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  1. 4 points
    I just ordered an assortment of 41lbs of grain. Pils, wheat, briess 2 row, Maris, golden promise, and a little melanoiden. With what I've already got on hand in base and specialty, plus hops and yeast, I should be set for a few months. First will be an Irish red and a witbier back to back, then probably shift back to a couple larger repeat batches of Altbier and a Pale Ale like my Night Moves or depending on how well it turns out my Wiscohops PA. I'm excited to get brewing again after the holidays and looking forward to rebuilding my pipeline.
  2. 3 points
    鈽濔煆伙笍 This is the reason we can't lose this forum.
  3. 3 points
    going to the brew shop today. going after CO2 fillup and grain bill for an APA that I put together using my Veteran's Blend Hops that i bought from YCH.
  4. 2 points
    Nice! It definitely beats purging gas to drop the pressure before serving, especially if you want to push it back up after drinking.
  5. 2 points
    Comp potential. Best foot forward!
  6. 2 points
    Suspecting is not the way to brew beer. You can get a stick on thermometer at a store that sells aquariums, and you'll know. If it's in a cooler with the lid shut, there is no way it's that cold. Here's the Fermentis data sheet - https://fermentis.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SafLager-S-23.pdf
  7. 2 points
    SPECIALTY STEEPING GRAIN 路 0.5 lbs Briess Caramel 20L MALT EXTRACTS 路 9.15 lbs Gold Malt Syrup HOPS 路 1 oz Bravo (60 min) 路 1 oz Columbus (10 min) 路 1 oz Denali (10 min) 路 1 oz Columbus (0 min) 路 1 oz Denali (0 min) 路 1 oz Columbus (dry hop) 路 1 oz Denali (dry hop) US-05
  8. 2 points
    What's his name?
  9. 2 points
    Career and drunken stupors and oh yeah venture to the upside down world from Stranger Than My Ex Things
  10. 2 points
    I have a telescope as well!! But it鈥檚 stationary and cannot remove it from facing my single neighbors windows
  11. 2 points
    I think I have a yeast infection
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  13. 2 points
    Ordered my grains and adjuncts for another batch of my Witbier. I'm going to change this one up and use a different yeast, Wyeast 1007, that I use for my Altbier. This will be a nice change up in styles after 3 pale ales and an altbier.
  14. 2 points
    I got them from water reports online from the aquifer that supplies the well water. I could be wrong, but I imagine of I walked into city hall and asked about their water profile, they'd think I'm a terrorist. Those poor ladies that work as clerks there wouldn't know what to do. I just figured o could get close enough with some online research. I might have to go in and scare the blue haired beehives.
  15. 2 points
    yes, "Jdub in Texas" is extremely high society! i drink my shiner bock out of a diamond crusted crystal beer mug! LOL
  16. 2 points
    ok, i can dispel the myths in one post. i bottle a lot from my kegs and give beer away. the key is to put your bottles into the fridge 1st. i sanitize them, and put a piece of sanitized foil on top of the opening. let it get fridge temp, and then turn down the pressure, pull the PRV and fill your bottles. just bottled a sixer for a friend yesterday and that worked like a charm.
  17. 2 points
    He just woke up from a drunken stupor.
  18. 1 point
    bad news: Went to get my CO2 tank filled. It needs recertification. So I had to leave it there. No tap beer this weekend i guess went to a plumbing showroom to see if they sell commercial faucets. The fancy kind with the sprayer and all. $800, yeah, no thanks. i just picked up roughly 3.5 gallons of dog poop in anticipation of the 9鈥 of snow thats on the way this weekend. good news: black stones are on sale at wal mart. $175 for the 28鈥 three burner model with a hard cover! Thats a steal my new lodge 12鈥 Preseasoned carbon steel pan arrived today. I did a quick seasoning, fried an egg and it skated across the pan easily. BLTs on the menu tonight!
  19. 1 point
    I ordered 40鈥 of beverage line. I switched one line from the 3鈥 to 10鈥 and left my psi at 10, let the line cool for a bit and guess what? I poured a perfect 馃嵑. I guess I was wrong and now I will be switching all my lines over. Thanks boys!
  20. 1 point
    The instructions for this recipe indicate to ferment between 53 & 59 degrees -- does anyone know what would happen if kept at a slightly higher recommendation such as between 60 & 64? Kevin
  21. 1 point
    Yeah, I've been toying with that calculator. I've been trying to make adjustments to my current water, to defray the cost (a whopping 69 cents per gallon lol) and the headache SWMBO gives me in grief for loading up the shopping cart with distilled water lol.
  22. 1 point
    I like that you're going the extra mile and acquiring golden promise malt for your Irish Red!
  23. 1 point
    According to Northern Brewer S-23 will still be good from 61F-66F. It just won't have as much of a "lager" character.
