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MiniYoda

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  1. Ah, yes.....I remember it well. It was a very fun weekend.
  2. I thought it was Plain Old, Texas. Learn something new everyday
  3. https://www.mrbeer.com/booster adds about 3/4%. Two of them would be about 1.5% increase, so roughly 7.5% ABV. But the kit comes with one, so I wouldn't go with three. Personally, two most. Something else is https://www.mrbeer.com/brewmax-lme-softpack-robust commonly added to stouts, which adds 1% each. But that would add more stout flavor and could be a loss of the peanut butter flavor. I'm going to invite @RickBeer to this one. Maybe https://www.mrbeer.com/brewmax-dme-softpack-smooth @rickbeer, what do you think as far as adding more ABV, not affecting the flavor much, and the yeast would still be happy? Would switching the yeast to Nottingham Yeast be better? adoYiniM
  4. Personally, I've attached one of these https://www.walmart.com/ip/AcuRite-Digital-Meat-Thermometer/14913168 to the lids of each of my LBK's. Just drill a tiny hole in the center of the lid, and push the thermometer through it. I'd also recommend getting a tote that the LBK will fit in, and lots of ice bottles to keep it coo (just use a 20oz soda bottle, fill it about 80% with water, and freeze theml. If you plan to do lots of lagers, get a dedicated fridge from Craig's List and an Inkbird temp controller, like this one in the Mr. Beer store https://www.mrbeer.com/digital-temperature-controller-outlet-thermostat
  5. The recipe comes with Lager yeast, which should ferment at the cooler temp. Too warm and you'll get off flavors. You can use the recipe with an Ale yeast, but it won't be a true Schwarz Bier
  6. I'm probably in. Just need to know when
  7. I've done it once, shipping beer to friends st Mr. Beer last year. First, note that it is illegal for the most part. I say "the most part" because there are places on the web that have beer of the month clubs, and have licenses to distribute where it is legal to do so (I'm in Kentucky, and I can't join those clubs). If you ship the beer, and a bottle breaks, and the smell of beer comes out, at best it will be confiscated. At worst you will face legal action. That having been said, research the web. I know I saw one site that said to use an over sized box, line the sides with bubble wrap, cover each glass bottle with bubble wrap, and keep the bottles upright. I used a box I got from buying glass bottles from Mr. Beer, which helped keep the bottles separate. On the shipping label I wrote down "Collectable Soda Bottles" but some daring people have listed it as Yeast Samples. Also, I sent cans and bottles, so it was a balanced weight (cans weigh less than glass). Good luck Mini Yoda
  8. Who is Kanye? and where is my old geezer cane?
  9. Toast, but I've not heard of a Dark Cream Ale being popular in the Bluegrass State. What we are trying formulate is a Kentucky Common. https://homebrewacademy.com/kentucky-common/
  10. Due to financial and medical issues, there is simply no way I can make it this year. I'm hoping things will improve for me next year, if you want to reschedule it
  11. I thought it was Vitamin P for..........nevermind
  12. Due to security concerns, I don't do Facebook. 😞
  13. nice, but I'm not a "social" person. I don't have a facebook account
  14. No, I have the 6 gallon Mr Beer fermenter that is plastic. As for pointing it to a glass window for temp loss check, haven't tried it, but I would vote a low an angle as possible
  15. $10 aquarium thermometer? Sorry, but for the money, I have this https://www.walmart.com/ip/LCD-IR-Infrared-Temperature-Gun-Graden-Contact-Thermometer-50-330-58-626/124410397?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=12117&adid=22222222227162835839&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=277803106526&wl4=pla-463341585048&wl5=9014253&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117089218&wl11=online&wl12=124410397&wl13=&veh=sem you can take multiple shots of any LBK or other fermenter, plus shoot at windows, doors, and refrigerators to check for cold air leaks. And check the temp of grains you are cooking or the boil temp of your hops.
  16. Finally got my work computer back, and so far it's stable, so I can finally post on the forum. I should be able to make it, and any weekend is fine. All I need is about a 2-3 week advanced notice so that I can make arrangements to be gone for the weekend, and get a hotel room. It would be just me.
  17. @hotrod3539, since your schedule is more restricted than ours, why don't you set the date that we hold this event? I can do just about any weekend, as long as I know a weekend or two ahead of time. @D Kristof, have you researched the beer tour busses?
  18. The reason I suggested early June was to ensure people would have enough time to request off of work, find a hotel and make other travel arrangements. Is there a weekend which is better for you?
  19. It really shouldn't matter who voted for which place. As long as we now know it might be in Cincinnati it doesn't matter if someone voted for a different location, all are welcomed
  20. That's basically up to you, but it would help if we had a full head count of who will or probably will be going. I'm in, and am very flexible on the weekend.
  21. Tell her to switch to wine? Sangria is very good. No offense but she might not be a craft beer drinker. Not to criticize, but let her enjoy what she enjoys
  22. And 4 or 5 to share together
  23. I'd like to toss in the idea of lime zest during fermentation, as per a recipe or two on Mr. Beer's inventory.
  24. How about someone a few months ago at a nice restaurant told the waiter, "I want a bottle of Bud Light, and don't bother with the glass"
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