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  • Posted in thread: Glass Carboys vs Better Bottles? on 07-01-2007 at 02:09 AM
    I cleaned up a really nasty Better Bottle (Imperial Stout, four days of blow off) by first
    soaking it in one gallon of warm water with a scoop of OxyClean, and the bottle inverted.The
    next day I empti...

  • Posted in thread: You're no longer a n00b when... on 06-20-2007 at 02:39 AM
    152. Your wife sees a set of glasses with your last name on it and orders them because they're
    Cooper's (and she KNOWS that it's not only your last name, but a major brew supply company).

  • Posted in thread: Did HB make you a "Beer Snob" on 06-20-2007 at 01:56 AM
    Yes... it has. I have always appreciated good beer, and I know what I like. It's interesting
    that since I've been homebrewing (less than a year), even my older brother (who likes beer, but
    is not a sn...

  • Posted in thread: when to add honey? on 06-19-2007 at 03:27 AM
    I added two pounds to my Grand Cru Ale about 15 minutes before the end of the boil. Not strong
    at all, but a subtle flavor.Tony

  • Posted in thread: Wort cooling idea on 06-18-2007 at 02:12 AM
    I put my brew pot into my stainless steel sink with ice and water and stir the wort. The water
    never gets "warm", and the wort is usually cool enough to mix into the fermenter within 15
    minutes, maybe...

  • Posted in thread: HELP!!!! How did this happen? on 06-18-2007 at 02:04 AM
    Wow... that's quite an adventure. I had quite an overflow with my Imperial Stout, but it didn't
    blow up. I run a hose into my secondary from the top of my primary, and put the dry air lock on
    my secon...

  • Posted in thread: Tale of the first time disaster. on 06-16-2007 at 02:28 AM
    I overthunk my first brew, too.I decided my first 5-gallon batch was going to be a recipe, not
    a kit. So I gathered all the ingredients for the Grand Cru Ale in Papazian's Joy of
    Homebrewing. I read t...

  • Posted in thread: What's Brewing This Weekend? (6/15-17) on 06-16-2007 at 02:12 AM
    My plans are to brew a partial mash Nut Brown Ale.Sometimes plans change... I also need to work
    on some things around the house.:-|Tony

  • Posted in thread: what is my ELI? on 06-15-2007 at 06:57 PM
    > i'm dousing my right arm with it to hopefully kill whatever nasty crap is living on it.I
    quite nearly spewed fried rice all over my monitor when I read this. ROFL!!Your ELI is about
    the same as it w...

  • Posted in thread: My new labels - Thanks go to billpa! on 06-15-2007 at 06:15 PM
    The letters likely correspond to months, and the numbers to years... bottling dates, me

Primary #1: Empty Primary #2: Empty Secondary #1: Imperial Stout Secondary #2: Nut Brown Ale Bottled: California Pale Ale, Irish Stout, Vienna Lager, Belgian Wit Ale Coming Up: Urban Knaves of Grain --------- Two-gal Primary: Empty Recently bottled: Caramel Apple Cider