get to full production on a new hop field,
however, we don't have the number of growers needed to put new acres
in (the total of US growers is about 45, down from more than 2000 in
1978. About new 2,000 acres are going in this year - almost all of
those are high alpha. The Cascade increase in acreage is 0."

World hop acreage:
1986: 215,600
1992: 236,000
2006: 123,000

The numbers surely are disappointing. I do love my IPAs!

dapicatti
05-13-2008, 02:55 PM
Well there was also a catastrophic crop failure in other parts of the world...and yes many farmers are now planting hops like crazy hoping to cash in.

dapicatti
05-13-2008, 02:57 PM
All I can say is the existing guys are making a mint, are locked into long term production contracts that are previously unheard of at ridiculous prices.....which of course spurs everyone else on to planting hops.
A few years ago guys were pulling them out to put up housing developments....OOOPS. Hindsight really is 20/20

east tx skier
05-13-2008, 03:15 PM
I love Specs. We hit that place every time we go to Conroe. They know their stuff!

The original location on Smith St in downtown Houston is particularly great. It's nice and old and you get this feeling that you might get lucky and come across an undiscovered, great vintage of wine with the original price tag still on it.

And like you said, the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable.

east tx skier
05-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Well there was also a catastrophic crop failure in other parts of the world...and yes many farmers are now planting hops like crazy hoping to cash in.

They aren't the only ones. I've got four varieties, (Hallertaur, Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, and Sterling) crawling up the trelises on my back fence as we speak.

TX.X-30 fan
05-13-2008, 03:50 PM
The original location on Smith St in downtown Houston is particularly great. It's nice and old and you get this feeling that you might get lucky and come across an undiscovered, great vintage of wine with the original price tag still on it.

And like you said, the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable.




Nothing wrong with 2 city blocks of booze. :D

dapicatti
05-13-2008, 04:15 PM
They aren't the only ones. I've got four varieties, (Hallertaur, Tettnanger, Mt. Hood, and Sterling) crawling up the trelises on my back fence as we speak.
Now all you need is your very own hop kiln and you are in business my man.

east tx skier
05-13-2008, 05:43 PM
Now all you need is your very own hop kiln and you are in business my man.

I was planning to do the old Alton Brown method and set them on some cheap air filters strapped to a box fan to dry them out.

dapicatti
05-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Haven't heard of that one, I am sure its cheaper.

tex
08-18-2008, 07:45 PM
A couple of pics of the new and improved! If anybody wants to contribute stickers...send me a pm.

Bump-I need some cool stickers!!!! Anybody got any old beer, skiing, funny stickers that they want to donate!

TX.X-30 fan
08-18-2008, 08:12 PM
I have one of these??? :D



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