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Posted in thread: Canadian looking for America's help in choosing beer on 05-08-2013 at 01:27 AM
Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi & Santa Fe Brewing Happy CamperBoth in cans for easy shipping.I
agree - Canada's selection of craft beer sucks. I was in SK a few weeks ago and could not
believe how poor t...
Posted in thread: Where/How did you learn? on 04-15-2012 at 01:55 AM
Sitting on the internet and reading everything I could. Palmer and Papazian-the two bibles of
the craft.Two true stories:Once saw the sun come up through the window in my office because I
lost track o...
Posted in thread: 1st place in competition! on 04-15-2012 at 01:36 AM
Just remember - coming in second means you are the first loser.Congratulations - you deserve
Posted in thread: Airlock slowed down on bubbling on 03-22-2012 at 02:40 AM
Don't worry - everything is fine. I typically start getting fermentation within 3-4 hours after
I pitch the yeast and it goes crazy for the first few days and then levels off. Remember -
leave it in y...
Posted in thread: My co-worker gave me a homebrew today ... on 03-15-2012 at 03:17 AM
My son and I are both homebrewers and we are always trading our beers back and forth, both for
enjoyment but also to get good, constructive critisisim:mug:
Posted in thread: How crucial is the day you bottle? on 03-15-2012 at 03:10 AM
I leave all my beer in the primary for 21 days and then go straight to bottling. I doubt
whether fermentation is finished after only 7 days. For me, the bare minimum would be 14 days
and ALWAYS check ...
Posted in thread: how long will grains keep? on 01-02-2012 at 02:45 AM
Bought grain and had it crushed at LHBS on Oct 8. Too many things got in the way and did not
brew until Dec 10. Bottled yesterday (Dec 31) and smelled and tasted great. OG 1.060 and FG
1.018. Ready to...
Posted in thread: Beersplosion! + aftermath on 12-10-2011 at 03:20 AM
Is there a SWMBO involved? If so, what is your new address?
Posted in thread: How to get a firm, tight, compact.....yeast cake. on 11-24-2011 at 02:37 AM
I have the same issue of soupy yeast cake using US-05. I primary for 3 to 4 weeks then go
straight to bottling. I, however do move the primary to the kitchen counter the night before I
bottle. I sure ...
Posted in thread: Tito's Handmade Vodka? Change of recipe? on 09-18-2011 at 02:09 AM
A few words from a retired liquor store owner. Try Svedka Vodka. Here in CO it is priced with
Smirnoff but will drink with Ketel or Absolut IMHO. Sold oceans of the stuff back in the day.