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  1. I saw on one of the home brewing websites that they have hop rhisomes on sale for $1.00 each. It says that they should be planted in early spring and we're in early summer. Do you think this would work here in the northeast? I don't even care if they flop this year, but grow long and proud next year. Any input??
  2. Coming out? Not sure what year you're on in the Degobah System little green guy, but here on good ole earth it's 2017! 😉
  3. I figured that you did, but better safe than sorry. 😀👍🏽🐿
  4. Out of sunlight, of course. (?)
  5. Nw, I'd probably up the syrup and lower the brown sugar. If you want to taste the maple at all, definitely WAY up the syrup & replace the brown sugar with white.
  6. I believe that there are a few Mr. Beer recipes out there that use NWPA and mix it with another HME. Perhaps it was the American Burleywine. I made one last year and it quickly (actually, not so quick -- 12mths of conditioning) became my favorite Mr. Beer recipe thus far.
  7. Rick has a post somewhere where he describes the process. I would just search spigot.
  8. Visions of Night Train, Thunderbird, and Mad Dog 20/20 come to mind.
  9. Never taken mine apart either, but if it's mold we're dealing with here I guess I ought to reconsider my routine.
  10. I really don't think that adding 1 pack of Mr. Beer LME, a booster, and 1/2 ounce of hops qualifies this recipe as being mad scientist.
  11. Mixing the 2 shouldn't cause any explosions. I've mixed 2 for the American Burleywine recipe & used 3 Saint Pat's Stouts in one LBK for the Lock, Stock, and Barrel... my house is still standing! Good luck!
  12. LBK1 - I think that you're going to be fine there. Actually I think that it's going to turn out rather good. Just curious when you added the hops: 60min, 15min, 5min? That's going to make a difference. LBK2 - Not adding the "one called for hop" may change things a bit. This will definitely be ready in time for your birthday. IPA's need less time to condition, and usually taste better after a shorter conditioning period b/c you want those hop oils to be fresh! LBK3 - Went by the books on that one, so nothing to really discuss. I'd say you get a thumbs up on all 3!
  13. I agree with Shrike. Those are simple enough additions, so why not? Good luck with your brew. 😀
  14. "imo secondary fermentation for anything without high abv or fruit additions is a waste of time. I would never reject a beer simply because it had a little haze or yeast in it." I 90% agree with Zorak, but going from primary to bottling bucket on a heavily dry hopped IPA can be a disaster: clogged bottling wand, overdose of hop residue. Trust me because I'm speaking from experience here. I nearly had to toss 2 five gallon batches because I didn't do it. I think in the end I ended up with about 3.75 gallons of beer out of 5 because anything below the 1.25 mark was undrinkable. I agree 100% that there is no need for this when using the LBK.
  15. I always do a secondary fermentation when I do 3+ gallon recipe. Yes, it absolutely does clean up your finished product especially if you dry hopped your brew. I have never done it with the LBK; I do as most have already mentioned -- I cold crash. There is no way in hell that I could ever cold crash a 6g bucket in my fridge. To ensure that your bucket is safe just order/pick one up from a beer supply store. As far as a yeasty flavor, I've never experienced that before. There is no magic number for how long a beer should be in the secondary, but most recipes come with directions that you can follow. Hope this was helpful. 😀
  16. Although I find it sinful to use that small amount of hops for any purpose I'll be using a 1/2oz of Cascade & a 1/2oz of Centennial to dry hop my LBK's Wheat IPA. I am doing this 4 days before bottling.
  17. Nice, Hotrod!
  18. ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE, MR. WHY! "The Adventure Begins Again"...Pfft!! What the hell is that crap?!?! When YOU'RE telling us a story it MUST begin like THIS......
  19. Agree 1000%, zorak! Well put, sir!!! 👍🏽
  20. Sure have. I've used other companies recipes in the LBK a few times. Having 2 helps out a lot b/c you can split it between the 2 of them. I've also whipped up a few of my own recipes in them. They're great to experiment in; better to lose 2 gallons to a not-so-tasty batch than lose 5 gallons. Only thing that you kind of lose by using the LBK is the racking to a secondary. Good luck!
  21. Hoppy.  How much corn did you use in your five gallon cream ale???

    1. HoppySmile!


      I didn't use any corn, I tried 3/4 lb of flaked oats trying to achieve a softer feel to the beer, probably won't amount to anything, but I gave it a shot

    2. AnthonyC


      That's right!  Sorry about that.  I do remember you telling me that already.  I made the Cream Ale this morning.  I added .80lbs of flaked corn and 1.25 cups of 2-row.  Also, I added 2lbs of lme for 60mins and 4lbs at flameout.  I was hoping to achieve a lighter color b/c from everything that I've read the only complaint was about the color.  What do you think for this one?  3 in the primary/2 in the secondary??

    3. HoppySmile!


      what I think is that the LME is the color distraction, once we go to all grain i'm sure the color will be more manageable. every LME extract you open up is not light what so ever.

  22. Sounds good, GB! Can't wait for the review!
  23. As much as I want to love the PET's (especially since I have 3 cases of them from early on), I just don't trust them for anything that I'm going to be storing for longer than 6mths. I've had a few flat ones and that was enough to turn me. I know that I am the exception here, but I would rather be safe than sorry. I'll keep using them for IPA's, wheat beers, and ciders but that's about it. Funny though, I still find myself being over protective of them! "Make sure I get that bottle back!"
  24. Did you at least destroy The One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom??!!
  25. As crazy as beer is getting, I'm surprised that you can't find one out there some where. Brewing with cereal, bacon, and Doritos!!! What's next? -- Hops, barley, wheat, and malt??!!