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Ingredients / Irish moss storage
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:57:25 PM »
I have a small bottle of irish moss but the label doesn't say anything about how to store it. Does it need to be refridgerated? I've just been keeping it in my "brew tote" with the rest of my equipment since it looked like a dried ingredient.

How do you store yours?


The Pub / Re: Cleaning air from factories
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:45:33 PM »
Best. Turtle. Evar.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: beer science
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:14:49 PM »
that was a good read, thanks for the link!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Lessons of Life
« on: August 22, 2011, 08:59:17 AM »
Luckily my wife loves brewing with me also, makes my brewday so much nicer, and it also helps when I mention needing a new piece of brewing equipment :)

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Stairs
« on: August 21, 2011, 09:45:09 PM »
Just glad to hear you didnt get hurt! Good luck!

All Grain Brewing / Re: So, how long to do a 5 gallon all-grain batch?
« on: August 20, 2011, 07:50:31 AM »
Just did my first all-grain batch and it took around 5-6 hrs total, but now that i've done the process i think i can cut that down by atleast an hour

All Grain Brewing / Re: First all-grain brewday
« on: August 19, 2011, 03:21:30 PM »
thanks everyone, just checked the fermenter and its bubbling away like crazy, it smells fantastic!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First brewing-related injury
« on: August 19, 2011, 02:24:18 PM »
It is best to place the receiving vessel on the counter when pouring a solution from one vessel to another.

yep, both flasks were off the burners, the one i lifted to pour was the one that boiled over onto the top of the hand that was holding it. I honestly didnt think that could happen, but boy was i wrong!

I'm usually extremely careful when brewing, but it just goes to show that accidents happen when you least expect it.

General Homebrew Discussion / First brewing-related injury
« on: August 19, 2011, 09:33:02 AM »
A few days ago I was making a starter and needed to split it into 2 small batches since my main flask wasnt big enough. after they were both done boiling i went to pour the smaller flask into the larger one. I was using a towel to hold the flask, lifted to pour when it boiled over onto my hand. I didn't want to drop the glass flask on the floor so i held it and put it down.

Its a few days later and I still have some blisters but its healing. My first injury making beer in over 13 years.

stupid stupid stupid.

I asked for brewing gloves for xmas. don't let this happen to you, be careful!


All Grain Brewing / First all-grain brewday
« on: August 18, 2011, 05:16:36 PM »
Made my first all-grain beer today and damn it was fun! I don't why I waited this long to try it.

Everything went pretty smoothly despite using the dennybrew batch-sparge method... I'm kidding denny! In all seriousness thanks for the website, I couldn't have done it so smoothly without it, I even hit my target gravity right on the nose.

I was commisioned by my friends to make a Sierra clone for their wedding since its their favorite beer so I'm thinking about taking the recipe, designing a really nice layout and having it printed, framed and matted to go along with the 2 special 1-Liter bottles with labels to match. This part is a surprise and I hope they love it as much as i did making it.

Thanks to everyone on this forum for all of the great info!

Time for a victory beer! Cheers!


The Pub / Re: Which sport do you enjoy drinking beer to the most?(Poll)
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:51:26 PM »
lawn darts.

The Pub / Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« on: August 07, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »
hah sorry, not sure how i missed that, i must've skipped to page 2 early.

The Pub / Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« on: August 06, 2011, 01:20:18 PM »
I'm a huge Rush fan, so most drummers don't impress me, but I'm surprised no one mentioned Bill Bruford from Yes, definitely one of the best out there and also a Hall of Fame member.

I soak bottles in oxyclean also, but one thing i've noticed is that there are a few brands that oxy just won't get off. The labels from Eerie's Mad Anthony just won't come off no matter how long you soak them.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Full Sail Pale Ale
« on: July 22, 2011, 10:50:10 PM »
I emailed the brewmaster at Full Sail and he responded. I don't want to post the whole email exchange because i'm not sure if this was for public consumption or not, but this is a snippet:

(Hopefully he won't mind)

Pale is brewed with 2 row pale and caramel malts and
hopped with Cascades and Centennials in the front and finished
with Cascades, Centennials, and CTZ’s….(a lot in the whirlpool).

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