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Posted in thread: citra hop rhizomes on 07-21-2012 at 05:18 PM
I thought Sierra Nevada has the proprietary rights to that hop. I could be wrong but if that's
the case all you would need to do is go to Chico with a shovel and be able to jump high and run
Posted in thread: HERMS I think? on 11-06-2011 at 03:56 PM
day one for the build went well. I have about 25% of the brew stand welded together. I"m
planning on putting a 2' backing on it so that i can braise the copper piping up and over the
lip of the keggle...
Posted in thread: HERMS I think? on 10-08-2011 at 01:06 AM
I usually am around the 1.1 water to grain ratio and i may even bump that up a little since now
i have 15 gallons of room in my mash tun. I was also thinking of braising some 1/2" copper
Posted in thread: HERMS I think? on 10-04-2011 at 06:40 PM
Thanks for the input. I don't think my water to grain ratio will be too bad. I'm planning on
converting a 15 gallon keg into a keggle for my mash tun. I also have 2 7 gallon aluminum pots
and one 5 ga...
Posted in thread: HERMS I think? on 10-01-2011 at 03:15 AM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a little more automated with my brewing. After
completing the 8 hour process of sitting around and watching my 20% barley wine mash, i think i
need to take th...
Posted in thread: Husband wants Mr. Beer for Father's Day, BUT... on 06-04-2011 at 02:21 AM
They are all a gateway to bigger and better things. It's just a matter of where you want to
start out. Mr Beer is cheap. Brewer's Best have some kits that start you off quite well. me
about it, i st...
Posted in thread: Imperial IPA Thoughts? on 06-01-2011 at 01:53 AM
I've been experimenting with the flavor profiles of hops as of late. I agree with you fully on
the types of hops your using, however, depending on what your looking for out of your flavor,
you may wan...
Posted in thread: Big Barley wine with Oak chip aging on 06-01-2011 at 01:44 AM
quick update on the barley wine. i racked it to the secondary after 2oz of oak was sitting for
two weeks. I kept a small bottle for a party we had and the tasting went over very well.
However, a lot o...
Posted in thread: Big Barley wine with Oak chip aging on 05-13-2011 at 07:20 PM
Jtakacs, i tasted today (i know, only a week) and the oak chips don't seem to be doing their
job. You said you had a friend who was in the wine business here in the area who might have
some kegs for s...
Posted in thread: Big Barley wine with Oak chip aging on 05-09-2011 at 12:17 AM
Jtakacs,good idea. i might have to wait it out. though, it will have plenty of time in the next
2-3 months to get that extra 0.001 for 20%.I threw in the oak chips yesterday. i went with 2 oz