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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By blacksailj
Hoff Steven keg question.

I have a question for those who use Hoff Steven kegs. I acquired 2 of these cask at a flea market and filled one to test out. When I tapped the keg it leaked through the base of the cuppler which...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2013, 03:00 PM
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Views: 185
Posted By blacksailj
Central PA barley growers???

Im seeing who on here lives in, or near, central Pennsylvania that grows barley. I have a test package of barley to grow a 3x3 plot,once I get that down I can upgrade size. Ive started research on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2013, 12:29 PM
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Views: 265
Posted By blacksailj
Sure can I use to do it all the time

Sure can I use to do it all the time
Forum: Brew Science 05-29-2013, 04:50 PM
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Views: 1,456
Posted By blacksailj
Advanced brewing techniques by George & Laura...

Advanced brewing techniques by George & Laura Fixx
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2013, 11:43 AM
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Views: 9,873
Posted By blacksailj
I have a page that I created to record all aspect...

I have a page that I created to record all aspect of brewing such as volumes, temperatures, gravities, pH and such. As long as I follow this and fill it out I will have all the info I need to look...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM
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Views: 80
Posted By blacksailj
McAlisterville Pa???

I moved to the farmlands of McAlisterville Pa17049 and wondering if there are any homebrewers, clubs, or brewing community in the local area. I am learning the area and figured this is a good place...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM
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Posted By blacksailj
help with gruit

I'm looking to do a gruit ale for a wedding shindig in the summer and would like to hear everyone's thoughts and suggestions on the herbs. Still working on the fine details. Thanks

5.5gal batch...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-24-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,813
Posted By blacksailj
Pretzels (unsalted) in the mash for PretzAle...

Pretzels (unsalted) in the mash for PretzAle Brown Ale. It came out amazing
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2012, 10:10 PM
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Views: 1,577
Posted By blacksailj
That's interesting, that you put it in the entire...

That's interesting, that you put it in the entire boil. What was the amount/gal?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,577
Posted By blacksailj
Oddly I was talking about this earlier with...

Oddly I was talking about this earlier with another brewer. Living next to Hershey, I made a Reese Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Stout using a large jar of Reeses Peanut Butter. It came out great!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-05-2012, 02:09 PM
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Posted By blacksailj
Try tastybrew.com

Try tastybrew.com
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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Views: 1,036
Posted By blacksailj
I was going to make a post but found this before...

I was going to make a post but found this before I did so, so I will add on. Im pretty sure I found male hop plants on my nature walk near Harrisburg Pa and I like the OP stated they are pretty...
Forum: Brew Science 09-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By blacksailj
If that's the case I contacted Briess to find out...

If that's the case I contacted Briess to find out their mineral content, here is the response I got.

"Our water contains approximately 63mg/L Sulfate,& 28mg/L Chloride. We brew at 16 Plato, then...
Forum: Brew Science 09-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,619
Posted By blacksailj
From my understanding you have 2 salt additions,...

From my understanding you have 2 salt additions, one in the mash and the other in the kettle. For the mash you need to calculate how much water is used and add salts for that volume. Assume that each...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-06-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By blacksailj
Well said...X2

Well said...X2
Forum: General Techniques 09-02-2012, 11:52 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By blacksailj
Or open them and place them in a brown paper bag...

Or open them and place them in a brown paper bag and let sit for another year to use in a lambic that use old hops.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By blacksailj
Na you just need a good burning fire

Na you just need a good burning fire
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-02-2012, 12:55 AM
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Posted By blacksailj
If were camping in the woods and brewing a beer I...

If were camping in the woods and brewing a beer I think all I might need is a kettle, lid for overnight chilling, mashtun, 2 buckets (acts a my lautering tun)and ingredients. Heat source can be a...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By blacksailj
Yup that's what it looks like, Japanese Hops. Man...

Yup that's what it looks like, Japanese Hops. Man what a tease.Endless field of uselessness.
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By blacksailj
I live in West Deptford NJ, but these where in...

I live in West Deptford NJ, but these where in the town of National Park NJ along the river. There is a place called the Dredge that is about 1 square mile shaped live a bowl that government puts the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-13-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By blacksailj
What is this plant? hops maybe?

I was walking in the woods and came across these bines that look exactly like hops. The leaf structure, the sticky/prickly like stem, color, all look the same as my hops growing at home. I checked...
Forum: Brew Science 08-08-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By blacksailj
That's interesting. Never would have thought of...

That's interesting. Never would have thought of that, I plan on looking into it. I've been reading as much as I can on water chemistry and the different cause & effects. It's a lot to take in but...
Forum: Brew Science 08-07-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By blacksailj
That's what I was looking for, thank you. My...

That's what I was looking for, thank you. My water does turn milky white right before it is boiling so it is calcium carbonate. I know it is not as pure but I often like to try to see how brewers...
Forum: Brew Science 08-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By blacksailj
I was referring to adding the homemade chalk to...

I was referring to adding the homemade chalk to mash as you would with store bought chalk to balance the pH. Would it be as efficient or effective?
Forum: Brew Science 08-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By blacksailj
bicarbonate question.

From by understanding if you boil water calcium bicarbonate is precipitated out. Now if you have somewhat soft water and boil a pot of water you will see it along the side of the pot. Can you scrape...
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