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Everything posted by hotrod3539

  1. WOW! Thats some kick! Judging by that info, maybe just a half gallon cider swap out to try and keep the ABV down.... hmmmm... gonna have to think on this one a bit... Oh and the Apple Brown Beery is on my list to brew... probably gonna get it after i get done with the CAL, Hop head red (on order, should be shipping soon and will go in LBK the CAL is currently in) and the Regular apple cider kit (gonna brew it up in the next couple days....ABB may go in this LBK once the Hard cider kit is done)
  2. What fun is that??? Lol! If the general consensus is just go with all H2O then that's what I will do and just drink the n/a cider.... I thought I read somewhere it helps add some good flavor and ups the abv (not that I'm concerned with the abv... I'm more for the flavor)
  3. @MiniYoda there is nothing but wide open space to the left plus plenty of room along the wall to the right.... there is plenty room in that section of the basement for growth.
  4. New area in basement for fermentation carbing / conditioning! (Oh and storage too...)
  5. Hello my fellow brewers! I have a couple questions... 1: Is it ok to move the LBK while fermentation is happening? I just bought some shelves to set up in the basement for fermenting / carbing / conditioning and need to know if I can move the LBK off the floor and onto the shelves. 2: I am sure the answer is here somewhere but I can't find it... in reguards to the Apple cider kit from Mr. B.... I have seen somewhere that there was cider used instead of some of the water... is there a rule of thumb on this...ie how much to swap out for water and anything that would be a no no like pasteurized or things like potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate being added to maintain freshness.....
  6. I have the Hop Head Red from Mr. B on the way to brew up for St. Pattys day.....
  7. Wtf - Where's the fire BK - Burger King Lmfao- lost my footing again ouch OG - Original Gangsta FG- field goal Atcq - attach that copy quick Rtj- really tough job
  8. Well..... except for that @AnthonyC guy...... he will promise to be your huckleberry then never send you the cider ingredient list to order..... lol!
  9. Welcome! From one new guy to another...... don't be afraid to post up and ask questions.... these guys around here know their stuff. They saved me from having a meh brew and now it's gonna be great thanks to them!
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  11. @creamz13 @Stroomer420 SOLD!! lol i will deff order this soon!
  12. @AnthonyC I am a fan of the Cinnful angry orchard but I honestly don't think I have met a cider I didn't like..... I will place an order Monday for supplies so if you have a specific recipe that you have on mind let me know what all I will need
  13. @AnthonyC I will keep that in mind..... do I need to get anything other than the cider kit? If so I will need to get it ordered.... probably gonna do the cider before next weekend.
  14. @Shrike I think i am going down that slope head first at warp speed!
  15. I must have done something right..... I listened to the advice of many of you fine brewing folks... I moved my LBK to a cool corner in my basement where the temp is cooler. It has good action both up top ( krausen ) and down below (trub) and i can smell the gas escaping when i got near it and it smells like fermenting beer... I think this might just turn out fine! Thank you to everyone! now to plan for bottling in a few weeks and plan the next brew... think it will be the cider kit as i already have it on its way... should be here tuesday along with the regular rootbeer kit and a second LBK.... and stick on thermometers... anyone have any tips and tricks for the cider kit and/or the rootbeer (non alcoholic version) kit?
  16. i will be watching for the post!
  17. Apple Brown Beery is on my wish list for a future batch....... it sounds so good... I am thinking post it notes might help so i can mark a "do not use before" date on the batches. its going to be a good obsessi.....i mean hobby to have. Store bought beers are getting pricey (especially since i have moved from the mass produced to the craft/small batch side of things.) so brew at home will be more cost effective me thinks.....
  18. LOL as eager as i am to taste, patience is a blessing that i have.... which will help with the waiting, i do remember reading somewhere to wait at minimum 2 months after bottling to taste. I already have a wish list about a mile long.......... I did order the cider kit and a second LBK...... More bottles is next on the list to get.....
  19. Thanks for the info and warm welcome!! I do have a stick on thermometer (from MRB) on the LBK so i can monitor the temp of the wort. I now have cooler and frozen ice packs in place to help with the temp. I am also scoping out a place down in the basement that i can use...
  20. Thanks! i am super excited!
  21. Hello everyone! New Brewer here, how new you might ask? Just brewed my first batch about 2 hours ago... Ok, history.. got the LBK kit (classic american light) Last Christmas (2015) had intentions of brewing it but it got put in the spare bedroom closet and forgotten about until about mid November when this years gifts were getting stashed away....... (OMG what a slacker right??) I pulled it out of the spare room, and started my homework, read the directions multiple times, watched the DVD, various YouTube videos, ordered some accessories that many recommended, ghosted this here forum reading and absorbing as much knowledge as i could. Had a quick and easy day at work ( I do commercial HVAC for a living), (OK i only had one job to do and it took me 2 hrs) came home and re-watched the DVD, read the instructions twice, had them in the kitchen with me while i did the brewing, following them to the letter (with a couple good deviations long time brewers recommended), must admit it was super simple and now the wait begins. LBK is in a nice dark 68-70* closet (which i closely monitored the temperature of for the last week) closet is french door style...LBK sits behind one door, i can use the other to peek in on it without copius amounts of light getting in. While typing this, i just realized Vacation is in 15 days..... heres hoping fermentation is done by then (vacation is only a week and from what i have read here an extra week in the LBK wont hurt....) Hotrod
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