HoppySmile!

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  1. hehehehe
  2. ive slightly over filled my LBK past the recommended mark on the side so I could get a little more out of the volume and had over flowing issues from the vents and as well a very lively active fermentation in process
  3. I use a bear trap for my yeast traps, not as effective as long as you have lots of patience i'm still waiting and its been six months.
  4. he stole those words from that coach named hairball
  5. well i'm about to try out the Omega yeast packets, and recently got the Gigayeast DIPA packet in for a creative NEIPA experiment!!! Began another saison/brett this next weekend until some a$$hole stole my yeast packet off of my front porch about 30 minutes b4 I got home! but I didn't know it was shipping so soon. I just hope they enjoy the yeast slurry fermenting into their belly!!!! IDIOTS!!!!! LOL! So I just got back an hour ago from my LGBT, uh I mean my LHBS and decided with the White Labs American Farmhouse Ale blend to use in place of the stolen yeast.
  6. Are you talking about Rick? BBBBBWWWWWWAAAAHHHHAAAAHHHHAAAA!!!!
  7. will be transferring this Coopers Traditional Draught into the secondary fermenter Saturday, so I tried a small sample shot glass yesterday and really impressed how this is gonna turn out! almost a cross from an Australian ale and a mild English bitter. I used 2 ounces of whole williamette hops, along with some pellet hops as well and it sure shows in the taste. I used safbrew-33 for the heck of it, and satisfied how it turned out as well. The real test will be in about a month and a half when it'll be already bottled and ready to drink
  8. I had a yeast infection once
  9. if it tastes good don't dump it. I had a recent keg over carbed and ended up pouring it into a 2 gallon pitchr, let it settle down in the fridge and drank it. it was great tasting, just too much foam regardless what I attempted
  10. i'll give it a try thanx Bonsaii!
  11. since I have 8 ounce packets, I up the maltodextrin by another 4 ounces. I usually only add this combo only to a light Pilsen, wheat or lager with little body/ABV% from a recipe kit. and when I brew a higher ABV% beer I usually don't add either or may just kick it more with the dextrose for additional fermentable. So hotrod u will be fine with what u have, if for any reason that u may lose the mouthfeel of a beer go ahead and kick up the maltodextrin another 4 oz.
  12. Thanx Nick!
  13. ive got 5 cans of American Lager thinking of doing some crazy experiMENTAL recipe this weekend. brew it as a lager by either saflager 23, or the 34/70 version. it'll be a definite 5 gallon attempt, but any suggestions on the hops I could use would help!
  14. I make my own booster, I buy maltodextrin 8 ounce packets from LabelPeelers.com seems to have a decent price on bulk orders, then I find the cheapest dextrose online, usually 10 pounds or so. so my booster effect is, 1 lb of corn sugar with 8 ounces of maltodextrin. now how to exactly calculate the amount of boost I do not have the info, but it's seemed to work pretty good for me
  15. let the bottles condition longer, seems they need at least 2 months conditioning, and when you go to try one for taste, only put one bottle in the fridge. By doing this the conditioning process at room temperature won't be slowed down due to the chilling effect.
  16. well this is an older pic from last year summertime, however, I still have at least 75% of this stock that i'll begin sorting out as brewed straight up or as an experimental recipe
  17. I always use the whole packet, and helps guarantee a good fermentation
  18. kinda making it a standard 6 gallon brew, well not really but I did add some additional malt grain, LME and Dme and threw in a can of CAL for the heck of it. You know me....... I just can't leave anything as it is! LOL! Used some Williamette whole hops that I've had for some time
  19. sometimes I would get a can with a slight bulge on the bottom, probably damaged that's y they go on sale at times, and sometimes dented but I used them. and bought some on the internet damaged but seemed to work for me
  20. ive used older cans of American Patriot that is now known as the American Lager. brewed it and it was a 2013 date, just alittle more darker than expected but it was all good when going down the gut
  21. will be brewing a Coopers Draught this morning
  22. if u chug the whole LBK right now, and you don't vomit, In my professional opinionated experiments would say you should be ok
  23. the above can is maybe 2010??? or something I keep it as a souvenior. bought a kit from a guy on craigslist. he advertised it as a new kit unopened......I was only interested in the brown keg anyway, but what a novelty. and the booster pack was rock hard, but back then they were HUGE packs!