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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2012, 12:01 AM
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Posted By phishfood
Flat licorice and black currant. I am trying to...

Flat licorice and black currant. I am trying to make it through the bottle, but since I poured a 2012 at the same time, that tastes pretty good, it is going to be hard to do.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2012, 01:18 AM
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Posted By phishfood
Just picked up a sixer of 2012 over the weekend,...

Just picked up a sixer of 2012 over the weekend, and am drinking the first one of those now. Resiny, raisins, licorice are a few of the tastes that I am getting.

I drank a sixpack of Lagunitas...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2011, 11:31 PM
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Posted By phishfood
A swamp cooler is a barrel that you place the...

A swamp cooler is a barrel that you place the fermentor in. Then fill it with water, maybe 1/3 of the way up the fermentor. An old T shirt or a towel wrapped around the fermentor hanging down into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-29-2011, 11:39 AM
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Posted By phishfood
Are you wrapping the teflon in the correct...

Are you wrapping the teflon in the correct direction? Hold the fitting in your left hand, start the tape on the bottom of the fitting, bring it out towards yo, then over the top and down the back. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2011, 12:51 AM
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Posted By phishfood
The general consensus of the poll seems to be...

The general consensus of the poll seems to be that I should drink it now.

To be honest, I haven't drank a barleywine since the time that I put this one up, and I didn't like it then. My "beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2011, 12:39 AM
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Posted By phishfood
I have left wort out to cool down overnight...

I have left wort out to cool down overnight several times. And I have also transferred to the carboy and used water baths with frozen water bottles over 24+ hours to get down to pitching temps.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By phishfood
OK, poll options are up now. Thanks for the...

OK, poll options are up now. Thanks for the feedback so far!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-11-2011, 12:19 AM
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Posted By phishfood
What to do with a 2002 bottle of Bigfoot Barleywine?

I went through my bottle collection today, and found a 2002 bottle of Bigfoot Barleywine that I had forgotten about.

IIRC, a friend who originally introduced me to craft/microbrews gave me a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 123
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Posted By phishfood
And it would please me greatly if the water from...

And it would please me greatly if the water from the Santa Fe was made into beer instead of drinking water. That way, when the drunks spilled their beer whilst tubing down the river, it would be a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By phishfood
My experience has been that it seems to take a...

My experience has been that it seems to take a week or so less on average to get my beers to the "good drinking" by stretching the primary from 3 weeks out to 4. With a 3 week primary, it was taking...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2011, 01:36 PM
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Posted By phishfood
Didn't see anyone respond to this, so I will. ...

Didn't see anyone respond to this, so I will.

Warmer beer cannot hold as much CO2 as colder beer. So as beer warms up, it will tend to release CO2, which is probably what you were seeing. If the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2011, 12:45 AM
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Posted By phishfood
Is it time for me to grow up?

I don' wanna grow up, I'm a BIAB kid!

OK, so maybe I DO wanna grow up, at least a little bit.

I have brewed somewhere around 35-40 batches, over probably the last two years. The first several...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,751
Posted By phishfood
If it is clean enough and does not have scratches...

If it is clean enough and does not have scratches for germs to hide in, I would think that it should be OK for a primary fermentor.

But I would question using it as a secondary, especially for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-20-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By phishfood
I don't know if the piping being that much lower...

I don't know if the piping being that much lower than the pump is an issue or not, though I suspect not. But if it was, you could always pipe the union in on the horizontal section of pipe and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2011, 12:26 AM
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Posted By phishfood
I use a method similar to this exclusively. I...

I use a method similar to this exclusively. I heat my water in my single pot, transfer to a cooler, mash in a bag, then heat water and sparge in the same single pot.

I too noticed the large...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By phishfood
Thank you, those are some very reasonable...

Thank you, those are some very reasonable explanations.

Of course, none of the above apply to me, I am the perfect customer.:D

I will still continue to buy from this store, as they at least act...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By phishfood
Could you explain what it is that I am not...

Could you explain what it is that I am not considering? I am somewhat miffed about this, but if there is a good reason for their pricing structure that I am not grasping, I truly would like to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-08-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,127
Posted By phishfood
I just found out that the homebrew store I have...

I just found out that the homebrew store I have been going to charges more in-store than when you order and have them ship it to you.

Considering that they fill and ship their internet orders out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,491
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Posted By phishfood
Taste the wort. Is it sweet? If so, you have...

Taste the wort. Is it sweet? If so, you have conversion. You can also put a small amount of wort on a white plate and put a drop of titriable iodine or iodopher sanitizer on it. If the iodine stays...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-03-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By phishfood
No. Leave the sediment alone, just sample the...

No. Leave the sediment alone, just sample the wort itself.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By phishfood
I used to HATE dark beers. Guinness Stout, yuck....

I used to HATE dark beers. Guinness Stout, yuck. Spaten Optimator tasted like it had been filtered through my dirty socks.

I will get booed for this, but I bought a couple of sampler 12 packs of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By phishfood
I use a Sharpie to number the cap of each...

I use a Sharpie to number the cap of each different brew. The cap number goes right next to the name in my brew log.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By phishfood
They probably will benefit from a little more...

They probably will benefit from a little more conditioning, especially if they are on the strong end of pale ale range. But they should be very drinkable right now, so slide a couple of the the 16's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By phishfood
My beers have definitely improved since I started...

My beers have definitely improved since I started fermenting them cooler.

I ferment in a plastic barrel with some water in it, wrapped in blankets. Then I change out frozen water bottles to keep...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,674
Posted By phishfood
I have been doing a 3 week primary. But then I...

I have been doing a 3 week primary. But then I had two beers that I just couldn't get to bottling that were in the fermentor for 5 weeks, and they have been the clearest, quickest conditioning beers...
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