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Kegging and Bottling / Cleaning and rinsing bottles
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:16:04 AM »
I have chlorine\chloramine in my tap water and I bottle. I normally clean with bbrite, rinse with tap water, and then sanitize with star san. Could the rinse water be affecting my beer? Should I be rinsing ro or spring water?

Kegging and Bottling / Printed bottle caps
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:12:53 PM »
I used to get these from my lhbs but they are out. Does anyone know of an online source?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Glass or Plastic
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:45:43 AM »
Stainless is the best option for me. It can be thoroughly cleaned without fear of scratching, can handle boiling liquids, is hard to break\crack\shatter, and should last a very long time.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I've lost my marbles...
« on: January 12, 2011, 08:09:12 PM »
I got them with a recipe kit a long time ago, but I can't even think of where to start looking for new ones at a store....Toys R Us?

Anything I can use in a pinch?  Trying to think of something I can sanitize and drop in there....

Don't put toys r us in your beer (

Beer Travel / Re: Houston?
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:29:06 PM »
Oh shid.... How did I end up in the houston thread.... This was for the Amsterdam thread.... Darn iPhone .. That's it blame the phone.

Android phones prevent these types of mistakes  ;D

The Pub / Re: beer bike
« on: December 21, 2010, 04:11:14 PM »
It's better to bring friends...

I saw one of those in Belgium. The guys riding it looked like they were having fun  ;D

The Pub / beer bike
« on: December 21, 2010, 03:39:24 PM »
has a stereo, two kegs, two taps, counter, with a pizza rack on the back:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: $17.00 an entry??
« on: December 17, 2010, 03:50:00 PM »
A comp in Brooklyn, NY mentioned in the new issue of BYO requires $17.00 per entry.  Isn't that a bit steep??  Thos most I've ever seen is $7.00 per entry.


<snarky comment about the cost of living in nyc>

I "brewed" last night (extract ale bock) so i will be counting airlock bubbles this weekend  :D

The Pub / Re: Language Revived
« on: December 15, 2010, 05:27:44 PM »
you old fogeys need to lrn2txt  ;D

Equipment and Software / Re: Counter top brewery.
« on: December 14, 2010, 05:09:50 PM »
I've seen posts of people doing mini batches in coffee pots.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:17:05 PM »
Orval is one of my favorite beers. I've had it fresh and aged. Love them both. I wouldn't call it a "soured" beer, since brett doesn't produce very much acidity. The brett character in Orval is certainly pronounced, especially once it ages. But it is mellow. To me the brett adds subtle hints of cherry pie, especially once it ages.

Mine tasted like barn water runoff. The only reason I finished it was because it was $6 for a little bottle  ;D

I may need to try it again, seems like I got a bad bottle?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:39:54 PM »
I have to say, I haven't found Orval that enticing. My favorite Belgian so far has been Kwak... Not sure what it is about Orval I don't like. Last time I poured some I had wayyyyy too much foam, and there was a super strong bite to it. Too young maybe? Not treated properly?

I am with you. Not a fan of "horse blanket" beer  :o

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Banana Taste
« on: December 09, 2010, 10:43:30 PM »
Just tell people you wanted to brew a tropical banana ale to ward off winter  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Banana Taste
« on: December 09, 2010, 10:14:40 PM »
What type of yeast did you use and what is the fermentation temp?

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