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Everything posted by HoppySmile!

  1. just bottled my last farm house ale for the summer, will be saving a few to enter the state fair home brewers contest this sept. that is......if I don't drink it all....
  2. Man i'm sorry to hear about that, my shepard is hitting 13 now and when she goes I dnt know if I could ever find another awesome dog like her again
  3. From the album Hoppy! Can't you see i'm broke!!

    Summerzeit Kolsch, Cream Ale, California Steam and a Farm House/Saison all in fermenters, Corn Mexican Cerveza bottled, and 9 mini kegs filled so far
  4. one of VERY few glasses of my Fantrastica Farmhouse Ale
  5. and I thought I was flying over Anartica there for a moment, Whew!
  6. Rick has finally exposed himself to us all!
  7. my looking forward to farm house ale leaked out of the mini keg and into the bottom of the fridge. I did however get a few glasses, and thought about licking the remaining up bcuz it was so good, but the bottom of my fridge doesn't look so good nowadays
  8. beer wars

    probably 1/2 ounce tettnang @ 60 min. and 1/2 ounce cluster for aroma @ 10 min. depends too on the extra grain additives, would they be in ounces or pound? i'm assuming ounces? or you cud do halleratau @ 60 min., Tettnang @ 20 min. and cluster @ 5 min.
  9. since I have the mr. beer sparkling ale in bottles waiting ever so patiently for them to be ready to be consumed, I've been indulging myself into the Coopers brand sparkling ale, and very surprised how great tasting this beer is!. even on the label it reads there's a fine sediment at the bottom of the bottles and after chilled it won't hamper flavor, but it seems to add character and remind me of the sediment I have in my bottles, so I feel right at home with this beer!
  10. this might work since i'm a non smoker, I don't have to worry about blowing myself up drinking a beer
  11. I use a sawz all but make sure you're not drunk, u may mess up some of the bottles, plus use protective gear to protect the plastic bottles from further damage
  12. beer wars

    throw in some tettnang and cluster hops ( favorite in Mexican cervezas and lagers ) and do a White Labs Mexican lager starter
  13. when I use the LBK's, I just refrigerate 2 gallons of tap water the day before
  14. I was suppose to have a sampling session this last saturday but no one showed up, so I drank all of it! at least I can get 100% positive feedback that way
  15. No! I haven't!!! I wish I would have thought of that! Maybe its where the " cidery" taste can be coming from too? And all this time I was thinking my ABV was around 5-7 % and with that fuel adjunct added it could have been around at least 7-10 %!!!
  16. I basically did a small hopped up northwest pale ale. turned out pretty mild, but I didn't want to turn it into a wacky ipa, which isn't hard to do. and did use the wyeast northwest pale ale yeast, and quite frankly really didn't notice a huge change in flavor profile like I was hoping. next time i'll save a few bucks and just use under the lid yeast
  17. I use whatever I can find in the shed, 3/8" rubber fuel line works but only if you like " rubbery" flavored beer like me! besides that, u may want to use something else
  18. I opened one of my LBK's once and accidently an untrimmed nose hair fell in, fortunately, the beer came out perfect! I was wondering if maybe the yeast ate it and transformed it into some unique flavor, because it did have an odd taste to it now that I remember
  19. Is this really a word? Anthony!!!
  20. what if you were to use real maple tree sap? maybe soak it with the tree bark. I dnt have a maple tree but I do have a one of those ginkgo biloba trees, maybe extract the sap, soak it in the tree bark and add it to the LBK. not looking for flavor, instead wanting to improve my memory loss while drinking many beers
  21. i do have 2 recipes for a Scottish ale, but i'd like to wait and see what Mr Joshbeer comes up ?
  22. i always add a wee bit of peated malt to all of my Scottish ales! if you plan on brewing in a 2 gallon LBK, i recommend no more than 1 ounce, it can easily take over ALL of the flavor. you want just a touch of the stuff to blend and make it taste the traditional way it's suppose to.
  23. I use cooking oil and gasoline mixture to clear out the clumps, seems to work for, but I only recommend it if you do not live in Michigan
  24. legacy recipe

    exposing those bananas to the oranges below! How dare you!
  25. Poor Dale, he was just looking for some honest advice from experienced serious minded brewers, and look where the direction this thread lead too.............. It's all about the BOOSTERS!!!!!