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Old 02-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #11
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My pick up line to my future wife in 1998 "What year is your Bronco?".

I HAD a 67, that we dropped a 351 in, with 33" BFG's, 3 inch lift, that was near perfect. My brother rolled it three times and it is gone!

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I am always on the look out for one, but they are becoming more and more expensive

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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nice thread if your using a pot with such a large top it's going to cause more to evaporate during boiling which is probably part of your issue. As for your wort chiller, just make sure the water going into it is really cold. I don't know how cold your tap water is but consider getting a submersible aquarium pump and then using ice water. the colder the water you can run through, the quicker you can chill it. otherwise everything else looks good! Love the pool!

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:53 AM   #13
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Those little buggers are working hard!


Looks like the krausen has fallen a little while I was at work today. Its amazing how much turbulence the fermentation creates in there. Sorry for the crappy video, I shot it with my iphone, using a small LED flashlight for lighting. Next time I'll turn the camera sideways LOL...

My wife and I decided to get another batch in the pipeline fairly soon. This one, being a stout, might need a little time to peak. So I had her pick one out and I stopped by MoreBeer on the way home tonight and picked up another fermenter and a kit for "Jim Rossi's Honey Pale Ale". Not really my favorite style but it should make it into bottles a few weeks before this stout does. We might brew it tomorrow after work.
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My pick up line to my future wife in 1998 "What year is your Bronco?".

I HAD a 67, that we dropped a 351 in, with 33" BFG's, 3 inch lift, that was near perfect. My brother rolled it three times and it is gone!

She had 73 with a 302, 4 on the tree, uncut, that her mom sold at an auction!

I am always on the look out for one, but they are becoming more and more expensive

Great vehicles!
I have the boneyard you saw outback, plus one that runs (my wife's) and one that's my baby but its currently a basket case. My wife's has a fuel injected 5.8l, full width axles, a few other goodies. Basically set up as a pre-runner. Mine is more of a rock crawler with 1-ton axles, 3-speed transfer case, more cut up, it also has an EFI 5.8L. Homebrewing is a much cheaper hobby LOL...
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #15
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Day 5 in the primary! Slowed way down but still bubbling.

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So I've been doing quite a bit of reading on this site (I'm addicted) and I've identified a couple of issues that may end up giving some off-flavors in this batch. I welcome any thoughts...

First, I steep the grains a little too long and hot. I took them out right at boil. I've read on here that I can expect some astringency due to tannins released into the wort by having the grains in there at too-high temperatures. I'm hoping it won't be too bad. There's a lot of other flavor going on in a stout that I'm hoping this won't be too problematic.

Second, my fermentation was a little too warm in the beginning. It hovered around 78 initially. I set the thermostat in the house lower, and over the first couple of days of fermentation it slowly dropped to about 72. I've read that the higher fermentation temperature can lead to more alcohol-like "hot-ness" in the beer. Again I hope there's enough other flavors, body, etc., in this stout that even if it does get some of that it won't be too bad. The yeast is White Labs 004.

I'd appreciate any thoughts on either of these issues! I'm still gonna drink it no matter what though

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Love the shot gun in the corner. Ever brew room needs a shot gun in the corner in my opinion.

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Love the shot gun in the corner. Ever brew room needs a shot gun in the corner in my opinion.

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Yeah I didn't notice the boomstick in the shot until after I uploaded it LOL...Maybe I'll name this brew Shotgun Stout or something like that.

hmm...
Scatter-gun Stout
Smooth Bore Stout
12 Gauge Stout
Pump Action Stout (sounds a little too porno)
870 Stout
Cold Dead Hands Stout

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Payoff! Just poured my first pint of this one, my first batch in almost 20 years! It needs a little more conditioning still but I couldn't wait. It tastes awesome!

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