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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 12:26 PM
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Posted By krkelly
Sure, but I'm still pretty clueless at this point...

Sure, but I'm still pretty clueless at this point :)


I think I can make it work by insulating the pot, but we'll see how it goes. I also expect to get a propane burner sooner or later, but I'd...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 07:47 AM
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Posted By krkelly
That reminds me of when I was in Reykjavik in...

That reminds me of when I was in Reykjavik in 1971. Everyone wanted to practice their English on me, and one guy asked, "You're from Canada? Do you know Frank Zappa?"

Well, it was funny at the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 07:36 AM
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Posted By krkelly
I have an old-school electric stove. I figure...

I have an old-school electric stove. I figure that with insulation and possibly a supplementary 1500W heat stick, I'll be able to control boils well enough.


There are stainless pots on that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 01:25 AM
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Posted By krkelly
Today I joined facebook just to hook up with SOB...

Today I joined facebook just to hook up with SOB and get in on some purchases in the future. I'm just starting out, though, and it may be another week or two before I brew my first batch. (Probably...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 12:21 AM
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Posted By krkelly
I thought my google-fu was pretty good, but there...

I thought my google-fu was pretty good, but there are southern ontario grain suppliers listed here that I couldn't find online. Thanks, guys :)

BTW, I'm in Hamilton.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2010, 10:11 AM
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Posted By krkelly
That looks doable. Thanks for the link :)

That looks doable. Thanks for the link :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2010, 08:45 AM
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Posted By krkelly
Hmm, now I've been reading this...

Hmm, now I've been reading this (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/improved-boiling-stovetop-53683/), and if I can brew on my electric stove, then I'll go with 5-gal batches from the start. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2010, 07:22 AM
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Posted By krkelly
That's actually what I'm debating right now. Can...

That's actually what I'm debating right now. Can I leave 2.5-gal of wort in a 6-gal carboy for 21 days? Once the fermentation stops, won't the large surface area on top invite oxidization?

I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2010, 09:47 AM
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Posted By krkelly
I ran across the Brew House website a little...

I ran across the Brew House website a little while back, and their kits do look pretty good. I'm tempted to start with some 2.5-gal extract batches, though, since I'm dying to try out some of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By krkelly
I've been thinking a lot about brewing equipment...

I've been thinking a lot about brewing equipment myself, and at the moment I'm inclined to go with 2.5-gal batches that I can manage easily on my electric stove -- especially in the winter when I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 11:09 PM
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Posted By krkelly
I should have asked this question in the original...

I should have asked this question in the original post, but what do I do now? I have the beer in the laundry room, which is cooler at this time of year. Would it be better to age it a bit in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 02:41 AM
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Posted By krkelly
That's exactly my plan. Thanks. That's...

That's exactly my plan.


Thanks. That's what I thought :)


I do like Heineken, though it's far from my favorite beer. The bitterness and lack of finish to the ubrew clone was nothing like...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 01:29 AM
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Posted By krkelly
So do homebrewers ever filter their beer? I was...

So do homebrewers ever filter their beer? I was thinking that the ubrew spoiled my beer not only by rushing it but by filtering it. Could it still improve in the bottle even if it was filtered?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By krkelly
I won't be starting bare-bones, but I don't plan...

I won't be starting bare-bones, but I don't plan anything too fancy for my starting gear. A couple BB carboys instead of pails, maybe. I found a list of 10 easy-to-brew beers and decided to try an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2010, 10:26 PM
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Posted By krkelly
That cost around $100 CAD before the bottles I...

That cost around $100 CAD before the bottles I bought. But remember that beer is expensive in Canada, it was actually a savings.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2010, 09:48 PM
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Posted By krkelly
U-brew shortcuts

Just to see what's involved in brewing beer, I did a 10-gallon batch (Heineken clone) on-premises at my LHBS. It was interesting on brew day: they used a malt extract and added the hops in pellet...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-15-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By krkelly
The labels on my Guiness Draught bottles from the...

The labels on my Guiness Draught bottles from the LCBO say "Brewed in Ireland."
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-13-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By krkelly
I like Tsingtao a lot. I wouldn't mind brewing...

I like Tsingtao a lot. I wouldn't mind brewing one like that.


I drank Japanese beer in Japan, and I thought it was pretty good. Some of the UK beers I've had lately were very nice: Caledonian...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-13-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By krkelly
Thanks for the recommendations. The Pilsner...

Thanks for the recommendations. The Pilsner Urquell I'm very familiar with. I have to admit that the research I've been doing on beer has been very pleasurable so far :)



Hamilton.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-12-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By krkelly
I'm just getting started as well, but in Hamilton...

I'm just getting started as well, but in Hamilton there's Brew Time (http://www.brewtime.ca/) on Upper James just south of Rymal. I'm letting them brew a batch for me right now, and they have the...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-10-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By krkelly
Beersmith seems to work fine under Linux using...

Beersmith seems to work fine under Linux using Wine (on Debian Testing). This is mildly ironic, but oh well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By krkelly
Yes, I can get it from the LCBO in 500ml cans. I...

Yes, I can get it from the LCBO in 500ml cans. I think I'll get some more, since I just got one to try it. :)


This is great information. I was considering buying Beersmith, but I'll wait to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By krkelly
Nugent, you are awesome! I will brew it one day,...

Nugent, you are awesome! I will brew it one day, but I'm so new at this I can't say when :) I'm like a kid in a candy store discovering new beers lately.

Couldn't it be goosed to a higher ABV...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 107
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Posted By krkelly
I just finished a roast beef sandwich (sirloin...

I just finished a roast beef sandwich (sirloin tip fresh out of the oven) and had it just with bread, butter, and black pepper with a Tsingtao to wash it down. That's a very nice beer with food.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-03-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By krkelly
Caledonian 80/-

What kind of beer is this exactly? It could afford to be a bit stronger, since it's only 4.1 ABV. The ingredients are posted on the website, but would it still be hard to reproduce without the full...
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