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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Labeling bottles
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:38:10 PM »


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+1 but I stick with the white ones, I have more color options that way.  I use the 3/4" labels, 24 on a 4"x6" sheet.  I using 8 point font I can fit four lines on there, batch #, name, date, and abv.  They do peel off okay if you're looking to then submit a couple of bottles to competition.
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i use the avery 1"x2 5/8' address white labels. it allows me to put the name/batch number, ibu, srm,  av and date bottled.
the labels come pretty easy after soak in hot water or PBW
i have yet to do a "fancy" label, but i think i will start that in the future for gifts.

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Other Fermentables / Re: where to buy a vinegar mother?
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:47:54 PM »
cool thanks, so if bought this product or similar product with a mother all i would need to do is dump/use the liquid and the place the mother in a growler with the wine?

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Other Fermentables / where to buy a vinegar mother?
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:36:58 PM »
Not sure where to post this topic, but I wanted to make some vinegar from some wine we are currently are making. i want purchase it vs making it.

*I live in the Denver Metro area if anybody knows of stores in the area or online works too.


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Ingredients / Re: Pellets or whole for dry hopping?
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:40:41 PM »
I dry hopped an ESB for 12days with a good outcome, actually not  as floral/aroma as i expected, i also dry an IPA for 16days (simply no time to bottle on both occasions) the IPA turned out well maybe a tad to dank/vegetal but still very drinkable. both times with pellets very easy.

What kind of hops did you use? I've let some Willammette go for a long time and wasn't really happy with it, while I let one of the C's (Chinook?) go for a long time and it turned out pretty well. So maybe variety has an effect?

for the IPA the hops were Amarillo, Citra, Chinook, and Centennial the aroma is great, but heavy grapefruit and dank smell/taste
for the ESB the hops were fuggles and galena


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Ingredients / Re: Pellets or whole for dry hopping?
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:57:01 PM »
I dry hopped an ESB for 12days with a good outcome, actually not  as floral/aroma as i expected, i also dry an IPA for 16days (simply no time to bottle on both occasions) the IPA turned out well maybe a tad to dank/vegetal but still very drinkable. both times with pellets very easy.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 27, 2012, 12:03:50 PM »
If We Ever Meet Again- Timbaland ft. Katy Perry      

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The Pub / Re: Finding a city
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:33:26 AM »
I agree with everybody posting about the Denver/front range area. There are many great breweries/pubs/cultural places within walking distance or short trip on the public transport. In the greater metro area there many up in coming "hip" neighborhoods. The weather is overall pretty nice, in the winter most of the metro area does not get that "much" snow, the summers can be hot but that is what the mountains are for. as for flying to Europe- from DIA to the east coast it's 3-4hrs (depending on the city) and then about 6-8 hrs to Europe.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:10:16 PM »
Hard Line- The Elders   

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Other Fermentables / Re: hard apple cider ideas
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:11:40 PM »
the batches are about 4gal, that makes sense for the sweetness level. I didn't think that small of amount of honey would make it sweeter and or affect the gravity, but this is my first cider and i wasn't sure how the honey would play with the apple juice.

This project has been interesting, i have been the consultant not the "brewer" so the addition of the honey and champagne yeast to the second batch was a surprise.

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Other Fermentables / Re: hard apple cider ideas
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:17:03 AM »
so the first batch had fermented out to ~1.000 just racked today (9/21) very tart but good.
the second batch as pitched with WLP-715 champagne yeast and 2TBSp of honey was added. I'm not sure if it was the yeast or honey it as noticeably sweeter. Would the honey make it sweeter or is it more due tot he yeast? also the second batch was pitched about 1wk later, for and is already down to 1.012, that seems "fast" for a champagne yeast?

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:09:03 PM »
You Make Me Feel- Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi)

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Beer Travel / Re: Loveland, CO Area
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:46:24 PM »
i think the is new ale house (sure on the name), the pumphouse in Longmont is pretty good but there are about 16 breweries between Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins, and longmont. plus a few in some of the smaller towns nearby. In Fort Collins, Mayor Of old town is great (100+ beers about half from CO), choice city is good, of course CB and Potts/coopersmiths brew good beer and have good food.
it really depends on how far you want to drive away from loveland. Fort collins and longmont about 20min each

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Beer Recipes / Re: porter recipe
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:03:39 PM »
So i was going to try the Brown malt suggestion but the LHBS was out of it, so i went with Amber malt. oh and the hops are thought to be Cascade, i'm thinking of rearranging my hop schedule and adding some dry hops and mixing the "cascade" throughout the boil

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:50:27 PM »
so i have another question in regards to cleaning dirty bottles. With the PBW if i put the bottles in a bucket of hot water and let them sit for about 30min will that work, then after the sit i will rinse them and then sanitize. My buddy gave me some bottles that he didn't clean out the sediment on the bottom so i wanted to clean them first then sanitize them.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:31:02 PM »
if i remember correctly the human tongue can't taste bitterness beyond 120-130ish IBU, but the flavor/aroma additions could give the impression of "bigger" hop-bomb. In my humble/novice homebrewer opinion and lover hoppy beers this looks very tasty.

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