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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to kegging
« on: November 30, 2014, 09:10:33 AM »
Hello all,

I am in the same boat as the OP. I have been looking a good deal on a regulator and have been having a hard time finding that good deal. Anyone know where to look? The best I have found was on kegoutlet for a kit that came withe everything you needed but a keg and co2 tank.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling Logistics
« on: November 30, 2014, 09:04:57 AM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

I just started doing this about 5 batches ago after having some bottling issues. I feel that is incorporates the priming sugar better than dumping it in on top of the beer.

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The Pub / Re: Falcons leading their division.
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:33:06 AM »
Not a bad thought but didn't Seattle beat New Orleans that year in the first game of the playoffs?

Though 7-9 feels much better than 6-10 which could be a possibility. The playoffs should just be the top 6 teams from each conference. 

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The Pub / Re: Happy T-Day everyone!
« on: November 27, 2014, 09:57:02 AM »
On turkey day it is never too early to start sipping on some beer. Especially if you are prepping the food. Woke up with a session porter this morning.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Need to find a cider book
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:31:02 AM »
I just received it in the mail. Thumbing through it and it truly is "The Everything Hard Cider Book." Cooking with cider, making cider vinegar, cider cocktails, a bunch of cider recipes, and more. Seems like a good book to have for a ciderman.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Need to find a cider book
« on: November 16, 2014, 01:36:18 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Both sound good but I think I am going with "The Everything Hard Cider" book. Looks like a good start to someone getting into the hobby.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Need to find a cider book
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:02:56 AM »
My brother is getting into making cider and I want to get him a book on the topic. Most of the books I find are a few chapters of cider along with other topics. Does anyone know of a good book for cider making?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: ALMOST perfect brew day (question)
« on: November 15, 2014, 01:05:15 PM »
Yep HopShot residue. No issues with that in the beers I have used them in.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 100% Brett First Attempt
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:50:04 PM »
1) The 100% brett I just brewed was at 67 degrees the whole time and fermented just fine. I don't see why 65 would be any different.
2) I also used Tois by itself and it was fine all by itself. It didn't really get me very much brett character (little citrus funk) but it was enough for the first batch. Next batch I may try a new strain but Tois worked well.
3) A month was how long I let mine ferment for and it was done in that amount of time. It took off really quick with the starter I made. I am going to experiment on my next batch and bottle half after a month or so and then the other half after 3 and see the difference.
4) Yes, starters are necessary. I used one vial and created a one liter starter for two weeks-ish. I have read that if you stress the brett it will produce more of the brett characteristics but I don't know that for a fact. The beer tasted pretty clean for being all brett.

Have fun brewing with brett. It is a lot of fun and you get some pretty interesting beers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 5 Gal Mash Tun
« on: October 24, 2014, 07:23:09 PM »
I had a 5 gallon cooler that I made into a mash tun before upgrading to a 10 gallon cooler. It worked great for beers up to about 7ish %, which will work for most styles. I thought it worked out fine for the time I used it. I am now using it as my berliner weiss mash tun.

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Kegging and Bottling / Possibility for Bottle Bombs
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:04:25 AM »
I know I may be getting worked up over nothing but I have never seen this before during my short time making beer. Here is the situation.

Last night I was bottling up a double IPA I was transferring my beer to the bottling bucket and had left a small layer of beer on top of the yeast. After transferring I put the airlock back on the carboy. While bottling I noticed that the airlock still had activity. After bottling all the beer and checking again the airlock still had activity. This all happened after I had reached a steady FG and had cold crashed my beer. Should I be worried about bottle bombs? I am planning on cracking a bottle open soon and checking the carbonation levels later tonight to see if it is already carbed up.

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Ingredients / Re: Clarity Ferm testing
« on: September 07, 2014, 05:17:03 PM »
There is a brewery by me that uses this in all their beers except their wheat. To me their beers do have a less full body and their hoppier IPAs don't really taste all that hoppy to me, until I have a couple of them. I haven't done a side by side evaluation but the beers do feel light bodied. I am interested in hearing from somebody with celiacs trying a beer with clarity ferm and see how they respond.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: GABF session times
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:15:48 PM »
it is till 4. they have another session that starts a little while after the members session ends.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's brewing today -- 7/20/14
« on: July 20, 2014, 10:06:48 AM »
almost done brewing up a belgian dubbel.

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Ingredients / Re: How do you... cucumber?
« on: July 19, 2014, 11:46:08 AM »
At Avery's SourFest this year they had a Sour Blond that had cucumber and rosehips added. It was THE most refreshing sour I have ever had. Would be great on warm/hot days. It has me wanting to make a sour with cucumber. So refreshing.

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