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 - beer_crafter

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 12
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Flanders Red fermentation
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:54:56 AM »
Looks like Mr. Apte's Flemish Red page is down (it links to a profile page for him at Xerox)... Does anyone have this cached?  If not I will email him to see if I can get a copy and we can add it to this site, hopefully.

All Grain Brewing / Re: stuck sparge
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:22:48 AM »
I find a psuedo-mash-out helps with this.  I also batch sparge and whenever I have had a slow or stuck sparge, infusing boiling water and getthing the mash up to about 160 or so has done the trick.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belgian Golden Strong
« on: October 17, 2012, 02:45:48 PM »
light colored belgian ales, and i'll include saisons in that group, are some of the easiest all-grain beers to make, and some of the most expensive to buy.  Great beers to homebrew. 

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Saison Vert Dregs
« on: October 09, 2012, 01:14:57 PM »
My assumption is that rayot vert does have active brett in it.  I could be wrong.

Beer Travel / Re: East coast must have beers (CT, specifically)
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:12:30 AM »
Willimantic is great, but without a car, you just can't get there.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Affligem Blond
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:10:25 AM »
I like Affligem's beers, especially the Dubbel.  They are better than the other big-brewery "Abbey" ales like Leffe. It's owned by Heineken but their beers are good, if a little rustic. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Problem with keg hopping
« on: September 21, 2012, 01:54:55 PM »
in the keg, I only use leaf hops, never pellets.  And I either go into a nylon bag, or let the swim free, with a sure screen.  I've used a muslin bag, and i've used pellets, but I think the whole idea is to get the oils into your beer while keeping out vegative matter.  Sometimes I'll use both a nylon bag and a sure screen.

I have never had the need to suspend the bag in anyway so it didn't reach the bottom.  Hops float ya know!  I've never had a clog nor a situation where the dry hops went grassy after too much time. 

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Let's talk southern tier
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:09:34 AM »
BTW I did get a chance to try some ST barleywine lately... it was ok but not on the top of my list of barleywines

Last winter, my cousin fished out a 4 year old bottle of back burner from his cellar and it was maginificent.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Problem with keg hopping
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:08:09 AM »
or you can just start hanging your hop bags with teflon tape through the lid gasket to prevent them from getting low enough to block the dip tube.
Yeah, but that wouldn't help if the bag opened up, which seems to be what happened here.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlfloc and Fluffy Trub
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:30:40 PM »
I also think any trub experiment that includes WY1968 is somewhat flawed in that it is the only yeast that I've seen that can out-floc trub. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Building a kegerator
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:22:23 PM »
I am really happy with the tower I bought from American Coffee Urn (ACU Metal Fab).
This was a few years ago so there may be a better option today.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Problem with keg hopping
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:47:22 PM »
Surescreen is an awesome dry hopping device. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: To Share or Not to Share
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:24:40 AM »
You'll figure it out.  There are some people that get a lot of my beer because they are appreciative, they give me good feedback, RETURN MY BOTTLES, and share high quality commercial beer with me.  On the other hand just passing out bottles at office functions or to customers is something I've cut out.  Brewing is just too time consuming.

Beer Travel / Re: East coast must have beers (CT, specifically)
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:43:31 AM »
Outside of CT (but available in CT) must have beers... a short list:
Ithaca Flower Power (if you like hops)
Weyerbacher Riserva (if you like sour)
Captain Lawrence anything but especially Xtra Gold

Beer Travel / Re: East coast must have beers (CT, specifically)
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:41:21 AM »
The "it" brewery in CT these days is New England Brewing Co.  Their year round beers are average (Sea Hag probably being the best) but they have a set of beers that sort of come and go regularly.  668, Ghandi Bot, and Imperial Stout Trooper all are worth seeking out.  Then they have some one-offs which are almost always good, the most recent being Coriolis IIPA.  Watch their facebook page for what's new.

City Steam's beers range from awful to awesome.   The place is a lot of fun.  They do tend to run out of their better beers quickly so if you want to try something they have, go for it. 

A cab ride can get you to Old Burnside in East Hartford.  I've never been there. 

At the rate new breweries are opening up, you may have a chance at another one or two within cab distance by december!   :P

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 12