Last Activity:08-28-2015 4:56 PM
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Posted in thread: Just got a Festa Brew West Coast IPA kit today, has anyone tried it? on 08-23-2015 at 08:35 PM
@ricshayneNo you do not dry hop this beer. It is a finished wort that you add yeast to. Saying
that, you don't live in Canada do you? The cheapest 12 oz bmc brew around here is about $2.00 a
Posted in thread: Just got a Festa Brew West Coast IPA kit today, has anyone tried it? on 08-19-2015 at 04:19 PM
I am currently working my way through a batch, and am very impressed with the product. It helps
to let it warm up a bit in the glass to fully develop its flavors. All in all a fine brew at a
Posted in thread: how to get gunk out of the bottom of a bottle on 06-03-2015 at 08:11 PM
I regularly use flip tops, which are donated by my son-in-law after having sat in less than
ideal conditions. I have found that a soak in oxyclean followed by a mild vinegar rinse and a
session on the...
Posted in thread: Did I leave my Festa Brew too long in Primary? on 05-29-2015 at 04:16 PM
There have been times when I have left my Festa brew in the primary for up to two months. No
problems noticed. You should invest in a sealed bucket with airlock for more predictable
results. Loose lid...
Posted in thread: Canada Homebrew Supplies on 03-16-2015 at 02:05 PM
Ontario Beer Kegs is well regarded. It is in Mitchell, Ontario in the middle of nowhere, but
they do mail order. If I rightly recall, they have flat rate shipping across Canada. Expensive
for me since...
Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-12-2015 at 04:11 PM
Add me too.
Posted in thread: does anyone have experience with festa brew on 02-09-2015 at 07:26 PM
I agree the generic instructions are terrible. However, following the standard 3-4 weeks in
fermenter plus 3 weeks to bottle condition works well. I would watch the sugar addition; I use
Posted in thread: I Hate Wineries on 08-28-2014 at 03:57 PM
No, no, no, no. You're doing it all wrong. For the true winery experience, you have to book a
flight to Frankfurt and from there to the Wine Route in southern Germany. This trail has
wineries about ev...
Posted in thread: Grain Storage - Food-Safe Buckets on 08-27-2014 at 09:04 PM
I store my grains in a 5 gallon plastic pail which I recycle from wine making. I get fresh
juice for my wines and after transferring to my fermenter, rinse the pail thoroughly, recover
and store until...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 12.5gal Conical Fermenter Giveaway! on 08-05-2014 at 02:17 PM
I'm in, sign me up.