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  1. Hey, pocketjr ... thanks for sharing. It has been a LONG time since I've come by. In fact, at first I didn't know my password. Josh, if you order the shirt ... leave a comment (I think you can leave a comment upon ordering) about where you found it.
  2. For what it is worth ... here is an all-grain recipe of the other Obama beer: All-Grain Version of the White House Honey Ale
  3. I never seem to have luck with quick carbonation either. Setting it to the correct pressure and letting it take its time always works better. :cheers:
  4. "Kealia" post=288159 said:Agreed. When I do bottle prime (left over after filling a keg for example) I don't worry about the swirling the bottles or inverting them. The liquid WILL dissolve the sugar and the yeast WILL find it. Me too. :cheers:
  5. No one? I just took a sample of my sour beer after being in the fermentor almost a week. Gravity is down to 1.010, and I am really liking the flavor. Don't get that vinegar taste at all. Pleasantly surprised.
  6. I never did accidentally post to the wrong category until the Community moved to the new platform. I guess I need to pay better attention. The fact that I don't come by that often may be part of the problem. :chug:
  7. Dammit ... I posted this in the wrong category again. Does anyone else do this or is it just me? I don't suppose there is a way to move it now that it is out there ????
  8. Don't know if anyone else has done this or not, but I plugged the White House Honey Porter into Beer Smith and converted it to all-grain. It has been posted here and here. To be honest, I am not sure I will ever brew it, but I thought an all-grain version should be out there. I will probably convert the other one sometime too. :stout:
  9. Last weekend, I preformed a sour mash. For details on the brew day, you can go to My #SourBeerDay. I think maybe I let the souring of the mash go too long or exposed it to too much oxygen, because I detected a little vinegar flavor in the final wort. The taste 12 hours before was a much cleaner lactic flavor. I decided to ferment and see how it turns out. Time will tell on that. A thought hit me since then, though. Wyermann makes a product called Acidulated Malt. I've tasted it raw, but never used it in a beer. The raw malt has a nice lactic sour. I'm wondering if I can't just use a high percentage of acidulated malt to get the sourness of the sour mash without the danger of the bad vinegary sour. Do any of you have experience with sour mash techniques? Is there a reason using acidulated malt wouldn't work? :party:
  10. Well ... I am not 100% sure how I would do a partial mash with popcorn. So, there would probably be some trial and error on your part. For my recipe ... the one you linked to ... a little bigger than a 5 gallon batch ... I would start with (I think) somewhere between a pound and two pounds of standard 2-row malt to the 13oz of popped corn. If you are doing a Mr. Beer sized batch, obviously about half that. The main thing I am not sure of has to do with the light fluffy nature of the popped corn. The popped corn takes up much more volume than an equal weight of crushed malt. You might need more 2-row to ensure that there is enough to convert that volume of corn. You will also need a bigger volume vessel (whatever you actually do your mash in) than I typically used when I did partial mashes. If you look at the article I did on The Homebrew Academy (http://homebrewacademy.com/popcorn-jalapeno-cream-ale), you can see my kid with a good-sized garbage bag pouring in the 13 oz of popped corn. Anyway ... I have actually gotten a couple of other inquiries on how doing this as a partial mash would go, so if this is something you try, let me know how it goes and I'll share your technique.
  11. "bpgreen" post=274406 said: "mnstarzz13" post=274400 said:bp - you got MOM and BOM confused k9Dude is June BOM and FD was the June MOM and you are the July MOM but no July BOM I didn't get them confused. I must have misread the earlier post. He said that we have a board elected MOM, then followed that by saying that K9dude was June. I didn't remember K9dude getting BOM for June and the BOM link doesn't show anything after April. Where's the writeup for K9dude? That was my original question. We sort of got off-track. I also asked on the Mr. Beer facebook page, but have not gotten an answer.
  12. Damn ... I put this is the wrong forum section. Anyone know if I can change it? Do I need to have a moderator move it? Rookie mistake ... sorry.
  13. As you may or may not know ... #IPADay is coming on August 2. I put together a poll to pick what Sheppy's official #IPADay drink of choice will be. Why? I don't know ... probably because I'm a geek and wanted to try out this online polling service on my blog. Picking an IPA seemed as good a use as any I could think of. So, could the borg do me a favor and come vote on what I should drink for my #IPADAy drink (or drinks). I pre-filled the choices with a few Colorado IPAs that I have never had, but feel free to use the OTHER choice with your own favorite. Make sure to enter brewery name AND name of the beer. The link is here: http://blog.ericshepard.com/2012/07/help-me-pick-my-ipaday-beer.html Thanks for your help. :party:
  14. Help me out, Yank.... what does MOM stand for?
  15. I know I have not been around much lately, so maybe this has been discussed already .... What is up with the BOM section here. When I click on Brewer of the Month the last entry that comes up is from April of this year. I know Mr. Beer has fallen behind in the BOM selections, but I also know there have been BOM's since April. What is up? :pound:
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