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Everything posted by gophers6

  1. I've made the Churchill. I added 4 oz carapils steeped and 1/2 lb amber dme. Just used the yeast that came with it. Turned out great.
  2. Rather than ripping Mr Beer, if they were smart, they would try to sell you some lme/dme and hops that you can add to Mr Beer to make it even better.
  3. Actually, I like to guzzle Bud Light with it while I'm watching NASCAR.
  4. Just wondering about something? Some craft brews say on the label "Non pasteurized, keep refrigerated. Our beers aren't pasteurized and they sit at room temp for months. Why does boughten need refrigeration?
  5. Honestly didn't know boughten was an unusual word. People here use it all the time to identify something that's not homemade. Now excuse me while I finish skinning a possum for dinner.
  6. I use spring water from WalMart.
  7. If you had a basement it would probably be full of water.
  8. You could wait a couple of days and then start the cold crash.
  9. Glad to hear you're OK. And you didn't lose any beer!
  10. Mr Why, could you repeat the part where you said that stuff about the thing?
  11. FWIW I usually use 1 of the new smaller packs of booster per 2.25 gal batch. So for 6 gal I'd use 2 1/2 packs.
  12. I have almost no trub in my bottles since I started cold crashing. I usually go 2 days.
  13. I've made the Oktoberfest adding Pale dme/lme and other times I've used amber dme/lme (same as smooth). To me the Pale version turned out more like what I expect a true Oktoberfest should be like.
  14. I feel your pain Brian. I don't know if plastic is the answer as my only bomb was when the bottom blew off a 1 liter PET. It was in a covered cooler and still blew beer on the ceiling.
  15. I've never replaced a cap, and some of them are 5 or 6 years old.
  16. That chart isn't proportional. For instance 1/2 liter is 1 tsp but 1 liter is 2 1/2 tsp. FWIW I usually use 1 1/4 tsp per half liter.
  17. If I had to guess I'd say you're not getting the caps tight enough. When I get done bottling into plastic, I tighten as much as I can by hand, then take one of those grippers like you open a pickle jar with and give each cap a little more.
  18. Nice to see you back Pete. I'd say you got some catchin up to do.
  19. It's 8 weeks till the 4th of July. It will be ready. Prost!
  20. IDK Dawg, I still bottle every batch 1/2 into glass and 1/2 into plastic. Never had a carb problem in the plastic.
  21. I've never replaced a cap.
  22. Have you calculated how much the residual fuel in the rubber hose adds to your abv?
  23. It was Mr Beer's recipe!
  24. Here's one I made quite a while ago: 8oz Carapils steeped Bewitched AA HME 1.5 lb amber lme 3 Tablespoons butterscotch schnapps 1/2 packet US-05 yeast Notes say it was OK, nothing great.
  25. Speaking of Schlitz, it's getting hard to get around here. Found some 40 miles away in 16 oz cans only. I kinda like it for nostalgia purposes. 1960's recipe.