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Forum: General Chit Chat 10-31-2008, 02:15 AM
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Posted By bluefoxicy
Two beers in queue

I've got my mead brewing and I'm going to grab myself 2 more fermenters (ported better bottles -- dropped my glass carboy cleaning after my first beer). I figure I can start a beer on the 15th and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By bluefoxicy
Priming sugar mishap, will it carb?

Priming sugar... I had 4.25 gallons so used about 4.25oz of priming sugar. And spilled maybe a third of it. Is my beer going to undercarbonate? I heard it overcarbonates if you leave too big of a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-16-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By bluefoxicy
Hey guys look at Obama!

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Forum: Cider Forum 09-16-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,320
Posted By bluefoxicy
If you are not a licensed electrician you can not...

If you are not a licensed electrician you can not wire a simple plug connector onto a wire, it's somehow physically impossible. Dad's visit to Home Depot was just some ungodly form of black magic.
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Forum: Cider Forum 09-15-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,320
Posted By bluefoxicy
This has been referenced as the "throw-away...

This has been referenced as the "throw-away society" and in fact I think that's an actual technical term. Good examples of this tend to include things like CD-R media (to transfer ONE SMALL FILE)...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-15-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By bluefoxicy
My mom usually makes 6 1L glasses of juice every...

My mom usually makes 6 1L glasses of juice every morning in one run (no joke, I measured the glasses to find out how much they hold O_o), and constantly snaps the handle off the juice machine...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-15-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,320
Posted By bluefoxicy
Juice machine

Mom has an excess juice machine now. The silly folks that made it told her to disable it by cutting the plug off the cord and sending it in, and they'll send her a new machine (the handle broke off...
Forum: Soda Making 09-14-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By bluefoxicy
Interesting! I thought HFCS was corn sugar;...

Interesting! I thought HFCS was corn sugar; although, mind you, HFCS can indicate 55% fructose 45% glucose or 85% fructose 15% glucose. Table sugar (sucrose) I know splits into 50% glucose 50%...
Forum: Soda Making 09-14-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,114
Posted By bluefoxicy
Can I kill this stuff off by chilling it or will...

Can I kill this stuff off by chilling it or will it ferment slowly in my fridge?
Forum: Soda Making 09-14-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By bluefoxicy
Holy crap, rootbeer is about as toxic as eating 2...

Holy crap, rootbeer is about as toxic as eating 2 apples!

Root Beer Concentrate (http://brewery.org/brewery/library/RootB.html)

And they banned it for that!

:( this seems really stupid. Also
Forum: Soda Making 09-14-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By bluefoxicy
Are these related?

Are these related?
Forum: Soda Making 09-14-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By bluefoxicy
To a 1 gallon batch? 5 gallon? This thing...

To a 1 gallon batch? 5 gallon?

This thing lists 8 cups of sugar per 4 gallons...
Forum: Soda Making 09-13-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,422
Posted By bluefoxicy
Root beer with DME

I've noticed the root beer extract comes with instructions to use a big chunk of corn sugar (HFCS) to flavor the root beer. A lot of people swear by cane sugar, though; and there's always white...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
Hmmmm. Raspberry, sweeter, vanilla, root...

Hmmmm. Raspberry, sweeter, vanilla, root beer....

I'm gonna need more sharpie cap codes
Forum: Mead Forum 09-13-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
Recipe if you do this.

Recipe if you do this.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By bluefoxicy
9 ounces black patent malt, 6 ounces crushed...

9 ounces black patent malt, 6 ounces crushed roasted barley malt, removed when water temperature reaches 170F (77C).

9.9 pounds dark LME, 1 pounds light DME.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By bluefoxicy
Ah, I poured the starter like 15 seconds before...

Ah, I poured the starter like 15 seconds before stealing the sample.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-13-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By bluefoxicy
Licorice stout hygro reading

Well my target OG was 1.084 on 9.9 pounds LME and 1 pounds DME. Target FG was 1.020.

My OG read 1.046 :confused:, and current gravity reads 1.024. 2.9% ABV.

The sample actually tastes rather...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
Ah okay. I need to read more.

Ah okay. I need to read more.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,412
Posted By bluefoxicy
I lost my balance and almost dropped it, and...

I lost my balance and almost dropped it, and collapsed to catch it, but this lead me right into the side of the tub. :|
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,412
Posted By bluefoxicy
It's a FITD sale easy. The racking adapter for...

It's a FITD sale easy. The racking adapter for the port is like $45; it's under $30 for the adapter and almost just $15 for the valve. Plus for just $25 more, you can get the specialized lid to...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
Don't you have to add honey to boiling water to...

Don't you have to add honey to boiling water to kill whatever, like with DME/LME? :confused:
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
I tend to experiment a lot. Although on that...

I tend to experiment a lot. Although on that last one, when I said "let bottles firm up" I thought that implied PET bottles... they can split but they're harmless. Glass grenades would be cool...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-12-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By bluefoxicy
Excess honey experimentation

I'm going to start mead stuff in a couple weeks but I have 24 pounds of honey and need about 15.

This leaves me some options. Considerations I've had:


Save the 15 pounds and do 1 gallon...
Forum: Soda Making 09-12-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By bluefoxicy
Root beer roots are somewhat toxic and banned by...

Root beer roots are somewhat toxic and banned by FDA. Extract needs a certain toxin filtered, the name escapes me.

EDIT: "Sassafras bark was banned by the FDA in 1960 because of the carcinogenic...
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