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Posted in thread: Hops on top of floating hops on 10-22-2012 at 02:21 AM
Thanks guys. Just got back from my weekend of beer drinking in bend, to find the hop island
starting to fall apart. I think it will be good. Cheers
Posted in thread: Hops on top of floating hops on 10-20-2012 at 04:18 PM
I'm dry hopping my IIPA with some whole hops from a friend of mine. They've been in the
secondary for 5 days now. The whole hops take up so much volume that the ones floating on the
top aren't even sa...
Posted in thread: Giving cider away on 08-30-2012 at 06:29 AM
Maybe it's because I'm new to brewing, but anytime someone is excited to drink one of my
concoctions, I enjoy sharing. For me it's one of the thrills of brewing, to make something that
others want to ...
Posted in thread: Besides homebrewing, what stuff do you like to produce from scratch? on 08-18-2012 at 11:16 PM
Toffee. Instead of store bought xmas presents, I gift homebrew for the X and toffee for the
Y.I'm not a biologist, but I think it's the Y that prefers home brew and the X that prefers
toffee :) (genes...
Posted in thread: Bottle Bomb Tester on 08-18-2012 at 10:05 PM
Add a new quote to the list of watching water boil or the grass grow... "it's like sitting
around waiting for a cider bomb to blow"
Posted in thread: What I did for [a] beer(s) today on 08-18-2012 at 05:15 AM
I'll start off with what I did yesterday for beer, which I'm embarrassed to admit in this
forum. Since I'm tight on cash, in between paychecks, and it's hotter than hell, I decided to
head to the groc...
Posted in thread: What I did for [a] beer(s) today on 08-18-2012 at 05:08 AM
Every time I see the "What I did for beer today" thread scroll across my feed, I think to
myself this is going to be funny. Then I realize it's a serious thread about being a productive
brewer, which ...
Posted in thread: Gushers in fridge on 08-12-2012 at 06:53 PM
I have had a batch do this too. Real life got in the way, and I missed the pasteurization
point.The fridge will slow down and stop fermentation, but the pressure is already built up and
will not reduc...
Posted in thread: Gushers in fridge on 08-12-2012 at 06:46 AM
I did my first ever cider over a month ago. It's upstatemike's caramel apple hard cider. I
didn't have time to stovetop pasteurize, so once carbonation was good, I stuck the bottles in
the fridge. Now...
Posted in thread: China Made Fermenters on 08-07-2012 at 07:39 AM
I'd be worried about quality, and they're return policy. It is china after all. Can they come
jacketed?+1 to this and the FOB. I make my living importing cheap automotive crap from Asia and