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Everything posted by HoppySmile!

  1. recipe

    or the Four Dorm Unders
  2. not too many in my family lol we're all drunks lol
  3. you know the ladies sure love their wine....... been curious about doing a mead as well for the non alcohol family members
  4. well in that perspective, I brew up to 5600 gallons per year
  5. maybe a wine batch would be inviting.
  6. 2,000 if there are two occupants, and 1000 if single occupant, this would be my case. believe it or not I get close to the 1000 mark every year
  7. I even have 5 gallon plastic carboy I never used, I ordered a 6 gallon and the 5 gal. was sent by mistake, so I got it free. so if someone wants the few LBK's I would throw in that 5 gallon carboy. I need the space
  8. I've got about 6 LBK's, do u want a couple of em? right now I have three 8 gallon buckets, a 20 gallon fermenter I built, and two 7 gallon fermonsters. in addition to two 6 gallon carboys, one 5 gallon wide mouth glass carboy, and two new 7 gallon wide mouth carboys...
  9. I crammed 2.5 gallons into a 6 gallon fermenter once! Whew! that was close..................
  10. legacy recipe

    the current rum oak amber ale is in the whiskey barrel and to my disappointment, I tried a sample and all you can taste is booze. The amber ale kit was 2 years old, probably the grains lost their robustness. anyway, another month i'll take it out and put it back into a glass carboy, hit it with either some LME or DME and a dash of yeast to see if I can rejuninate some of that flavor. maybe dry hop. It was an experimental attempt anyway so I can't be too disappointed
  11. I should have never taken the Red Pill!!! Why cudn't I just taken the Blue Pill??? The Matrix
  12. legacy recipe

    lemme know how it turns out, I have some WDA left and may want to brew this up!
  13. I used to was my butt ocks butt now I just was my keggs
  14. saaz hops and a smooth LME works really nice
  15. I keep it as a souvenior
  16. as long as it doesn't look like this can and booster pouch, you should be good! I think this is a 2006 dated can?
  17. and to add, I was commenting on an N.B. page on F.B. last week saying since the buyout, probably never see the Buy 3 for 19.99 each again! one week later..... Dn't think they dnt listen, and glad they do!

  18. N.B. has buy 3 kits for $19.99 each. not the greatest selection, but thought I try the Dead ringer, another Phat Tire ( since Oklahoma sells it now! Finally! ) and another bourbon barrel porter since I have an A.G. version of this. will do the extract first and age it in the barrel

  19. Hang in there! We're all rooting for ya! just get better so you can enjoy your beer again!
  20. got this through amazon, but i'm sure its available at your LHBS.
  21. like BDawg says, when I pour into the fermenter I use a filtered funnel and it really helps clear out the hop mush too! I really don't think you will get 100% perfect results unless further investment in a filtered pump assembly or related. but it really does help a lot using a filtered funnel, just takes time to pour into the fermenter because you have to constantly stir above the filter to keep the fluid flowing, but you will see how much didn't go into the wort.
  22. many 5 gallon recipes recommend 5 oz. of corn sugar ( dextrose ) on batch priming, but I've also seen some recipes recommending only 3 ouces too wonder why?
  23. this year i'll be creating my own Marzen from all the other recipes I brewed in the past. i'm waiting on the 11.0 lbs of LME to come in the mail. Two years ago I used a AIH recipe that turned out to be one of the best octoberfest beers I've ever had, the following year I brewed the same and added more malt and yielded an 8.1 on the ABV%, the year before was around 5 %. this year I wanna get in between and not lose in the flavor so i'm amping up on the malts a little more
  24. just the sound of those 425lb drums can be heard for miles!!
  25. that's a lot of fruit! u cud always make jelly and jam out of the rest or even wine. even a pineapple wheat sounds inviting