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Everything posted by SilverBrewerWI

  1. There is also the benefit of seeing your beer.......we eat (or drink) with our eyes first and actually seeing the beer in the glass can change your perception of the flavors.
  2. I hope you plan to put the broadcasts up as videos for those of us that work on networks that don't allow us to do things like look at beer stuff.
  3. ROFLMAO.....I was studying his post looking for the profanity Rick was referring to....silly me
  4. Anything to keep it going......he could be lurking and you pointing out his inactivity may have hurt his wittle feewings.
  5. Welcome back......I didn't start back then, so I only know the good Mr. Beer, but this place is still an excellent source of info
  6. Yeah, I just pitch the whole thing. One thing I do when it's not mr beer yeast, and I have no idea why I insist on doing it really (I just do), is I rehydrate before pitching. Even the manufacturer says it doesn't make a difference and I'm using double what I really need, but it's just what I do.
  7. Seems someone on here posted about the Super Agata and I've been trying to figure an angle. SWMBO was going to let me get the Agata and I sat there looking at it and then said "nope, I need the Super Agata, it's a must have". I thought that would spur someone to search and buy it, no such luck. Now, how many flip tops do I need to buy before she decides a bench capper would be cheaper...hmmmm
  8. I had a similar experience with S-04.....pitch it and off to the races...I was very happy with it.
  9. What Shrike said.....however (there is always a however) you read you will see there are better ways to accomplish what the boosters do....just read, read, read
  10. Hey, congrats on's now 3001 so the moment is gone
  11. That there is a mental image I could have gone my whole life without......thanks for that
  12. I put my LBK in a cubbyhole that happens to maintain 62 ambient. I was really worried I didn't have it warm enough until I got through my first batch. Little did I know I was doing exactly the right thing. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart.
  13. Cold crash doesn't hurt.
  14. I looked at mine and think the rings are the issue. Looks like they are a tad too wide, breaking all mine off and getting seals now
  15. I've read a lot of the recipes, never seen one calling for white sugar. Can you be a little specific, that sounds real weird unless you are talking about rootbeer or something like that.
  16. Welcome to the hobby. Read, read and read some more. My first batch was, well, drinkable beer not great. Second batch outstanding. There is a learning curve and second guessing yourself is normal. In the end, relax and enjoy your hobby and your beer. Oh yeah, read some more.
  17. Ummmmm, when exactly did Miller become beer?
  18. Looks to me like you got it all squared away. Hey, welcome to the group. Oh, I don't use any soap on my beer glasses and I never chill the glass. That is my preference, if yours makes you happy, march on and make more beer.
  19. Picture if you will, mother yeast at the trubside of little baby yeast, "I don't feel good mama yeast", so the dutiful mother yeast pulls out the yeast thermometer and takes his yeasty temperature. Ahhhhhh, a veritable beery Norman Rockwell moment brought to you by Malt, grain and Mr. Beer.
  20. Congratulations, you made will like it better than what you used to buy
  21. I'm sorry, this forum is for Mr. Beer. Are you looking for the Mr. Winnebago forum?
  22. Welcome to the obsession, as Shrike said, ton of good info on this forum and lots of people willing to help.
  23. And I thought I had just been wussy and weak on tightening mine.....hmmm
  24. It also compacts your trub and reduces the amount of trub you get in your bottles. so, yes, you get benefit no matter the style.