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Yes I was using it for everything. It was a cheap Rival sealer that I got for $20 on a woot deal. I figured it was just crap and threw it away a long time ago.

I might add that I am already running a 5.5 cubic foot freezer, a 4 cubic foot beer fridge, and a kegerator. I know I can get a 5 or 6 cubic foot freezer brand new for what they are asking for this little one, but the little one runs on 1.4 amps, that would work out to 168 watts assuming 120 volts ac. That would be like running 2 light bulbs. That and the fact that it is so compact that I can put it anywhere in the house I want to makes it more suited to my needs. I had a vacuum sealer and it just quit pulling vacuum after not too many uses. I have been reading reviews on a number of food saver and seal a meal units and finding they all seem to share that problem.

I do that. I roll them up and put them in large storage zip lock bags. The packaging may be oxygen barrier but there is no way to effectively reseal them.

I don't have a vacuum sealer. I seal my hops the best I can in zip lock bags. That isn't stopping the aroma from permeating everything in my freezer. All of my food has a hoppy taste to it. I am thinking I either need a vacuum sealer or one of these

Beer Recipes / Kitchen Sink IPA
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:34:01 AM »
I am calling it that because, though I am basing this on Simcoe and Amarillo, I am filling in some gaps with hops I have on hand.
10 lbs 2 row
1 lb munich 10L
8 oz victory
8 oz white wheat
1 oz cascades FWH and 60 minute boil
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 15 minutes
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 10 minutes
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 5 minutes
Dry hop 2 oz columbus
Nottingham yeast
Mashed 1 hour at 152 F batch sparged at 165F 15 minutes.

This isn't too bad either:  Then again, playing next to Warren Haynes is never a bad thing!

Yep that's a goodn

The Pub / Re: Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:42:10 PM »
That is what Ralph and I did. But it is all clear now.

The Pub / Re: Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:20:03 PM »
That big tornado was just south west of Wichita about a half an hour ago.

The Pub / Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:19:09 PM »
I am gonna be hangin in the man cave tonight.

Beer Recipes / Re: What type of Scottish ale would this be?
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:32:52 PM »
I wanted something breadier, more British to fit the style.

Beer Recipes / What type of Scottish ale would this be?
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:18:44 PM »
9 lbs Marris Otter
8 oz Caramel 60
2 oz Black Patent
1 oz UK Goldings FWH 60 minute boil
S 04 yeast

80 shilling? 90 shilling?

May 1 2012. About a year and a half after I started brewing.

The Pub / Re: New tap handle
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:38:34 PM »
Finished upgrade

Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
I just sampled this White Wheat beer before kegging it. I must say this is the best tasting beer I have ever made. Good hop presence but not overwhelming.

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