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Other Fermentables / Re: Ey! Where you get your honey at?
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:17:48 AM »
Local is great if you can afford it. However iv'e had great experiences with  https://www.dutchgoldhoney.com/.
Orange blossom is tasty.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New Yeast Company
« on: June 21, 2015, 04:40:22 AM »
I thought omega was 2 billion per pack as well?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Carbon Build up on SS Kettles - Help
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:29:43 AM »
I had a dark star that did the same thing. Contact customer service. Providing you are the original owner and can prove it with receipt they will ship a replacement burner. My new one works fine. It shipped free of charge by the way. Impressed me with customer service!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: 36 qt. kettle deal
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:24:57 AM »
Unless you have a thing about aluminum this is a deal for the volume. Its almost 1/4" thick very happy with this one. Just my opinion though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CHJI7G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Challenging brew days
« on: May 17, 2015, 05:51:22 AM »
I've never heard of this happening before. I think I willl adjust the clutch on my dewalt cordless now!!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 13, 2015, 02:22:19 AM »
Brewer: Frank (Frankenbrew)
Kolsch
Fill seemed good
Nice aroma slightly sweet smelling
I must say this beer is crystal clear and nicely carbonated.
Another beer style im not familiar with but here are my thoughts.
This is a light clean bright refreshing beer. Slightly sweet in a good way and carbonated perfectly. This to me is the perfect beer to be sitting on the porch drinking on a hot summer day. Very nice beer frank!
I would like to brew this beer and wonder how critical the wyeast 2565 is to producing this crisp clean flavor.
Thanks again Frank for the sassion from grassroots that was a very unique beer!! Overall this has been a great experience for me to be able to sample another home brewers brew and gauge where I am at. I have some work to do but that's ok the learning curve is fun:)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 07, 2015, 03:59:59 AM »
Brewer: Frank (Frankenbrew)
IPA
Fill quite high for a grolsh type bottle seemed to be ok though more to drink:)
Aroma: Lightly citrus odor from the top but not too much
Appearance: Golden in color
Flavor: I like the balance in this beer not too hoppy and good clean straight forward.
Overall impression: I like this beer quite a bit. In fact I will be brewing this in my future. Very mild but citrus in the background. This is not an in your face beer and I like that. No flaws clean and tasty. This is what I want to brew like. To me this is what home-brewing is all about! You should be proud Frank!
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 03, 2015, 03:33:37 PM »

Brewer: Frank (frankenbrew)
Belgian golden strong ale
Proper fill
Aroma: Sweet I swear i smell honey (I reviewed before reading the recipe)
Appearance: Golden solid color with a nice 1/8" thick head.
Flavor: Sweet with caramel note almost feels like a toffee bar.
Mouth feel: full body beer bold flavor.
Overall impression: As im not familiar with this style beer I will say this would b a good beer by the fire in the middle of winter. Sweet tasting, different for my pallet as im a hop head. Didn't detect any flaws this is a solid beer and quite potent i may add. I think i could drink a few of these!!! Nice beer Frank!! Looking forward to the others.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 01, 2015, 07:11:26 AM »
Ive never had a three floyds beer. Never seem to find it! But I keep looking!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:58:59 PM »
Holy crap Kevin im north of you by quite a bit and i NERVER have seen any of those new Glarus beers where are you buying? Very nie by the way.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 29, 2015, 03:29:25 PM »
JIMMYkx260,

Beer is on the way! A kolsch, an IPA, and a barrel-aged Belgian golden strong. I also sent a surprise from Hill Farmstead. The kolsch and IPA were bottled off the tap, but you'll need to let the golden strong settle out. Enjoy!
Frank-
Your way to kind and I have to admit I am intimidated reviewing your beers. Packing was great no problems and everyone is settling in the fridge. I will let them sit a few days and get to reviewing. Like I said im a novice (just at one year now) and have never reviewed any ones beer before so please give me a little leeway. I am looking forward to having my beer reviewed critically for the first time as the only people who have had my home brew really are not reviewing my beer and I always wonder if they are being 100% honest. Thanks again-
Jim

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Septic Systems and Brewing
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:21:59 AM »
This is a very sore subject with me. Currently shopping for contractors to replace my existing septic which is no longer absorbing the effluent. Now they tell me there are aerators and pumps required and annual inspections required by the county- only 15 grand to top it off!!! I like my existing system all gravity no pumps.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:28:13 AM »
JIMMYkx260,

Beer is on the way! A kolsch, an IPA, and a barrel-aged Belgian golden strong. I also sent a surprise from Hill Farmstead. The kolsch and IPA were bottled off the tap, but you'll need to let the golden strong settle out. Enjoy!

Looking forward to them all!! Thanks and will review promptly.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: safbrew t58
« on: April 12, 2015, 02:55:09 PM »
Ill keep you all posted I did the split batch

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Yeast and Fermentation / safbrew t58
« on: April 12, 2015, 08:36:56 AM »
So I have a pack of T58 that i haven't used and am wondering if my summit saga (hose brew) would be a option for this style yeast. I actually want to do a split batch yeast comparison between t58,us05. Any input or thoughts? I hope to pitch later today.
Thanks,

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