  24. 1 point
    I cold crashed only once and it wasn鈥檛 pretty!!! I was pretty drunk one evening driving an ice truck in winter time . Well you can guess what happened next!!!
  25. 1 point
    I know the reviews are all over the place for this kit. I will say that I took my results to a local brewery and spoke with their head brewer who I know. We compared numbers with his $25 water test and they were within a range that he was very comfortable with. Yes, the send away test give you exact readings while this kit gives you accuracies to within 10ppm. This brewer told me that 10ppm is more than close enough. I know it has improved my brewing.
  26. 1 point
    +1 I'll send beer and water!
  27. 1 point
    If I send a water sample to you would you return a report to me? LOL. Some of the reviews start off reading like slams against the level of accuracy, then they give it 4 or 5 stars out of 5. Not sure what to think.
  28. 1 point
    right. i think the solution is to use an airlock for cold crashing instead of the blowoff tube. I am using an airlock now, and although it makes it taller, the vodka stays in the airlock.
  29. 1 point
    I've pretty much quit cold crashing cause I'd get starsan sucked back into the fermenter. Even with dry hopping 3 days before bottling I haven't had clarity issues. Everything seems to settle out just fine to the bottom of the bottle during carb/conditioning. Kegging I don't know about.
  30. 1 point
    I have a water test kit and test my water every 3 or 4 months. https://www.morebeer.com/products/lamotte-brewlab-basic-water-test-kit-718901.html?chan=dod
  31. 1 point
    Waiting on a package that my brew day is depending on and also another package from a friend. Both better say 鈥渙ut for delivery鈥 or this guy has some plans to change for the day
  32. 1 point
    Our local report has some lag to it as well, but that's okay it puts me close enough. However, they include an average for all the levels, which is helpful.
  33. 1 point
    How exactly does a friend test water? You got people in high places?
  34. 1 point
    this is my local tap water report but it's from 2018. isn't that pretty much worthless being 2 yrs old now?
  35. 1 point
    I've saved the manual on my phone and plan on checking it out when I get some time. I'm all about learning all I can.
  36. 1 point
    Live and learn. I guess I'll concentrate on getting kegging right first lol. 馃嵑
  37. 1 point
    I tried that with very poor results but will undoubtedly try it again after making sure to cool down the wand first. I also had too much pressure which resulted in a bottle 3/4s full of foam. Again, I need more practice with all things kegging.
  38. 1 point
    Ive had the last straw and i now have the blichmann beer gun. I like blichmann better. Blichmann Beer Gun https://youtu.be/MOHQ39iTxyI
  39. 1 point
    newer pic of my keezer. ipa and stout on tap. blueberry wheat on the co2. haven't connected it to a tap yet. could fit a 4th keg in there and i will soon.
  40. 1 point
    One of the greatest changes to the JTR was the one that allowed alcohol to be considered against your PCS weight allowance instead of as a much more controlled separate shipment. When we left Germany in 2009 we shipped a couple dozen cases of beer, 20 bottles of whiskey, several bottles of German liqueur from Ettal, and about 80 bottles of wine. All that's left is a few of the wines. The beer disappeared quickly... 馃槣
  41. 1 point
    Welcome back, @HoppySmile!!
  42. 1 point
    I still have an unopened bottle I brought back from Germany in 1998!
  43. 1 point
    +1 on size 14 Adams. Other favorites include Lt. Cahill, parachute wulffs and wooly buggers.
  44. 1 point
    Hey @HoppySmile!, got anything interesting aging in that barrel of yours?
  45. 1 point
    He'll answer you...in six months.
  46. 1 point
    Welcome back. Never thought I say this, MY GAWD IT'S GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU! Where and how have you been?
  47. 1 point
    Holy s*it, a Hoppy appearance!!!
  48. 1 point
    Funny - just thinking the same thing! Might I suggest waiting until next August for the big meteor shower. I like the Adams fly pattern in size 14 hook. A good strongly hopped home brew will fit the bill. Currently I have a MB Winter Dark Ale for tonight, but the snow and sleet will preclude stargazing and fly fishing. Actually - I enjoy astronomy and have built my own telescope. Fly fishing is also a passion of mine shared by my older son. Since I retired, I've been very involved in my hobbies and enjoying brewing again . Aside from brewing, fly fishing and astronomy, I enjoy sailing (fair weather), amateur radio, guitar and competitive archery. We (wife and I) also enjoy hiking, skiing, camping and I am Scout leader. How I ever had time to work (39 years as a science teacher in New York City) is beyond me.
  49. 1 point
    I just wash them as I use them, with hot water and a bit of unscented dish soap. Shake well, refill with hot water, repeat a few times. If there's any persistent crud I hit it with a bottle brush. Rinse and put on rack to dry.
  50. 0 points
    It's doing it again. I took a photo. No "Community Drain Pipe" sub-forum. None of the posts made in that section since yesterday show up in the right side bar. Weird
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