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  1. has anyone any experience using fleishmens with a standard mr refill? i used some in a wine and it is devine despite warnings etc. now just for spit and giggles i am wondering. american ale with fleishmens yeast? should i do it that simple or add some honey or should i not do it at all? suggestions and experiences welcomed and encouraged.
  2. My wife ordered the American ale bogo and made sure two were in the cart the discount showed up on checkout but in her email confirmation it only shows one American ale not two and then she got an email saying she left something in her cart but there isn't anything left in her cart are we going to actually get two for one on this sale? I have to do everything I can to comfort my wife as this is really bothering her on her first experience ont he website.
  3. I searched the forum and didn't see this asked so if it has and i didn't find it i apologize. I know the cans of refill can be stored at room temp and i know the yeast can be stored at room temp or in fridge to make it last longer and i know grains and fresh ingredients require the fridge but what about lme? What is the proper way to store lme? I just ordered some and i have had them sitting in my art room for 3 days, it made me question if i am not doing something important.
  4. I love this refill but sadly it is going away so I am Thinking of getting 2 cans and playing around with it. Was wondering what would suit this better? Something like adding lme Or fruit or maybe a cup of honey? Maybe something I am not thinking about? What are your ideas. I am not advanced to partial mash yet so I won't be doing any of that just adding simple ingredients. Any suggestions?
  5. Exactly what I was trying to say but you said it less confusing I think.
  6. As soon as your able to cold crash i would it really does matter. just put the LBK in the fridge for 3 days is all you have to do and bottle while it is cold really clears it all up.
  7. Here is my advice for what its worth as I do not have the experience that the above members have but I am speaking from recently learned situations. 1. Cold crash for 3 days 2. Clean spigot before you bottle with sanitiser 3. when bottling do so at an angle so you have no air bubbles (even better use a wand if you can) 4. condition longer than you think you need to. 6 weeks should be the best I usually go for 4 because I am impatient. 5. When you chill your bottles let them set for 3 days i learned this one on my own not sure how the others feel about this but it seems to taste much better after 3 days. 6 do not get discouraged if you american light does not turn out the way you thought. This was my least favourite so far and my first but most is probably due to being my first. y second was Octoberfest and it was amazing. 7. read read talk to these wise brewers on the forum and check out the feeds on twitch they will answer your every question even ones you didnt know you had.
  8. Josh a few months ago I suggested an asian style (rice beer) and you seemed interested. Any progress on that?
  9. From what I read however you CAN give bottles away to friends or co-workers as gifts but serving at functions other than a private party at your house is agaisnt the law. I wish someone would challenge the law at least in TN that would allow the sale of Homebrew in bottles not to be consumed at the sale location but the ability to sell per bottle at fairs and farmes markets I don't see why this couldn't be a law. Of course there would be many many admendments to it such as abv etc and it could be a tough sell to state Senate due to age limits and the Brewers being responsible for underage sale etc but it is a thought.
  10. Hahaha fixed the stupid autocorrect mistake.
  11. This is the only hobby I done where everyone is so helpful. Try asking some artists and crafter's how they do something and they'll someti!mes say its a secret cause they don't want others to do it for some reason
  12. Awesome I will be adding a new tool to my brewing utensils . thanks for this tip.
  13. No thanks to GMO yeast I hope Mr beer stays away from it
  14. So what's your trick to such a clean can?
  15. I added a cup of brown kayro against many warnings not to and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar it was good. So far from what i am feeling at least for me if I am going to experiment it will be with octoberfest
  16. had 3 last night of the twisted octoberfest very good stuff i really need a hydrometer cause ...well... 3 was all i needed lol
  17. So, My heavy Mcwee has been bottled for two weeks now. The bottles are not completely firm, they are firmer but not hard like a rock like my other brews have been. I followed the directions for using table sugar for priming. Just wondering if it takes longer for this recipe, IF not I may need to question the caps on my brand new PET Bottles? Or does using table sugar change the process as far as time or anything? It was the first try at table sugar as i used the drops before.I search for my answer but did not find anything recipe specific.
  18. USed to drive to fanlin every friday night in the 90s for rocky horror HAHAHA
  19. LOL I lived on harding place road for 6 years back in the 90s but came back home to CHattanooga. I am 2 hours away but my car would never make it lol
  20. Once upon a summertime Just a dream from yesterday A boy and his magic golden flute Heard a boat from off the bay "Come and play with me, Jimmy Come and play with me. And I will take you on a trip Far across the sea." But the boat belonged to a kooky old witch Who had in mind the flute to snitch From her Vroom Broom in the sky She watched her plans materialize She waved her wand The beautiful boat was gone The skies grew dark The sea grew rough And the boat sailed on and on and on and on and on and on. But Pufnstuff was watching too And knew exactly what to do He saw the witch's bold attack And as the boy was fighting back He called his rescue racer crew As often they'd rehearsed And off to save the boy they flew But who would get there first? But now the boy had washed ashore Puf arrived to save the day Which made the witch so mad and sore She shook her fist and screamed away. source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/hrpufnstufflyrics.html
  21. I will also do bottle tests tonight too.
  22. Well I havent used these particular ones they were just unboxed the day of bottling. I will check the temp tonight but they were in the same place with the last bottles i carbed.
  23. Well I tasted the half full trub bottle last night. It was really nice (if the trub is good the rest should be better) what I did so I will say it. I know rick beer and other will cringe but i was curious and it seems to have worked out. I read over and over on these forums and other forums people asking about adding brown Kayro to their beer and I read also the same about adding straight table sugar to fermentation. Everyone kept saying NO NO NO! the Kayro has sodium and preservatives but it seems no one ever said don't do it because they tried, it was all speculation. So since my previous brew (classic american light) did not turn out well I thought i would sacrifice my octoberfest to experimentation and then the rest of my brews i would follow instruction and advice. I mean what could it hurt? I had one can of octoberfest no booster or LME so I didn't think I wanted to do a straight can again. So I added to the hot wert 1 full cup of brown Kayro 2 tablespoons of white table sugar and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. The yeast did not die and I had a healthy krausen during the 3 week fermentation. *CRINGE* Well after 3 weeks in the bottle, the trub bottle was great. It had a smooth taste with a soft caramel undertone and a very tame aftertaste. Nothing overwhelming and no off flavors to speak of, no cider taste and no sour taste. Tiny bit of bitter at end, so tiny it could easily be ignored. This was not bad at all. No maple taste as forewarned just a soft toasted caramel flavor. The head was to be desired but it carbed perfect with drops. SO to those who always say no to something they never tried, I say try it first then criticise. Experimenting is after all within the history of beer itself. Putting half of the bottles to chill this evening. In the meantime I am trying to name it but out of ideas. also looking forward more and more to hearing about the results of the IPA / Stout Gene Splice experiment.
  24. So, How effective is the LBK on blocking sunlight? I had my 2 LBKS in my closet fermenting and this morning I woke up to see I had left the door open. There is a window across the room and light was coming into the closet. I would say for a few hours. It does not face where the sun rises so it wasnt direct beams of sun but still I am worried it may have skunked? There was still some shade from the closet over the LBKS one more than the other but there was definitely some light hitting at least the front of one LBK. NERVOUS
  25. I forgot to take my yeast out of the fridge yesterday to start brewing churchill today. I am ready to brew this and everyone says to take it out 24 hours before you brew. Can I just let it warm up to room tem a couple of hours or is there a a special way to get it ready to brew in a few hours?