Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - realbeerguy

Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] 17 18 ... 20
Keg 10 gal Bells 2 Heart Clone, brew 10 gal Dry Stout

All Grain Brewing / Re: Berliner stuck mash?
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:19:58 PM »
Rice hulls are your friend ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Caveman Brewing
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:00:23 PM »
I vaguely remember reading something about 'rule of thumb' originating with brewers as a means of quesstimating temperature before thermometers.

On the Brew Masters show, Sam Calagione says "Rule of Thumb" came from the brewers using their thumbs to test temperatures. I don't quite buy it, but it's okay as an explanation.

True or not, makes sense to me

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« on: March 17, 2011, 05:58:42 PM »
Got a call from my son last night.  He shot his first 300 game in tenpin bowling.  40 yrs I never did that.  He's so proud that he beat dad, and dad is very proud also.

Doing a Club Brew Session at a member's home on the May River to show some of the newbies all grain.

Tomorrow is a Rye IPA using some Carabohemian in the grain bill.


we're thinking about priming with pure rosemary honey instead of sugar, but I don't know. how does it work with honey? ???

My experience with honey has been to use 1/2 the amount of priming sugar.

Also, did 10 gal Bells 2Heart clone this weekend while "training" 2 new all grainers

Pimp My System / Re: Single Tier Semi-Automated, Lowell Brewing
« on: February 15, 2011, 01:26:04 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

Nice build.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Partigyle brewing and mash chemistry
« on: February 13, 2011, 06:42:31 PM »
Water chemistry aside, you could cap the mash with more specialty grains for your small beer.

Beer Travel / Re: I need a bit of help please . . .
« on: February 13, 2011, 06:39:21 PM »
A little late to the party, but did you look at Hilton Head?

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrew Club at the Jersey Shore?
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:41:37 AM »
Check with some of the guys in the WHALES n Woodbridge.  I know a few travel up there from your area for their meetings.  Maybe they would like to start a club down in your area.

Nothing this weekend.  Just got back from the Princess Kathryn's wedding.  (The Mead given out as favors were well received).  Frozen razzberries are on sale & I have some 1 yr lambic on hand  ::).  doing some blending today. ;D

Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Steel vs "Food Safe" Stainless Steel
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:03:41 PM »
First, wecome to the site!

Regarding the s/s question, you will not have a problem.  The kettle is at a minimum 18-8 or 303 s/s..No issue with the quality of stainless.  A bigger question is why did you have a problem with hitting your temps with the cooler?  Also, are you going to use a braid or false bottem for the kettle/mashtun?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Waxing caps
« on: January 25, 2011, 09:44:08 PM »
How to heat them?  In what type of vessel?

Well, since she's a Princess, The Queen Mary might be a suitable vessel...but I'm not sure they'll let you use a electric potpourri pot on board.

If you get your phone fixed, I'll text you a picture. ;D

You will get to taste this at the Domras.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Waxing caps
« on: January 25, 2011, 03:05:37 PM »
A friend of mine said that electric potpourri burners work well for melting the wax.  I haven't tried it yet but I figure it would be worth a shot.

Ding, Ding, Ding,Ding.  We have a winner!

Picked one up today for $1.35 at the thrift shop in town.  Just started waxing the tops.  Great Idea! enough room for a manageable amount of wax, keeps it warm, and was cheap.

Other Fermentables / Re: Corked mead storage
« on: January 24, 2011, 06:54:36 AM »
Using real corks.  Looking to cellar some for 2-5 years.

Pages: 1 ... 14 15 [16] 17 18 ... 20