Last Activity:12-14-2013 9:08 PM
Posted in thread: Kitchen Remodel (Pipe Dream) on 05-25-2013 at 03:03 AM
My wife and I are remodeling our kitchen and when I joked about installing a couple beer taps
she gave me a thumbs up (I've got a good wife).Here's the deal: The kitchen is located over a
Posted in thread: Dale's Pale Ale on 03-22-2013 at 08:36 PM
I brewed niquejim's recipe last week at my homebrew club's first Big Brew Day at a local
brewery. (We had a nice write up in a local paper, and then had a reporter from another,
slightly bigger, local...
Posted in thread: Bizarre yeast behavior on 02-05-2013 at 12:06 AM
I tried making my own slants by making a starter then pitching only about 2/3 of the starter
for my next batch, restarting the starter with some fresh wort and then freezing the slurry in
a glycerin s...
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 01-08-2013 at 01:50 AM
This may seem like a stupid question, but when you measure 4oz cocoa powder, is that a volume
of 4oz or a weight of 4oz?I'm probably not the best guy to ask given my previous post (see
above), but I w...
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 01-03-2013 at 12:34 PM
I've found that for me, if I let the beer settle in the keg for a week or two, the flavors mesh
a lot more than they do initially. It IS subtle, though.Same here... I was just surprised by
how much fl...
Posted in thread: Andes Mint Chocolate Stout on 01-03-2013 at 02:17 AM
I followed the recipe exactly (4 oz cocoa, 10 bags celestial peppermint tea, WLP 004, etc). The
pre-fermentor taste test was great: nice and chocolatey with a great aroma. Fermentation went
fine at 69...
Posted in thread: Tap a Draft on 05-14-2010 at 11:02 AM
I was thinking about doing that. Thanks.I did call customer service and when I explained that I
only use one CO2 cartridge at a time they suggested I use two and if I need a third to leave
one of the ...
Posted in thread: Tap a Draft on 04-19-2010 at 01:56 AM
I used my new Tap-A-Draft system twice now. I love it, but it doesn't hold a charge. After the
first time I was really careful to make a good seal when I screwed the tap on the bottle and
when I screw...
Posted in thread: Dry Hopping, Cold Crashing, TAD bottling confusion! on 12-04-2009 at 04:35 PM
I'm probably not using good judgment, but I want to try out a few new things at the same a
time:1) This is my second batch (after trying a couple not so great batches about 15 years
ago).2) I want to ...
Posted in thread: how long in the primary? on 11-20-2009 at 01:34 AM
Started brewing a winter warmer with a wyeast smack pac on 11/1. It was slow to get started
because the room was too cold. but got going at a pretty steady pace once I brought in a space
warmer a few ...