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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).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: t-shirt design
« on: July 22, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
graphics look good, just a piece of advice about t-shirt making, don't skimp on the quality of the shirt. go with something like american apparel instead of the default brand whereever you are getting it made, the difference of a few bucks per shirt is so minor when compared against the quality difference, you won't be disappointed.

If you don't already have a place to get these made or if they don't give you enough options, I can point to the place i've used in the past.


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