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Equipment and Software / how big of burner
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:55:39 PM »
so i am thinking of building a new gas (natural) grill.  i was planning on making a t off to supply a burner for brewing on.  now i am thinking of replacing the regular grill burner with some banjo shaped burners as well.  and even making a natural gas fed oven off to the side.  too many ideas to ponder but the one question i have for those of you is how many btu do i need for the natural gas burner for the kettle.  usually i only do two gallons at a time but could go up to four on occasion.  (i am also just thinking of doing an electric kettle) i have been kicked out of the kitchen

Beer Travel / longitude
« on: February 27, 2012, 02:12:12 PM »
so over my quick trip to paris i read this book "Longitude"  By Dava Sobel. for those of you that find inspiration in efforts of perseverence mixed with a little politics and history, I recommend it.

General Homebrew Discussion / balance
« on: February 19, 2012, 03:33:54 PM »
last sunday i was brewing my CAP and i was pondering a previous thread started by Denny aboug Bu:OG and sat down to read it over.  (couldn't find it though).  of course i had a big plate of red velvet cake and vanilla ice scream.  i ended up with a little too much cake and had to add ice cream.  so two questions: 1. what was the title to denny's thread so i can find it again and 2.  do you prefer ice cream heavy or cake heavy,  helpings of cake and ice cream?

Equipment and Software / aerator.
« on: January 19, 2012, 01:11:00 AM »

for those of you interested. bass pro shops has these aerators on  for 9.97 in their new add.  think i will run out there soon.

Commercial Beer Reviews / michelob amber bock
« on: November 01, 2011, 05:36:54 PM »
went with my son down to pensacola last weekend, he is reporting to fligh school. had to pick up some beer for the ohio state wisconsin game (way to go bucks!!) went with some michelob amber bock and was pleasantly surprised.  it was a perfectly servicable drink for the game.

Beer Recipes / Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:03:07 PM »
so we are having our summer office party and started thinking i should have brewed a beer for this.  (last year i brought some vienna) then i was thinking that we also do a christmas party.  so i am thinking of brewing this beer. anyone have any ideas that would make this beer a little unique/special? (in my office there are three men and about 15 ladies - of course their husbands tend to show up.

General Homebrew Discussion / congrats and prayers
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:11:38 PM »
I just wanted to say congrats to my son the newly commissioned Ensign Donatus Weithman.  I swore him in on 11JUL11, and he graduated from Ohio State on the 12th.  He will be reporting to flight school in Penacola around October.  May his career in the air be better than mine under the water. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / cirrhosis
« on: April 26, 2011, 03:41:48 PM »
The dear Lord has given us a wonderful combination of ingredients, and critters to make a beverage we all enjoy, but just a small pitch out there to remember to drink in moderation.  i am losing my second patient in the past 6 months to alcoholic cirrhosis. In both cases they are ladies under age 50 with kids i also take care of.  it is gut wrenching, and miserable to watch. I consider all of you to be a friend one way or another, and I would hate to see any of you suffer like this.  (and no, i dont consider it a risk of the hobby like skydiving, drag racing etc).

Kegging and Bottling / cider aging
« on: January 28, 2011, 04:39:41 PM »
my oldest son will be headed for flight school in pensacola sometime late this summer. he likes the hard cider and i am going to make him some to take with him.  i plan on aging it from now until then at least.  my question is do people age this in refrigerated temperatures (this is my plan).  or does it age better when stored at warmer temps (68-72)?

Equipment and Software / refrigerated truck as fermentation lager house
« on: November 17, 2010, 05:26:19 PM »
just curious if anyone has done this.  yesterday i saw a small frozen fish delivery truck.  container was probably the size of a small shed.  thought it would be neat if i found one of these somewhere (minus the truck though that would help with transport)  and put the thing in the barn on my moms farm.  I think it would make a kick a_ _ fermentation or lager room.  any thoughts?  large enough to handle the needs of a few homebrewers.

The Pub / scotch
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:04:02 PM »
I rarely drink anything but beer.  So I need a little help.  I just received a bottle of Glenrothes Single speyside malt scotch whiskey.  This was distilled in 1982 and bottled in 1997. the package even has a hand written description of the character from the original taster in 1982 and the approval in 1996 prior to bottling. The question do I continue to save it or do I try it?  either way i am pretty stoked :D

Equipment and Software / odd equipment ideas
« on: May 20, 2010, 07:30:41 PM »
saw a few things in a garage sale recently that made say hmmm.

has anybody used one of the old big percolator coffee pots for brewing (beer)? i was thinking for heating mash, possibly boiling, etc for small batches.

thought about using the old fashioned electric roasters as well.

or old stainless steel sinks for open ferment?

i may have to experiment and get back to ya

Equipment and Software / heincans
« on: April 26, 2010, 04:11:29 PM »
has anyone tried to reuse one of those 5L heinecan kegs for homebrew, or have any ideas for kegging smaller batches 2-3 gallons.  just thinking of reducing my batches.

Equipment and Software / plastic carboys
« on: March 23, 2010, 06:45:13 PM »
i have several large water bottles that i can use and throw away.  i am just not sure if they will or will not be impermeable to oxygen.  is there an easy way to tell

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