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Jeffrey Crane
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Barrel Program Director at Council Brewing/Homebrewer (sour/wild beers and farmhouse ales); Bicycle Enthusiast; Local Adventurer; Father
Barrel Program Director at Council Brewing/Homebrewer (sour/wild beers and farmhouse ales); Bicycle Enthusiast; Local Adventurer; Father

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Blending Calculator - pH, ABV and Carbonation
Below is some background and link to the calculator mentioned in my NHC Seminar: How to Brew, Blend and Maintain an Acid Beer  . This calculator adds a few features to Mike's (Mad Fermentationist) Blending Priming Calculator . Here is the google doc link - ...

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NHC 2015 - San Diego: Acid Beer Seminar + Brett Strain Tasting
We are now just 2 weeks away from National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) in San Diego. This will actually be my first conference (unfortunate timing the past years). I will be speaking this year at the conference as well. Knowing that this event is large eno...

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This is the direction we are moving for characterization of sour beers as well. Great information

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+Dan Olson created this video for Council Brewing explaining about Beatitude, our tart saison series.

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Exploring Oak Aging Alternatives Part 2: Cost
This second part in the series attempts to compare the cost for different oak aging alternatives as well as providing some resources that can be used by the homebrewer and pro brewer. I want to clarify that this is only covering cost. As a person that cares...

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Exploring Oak Aging Alternatives Part 1: Background
I really enjoy oak aged and oak fermented beers. It might have something to do with my first real craft beer being a Firestone DBA . For the styles I enjoy the most (Farmhouse and sour styles), I find as an almost absolute rule that the beer is always bette...

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Barrel Filling Brew Day at Council Brewing
Curtis in front of the brew system and filling the red wine barrels with Flanders Red With the announcement of the Council Brewing Barrel Program , this post will be the start of transitioning from my homebrew adventures into the semi-pro. I will do my best...

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I'll take The Sprocket, please

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Introducing Council Brewing's Barrel Program
It's finally time to share some information about Council Brewing . I've been waiting to release information as I wanted to ensure everything was going to happen (unlike a previous attempt with another brewery ). It is now official. I can say this because t...

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The Great EBY Brett Experiment: Round 1 Tasting Notes
A group of 12 of us met on December 19th in the back room of KnB Wine Cellars  to taste the first round of bottles for the Great Brettanomyces Experiment. We had a very ambitious goal of trying all 20 strains in one sitting. It wasn't the optimal way of doi...
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