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About Steve-Oh

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    DFW Texas
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    Motorcycles, Film making, Beer, Patriot Guard Riders.

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  1. Thanks, I guess it's time to make the Powerful Patriot Ale this Saturday.
  2. How long after expiration would you trust a can of extract? Back in December I bought 2 cans of Classic American Light on Amazon for $10 each. What a deal right? In January I made the Horses ass ale recipe with one of the cans. When I pitched the yeast included under the lid no krausen appeared. So 4 days later I pitched a second pack of yeast left over from another can. Krausen started within a couple hours. That beer is now bottle conditioning. Today I was organizing all my supplies. As I'm making an inventory of cans of extract on hand with expiration dates I notice the Classic American Light can I have left has a sticker over the expiration date. I slowly peel the sticker off to reveal a Sept 2014 expiration date. It's now 2 1/2 years after expiration. I went on Amazon and gave them a bad review. Is this can still good? Would you trust it?
  3. I've started bottled conditioning all my beers for a minimum of 8 weeks. Some like the Velvet Elvis, etc 6 months plus. Then I put a 6 pack in the fridge and taste it in 3 days. If it's good (all have been) I toss some more beers in the fridge.
  4. I have another mini fridge for beer that's ready to drink. My problem is I keep drinking it as soon as it's ready.
  5. I just have the prob hanging off the bottom of the top shelf. I just keep in mind that the wort temps are usually 2 degrees warmer than the air temp.
  6. It is a Frigidaire. Bought it at Lowes. It was on sale for $95 when I bought it on Black Friday. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Frigidaire-3-3-cu-ft-Freestanding-Compact-Refrigerator-Silver-Mist-ENERGY-STAR/1000059645
  7. I keep my mini fridge fermenter at 66 the first week and 68 the second and third weeks. What's cool is I can finally do true lagers in Texas and keep the LBKs in the mid 50's.
  8. If you want to get serious and have precise control get a mini fridge, can heater and an Inkbird controller. I can fit 2 LBKs in it at a time. For most beers I keep it at 68 degrees, 66 during the first week of fermentation. I just bottled 2 batches of lager Saturday that I kept around 53 degrees. I returned the bottles to the mini fridge for 3 more weeks at 53 degrees. Then I will store them at room temp for several months.
  9. I have 3 oz of liberty hops in my fridge. First $300 gets them! Lol
  10. In four days I will be bottling a 1776 recipe. I'm going to immediately turn around and make it again with a slight change to the LME. I noticed today the online recipe has changed a little. It originally called for Liberty hops and now it calls for Crystal hops. Anyone know why they changed it?
  11. When I first started I thought about buying glass bottles. But then I quickly realized I could buy the bottles at the store with beer in them! Good way to try new beers!
  12. I found this other topic on PB&C. It has some good ideas. I'm going to make one with an American Porter that I have. 4oz Cocoa nibs boiled 5 minutes, 8oz PB2 at flame out, 2oz Lactose, I'm even going to add some Reeses Cereal in a muslin bag after a week fermenting. As soon as I can free up a LBK. We shall see...
  13. Reading old posts. So how did this turn out? Sounds intriguing.
  14. I love beer brats! Uncooked Raw Brats - Look for a German deli around you. If not Johnsonville brats are in most grocery stores (at least here in TX) and will work. Poke holes in the brats with a fork. Place brats in a saucepan. pour in enough beer to cover the brats. Sprinkle in some Paprika and onion powder. Bring to a boil and hold for 5 minutes. Throw the brats on a heated BBQ grill and brown thoroughly. I like to put the brat on a potato bun with mustard and sauerkraut. DEFINITELY serve with beer.
  15. I started with a seedling mat but it didn't heat up enough to do anything at all. So I sent it back and made the paint can heater. Maybe it was just the particular mat I ordered. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001WV010/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This thing was useless.
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