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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2013, 05:41 PM
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Posted By DGibb
The general consensus agrees with my opinion as...

The general consensus agrees with my opinion as well: Stay. If you are interested in the hobby and would like to remain as part of the community, you are welcome.

Hell, someone with brewery work...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-02-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By DGibb
Simple Fall Cinnamon Cider

I am planning on putting together a relatively simple sweet cinnamon cider to keg and tap through the fall/winter. I have come up with the following recipe:

Primary and Secondary in 5 gallon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 125,272
Posted By DGibb
My favorite response was from my sister-in-law,...

My favorite response was from my sister-in-law, who is an engineer and also an instructor to educate other engineers:

"What type of liquor do you add to it to make it alcoholic?"

My natural...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-01-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By DGibb
Keg in Basement - How Long Will It Last?

I have a ball lock keg in my basement that has a Summer Wheat inside. I did not yet have my kegerator built, and financial setbacks kept me from getting it set up for quite some time. I pressurized...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By DGibb
I have to agree. Regardless of the bottle, I...

I have to agree. Regardless of the bottle, I wouldn't give up half of my stash.
Forum: Mead Forum 08-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,215
Posted By DGibb
"Yeast Samples"

"Yeast Samples"
Forum: Mead Forum 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
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Views: 645
Posted By DGibb
I didn't make a mead for Mead Day this year, but...

I didn't make a mead for Mead Day this year, but I enjoyed some of B. Nektar's mead. I didn't go to their Meadfest, but my friends brought over their Zombie Killer and Evil Genius sparkling meads...
Forum: Mead Forum 08-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By DGibb
My cyser bulk aged for 6 months prior to bottling...

My cyser bulk aged for 6 months prior to bottling and has been in bottle for almost a year.

It is just now starting to taste really good.

If I had to make a decision to keep it or pitch it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-27-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By DGibb
Thanks everybody for the quick feedback. I guess...

Thanks everybody for the quick feedback. I guess I am going to have to convince SWMBO to let me buy my chest freezer and temp control early!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-27-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By DGibb
Kegging Pressure - Naturally Carb

I am very new to kegging. In fact, my experience is limited to this keg for which I have questions. These are the steps I followed:

1. Naturally carbed my Simple Hefeweizen with 2.5oz corn sugar...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,888
Posted By DGibb
Are you talking about the Ruination or the...

Are you talking about the Ruination or the Ruination 10th Anniversary? I thought the 10th Anniversary was just released within a month or so.
Forum: For Sale 07-23-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By DGibb
That's... gruesome.

That's... gruesome.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By DGibb
Let it age. If you turn to the cider forum, you...

Let it age. If you turn to the cider forum, you will see that there are many, many ciders that are quite unpalatable when young. I have a cyser (2gallons apple cider, 3lb honey) that is ten months...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By DGibb
I've seen some people refer to the bubbling odors...

I've seen some people refer to the bubbling odors from their airlocks as "Rhino Farts" which are about as pleasant as you imagine.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By DGibb
Hey, you're the one who jumped in whole hog! I...

Hey, you're the one who jumped in whole hog! I started on a shoestring budget - bottling in recycled craft beer bottles (that I drank myself, of course), conditioning in my basement, and using my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,190
Posted By DGibb
I have made a honey wheat that wasn't very...

I have made a honey wheat that wasn't very palatable after two months that mellowed out to be delicious in six and I have a cyser that is 10 months old that is just now starting to come into its own....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,246
Posted By DGibb
I thought it was hilarious. I expected you to...

I thought it was hilarious. I expected you to finish your post with 'MURICA, F*CK YEAH!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,246
Posted By DGibb
I opt for the more accurate measure. I measure my...

I opt for the more accurate measure. I measure my grain bill and hops in kg/g because it is much easier to measure an accurate 15g instead of 0.529oz. I mash at 155F because the standard 68C is a few...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-19-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By DGibb
I am also going to throw in for 5. I like the...

I am also going to throw in for 5. I like the little info guide on the side of the 6 pack rather than on the face or bottom.
Forum: Cider Forum 07-19-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,257
Posted By DGibb
I just had a tasting with B. Nektar last night...

I just had a tasting with B. Nektar last night with my homebrew club. One of the partners was there with 9 or 10 meads, and Zombie Killer was of course among them.

Fermentables:
Starthistle Honey...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-18-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By DGibb
Bell's Black Note New Holland's Dragon Milk ...

Bell's Black Note
New Holland's Dragon Milk
Founders Breakfast Stout

I like to drink Michigan beers.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By DGibb
Thanks! I am eager to try this myself. ...

Thanks! I am eager to try this myself.



You too? I bought a pound of each Cascade, Warrior, and Willamette and they've been begging to be used.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By DGibb
First BIAB - Maris Otter/Willamette SMaSH

I am planning on moving to All Grain from Extract brewing, and I think my first step will be BIAB. I have done quite a bit of reading and I have formulated my first SMaSH recipe for an American Pale...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By DGibb
My understanding is that the use of the apricot...

My understanding is that the use of the apricot pit is implemented by many of the "lesser" amaretto makers, and is inferior to the use of true Sicilian almonds. Do a side-by-side taste test of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-11-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 38,549
Posted By DGibb
I work for an automotive component supplier...

I work for an automotive component supplier specializing in silicone rubber keypads. I'm an Account Manager.
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