Last Activity:10-04-2015 12:54 PM
Likes Given: 1308
679 Likes on 373 Posts
Posted in thread: Almost made me cry..... on 10-04-2015 at 12:27 AM
I too had a few off batches that I blamed on my wine thief. I have been pretty good about
sanitizing it, but wasn't dunking it in anything. Since then, I've been storing my thief in a
Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 10-03-2015 at 07:58 PM
I told my roommate-to-be that I'm going to be brewing beer after I move in, and that her and
her friends are welcome to help themselves since I plan on making 5 gallon batches. I figure
her and her so...
Posted in thread: Columbia/Chapin SC Brewers - Water Data on 10-03-2015 at 06:52 PM
Matt at the Hopyard is the brewer next door at the Brew Pub and super knowledgeable about
everything from grain to glass. It's a beer only store, no wine. It is a smaller store, but he
generally has e...
Posted in thread: Save my friend! on 10-03-2015 at 02:15 PM
Can't go wrong with a lightly hopped pale ale or a blonde.Depending on how hellbent they are on
drinking only light beer, you could try making a Pilsner (if you're able). Tasting the same
style (sort ...
Posted in thread: Columbia/Chapin SC Brewers - Water Data on 10-03-2015 at 02:09 PM
Did you just move here? If you're looking for LHBS, there's one on St. Andrew's Road (Bet-Mar,
owner's name is Rick) and one in the Old Mill in Lexington (Hopyard, owner's name is Matt)
Posted in thread: Columbia/Chapin SC Brewers - Water Data on 10-02-2015 at 03:47 PM
Do you have any issues brewing stouts...if you brew any? The local water is a little off for
that style with such soft water.I brew them every now and again. Can't say they're bad, but I'm
Posted in thread: Columbia/Chapin SC Brewers - Water Data on 10-02-2015 at 11:41 AM
I rarely mess with water chemistry (measure out water the night before to let the chlorine
evaporate and let it ride), so this might be useless but there's always this
Posted in thread: I wish my LHBS sold... on 10-01-2015 at 08:02 PM
One shop around me will give a free plastic bag and will heat seal it shut for free. The other
will typically put the grains back into the canvas bag they came from.Short answer: nope :D
Posted in thread: CO2 refills in Columbia SC on 10-01-2015 at 08:00 PM
Two parter:1) Anyone know of a good place in Columbia or the surrounding area to get CO2
refills? If I buy a new tank, the last thing I'd want to do is exchange it for one that was
made during the Bus...
Posted in thread: Don't Do That. on 10-01-2015 at 07:54 PM
I'm just going to fill the fermenter with water and star San while waiting for the water to
boil. Get distracted and forget to turn the water off at the 5 gallon mark, and soon hear the
dreaded sound ...