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Forum: General Chit Chat 03-24-2013, 08:56 PM
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I was thinking " i need help sparging" or "look...

I was thinking " i need help sparging" or "look it's flocculating"
Forum: Cider Forum 03-11-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By fastfocus
Sampled a bottle with a friend. It's starting to...

Sampled a bottle with a friend. It's starting to look like a good cider. It still has some aging to do. The pie spices are subtle. But, finally coming throw. My friend could tell me the taste...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-09-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By fastfocus
Did the basket fit properly before the mod's to...

Did the basket fit properly before the mod's to the kettle?? Looking at the 82q i don't see any feet on this basket. Could they have sent the wrong basket?...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,783
Posted By fastfocus
Done

Done
Forum: Stout 02-22-2013, 04:36 AM
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Posted By fastfocus
OK, just sampled this with a blackberry addition....

OK, just sampled this with a blackberry addition. #1 of berries per gallon. Very tart flavor when compared to the other half with no berries. Much drier in flavor and more of a wine like in taste....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By fastfocus
That gives a new meaning to mouth feel for...

That gives a new meaning to mouth feel for lactose. Remember pump to perfection
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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Posted By fastfocus
Is this the proper forum to display your sack...

Is this the proper forum to display your sack in??? Seems you have a little drippage there at the end.
Forum: Introductions 02-16-2013, 05:29 AM
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Posted By fastfocus
Welcome to the site. GO ALL BLACKS.

Welcome to the site. GO ALL BLACKS.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-14-2013, 01:15 AM
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Posted By fastfocus
With you mead, Do the flavors just take time to...

With you mead, Do the flavors just take time to come throw? At the time i was worried that i had put way to much into the mix. From reading around here. I kept reading that time would bring the...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-14-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By fastfocus
I have some in champagne and in 12oz bottles. Ya...

I have some in champagne and in 12oz bottles. Ya i fear the bottle bombs. I haven't done a gravity test in a while. But, the carb'ing is a little on the light side. But, very nice. It just has to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By fastfocus
How well do paddles hold up?? With the moisture...

How well do paddles hold up?? With the moisture and absorption, I'd think they would swell and crack. On the other side, I bet they look cool from the natural staining of the wort.
Forum: Cider Forum 02-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By fastfocus
Being new when i made this. I thought it would be...

Being new when i made this. I thought it would be ready to drink fairly quickly. With the high ABV, It's going to have to sit a WHILE to mellow out. We tried it 2 weeks ago. It's getting better. But,...
Forum: Introductions 02-10-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 16
Posted By fastfocus
Nor Cal Hello

Hello from NorCal. I started brewing in Sep, 2012. I've done 4 brews now. The first was a partials. The next 3 have been all grains (BIAB kind of's). I've learned a lot from this site. But, have so...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2013, 09:43 PM
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Posted By fastfocus
Goodie's

Count me in. COME ON LADY LUCK
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By fastfocus
look's like you have the per-boil wort from hell....

look's like you have the per-boil wort from hell. Short time brewing. But, couldn't you evap it down? 1.5g per hour will take some time to do. I read on a thread some were about doing that with 15g...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,736
Posted By fastfocus
Then kids decide to make lunch on and around...

Then kids decide to make lunch on and around sanitized Kitchen. Nothing like picking up your hydo and finding peanut butter all over it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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Posted By fastfocus
I'm going to stop by SN today and pick up a...

I'm going to stop by SN today and pick up a bottle of it and the Saison. Looking forward to trying it.:mug:
Forum: Mead Forum 01-19-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,045
Posted By fastfocus
I have read lots on here about meads. But had...

I have read lots on here about meads. But had never tried one. I just happened to drive by here and had to stop. I was not expecting to much after reading about commercial meads. The owner was more...
Forum: General Techniques 01-15-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By fastfocus
This has my attention. I was thinking along the...

This has my attention. I was thinking along the same lines here in a stout with a high abv. Black Berries are in the freezer waiting on a recipe.
Forum: Stout 01-13-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,871
Posted By fastfocus
Did this today. Replaced the DME with 11# of 2...

Did this today. Replaced the DME with 11# of 2 row. Also added 7oz of cocoa powder at flame out. SMELLS AWESOME. Ended up with SG 1.081. Have have been a little heavy on the 2row.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-10-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,019
Posted By fastfocus
Sampled a bottle for New Years. It is carb'ing...

Sampled a bottle for New Years. It is carb'ing now. Nicely. The taste is still on the young alcohol side. Showing signs of apple flavor. But, has a ways to go to be truly enjoyable. Spice not coming...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,840
Posted By fastfocus
I bought the SP-10 from Amazon. Tested yesterday...

I bought the SP-10 from Amazon. Tested yesterday on 5gal of water. Starting water temp was 45. Got up to boil 211 in 22 minutes. The thing is very loud. Looking forward to first brew. It has to be...
Forum: Stout 01-02-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 108,131
Posted By fastfocus
ChshreCat, We talked about the black berry...

ChshreCat, We talked about the black berry addition to your stout. If i wanted to boost the ABV would it make a favor difference using a cane or corn sugar to do this Vs using DME. I understand...
Forum: Stout 01-02-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 108,131
Posted By fastfocus
ChshreCat, We talked about the black berry...

ChshreCat, We talked about the black berry addition to your stout. If i wanted to boost the ABV would it make a favor difference using a cane or corn sugar to do this Vs using DME. I understand...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,144
Posted By fastfocus
I'm with you on the IPA's. I don't like hoppy...

I'm with you on the IPA's. I don't like hoppy beers. It's part of the reason my wife bought me a starter kit from the HBS. We had gone out to dinner at Sierra Nevada. The waiter just kept telling us...
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