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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 08, 2011, 08:59:19 AM »
Maybe you were thinking of the Bluesman formerly known as Prince?

Nice logo, Tony.  That bottle label looks better than most commercial craft beers.

Thanks gordon, I appreciate that!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend
« on: May 07, 2011, 08:14:48 PM »
sounds great thanks for the info!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Do you give your beers a name?
« on: May 07, 2011, 07:26:18 PM »
I can go one further on the crazy train of naming beers. Not only do I name them, but since i'm a graphics guy I feel compelled to make a logo for them too...yeah, my crazy goes deep buddy.

So here's one of the logos for my unofficial brewery and beers:



I even recreated the logo for my new mash tun cooler once I remove the coleman sticker on the side:



Sticking with the Jersey Shore theme here are some of the beer names I came up with:

Seaside Stout
Toms River Red Ale
Boardwalk Brown Ale
Grandpa Louie's Cream Ale (named after my grandfather who loved genesee)
Jersey Devil IPA
Arrogant Ale
Fist Pump Porter
Pine Barrens Porter
Lone Pumpkin Ale
Nor'easter Winter Stout
Bleach Blonde Ale
Eagle Point Pilsner
Kiss O' Death (something my grandfather used to say)
Lighthouse Lager
Duck Dive Dunkel

Just to name a few...

:)
Tony

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Mash Tun
« on: May 07, 2011, 09:58:34 AM »

I'm excited to do my first all-grain batch, hopefully this weekend!
That's great! Good luck, happy brewing!  What is your first all grain brew?

Doesn't look like its going to happen this weekend with mother's day and all, but I was thinking of making a Cream Stout.

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The Pub / Re: Some facts to ponder.....
« on: May 06, 2011, 08:53:09 PM »
A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol
a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the
gallon!

ahaha I liked that one!

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Mash Tun
« on: May 06, 2011, 08:00:10 PM »
Thanks guys, its a Coleman 70-qt Extreme, its just silver. My buddy only used it at the beach for beer/ice. He said its a few years old but honestly, it looks brand new, I hardly had to clean it at all, but I still soaked it in oxyclean and scrubbed it all down.

BTW, anyone that wants to buy the same ball valve kit, I bought the regular bulkhead but it was a really tight fit and I had to leave off the brass nut so that the ball valve assembly would even catch on the threads. It leaked and the valve handle hit the sidewall of the cooler so it wouldn't open all the way. I called Northern Brewer and they sent out the XL bulkhead and now it all fits and works perfectly. So make sure you order the XL Cooler Bulkhead.

I'm excited to do my first all-grain batch, hopefully this weekend!

Cheers!
Tony

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Equipment and Software / New Mash Tun
« on: May 06, 2011, 12:40:02 PM »
Brought some homebrew over to a buddy's house last week and started talking about going all-grain. I mentioned that I was going to purchase a coleman cooler for the mash tun conversion and he says "I think i have an extra, you can have it!". I know it isn't blue, but it was free!

So since I saved about $40 not buying the cooler, I decided that instead of going the DiY route I bought a SS Ball Valve Kit from Northern Brewer. Can't wait to give it a go!

I took some picts:









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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 03, 2011, 09:26:02 PM »
My wife grew up shelling on LBI.  Even living here in Hawaii she often talks longingly about shelling on LBI.

I have fond memories of shelling and searching for "sea glass". Its a shame that its so rare now, but its a side effect of beach parties being illegal since the early 80s. Whodathunk that drunk fools tossing beer bottles into the ocean would create a hobby for others?

Ask your wife what the rarest color she ever found was, I still have jars of white/green/brown with some blue and even a few small pieces of red.

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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:27:51 PM »
$3.73 at the WaWa down the road from me here at the Jersey Shore (08755)

Which exit?

(My wife, the Jersey Tomato, hates when I ask that)

That joke is for the Turnpike, but its Exit 82 on the Parkway :)

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The Pub / Re: Other Than Beer
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:10:57 PM »
A bartender friend just told me about a new drink he invented called the Osama - It's two shots and a splash...


Does he work at Klee's in NJ?


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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:05:16 PM »
$3.73 at the WaWa down the road from me here at the Jersey Shore (08755)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:44:15 PM »
As far as increasing the size of the hole, that's never worked out for me either.  At least, not a smooth round hole in plastic.  I think you're better off plugging the existing hole and drilling a new one with the right sized spade bit.  But that's me.

Thanks for the suggestion Tom, I think I'll do just that. And you think a spade bit would work better than a stepper for plastic? I've never really drilled thru plastic before. I might take the lid to Home Depot and ask them the best way to do it. The only other way I can think of is maybe a hole punch, heat up the lid and hit it hard.

I'll let ya know how it works out.

Thanks!
Tony


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Equipment and Software / Re: Cheap Fermentation Temp Control?
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:25:59 AM »

Since the fermentation tote doesn't allow the use of an airlock i was looking for other options and ran across this:



I'll have to increase the size of the hole in the fermentation bucket lid for the #7 stopper to fit, but it looks like a great solution. I ordered 2 of them, I'll report back once i get them.

Here's the link:
Vented Silicone Stopper

cheers!
Tony

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Equipment and Software / Re: Burners
« on: May 02, 2011, 06:26:50 PM »
another +1 for the KAB4, it halved my boil-time.

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When the cooler is full of ice I'm pumping water approaching 32F through the IC in the kettle.  Not sure how it would get colder than that.  Either way the water coming out of the cooler is going to be the temp of the water in the cooler.

I think more importantly, that the water returning to the cooler from the kettle is much hotter than 32F and the more time it spends in the cold water the better, before returning thru the pump and back to the kettle.

its probably a wash, but would be interesting to see if theres a difference

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