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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-22-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By ptakers
I just opened a bottle of a raisin porter from a...

I just opened a bottle of a raisin porter from a batch that got massively infected during secondary back in November of 2011. I just let it sit for a year and bottled about 1/4 of it last November...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-10-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By ptakers
I use SS braids and the nice thing about them is...

I use SS braids and the nice thing about them is when they're through with their usefulness, you cut off another length and make another one. I got a 10-foot section from the hardware store and have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By ptakers
That's beautiful, man :mug:

That's beautiful, man :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,430
Posted By ptakers
So in the spirit of taking everything literally,...

So in the spirit of taking everything literally, I ask that you please read every bit of advice ever given out on this board and then support your claim :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,708
Posted By ptakers
Just scald your wort during the boil - same thing?

Just scald your wort during the boil - same thing?
Forum: Cider Forum 06-30-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By ptakers
Awesome Cider - a little strong, tho...

Based on a recipe I saw around here somewhere, I made a Blackberry Cider using a can on blackberry puree sold at MyLHBS for wine making and added apple juice, a few juice concentrates, champagne...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,475
Posted By ptakers
Detailed inside dimensions are available via the...

Detailed inside dimensions are available via the link you provided:

H = 34 10/16"
W = 51 9/16"
D = 28 7/16"
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-14-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By ptakers
BOOYA. :mug::mug::mug::mug: Big glass of...

BOOYA. :mug::mug::mug::mug:

Big glass of Surly Furious raised in your honor, friends!

THANK YOU!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-13-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By ptakers
Fermentation Bucket isn't airtight

I went to check on the beer I brewed yesterday to see if it had started to ferment and I saw no signs of any activity at all. I pressed down on the lid of the pail slightly to see if there was any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By ptakers
I made the AG version of this a few months ago. ...

I made the AG version of this a few months ago. Pretty good stout but completely absent of any chocolate flavor.
Forum: General Techniques 06-07-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,229
Posted By ptakers
New Immersion Chiller vs. Therminator

I've gone back and forth on this so many times my head hurts, so I'm reaching out to the community for guidance. Having read 50+ threads on the subject, I'm still not convinced which way to go, so...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,315
Posted By ptakers
if it is an all copper (or any metal for that...

if it is an all copper (or any metal for that matter), just stick it in your oven and set it to the highest setting for an hour. That'll turn anything in the chiller to ash which can then be flushed...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-25-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By ptakers
You are the wind beneath my wings :mug:

You are the wind beneath my wings :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 05-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,632
Posted By ptakers
I always wondered that, too (my apologies if you...

I always wondered that, too (my apologies if you subscribed to this thread and was hoping for an answer). Occasionally I can get mini kegs real cheap, but I'd rather them be sitting in a corny in my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By ptakers
The AHS "Hop Bomb" or "Molotov Hoptail" used 19oz...

The AHS "Hop Bomb" or "Molotov Hoptail" used 19oz of hops - I highly suggest it!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-03-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By ptakers
Making the best of less-than-optimal conditions

There was an excellent thread a few weeks ago that asked the veteran homebrewers what the one thing they would never do without if they had to start over from scratch. Overwhelmingly the answer was...
Forum: General Techniques 04-12-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,272
Posted By ptakers
I put a nylon mesh bag into my primary bucket,...

I put a nylon mesh bag into my primary bucket, and after chilling the wort I dump the whole kettle into the back in the bucket. I'll pick up the bag and drain the wort out - like BTY just said, I'll...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,309
Posted By ptakers
I seriously read that and thought it must have...

I seriously read that and thought it must have been a parody site. There is just too much LOL material there for it to be real.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,160
Posted By ptakers
I finally find my way back to this thread - sorry...

I finally find my way back to this thread - sorry it took so long.

I've been there during the middle of the week and on the weekends. When it's busy and when it's dead. Each and every time, I've...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,857
Posted By ptakers
I've done this at a fellow brewer's - it makes...

I've done this at a fellow brewer's - it makes the sparge easy as well.

Basically the bag performs the same function as all the DIY conversion equipment, so you're golden!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By ptakers
Mutt Brown Ale is my favorite - throw in whatever...

Mutt Brown Ale is my favorite - throw in whatever leftover malt and hops you have laying around and see what happens.

I've never ever had a bad beer out of this.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By ptakers
That's some fantastic stuff right there. Give...

That's some fantastic stuff right there. Give your video guy a brewing tutorial and I think you're ready for the Discovery Channel.

;)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By ptakers
It's a PITA, but I did it by using needle-nose...

It's a PITA, but I did it by using needle-nose pliers. Grab the hose with the pliers and with the other hand start to twist the braid to loosen it off of the hose. You can't just pull the tube out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,103
Posted By ptakers
I slipped on a wet floor and dropped an empty...

I slipped on a wet floor and dropped an empty glass carboy in the basement. I went down on one knee to avoid falling over and a nice sharp chunk of glass went into my shin. It didn't hurt that bad,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,437
Posted By ptakers
$146? You could have gotten 7 of them for that...

$146? You could have gotten 7 of them for that price!

:)
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