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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I think I'm becoming obsessed
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:49:05 PM »
So my brewing obsession seems to be taking on a life of it's own.

well yeah, you're on the forum 8)

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i make two gallon batches and i just leave the yeast slurry in the bucket and put the next batch right on top.  do it a few times before i dump the yeast and start over.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Indestructible hydrometer
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:33:55 AM »
wtf is a hydrometer? 8)
actually, i do minimize its use and only check my og and wait to check my fg until i am pretty sure it is done.  almost everything i ferment sits in the bucket for a month. i dont check daily.

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Equipment and Software / Re: brew nanny
« on: April 03, 2014, 07:50:31 AM »
interesting.  i have used a digital outdoor thermometer that reads on my indoor thermometer to check my chamber temp.  but i don't think that gadget is for me

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:43:22 PM »
If you want to live in illinois move to vancouver, id chose eastern Montana.

bought property in dillon montana.  next door to my sister/brother in law.  about an hour out of butte.  just not sure if making the move there.  vancouver i am sure would be similar to here in illinois, but at least family there also and no income tax.  will be deciding in next few months

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:42:35 PM »
Littering! Think that doesn't relate to beer and brewing? Most of the cans I pick up are light beer cans. Bud Light the clear winner although recently there has beena  surge of Coors light bottles. A$$H0LES!

+1. Around here it's keystone or blue mountains (same same) only people from Montana drink bud light.

hey. i am moving to montana, or maybe vancouver washington. still trying to decide.  gotsta get out of illinois

Go for Vancouver.  Portland has a great beer scene.

yeah there is that.  more of my wife's family live in that area than montana, but way less populated in montana.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Bamboo beer recipe anyone?
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:40:32 PM »
maybe just drink out of a bamboo mug. 8)

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:04:32 AM »
Littering! Think that doesn't relate to beer and brewing? Most of the cans I pick up are light beer cans. Bud Light the clear winner although recently there has beena  surge of Coors light bottles. A$$H0LES!

+1. Around here it's keystone or blue mountains (same same) only people from Montana drink bud light.

hey. i am moving to montana, or maybe vancouver washington. still trying to decide.  gotsta get out of illinois

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Giga Yeast
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:34:27 PM »
So, you are saying that all my beers I ever brewed at home are infected with dog hair?

Two things I am suspicious about in a man. 1) If he doesn't drink coffee. 2) If he doesn't like dogs. I might forgive one of those. But I cross a man out of my books if he doesn't like either. Just sayin'. ;)

There was a famous homebrewing book by Dave Line where he said that if you homebrewed you had to get rid of your pest or all your beer would be infected.



my wife would be upset with me if i got rid of her.  and she enjoys my beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Twice, but never again
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:11:25 PM »
i take my chances. then when i taste the finished product i try to guess which steps i forgot 8)

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i put some most grains in the large plastic jars that pretzles  come in. some of them are big and i can put small bags of specialty grains in plastic closed bags inside the same jar.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dissent with Style
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:23:53 AM »
the whitewater ipa is actually not bad.
i think double ipa's are better in general

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Inspire me.
« on: March 18, 2014, 09:30:00 AM »
i feel for you. i haven't brewed since last summer.  i keep thinking about it but just haven't gotten around to it.

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of course it can. and you don't need a thermometer for your boil.
it is the same phenomenon that allows water to be colder than 32 degrees when you put salt in it.
in addition. if you find a way to pressurize your boil vessel you can superheat it above 212 degrees with out boiling.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Newbie trying to move forward
« on: March 07, 2014, 04:12:58 PM »
there are as many opinions on this as there are forum members.  but as John mentioned. if you can get a boil you are fine.  a lot depends on batch size, type of brew (all grain, extract) which can influence your boil volume.  I can do just fine on my gas burner on my stove. however, my wife is not fond of the smell and even without boil over there will be evaporation and condensation around the stove top that can be a sticky pain to clean. I made a cheap small batch electric kettle that i can use anywhere. I would focus on process, especially fermentation if you have the ability to boil your volume already.

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