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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-25-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By iBeer
Thanks everyone for the great tips! I've been...

Thanks everyone for the great tips! I've been searching through lots of different choices now.
That really does help get me going!
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By iBeer
Textured Backgrounds

Hi all!
I'm starting to put together some ideas for my first labels, and seeing lots of awesome ideas here. I'm using GIMP to put it all together.
Something that I find makes some of these labels,...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 06-25-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,384
Posted By iBeer
That gravy recipe looks really good. For anyone...

That gravy recipe looks really good. For anyone who just wants a simple alternative in order to get a decent glimpse into the taste, I would recommend going to a larger grocery store and look for a...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 06-25-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,384
Posted By iBeer
Dude, About cheesemaking forums, I've looked...

Dude,
About cheesemaking forums, I've looked but I've never found one. I got a lot of information from New England Cheese Making - they answer all kinds of questions for cheese makers....
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 06-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,384
Posted By iBeer
Orpheus, Being an ex-pat from Quebec myself...

Orpheus,
Being an ex-pat from Quebec myself (move to Ontario), the two loves that I left behind were my favorite brewpub L'Inox and my Poutine. Just to clarify to things though on poutine - the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-13-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,874
Posted By iBeer
Hey Yuri I've been toying with the same idea,...

Hey Yuri
I've been toying with the same idea, but to go one step further not only to I want to be able to listen to my collection which is stored on my Mac in the basement, I want to be able to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-08-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By iBeer
I've never had to clean the inside of my solder...

I've never had to clean the inside of my solder joints, but I have cleaned the outside very successfully using a stainless steel cleaning powder. You might want to try that with a pipe cleaning type...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-24-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,093
Posted By iBeer
Billpa, No worries about highjacking the...

Billpa,
No worries about highjacking the thread. I put up the post because I'm looking for ideas, and yours is fantastic! I have a couple of those magnets at home, and I'll have to see how well it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,093
Posted By iBeer
casebrew/neckbone, When I was drilling the...

casebrew/neckbone,
When I was drilling the glass counter top, I built a dam using plumbers putty, just under 1/4" high, and dropped the speed of my drill press to 600 RPM, and with the up down...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,093
Posted By iBeer
Thanks again. I agree with what you guys are...

Thanks again. I agree with what you guys are saying. It's great to have a sounding board to throw ideas at!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-18-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,093
Posted By iBeer
Thanks for the advice! I do really agree with...

Thanks for the advice!
I do really agree with the whole structural integrity of the glass as well. That's why I put up the posting. I never thought drilling a hole into a glass counter top would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-18-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,093
Posted By iBeer
Glass Carboy as a Conical Fermentor...

So I was listening to Basic Brewing Radio last night in the car and they were discussing conical fermentors, and it got me wanting to get one, but I just don't have that kind of money to throw at...
Forum: Cheese Making Forum 05-16-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,347
Posted By iBeer
I've made cheese a couple of times now, and I'm...

I've made cheese a couple of times now, and I'm still working on the process. It is a lot like homebrewing in that you can spend a lot of money on equipment, or be really creative and build your...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By iBeer
Thanks for all the ideas, it's really...

Thanks for all the ideas, it's really appreciated.
Toot, about this being wasteful, I've got some 40's that were filled at a bulk liquor store that we used to drop the cost of the open bar at our...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By iBeer
Fortifying Beer Hard Stuff

Has anyone had any good success fortifying beer with hard alcohol? I've got some bottles of hard stuff (whiskey, carabou, ...), that have been sitting around, and I'd like to try adding them to my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,709
Posted By iBeer
Thanks for all the tips. A while ago I was in a...

Thanks for all the tips. A while ago I was in a building store and asked for the difference between CPVC and PVC cement (I was installing a bathtub) and the person there said that CPVC (cement)...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-03-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,709
Posted By iBeer
PVC pipes and boiling water

I'd like to use some PVC piping with my homebrew setup, but I'm not sure about how safe it is in prolonged contact with boiling liquids. And I've been searching online and haven't really been able...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-03-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By iBeer
Need a 2 month recipe

I've got a BBQ coming up in 2 months and I would like to brew a beer for the occasion. The people who will be coming are not used to having homebrew, so I'm looking for a recipe that will have a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,428
Posted By iBeer
Your tongue is more sensitive to astringent...

Your tongue is more sensitive to astringent flavours on the sides, and more sensitive to bitterness near the back.
So when you taste it, do you 'feel' the flavor on the sides, or closer to the back...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-21-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By iBeer
Regarding the minerals (or lack thereof) in...

Regarding the minerals (or lack thereof) in distilled water, it is a non issue with extract brewing ... or at least it should be depending on your extract manufacturer.

The extract is made at the...
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By iBeer
From your first post, you mentioned that the mash...

From your first post, you mentioned that the mash was held at 66C, and you mention that there is no more than a 10C difference. Does that mean that you were measuring a worst case of 76C?
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By iBeer
No, the microwaves themselves do nothing to the...

No, the microwaves themselves do nothing to the enzymes. The microwaves in the oven are not really any different from the microwaves in you cell phone (just much higher power). These microwaves are...
Forum: General Techniques 02-13-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By iBeer
The reason for the poor efficiency is exactly due...

The reason for the poor efficiency is exactly due to what was mentioned in previous posts, that is the mash is being heated unevenly. The microwaves will be absorbed in the outer most inch (or so)...
Forum: General Techniques 02-06-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By iBeer
Fish, I just made the press from scraps of...

Fish,
I just made the press from scraps of lumber and some PVC piping for the mould. It's just a simple Dutch style press.
I had made a Colby last fall, using my press for the first time (a...
Forum: General Techniques 02-05-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By iBeer
fish! Completely unrelated to homebrewing beer,...

fish!
Completely unrelated to homebrewing beer, I too have started making cheese. I've got a Colby and Cheddar just waiting for me to try. Do you know of any forum like this one, but for...
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