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Posted in thread: Anyone make an Election Beer today? on 11-08-2008 at 01:59 AM
No beer brewed but my friends and i had a great drinking game for the debates. We had to take a
shot everytime we heard "maverick" or "hope." Man, you talk about getting drunk.:rockin:
Posted in thread: A week in Ale Pale? on 10-27-2008 at 10:00 PM
As many will tell you, the only way sure way to know if the beer is done is via a hydrometer
reading. It's best to test each day for 2-3 days. If the reading is consistent, then its
finished and ready...
Posted in thread: IKEA swing top bottles on 10-27-2008 at 08:19 PM
I'm not sure if I'm thinking of the same type of bottles, as I don't have an IKEA very close,
but I know that at a place called Jungle Jim's in Cincy, I've found a drink (French I think
they say) that...
Posted in thread: Banana bread smell - RDWHAHB or ..? on 10-25-2008 at 07:19 PM
As many on here do, I have a small rubbermaid tub that I put my carboy in. I put a couple
inches of water inside as well. Often, that is enough to keep the beer cool. If not, rotate in
and out some fr...
Posted in thread: Aeration of first All grain on 04-25-2008 at 03:08 AM
How do the pourers among you deal with the trub? I stir briskly during chilling to draw the
trub to the center then siphon with a "sterilized" steel wool tied to the end of my siphon then
shake like h...
Posted in thread: Using Pine on 04-22-2008 at 05:34 PM
I've never tried (or actually smelled / tasted) juniper. My idea / question of using pine was
kind of aimed at wood aging, but with a different wood (although I guess the end result is the
same, beer ...
Posted in thread: Bulk grain from Midwest on 04-21-2008 at 08:31 PM
I don't think I've ever ordered from Midwest. But since you are in Ohio, have you tried the
Grape and Granary out of Akron. I have used them almost exclusively. I used to live in So. Ohio
and if I ord...
Posted in thread: First AG under my belt! on 04-21-2008 at 07:14 PM
Congratulations! Welcome to the the addiction(s)! What part of Ohio are you from?
Posted in thread: Are these fermentation temps ok? on 04-21-2008 at 05:34 PM
I'm just a couple of hours south of Chicago, in Indiana. I'm starting to have the same problem
as well. However, the best method I found for this is what many have mentioned on here. Get a
Posted in thread: What do you guys prefer for bottles? on 04-21-2008 at 04:04 AM
Why does strong beer = smaller bottles?I would imagine its because if the beer is stronger, you
don't have to drink as much to get the same alcohol effect. But that's just someone's
preference and my ...