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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-08-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By idkid
No beer brewed but my friends and i had a great...

No beer brewed but my friends and i had a great drinking game for the debates. We had to take a shot everytime we heard "maverick" or "hope." Man, you talk about getting drunk.:rockin:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-27-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By idkid
As many will tell you, the only way sure way to...

As many will tell you, the only way sure way to know if the beer is done is via a hydrometer reading. It's best to test each day for 2-3 days. If the reading is consistent, then its finished and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-27-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,326
Posted By idkid
I'm not sure if I'm thinking of the same type of...

I'm not sure if I'm thinking of the same type of bottles, as I don't have an IKEA very close, but I know that at a place called Jungle Jim's in Cincy, I've found a drink (French I think they say)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By idkid
As many on here do, I have a small rubbermaid tub...

As many on here do, I have a small rubbermaid tub that I put my carboy in. I put a couple inches of water inside as well. Often, that is enough to keep the beer cool. If not, rotate in and out some...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-25-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By idkid
I'm a pourer as well. I use one of the large...

I'm a pourer as well. I use one of the large white filters and so a lot of the hop stuff is filtered out that way. I don't worry much about trub. It settles out and I rack off of it after a week or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,657
Posted By idkid
Never had gin? It's flavored with juniper...

Never had gin? It's flavored with juniper berries. It has a VERY STRONG pine taste in my opinion. Which is exactly why I didn't like it when I tried it. But I'm sure the taste your looking for is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By idkid
I don't think I've ever ordered from Midwest. But...

I don't think I've ever ordered from Midwest. But since you are in Ohio, have you tried the Grape and Granary out of Akron. I have used them almost exclusively. I used to live in So. Ohio and if I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-21-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By idkid
Congratulations! Welcome to the the addiction(s)!...

Congratulations! Welcome to the the addiction(s)! What part of Ohio are you from?
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By idkid
I'm just a couple of hours south of Chicago, in...

I'm just a couple of hours south of Chicago, in Indiana. I'm starting to have the same problem as well. However, the best method I found for this is what many have mentioned on here. Get a big...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-21-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,251
Posted By idkid
I would imagine its because if the beer is...

I would imagine its because if the beer is stronger, you don't have to drink as much to get the same alcohol effect. But that's just someone's preference and my opinion on why that might be why they...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,235
Posted By idkid
As far as I know, brown sugar is just cane sugar...

As far as I know, brown sugar is just cane sugar plus molasses. I'm thinking that this would be 100 percent (or nearly) fermentable. In that case, I believe you would actually get the higher ABV, but...
Forum: General Techniques 04-14-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By idkid
I've had this same thing happen after using...

I've had this same thing happen after using StarSan. All you have to do is dry the stopper and the inside the lip of the carboy. I suppose that you could introduce some nasties into the carboy with...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By idkid
there was a great story done in a sports magazine...

there was a great story done in a sports magazine a few years ago (maybe espn the mag but not sure) where one of the reporters took it to a mlb baseball game...i can just remember him commenting...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By idkid
Another option is to add Carafa malt. I'm still...

Another option is to add Carafa malt. I'm still experimenting, but made my first AG (A Stout) with 1/2# (I believe) and it has some really nice subtle coffee/dark chocolate flavors. And you don't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-02-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By idkid
In addition to the color, I believe Carafa will...

In addition to the color, I believe Carafa will add chocolate/coffee tastes. And with 1# you're talking a lot of these flavors. You certainly aren't looking at an IPA at this point of course.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By idkid
I've even seen some use a Dremel. But there's no...

I've even seen some use a Dremel. But there's no way in the world I'd try that.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,834
Posted By idkid
Or you could go with the 5 gallon like I did....

Or you could go with the 5 gallon like I did. Then when I did my first AG my target mash temp was low, but since I went 5 gallon I had no room to add water to bring up my temp. It sucked. I went...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By idkid
Right on, sorry about that then! :rockin:

Right on, sorry about that then!

:rockin:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-02-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By idkid
cooler mash temp idea for poor folk like me

I upgraded my MLT to a 48qt Rubbermaid regtangular cooler (Walmart for like 15 dollars) but when I tested it I lost several degrees during the hour after letting it preheat. So since I had made the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By idkid
I'm really not sure if this pertains to the...

I'm really not sure if this pertains to the problem at all, and I must admit that I always keep Nottingham yeast on hand as a back-up without actually using it; but, I do remember reading someone...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,520
Posted By idkid
Everyone has their own method, but I'd say the...

Everyone has their own method, but I'd say the hydrometer is the best (maybe only) true way to check your fermentation. I personally haven't made a beer that high in alcohol content yet, and I do...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,258
Posted By idkid
You're not necessarily screwed, but the chances...

You're not necessarily screwed, but the chances of contamination are much higher. I just recently purchased an autosiphon (see the pic above for an example) and they work magically. Otherwise using...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By idkid
+1 on making a starter. I often have...

+1 on making a starter.

I often have difficulty getting smack packs smacked (wow...say that five times as fast as you can!). On my last batch I had a smack pack that barely swelled, so I decided...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-23-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By idkid
Yup, completely ok!!

Yup, completely ok!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 66,649
Posted By idkid
Fantastic video! Please pardon my naivete,...

Fantastic video!

Please pardon my naivete, as this is the first time I've actually seen this done; but, I kept wondering during the video if boiling the decoction would extract the tannins from...
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