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  1. 11 points
    Stevo0083

    Delivery Night!

    Found these at my door step! Doing the brown ale next with US-04. Not sure if I will brew the Long Play straight up or not yet... Been out of the game for years love getting back in it!!
  2. 7 points
    pborder

    Returning to Mr Beer

    I had a Mr Beer system years ago before Cooper bought them and for whatever reason just stopped brewing. I just got a new kit for Christmas with an Irish Stout refill. I just started the stout and am interested to see how it turns out. I am curious if it has changed with Cooper. Right off I can see that the brewing process itself is a little easier than it was such as having just two lines marked 1 and 2 instead of measurements and the carbonation drops are definitely an improvement over having to measure out sugar. I'll be interested to see if the beer is any different than I remember.
  3. 7 points
    Shrike

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Speaking of which, Forum Friends, they are coming. Let's greet them warmly and help them...no matter how many times the questions have been asked and answered. 😜 We were all newbies once. I don't know if I'd even still be brewing if it weren't for the great advice I found here.
  4. 5 points
    kedogn

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Agreed! I brewed my 1st batch 9 years ago today. Had it not been for the help of people here, who knows where I would have been or if I would have even stuck with it.
  5. 5 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    Putting it all together...

    I bottled Ankerdampf @ FG 1.008 and 5.25% ABV. The chilled hydrometer sample had a very nice hop presence that I'm attributing to the improved water profile.
  6. 5 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    I bottled Churchill's Tropical Stout @ 'FG' 1.020. So I've got the residual sweetness that I was hoping for but ABV barely makes it for the style at 5.5%. The hydrometer sample is quite nice though with roasty chocolate and dark malt flavors.
  7. 4 points
    RickBeer

    Problem averted, hopefully

    Right. In the future, fill the LBK up with water and let it sit for 15 - 30 minutes, check for leaks. Empty water, sanitize, make beer.
  8. 4 points
    BDawg62

    Returning to Mr Beer

    Love to see those yeast doing their thing. But be careful admitting to perving your beer. You will get yelled at by @RickBeer 🤣🤣🤣
  9. 4 points
    pborder

    Returning to Mr Beer

    Irish Stout at around 24 hrs. Looking like a yeast party! Not the best picture but the best I could do.
  10. 4 points
    Fire Rooster

    US-04 or US-05

    MaryAnn for sure, I always thought you would catch something from Ginger you wouldn't be able to get rid of. Came across other brewers on different sites who use US04 as their go to yeast. When would you use US04 over US05 ??
  11. 4 points
    D Kristof

    General temps and times?

    I have heard over the years he has had a few naive newbs select option #2. He's best at keeping your beer safe from you during and shortly after an annual thrashing from Ohio State.
  12. 4 points
    Shrike

    US-04 or US-05

    Hell yeah, 'Murca!!! 😄
  13. 4 points
    Cato

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Prepare for a slippery slope!
  14. 4 points
    Shrike

    Delivery Night!

    They do a New Year's sale every year. It's already started: 19% off pretty much everything.
  15. 4 points
    Shrike

    Delivery Night!

    Both are tasty straight up. The only recipe I've made using the Long Play is Golden Empire. It's one of my favorite MRB IPA recipes. I have Tangerously Hoppy on hand but won't be brewing it until I switch back to making ales in a couple of months.
  16. 4 points
    zorak1066

    Using yeast as nutrients

    5 mins in boiling should be more than enough to kill them i would think. i concur that they add no off flavors. i use them when making hobo wine or hard cider. while i can smell the boiled yeast at first on pitching, there's no harmful effect. i too love their screams as they boil. first though before i pitch them into the boiling stuff i dangle them over the pot so i can build up their fear. yeast fear adds subtle nuances to the beer and wine just like how lobsters always taste better if you scare them first. the dead yeast serve 2 purposes: food for the live yeast, and motivation to make good beer or wine lest they end up with the same fate.
  17. 3 points
    Shrike

    Returning to Mr Beer

    I perv mine all the time. It's mine, I can look at it all I want! 😜 😊
  18. 3 points
    BDawg62

    Light beer

    If I were you, I would just brew it as is. It is not going to be great beer but it will give you practice on your processes which is more important for a new brewer.
  19. 3 points
    Shrike

    Returning to Mr Beer

    MRB's come a long way since Cooper got 'em. Some of the partial mash recipes make outstanding beers.
  20. 3 points
    gophers6

    VooDoo that I'm about to do

    FWIW. This is the best beer I've made with the Bew. AA. 4 oz carapils steeped 8 oz amber dme 1 oz Williamette hops ( no sack) boil 5 minutes with the dme BAA HME Mr B yeast
  21. 3 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    I had a Chartwell's Special Christmas Ale while cereal-mashing some wheat for a Belgian Witbier recipe -- worth the wait!🍻
  22. 3 points
    Grappler

    New Brewer Today

    Thank you very much. I am pumped for my first batch.
  23. 3 points
    RickBeer

    General temps and times?

    There are two solutions. The first, taken by some, is to simply trade in the wife for one that doesn't complain about beer boxes. The second, which costs less, is to mail some of your beer to offsite beer storage, for example Rickbeer's Beer Vault, where the motto is "You ship it to us for safekeeping, we keep it safe from you."
  24. 3 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    Guiness Irish Wheat Clone

    Earlier today I had a bottle of Anchor California Lager. Like Anchor Steam, their lager is also a krausened beer. Sure enough, there was a nice thin layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle and my first thought was "I could culture that!" Then I remembered this thread. I'm not looking to trigger another guru-brewer backlash, but it certainly seems likely that this sediment may very well contain live yeast. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/how-to-harvest-and-culture-commercial-yeast-for-homebrewers/
  25. 3 points
    Bonsai & Brew

    "Red Keep" Biere de Garde

    For all to brew... @Creeps McLane - Thank you for your honest review and kind words, like referring to me as f*$@*ng guy.🍻
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