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The Pub / Re: Tailoring... serger or sewing machine?
« on: February 03, 2014, 05:05:54 AM »
I learned to sew on an old singer when I was a kid, I remember them being able to do most things, especially simple hems and tailoring.  I also used an old foot powered one.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 7 months in on a Flanders Red with Roeselare
« on: January 24, 2014, 02:51:21 AM »
I have read that you should try to use cherries with pits if possible, the pits have an almond like flavor to them.  if you cant find them with pits you can add a spice called mahlab, its made from cherry pits and is available from middle eastern grocers.  sorry, don't have any answers to your specific questions.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: December 13, 2013, 01:38:36 AM »
if you like peat try Ardmore, I think its a blend but is pretty good and only $23.  if you want to go higher end peat try Ardbeg, awesome.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Another thread about plastic buckets (sorry)
« on: December 04, 2013, 02:48:32 AM »
I currently use one 13 gal brew cube or two 6.5 gal buckets.  the brew cube is good but can difficult to clean because of all the uneven surfaces and crevices in the lid.  I have also used a sanke keg many times and have a 5 gal crockware jug I plan to use for souring.  what ever works.

maybe all of this already exists and I don't know how to access it.  I would like to create my own forum follow page.  for example there are post I would like to continuously follow for new posts and would like to see comments on some posts I have made/created.  I know some of this is already available just not instantly accessible when I log in.


General Homebrew Discussion / nyc
« on: September 14, 2013, 03:26:21 AM »
I will be in brooklyn the next few days, any suggestions?  I like sours and currently live in texas so there are many beers I cannot get ahold of.

All Things Food / Re: I want a new class of sodas
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:32:30 AM »
I think march/april 2013 zymurgy has soda recipes

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Commercial Saisons
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:23:58 AM »
try hennepin by ommegang.  its one of my favorites.  or wait 3 months, wont it be cool in nebraska

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping sours
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:14:57 AM »
I have never dry hopped a sour but, new belgiums le terrior is dry hopped with amarillo and its great.  I don't know how they do it though.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How low can you go?
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:24:22 AM »
I want to see the experts input too.  I think it is possible with various strains used.  fg 0.089

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Marshall..... Amp or Fridge?
« on: August 21, 2013, 02:26:28 AM »
...these go to eleven.

Ingredients / Re: Would Mosaic work with Centennial?
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:04:41 AM »
recently made beer with 8oz centennial throughout the boil and 4oz mosaic dry hopped.  it was great.  it will be a mainstay in one form or another.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cooling my all grain wort
« on: August 16, 2013, 02:12:45 AM »
a pre chiller with an pump to recirculate cold water hooked up with a counterflow chiller works very well.  both pre chiller and cfc can be made easily.  another option if you have water that needs to be added after boil to bring up to proper volume is to add ice instead of water to empty primary fermenter and dump wort into that.  I never had an infection in 100 or so batches with the ice technique.

Hop Growing / Re: Hop Seeds?
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:24:25 AM »
just passing on info I read on another post...some hops can be hermaphroditic.  those "seeds" are male hops.  the plant may be stressed from under watering or under nutrient.

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