Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
I have pondered ways to have people pay me to drink beer. This is awesome.
Hey brewers! We're about to launch an on-demand homebrew review service where you can get feedback on your homebrew and recipe from professional beer judges. We need a couple willing participants for our final testing. You'll get a written evaluation and competition-like numerical score for half the normal price! Includes a protective beer shipper, pre-paid shipping, and your review. Only two requirements: 1) You're a US resident over the age of 21 and 2) you have one 12 oz bottle of homebrew to send in for review.

If you're interested, go to, click the Order Now button in the header, and enter promo code BETATESTER during checkout for 50% off. Promo code will expire after 3 people claim it. Cheers!
Equipment and Software / Re: label making software
« Last post by BrewingRover on Today at 03:08:42 PM »
I use GIMP, but the learning curve is pretty steep. I mostly print labels for my storage boxes and use Avery stickers on the caps. I didn't know about their software, I'll have to check that out.
Other Fermentables / Re: Session Cyser
« Last post by homoeccentricus on Today at 03:03:40 PM »
As a partial Zombie Killer clone [EDIT: me, not the beverage  ::)] I fermented pure cider, then added frozen sour cherries. When done I will backsweeten with honey and probably some more apple juice, and carbonate  So technically I guess it's not a cyser, but it should be quite sessionable at around 6 ABV.
All Grain Brewing / Re: Adding Dark Malts at Vorlauf?
« Last post by denny on Today at 03:01:37 PM »
I'm in the minority - I mash it all together and account for it in software. Zero acrid bite.

Yep, same here.  Adding dark malts at vorlauf decreases or changes the flavor impact you get from them.  If that's what you want, fine.  Usually it's not what I want.
Kegging and Bottling / Re: Anyone share this issue with pin lock QDs?
« Last post by EThome on Today at 02:56:14 PM »
Yep, Home Depot. I think it was $2.27 for 10 by me (Chicago area).
Other Fermentables / Re: Session Cyser
« Last post by dmtaylor on Today at 02:48:48 PM »
I guess I haven't paid much attention to body.  It has about the same body as your typical cider of 6-7% ABV would have.  You call it "watery" maybe, I call it "cidery"?

If you want apple flavor in a session cyser, I can tell that it truly would be necessary to add some apple concentrate near the end of fermentation.  Otherwise, you're right, it's just not there, because of the dilution of the honey with more water, plus the stronger flavor of the honey.
Beer Recipes / Re: The Czech Pils I'm making today...
« Last post by klickitat jim on Today at 02:39:24 PM »
You're welcome
All Things Food / Re: Pizza
« Last post by AmandaK on Today at 02:39:10 PM »
Try provel cheese, it will be a life changing experience  8)

One can always spot a fellow St. Louisan. ;D
Beer Recipes / Re: The Czech Pils I'm making today...
« Last post by AmandaK on Today at 02:37:34 PM »
This is an opportunity to say that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman,  nor an Empire.

Bwahahahaha. I actually lol'd at my desk. Thank you Jim.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10