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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #180 on: January 24, 2022, 02:05:19 pm »
Big thanks to my friends for helping me drink 90$ worth of beer.

Diablo II teamed up with Magpie Brewing Co. to make 5 different crazy beer recipes and it was really good!

How good? Watch below.

https://youtu.be/NBiCBeUB-3A


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #181 on: January 28, 2022, 04:41:44 pm »
I drink as much as I want, but I have to burn off the calories directly after every beer.

https://youtu.be/Atjv9zJL-I0


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #182 on: January 28, 2022, 05:00:34 pm »
 Does the action of drinking a beer count as calories burned?  :wink:


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #183 on: January 28, 2022, 06:39:36 pm »
Does the action of drinking a beer count as calories burned?  :wink:

Yes, it's called the twelve ounce curl.


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #184 on: February 10, 2022, 12:10:58 am »
Volunteered to do an 8 hour shift at a craft brewery today. Ashtree Brewery in Guui.

We made a porter. It is A LOT of cleaning and a lot of waiting. hahaha


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #185 on: February 10, 2022, 12:19:26 am »
Have seen a lot of wine & whiskey craftmanship, but outside of tv commercials, no beer-making procedures.


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #186 on: February 10, 2022, 12:31:41 am »
In short, you grind malted barley and then steep it at 65degrees.

You add more water to the top. The barley acts as a filter in the giant vat. The water all comes out the bottom, fairly clear. When ground  barley is wet and 65 degrees, enzymes release a lot of the sugar in the barley. So now you have sugar water. Malted barley comes in so many forms depending on how it's roasted (much like coffee).

So now you have a fairly liquid "wort." This goes into a kettle. It is boiled for an hour. Depending on the beer, there is a hop schedule (all beers have hop schedules, the "depending" part is part of beer magic. What hops, how much, at what time).  Some hops are added in early for bitterness, some later for flavour and some last for aroma, again, over the hour.

The boil also sterilises the beer. Beer is VERY water heavy and alcohol light so it needs to be SUPER handled carefully. Boiling also boils off excess water so that the amount of sugar in the amount of water is perfect.

This goes into a whirlpool. This liquid gets shot into the side of a big vat at an angle, against the side(this is what I'm cleaning in the pic) and the solids of the hops, the protein from the barley all collect in a pile in the bottom. Beer should have VERY little solids in it. Big commercial breweries have none, craft ones sometimes have some stuff at the bottom of the bottle.

Anyway, this whirlpool liquid is REALLY hot still. 90ish degrees. You can't put yeast in now (cuz it will die of heat) and the longer you let it sit out cooling down slowly the more likely that bacteria and wild yeasts will enter and f up your brew. So you run it through a heat exchanger. This works much like the radiator in your car. Cold water through one side, wort through the other. Lots of metal fins. This drops the temp down to 20 degrees in a few seconds, it's really quite remarkable.

Now you have the air input (aeration). You do not want air in your beer after this. You put air in NOW to feed the yeast. The air goes into the fermentation tank, with the wort. This entire brew (today was 490L) goes into the fermentation tank and you pitch the yeast in a hole in the top of the tank. Done, basically, The yeast converts the sugars to alcohol and produces esters, which produce flavours in ales. Lager yeasts are much less fussy and convert sugar to alcohol, resulting in a cleaner flavour.

5 weeks later and we have a porter. I'm getting 6 bottles as payment. haha (and learning today along with two meals and 3 pints).

Twas a good day.
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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #187 on: February 10, 2022, 01:27:32 am »
That's fine.

(It's about beer... but good welding is good welding, as they say)


Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #188 on: February 10, 2022, 02:19:49 pm »
Finally got around to trying some of those dry magkeolis you recommended. They were great! A couple of them had a smoky-peaty quality that was nice.

It was also funny when I was looking at the rack at the Emart some old Korean farts were clucking over the mass of choices and how much magkeoli has changed.


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #189 on: February 10, 2022, 04:42:07 pm »
Finally got around to trying some of those dry magkeolis you recommended. They were great! A couple of them had a smoky-peaty quality that was nice.

It was also funny when I was looking at the rack at the Emart some old Korean farts were clucking over the mass of choices and how much magkeoli has changed.

Nicceeee, glad you enjoyed it. It always blows my mind that Koreans will put 4 bottles of shit in their cart when there is a choice of 24 different maks on the shelf.

I get that the cheap stuff is what they're used to, but buy 3 cheap ones and a 3000W bottle. This is Lotte Mart in the suburbs of Seoul, these people aren't broke, and if they were they'd be getting soju anyway.


Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #190 on: February 11, 2022, 09:13:10 am »
BUT WHAT OF REDUCED CALORIE PILSNERS?



I'LL TAKE MINE STRAIGHT FROM THE TAP.


OR BOTTLE.

OR CAN.

Who let the dogs out?

- Mitt Romney


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #191 on: February 12, 2022, 08:49:23 am »
Wow, that's definitely not Mayor Haggard


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #192 on: February 14, 2022, 09:26:44 pm »
Part 2 where I'm incredibly more inebriated than the first.............. ..

https://youtu.be/DeY75pFwmGE

AND! Korea's only trad British Cask Ale system is in Eastern Seoul! Very, very cool brewery and very cool system.

https://youtu.be/OVWreHMlJPI


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #193 on: February 18, 2022, 07:34:41 pm »
Volunteered for a day at Ashtree Brewing in Eastern Seoul.

What did I do? What did I learn?

Find out!

https://youtu.be/crNh4N28sAU


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #194 on: March 06, 2022, 10:36:34 pm »
If you were curious how a microbrew brewery worked/

https://youtu.be/T7TYENYD-N0


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #195 on: April 06, 2022, 03:08:18 pm »
Went to the Korean International Beer Expo last weekend (with a Press Pass!). Interviewed Chuncheon's BEST craft brewery and met a tonne of people.

I even try a Tomato Gose.

This is part 1 so subscribe for more updates!

https://youtu.be/h7wxnuwCf0g
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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #196 on: April 15, 2022, 03:12:52 pm »
Super proud of this one! I made my first solo brew and it was really good! I show you brewing, drinking and outside critiques ft AshTree's head brewer, Chillhops Head Brewer and another home brewer!

https://youtu.be/xhKQJgJXC8I


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Re: Incheon food, breweries, & other stuff, begun by Kevin Grabb
« Reply #197 on: April 29, 2022, 06:48:14 pm »
Happy Birthday MAgpie Brewing Company!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwYrzuxMKMQ