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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1026 British Cask Ale yeast
« on: February 02, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »
I recently bottled an ordinary bitter that used the British Cask Ale yeast.  I have not noticed any sulfur flavors but I will have to try it again just to double check.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« on: January 26, 2011, 04:45:33 PM »
Yeh, but I've had that same bottle of Knob Creek for "at least" two years.  Most whiskey drinkers probably plow through a bottle a month if not sooner... so $40 is pretty inexpensive over that time frame... unlike buying a single bottle of Pliney The Elder, etc.  which compared to the KC, they are very expensive... one sitting and they're Gone.   :'(



I do the same thing with whiskey/bourbon/scotch.  I like to have some decent bottles of these in the house but can't exactly afford to drink them up quickly.  Plus, I prefer to drink beer more often than other stuff anyway.  I do end up spending some decent money on various bottles of beer which, of course, end up being drank in one session.  Either way I enjoy it all.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Waxing caps
« on: January 25, 2011, 03:57:19 PM »

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.

Awesome!  I'm glad to hear that it works well.  Finding one at a thrift shop for a cheap price is a definite bonus!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:30:08 PM »
Do you burn stacks of $100's as firewood and pave your driveway with gold bricks too?

hmmm, that sounds like fun. Although the gold bricks in the driveway might provide a bit too much glare on sunny days.   :P

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Waxing caps
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:26:47 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.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Corked mead storage
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:14:48 PM »
I would say store on the side just like wine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: totally random
« on: January 23, 2011, 02:25:46 PM »
Welcome to the obsession, err hobby, and to the forum!  It is a great hobby with so much to learn.  Making all-grain brews is definitely more fun although requires more time.

Happy Brewing,
Brandon

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Bottled the Chamomile Pale Ale and the IPA on Friday.  Now I just need to transfer the Old Ale to secondary for some aging.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New toy!
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:50:04 PM »
Sweet!  Looks like you are well on your way!  Hopefully I will be converting my chest freezer with a collar and tap heads this year.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Show us your pellicle
« on: January 21, 2011, 11:30:53 AM »
Wish I had some pellicle pics to share.  Those pics are awesome!  Reminds me, kind of, of the mold that forms on top of cabbage when my parents would make sourkraut.  Makes me want to drink a lambic!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sniffing the airlock!
« on: January 21, 2011, 11:25:27 AM »
OMG, why would you use your good Knob Creek Bourbon in the airlock?  Better to use some really cheap vodka and save the Knob Creek for drinking.   :P  And yes, I am also an airlock sniffer.   ;D

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Bells' Hopslam Ale
« on: January 21, 2011, 09:04:36 AM »
I had some Hopslam last year.  It was amazing.  I wish I could compare it to Pliny but, alas, I am not able to get it in my area.  :( I will have to look for more Hopslam.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fuller's Vintage 2008
« on: January 20, 2011, 12:28:20 PM »
And of course, Happy Birthday!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fuller's Vintage 2008
« on: January 20, 2011, 12:27:52 PM »
Dang, that sounds delicious (the beer & the meal) !  I'll have to check the local places for a bottle.

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Sounds good.  :)  Although I usually do all grain I like making an extract batch occasionally.  Regardless, brewing & bottling in the same day definitely makes for a busy day.

Happy Brewing,
Brandon

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