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  1. Not sure of the exact instructions of the original recipe. But you can probably follow the current instructions with the old recipe ingredients. . Here is the original ingredients. 

     

    Surly Dog IPA
    2 American Ale HME
    2  1/2 oz Centennial hops
    1  1/2 oz. Columbus hops
    1 cup honey
    US-05 Dry Ale Yeast

     


  2. 3 hours ago, MiniYoda said:

    So, I was surfing the net, like I every day at work (when it is slow), and see 5 gallon kits sold on other sites.  Some interesting recipes that I'd like to try.  Then I realized a problem.  The LBKs are 2 gallon in capacity, and two 2-gallon LBK's doesn't equal  one 5 gallon kit.  So, I took an empty LBK, filled it with two empty 1-gallon jugs, and it was very close to the #2 mark of the keg.  I then added 1/2 gallon (8 cups) of water.  The LBK does hold 2.5 gallons of water, but it's so close to the top that there's no doubt in my mind there will be a blow-out if it were beer fermenting.

     

    Has anyone used the LBKs to brew 5-gallon kits?  The only thing I can think of is to ferment two kegs at the normal 2 gallon each, then on bottling day at 8 cups of room-temperature water to each keg, to get it to 2.5 gallons each.  I only use bottled spring water for brewing, and sanitize anything that touches the water, so that wouldn't be a problem.  Since I'm getting the two halves of the batch from 2 gallons each to 2.5 gallons each, it shouldn't taste too strong or too diluted.  I could use the 6-gallon fermenter that is sold here, but I'm approaching the warm days of summer, and am worried about temperature control (don't want to spend money on fridge that the 6-gallon would fit in...right now).

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

    I do 5 gallon batches in the LBK all the time. Just put 2.5 gallons in each. 

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  3. I don't wanna call the operator to place an order.. I finally, after submitting my email address twice daily since the new site launched, HAD to call in to get my account password reset. So, I'm disappointed that ALL my old orders AND wishlists are GONE!! So I submitted to starting all over again, under protest, and now the wishlist will only let me add ONE item & only if I create a new wishlist with every item.. irritating, but I'm trying to be understanding because the website's new.. again.. So I figure what the heck, I'll just use the shopping cart in hopes my impulse items will be miraculously saved come pay day this weekend. Only.. there's no @$!# shopping cart! I've looked, scrolled, looked again, scrolled again, cycled through different screens, scrolled, looked, ad nauseam.. Ok, so I'm blind or retarded or its NOT THERE.. So I figure, maybe if I log out I can pretend I'm just your average Joe Shopper & the cart will come back.. so HOW DO YOU F@CKIN LOG OUT??? Ya know what, screw it.. The main reason I use Mr Beer is because its super easy & convenient. It isn't anymore, IT SUX!!! & the poor operator I spoke with on the phone earlier seemed just as confused & exasperated as I am. BOO!! Shame on you Mr Beer for sucking now.. No reply necessary, I won't be logging in anytime soon. Bye

     

     

    Not sure why you cannot find your shopping cart our how to logout, but I see them both just fine.


  4. Anybody ever just drop the  3.75 can (Munton's, Cooper's or otherwise) in an LBK?

    I have used the entire can from a muntons and coopers in a LBK. I have some coopers draught in the fridge that turned out quite nice, even though it was a whole can.

    It does change the profile from what it was meant to be. I have not tried it with a stout or IPA style, mostly the lighter styles.

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  5. I popped my first one open yesterday. Lemme say no short on spice flavor. Was a punch in the face when i had my first taste. Def dark. Hoping the spices calm down with age but if u wanted warm spiced brew.....this one is a home run.

     

    The spices on mine calmed down some with age. I let this one warm up before I drink it, seems to taste better that way for me. Not that it is bad cold, but better warmer.


  6. We have had internal conversations about when to bring these out.  When we bring them out too early there seems to be a lack of interest while bringing them out on the date of the new season I get some people saying it is too late.  We did have some issues though thanks to the longshoreman that had our container of beer siting in Long Beach harbor for 6 weeks.  I will leave it at that, but at least it is one step closer to your home.  Should we let that spring seasonal one fly now?  I am also pretty excited about the summer seasonal as I have that one sitting right here on my desk!  

     

    I personally think Mr. Beer releases them fine the way they are, but thats just me. Seems to me beers in the store are coming out to early for their seaonal releases anyway.

    I remember when Sam Adams would release their seasonals right about the start of a season, but now they are released way before the season starts. That seems to early to me.


  7. Here is my recipe for last saison I made. now in drinking pipeline. 

     

    1x Bohemian Pisner HME

    1x Golden LME

    0.5 lb Briess trad dk DME (I did not have Mr B Smooth LME/DME on hand.)

    In bag for all ferment:

      - orange zest (potato peelered orange peel)

      - 1 tbsp coriander seed crushed

      - 0.5 oz Tettnanger pellet

    Last 7 days of ferment

      - 0.5 oz East Kent Goldings.

     

     

    I misread your recipe at first. I thought it said you added potato peels lol.


  8. I did not get the specific brewing instructions to brew it "straight up".  Can't find it online either.  Just curious about fermenting temps since it seems like it goes at a higher temp than other yeasts.

     

    I made this one with the temps around 72. Turned out great.

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  9. HMMMMMMMM.  I ALREADY HAVE A COUPLE OF EXTRA SPIGOTS.  WHAT SIZE DRILL BIT DID YOU USE?  HOW FAR UP (IN INCHES) FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BUCKET DID YOU DRILL THE HOLE?  HOW DID YOU ENSURE A COMPLETE SEAL AROUND THE SPIGOT?  DID YOU USE SUPER GLUE AS THE SEALANT ON THE BUCKETS EXTERIOR FOR THE SPIGOT TO THE BUCKET?  CAN YOU POST A PICTURE OF YOUR FABRICATED FERMENTER FOR THE EDIFICATION OF ALL? 

     

    CAN I SEND YOU A FEW BOTTLES OF MY BREWS AS PAYMENT FOR YOUR TIME, EFFORT AND CONSIDERATION? :lol:  YOU HAVE BEEN A BIG HELP AND I SINCERELY APPRECIATE IT!!

     

     

    I noticed your location is Madison County. You could go to Pearly Gates in Huntsville for some brewing buckets. They sell homebrewing supplies.

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