« on: May 17, 2012, 10:02:13 AM »
Putting a Berliner Weisse in the secondary, adjusting carbonation and dry hopping an IPA, clarifying a Belgian Blonde ale, making a starter for a Czech pils, and taking a nap.
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Yeh volume speaking for a 5 gallon batch, pull the first gallon of wort and reduce down minimally to a half gallon, I reduce to a quart.
We munched our first 4 artichokes the other night. with melted butter and grapefruit (we were out of lemons). They were small and some of the stems were a little bitter but there is something magical about eating artichokes you grew your self.
still got to get the last of the tomatoes transplanted.
corn is sprouted and we are ready to plant our beans in with them. then squash a week or two later. vacation is coming up in just over a week so lots of time to putter in the garden.
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night. Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.
AAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH! Sorry, guys.
Just finished a keg of my first Kolsch ever. Came out alright. I think I need to use some kind of fining next time, as well as cold conditioning for at least 2 weeks. The following is based on a whole bunch of recipes I found online.
5 Gallon batch
7 lb. Pilsner
1 lb. Munich I
1 lb. Pale Wheat
122- 15 min.
138- 15 min.
151- 60 min.
60 min. boil:
1.5 oz. Hallertauer @ 0:00
0.5 oz " " @ 0:45
0.5 oz " " @ 1:00
Dang, nice work redbeerman! Did you plant bok-choy from seed? Mine have taken a ton of time germinating. I hear they like cool weather.
sammich mater is my new favorite term. I am going to try an use that in a conversation soon.
but I don't think "go make me a sammich" is going to be in the mix.
My garlic has 9 leaves already. I am thinking it might be scape season early this year.
Here, the ones that came up from last year are sending flowers.
I planted some things this weekend. Tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, leeks, cukes, couple melon plants.
The garden is fresh and beautiful this time of year.
Anybody grow bok-choy?
In fact, availablility of the raw materials for bio-diesel is much more widespread than that of petroleum.
anyway, I'm gonna stop now before this become political.