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Everything posted by HoppySmile!

  1. Haha! I just saw this!!
  2. I’m working on my car and was wondering if this beer hydrometer can measure the density of my antifreeze percentage in the radiator full of water? I tried to measure the density of water in my oil in the engine but it was just too milky looking and I’m thinking I should go ahead a drive it to Vegas anyway!!!
  3. And to add, gonna get off my lazy azz and jot down those dates on the cans so I can get em outta here! What’s left over I’ll throw in the kettle like a potluck stew of creative beer
  4. I finally got a rotation shift at work that allows me to have 14 days off per month when I was originally getting 4 days off per month. Yea it’s hot hot summer, but I’m gonna brew everything I have!!
  5. So does Rick reply or has retirement got him?
  6. I used liquid nitrogen once, had this guy show up in a truck with a refrigerator tank attached. Pulled out this insulated spray attachment and sprayed my fermenter! It exploded and I used the super frozen chunks of beer as a compliment to my beers that I brewed that weren’t so successful. Nice thing about using liquid nitrogen, the metal fermenter exploded too, but since it was so cold none of the metal chunks contaminated the beer! So this is just one of my disaster turned to success stories of life!!
  7. What!!!!??? No Booster!! OMG!!!! I usually add my own concoction booster, 5lbs corn sugar per 5 gal . And depending on recipe, I might throw in 4 oz of malto dextrin.
  8. I know I’m not on here as much, believe me I be wish I had more beer! Oops I meant to say more time. Right now I’m drinking a buzz ball chiller, made in Texas by an all woman company. I’m thinking of putting on a wig, trim the beard down and go ask for a job there. What are my odds of successful hiring because I’m feeling it now! My zodiac sign tells me it’s time to get out of that stump I’m in and grab opportunities now!!
  9. Actually, I’ve used this method for last years Tank 7 recipe that those guys finally released, unfortunately, they have their own trademark on their yeast. I found a yeast that was compatible. I’ve used dycitel rest for a Wheatwine and a few ipas. And tried it out with a kveik.
  10. Your never too old! I’m not just talking about LME either! Even the MRI and the LWP ( liver wurst pie) and MRE and Btw, and the CTA is never too old to consume. Who reads labels anyway??? Uh huh.
  11. I was brewing a chinook ipa last week, must have konked out somewhere along boiling time, somehow I remembered to turn off the propane flame and did quite a few other things before passing out that I don’t remember either. The next day I go outside and frighteningly looked in the kettle expecting everything burnt, nope! There it sat ready for yeast pitching, unfortunately, I do remember during preboil I had 8 1/2 gallons. When I looked the following day it read 3 gallons. So prior to pitching I undiluted the stout version of the chinook with 3 gallons of water and pitched yeast. Another day and it’s ready for the keg.!!! Just a note for you newbies! When I’m Rome do what the Scottish did in 1957 during the condom prohibition days!!
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  13. Plus to add, I just got my newest beer glass in the mail!! I loved it so much I bought the “ pair”!
  14. Ok, I’m back and still haven’t got all the dates, but the winter dark ale is pretty old, the cans have not expanded. 2013 is the date I believe, so think of it as an aged aged LME
  15. Now if Rick is talking about the “ industrial size “ propane tank for rural homes that are filled like every two to three months, then these replies do not apply .
  16. For some who weren’t around during the “ Seasonal “ craft beers that I miss dearly, Hellesbock, ESB, Dortmunder ( my fav.), Imperial Ale, Australian Sparkling Ale, and others I can’t remember. They were the One Step above the Craft Brews you buy now. Can the Old Guys who were here during the Seasonal days remember the others?
  17. I cold crash too many times, passing out in backyard during cold months while attempting to make a bonfire
  18. I’ll check on remaining dates on Saturday, only time off day, and will attempt to check dates before I’m drunk.
  19. To add, Uhaul will basically fill just about any tank you have as long as it’s up to date with its certification. Simular to CO2 bottles certification.
  20. Kinda late response, but congrats on the retirement! I’m using an outdoor propane burner that works fantastic! I think it’s a Blichmann, got a floor model and not all parts were there so the store owner took $50.00 off . Best brewing investment I’ve made. Now I use the common bbq grill size propane tanks and can usually get three batches of beer out of one full tank. Unfortunately, the brand tanks sold at lumber stores like Home Depot, and Lowe’s or any big lumber retailer, the tanks are only 65% filled. When I found this out from a friend, he told me to go to Uhaul where they max out to 80-85% capacity. And the cost here is half to fill than at the larger retailers. Plus one of the employees that work at Uhaul purges the tank beginning of fill to rid of any extra air that shouldn’t be in the tank and therefore, allow more consistent gas into the tank.
  21. This may be it, I can’t remember.
  22. A follow up on that Kveik I brewed last year. I might have a pic of it. I presoaked juniper berries for a week to alter water flavor and added alder wood chunks too. Was trying to do the authentic Norwegian way. I even purchased two different Norwegian yeast shipped from Norway ( knowing my luck probably shaved yeast out of a bread bowl in a run down apartment in the Bronx.) it turned out ok, maybe over did it with the juniper berry thing. Will try again brewing next time when I’m not drunk.
  23. Bry 97 is my go to ipa killa yeast! Bad thing is only local brew shop discontinued it a year ago. If I have a stuck fermentation and outta Safale 05, I use this and has never failed! I’ll sometimes even mix with liquid yeast and never had any issues. It’s like workhorse for ipa.
  24. Brewed up a 90 minute ipa last weekend, only first brew for the year!! Really sucks! Work has me buried and so does the weather! Planning next Saturday rain or shine, a Dead Ringer IPA!
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