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Posted in thread: 2011 LongShot Judging Sheets? on 09-19-2011 at 04:13 PM
I entered two brews..... an Amber ale, and a Russian Imperial Stout.Don't have the sheets with
me, but the overall for the Amber was a 28, and the RIS scored 36.3, and was checked as having
made it to...
Posted in thread: Just got my first kegs!! on 08-24-2008 at 04:09 AM
No doubt..whatcha kegging?As luck would have it, I finished converting a little chest freezer
this morning, and filled my first keg this evening (SNPA clone). Have it sitting at about 13
lbs of pressu...
Posted in thread: Kegerator build question on 08-23-2008 at 12:56 AM
If I missed an answer somewhere in searching, my apologies...I have a very small chest freezer
(big enough for 2 cornies) that I am converting. I decided to use a 2x8 to build a collar to
add enough s...
Posted in thread: Thinking about a black lager... on 12-15-2007 at 08:00 PM
Well.... if I watch the weather patterns for temps, I may be able to find a 1-2 week window
where we're above freezing - out in the garage would be a few degrees warmer than that (maybe
38 - 40F). It ...
Posted in thread: Thinking about a black lager... on 12-14-2007 at 04:20 PM
Thanks all for the suggestions!!!Revised...hops would all be pellet. changed to dark LME for
color reasons only (want this very dark, but smooth) - if there's a better way, I'm all ears...
Posted in thread: Brewery names--what's your story? on 12-14-2007 at 03:50 AM
After a lot of pondering bear-themed names, I decided to stick with the Potowatami indian name
for the town I live in...so, Mequanego Brewing Co.Mequanego = generally, place of the bear, or
place of k...
Posted in thread: Thinking about a black lager... on 12-14-2007 at 02:59 AM
If you can get carafa, I'd go with that over chocolate. You'll have a smoother, rounder beer,
and that's what the schwatzbier is all about. I bet that California Common yeast will make a
nice beer out...
Posted in thread: Thinking about a black lager... on 12-14-2007 at 01:11 AM
Ok - specifically thinking about Sprecher Black Bavarian. Here's the main problem I have - no
suitable lager fermenting temps...about the best I can do is a steady 62 degrees. So, since I
did a steam ...
Posted in thread: sierra nevada on 12-11-2007 at 02:52 PM
Nothing wrong with steeping in a muslin bag - I've been doing it that way since I started, and
have had fabulous results (grains in bag, bag in cold water, turn on heat and remove grains
just before b...
Posted in thread: Hobbit Brew? on 12-06-2007 at 03:44 AM
Both JRR Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were members of a group known as the Inklings. According to
Wiki - this was a literary discussion group, and amongst their first readings was The Lord of
the Rings, and...