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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 03:21 PM
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Posted By DaNewf
Longest gap in beer making since I started over...

Longest gap in beer making since I started over 2.5 years has been 6 weeks. I bought an expensive 6 week wine kit last Christmas when my LHBS was offering wicked holiday specials to subscribers of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 84,101
Posted By DaNewf
I swear I did not waste a single drop of that...

I swear I did not waste a single drop of that sweet, sweet wort. :)

I do all grain brewing (BIAB + sparge) in a 19l pot on my electric stovetop. 14-15l is about my max batch size since I don't do...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:41 AM
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Views: 4,273
Posted By DaNewf
My family humors me for brewing my own beer but...

My family humors me for brewing my own beer but they would disown me if I paid money for anything that didn't have Molson on the label.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By DaNewf
14 litres of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter.

14 litres of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter.
Forum: Porter 08-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 123,850
Posted By DaNewf
Local time is 1:30 AM and I've just finished...

Local time is 1:30 AM and I've just finished cleaning up after making a batch of this porter. I scaled the recipe down to 3.5 gallons

Variations;

Used Safale S-04
used 3/4lb of carapils...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By DaNewf
Same concept as the pressure barrel that seem so...

Same concept as the pressure barrel that seem so popular in the UK.

A youtuber named tubedinoz made a 10l DIY pressure barrel that would be just as portable as the beer box units. Don't know if he...
Forum: American Ale 08-22-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By DaNewf
Trying a couple of glasses tonight. Despite the...

Trying a couple of glasses tonight. Despite the issues I had brewing this beer it still turned out pretty good. How good would it have been if I had brewed it properly? I'll try it again sometime...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DaNewf
Dammit! Fooled by generic packaging. Having...

Dammit! Fooled by generic packaging.

Having said that, of the kits I've done only the Cerveza had a different yeast.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DaNewf
Of the Cooper's kits I've done: Lager ...

Of the Cooper's kits I've done:

Lager
Canadian Blonde
Mexcian Cervesa (sp?)
English Bitter
Dark Ale
Stout

they've all came with the same yeast. I'm not complaining since I've enjoyed each...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By DaNewf
Scheduled to do a 3.5 gallon batch of...

Scheduled to do a 3.5 gallon batch of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter, probably Friday night after the wife leaves for work.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-20-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By DaNewf
The recipe I used was suggested by the moderator...

The recipe I used was suggested by the moderator (who I think is actually an employee of the company) of Cooper's forum to replicate Cooper's Best Extra Stout. I don't know if it's true or not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By DaNewf
I read the thread title and immediately pictured...

I read the thread title and immediately pictured a chest freezer full of stout bubbling merrily away.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By DaNewf
Watching Craig (Craigtube) bang out a stout in...

Watching Craig (Craigtube) bang out a stout in the Cooper's Micro Brewery kit was the final push for me to start homebrewing. I was spending quite a bit of money at the liquor store on stout at the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By DaNewf
I did the OS Stout/Dark ale toucan (with a kg of...

I did the OS Stout/Dark ale toucan (with a kg of dextrose) 2 years ago. That was right around 8% ABV. I found that pretty bitter and it took a while for it to mellow out.

I'm not sure how bitter...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 132
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Posted By DaNewf
About a ten minute walk if I don't dawdle.

About a ten minute walk if I don't dawdle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By DaNewf
I went from doing Cooper's canned kits with...

I went from doing Cooper's canned kits with additional DME to partial mashing using Cooper's kits as the extract addition and to provide the bittering hop addition. I mashed my grains BIAB style and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,922
Posted By DaNewf
Google beer related Egyptian hieroglyphics. That...

Google beer related Egyptian hieroglyphics. That might turn up something interesting.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DaNewf
An FV Doesn't need an airlock. The beer just...

An FV Doesn't need an airlock. The beer just needs to be protected from oxygen and "stuff" falling into it. An airlock on an otherwise airtight vessel is one way of accomplishing this.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DaNewf
Even with the clamps installed the "seal" between...

Even with the clamps installed the "seal" between the lid and the fermenter body is nowhere near airtight. There is no rubber gasket and the lid doesn't snap on, it just lays on there. Air and CO2...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By DaNewf
I dunk, rinse and squeeze. I mash/boil in a...

I dunk, rinse and squeeze.

I mash/boil in a 5 gallon pot to get a ~3.5 gallon final volume. As the mash winds down I heat my dunk sparge water in a second smaller pot. While the bag is dunking I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,971
Posted By DaNewf
Good point. I started homebrewing to save...

Good point.

I started homebrewing to save money.

I moved to all grain to save money while homebrewing.

Success on both counts.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 294
Posted By DaNewf
I'm pushing three years of heavy use now with my...

I'm pushing three years of heavy use now with my Cooper's DIY fermenter (no airlock on this one). I have no plans to buy anything else unless I accidently scrape it up and start getting infections. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,310
Posted By DaNewf
Drunken Monkey is a style of Kung Fu not a...

Drunken Monkey is a style of Kung Fu not a legitimate brewing method. If you cannot pluck the hop pellet from the master's hand (because you see three of them) then let restraint and humility be your...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-07-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By DaNewf
I brew all grain BIAB style with a sparge step. I...

I brew all grain BIAB style with a sparge step. I collect around 4.5 gallons of wort in a five gallon pot and boil on my electric stovetop. My post boil volume is around 3.5 gallons.

My stovetop...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,971
Posted By DaNewf
I brew relatively simple beers BIAB style on my...

I brew relatively simple beers BIAB style on my kitchen stovetop. I don't think I've purchased any new gear in over a year. At this point I think my actual savings (even taking increased drinking...
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