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The Pub / Re: Android Battery Drainer
« on: October 15, 2010, 02:36:25 PM »
I found the castle game. Loved it. But launching chicken at bacon!?!?!?!?!   I love you.  


I had to go get some ribs and chicken wings after that!

When a pig gets his head slightly squashed he gets black eyes. Ouch!

The Pub / Re: Android Battery Drainer
« on: October 15, 2010, 12:11:18 PM »
Insidious! Much better than the castle game.

All Things Food / Re: Sausage
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:50:22 AM »
I found this site. Very informative and instructional.

Other Fermentables / Re: First cider
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:46:23 AM »

It won't behave like beer. Sounds like you have a good ferm going on.

All Things Food / Re: Sourdough Time!
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:51:33 AM »
Good luck!

I have something similar in my fridge. I need to wake it.  :o

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Wort for Starter
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:22:04 AM »
Why not just freeze it instead of canning it? If you can it you don't need to put it in the fridge.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Delerium Tremens
« on: October 15, 2010, 10:18:53 AM »
I'm like the rest of you guys. What's the hype? It is hard to explain. Maybe because it isn't smack you in the head like other Belgian beers but on their delicate end of the spectrum. My expectations were of something a little bolder.

Next time I will serve it in flute glasses along side shrimp or something else light. But I'm not rushing out to get it again. And Gordon, yes I can get the Delirium Nocturnum!

Also there were some very tiny translucent floaties that I've come to associate with many Belgian beers. Not as bad as that disgusting pic of Kwak! BTW Kwak is pretty darn good too and when I had it last there were the same little floaties as my bottle last night. I've always saw it as a sign of infection, but it could be just yeast driven or some sort of precipitate. Certainly didn't taste infected!

And I don't know why I waited so long to try DT. The price tag is a little daunting, but no worse than a lower end but decent bottle of wine. Maybe it's the name...

I want it carbonated.

I will be bottling.

If I use the can concentrate, wont it just ferment out when bottle condition?

Yes but its properties are different than juice from fresh apples or pasteurized. For what you have now you'll need to add something that'll ferment enough to carbonate the bottles. A can of juice might do the trick and leave a hint of sweetness but remain dry. You could use brown sugar or even honey. Really depends on what it tastes like now. Got a description?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Fire!
« on: October 14, 2010, 08:02:34 PM »
I am thinking about getting one of these and incorporating it into a cook/brew station on my deck. Will any of you post pictures of your setup?


Not really setup like this anymore but a good example of the flame:

Equipment and Software / Re: What can I do with a keg...
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:30:59 PM »
I was offered a 15 gallon keg for 10 bucks but I'm not sure if it's something I will be able to use.  I only make 5 gallon batches so I certainly can't fill it.  It is a commercial keg.  If I wanted to put beer in it how would I clean it and/or fill it?  What else could I do with it? 

If you decide to take it- a keggle is the best choice unless you use sankey. Just be careful opening it since it can be quite dangerous. Think "spear". There's instructions for that and cutting the top on the web if not in this forum.

Do you guys ever leave it dry? Im about to bottle some cider and I prefer it dry. Will it be too dry?

My wife and others may like it on the sweet side. So I may split the batch and try back sweetening some. Actually maybe I wont since I ahve no way to force carbonate, but maybe a still, sweet cider.

I am also guessing that after three years of aging it may need more yeast?

Do you plan to have it still or carbonated? And to answer your first question I like it on the dry side. Just not sour. If you use frozen concentrate you can achieve a decent Dry Cider that isn't sour in just a few weeks.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Delerium Tremens
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:08:40 PM »
Delirium Tremens Belgian Strong ale. Only 8.5% ABV. Light golden pale straw color. Effervescent, lightly hopped with a faint sweet fruity aroma. Faintly sweet on the palate.

I've waited 3 years to try it. It's very fine. Dangerous because the alcohol flavor is subdued and sneaky. Hence the name I suppose...

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Flamable Fermentation!
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:01:57 PM »
Methane? Woohoo. Sounds nasty. I've let stuff spontaneously ferment before. Even tried a berliner-weisse but ended up tossing it out. Good luck it's supposed to end up great.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Wort for Starter
« on: October 14, 2010, 05:39:49 PM »
Go ahead and try it. My opinion is that "fermentation temperature" is still within the danger-zone for bacteria. You'll probably be fine though. Not many of us will advise you to do it as a regular technique.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Wort for Starter
« on: October 14, 2010, 05:12:27 PM »
Yeah. Go ahead and pitch your yeast if you made the brew. Reserve wort for next time and make your starter in advance.

Good luck.

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