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Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-16-2007, 08:52 PM
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Posted By giant016
Started this batch in the first week of Feb, and...

Started this batch in the first week of Feb, and its still bubbling. It's kept at about 70 degrees and I've been swiling it up good about once a week. Maybe it's the fact that I used real cider to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-22-2007, 11:52 PM
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Posted By giant016
592+5=597 Quick! Somebody make a 403 gallon...

592+5=597

Quick! Somebody make a 403 gallon batch so we can have 1000!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-22-2007, 11:51 PM
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Posted By giant016
I brewed another batch of this stuff (first batch...

I brewed another batch of this stuff (first batch was a 1gal. test), but this time I started with actual organic cider. I was hoping for it to be ready for St. Patty's day. I didn't put an actual...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2007, 07:31 PM
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Posted By giant016
I think a lot of this is just here-say (sp?). ...

I think a lot of this is just here-say (sp?). Audioslave has broken up, and RATM is playing Coachella, but thats really all thats been officially said. I love Rage, and love high energy concerts,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-24-2007, 05:20 PM
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Posted By giant016
1 gallon test batch, but more on the way! ...

1 gallon test batch, but more on the way!

Thread total = 153 gallons
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-18-2007, 02:08 AM
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Posted By giant016
Any ideas how to add a sour kick to this stuff? ...

Any ideas how to add a sour kick to this stuff? I was thinking lemon juice, but I figured it would either kill the yeast with it's acidity or just ferment out leaving no taste. If I did sour it up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By giant016
A good homebrew shop will be able to help you. ...

A good homebrew shop will be able to help you. Heres a site thats got a large list of homebrew shops with links:
http://www.ratebeer.com/ShowHomebrewShops.asp
If all else fails bust out the yellow...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2007, 01:32 AM
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Posted By giant016
I just had a problem where I wasn't getting any...

I just had a problem where I wasn't getting any action in the airlock. Just like you I assumed that my yeast was dead, but when I looked inside there was foam on the top of the wort and it smelled...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-16-2007, 07:24 PM
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Posted By giant016
I'm guessing each brand will have a slightly...

I'm guessing each brand will have a slightly different taste, probably not enough to go out and search for that special brand. I used Stop & Shop brand, and although I haven't even bottled it, it...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-14-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By giant016
I usually use one off of a leathermen-type...

I usually use one off of a leathermen-type multi-tool, but it was lost for awhile, so I went looking for one when I went to get some gas. All they had was a two-pack. I thought to myself, "who...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-14-2007, 02:43 AM
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Posted By giant016
Hey, fat chicks need love too...but they gotta...

Hey, fat chicks need love too...but they gotta pay!
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-13-2007, 12:36 AM
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Posted By giant016
I have what I consider a modern day musclecar, a...

I have what I consider a modern day musclecar, a 2000 Camaro SS. I'd have loved to bought an old muscle car to learn about cars as I worked on it, but with school it's just not reasonable. She's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By giant016
I've got a plastic bucket primary, glass carboy...

I've got a plastic bucket primary, glass carboy secondary. I was considering getting a betterbottle for a primary though. Everybody who's got one seems to be singing their praises. On a similar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By giant016
UPDATE I took off the fermentation lock to...

UPDATE

I took off the fermentation lock to take a peek inside the fermenter/get a sniff. It smelt like it was fermenting, and I could see a thick head on it. I figured this was odd since I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2007, 09:42 PM
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Posted By giant016
Alright, this makes me happy. I'll give it some...

Alright, this makes me happy. I'll give it some time. Thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By giant016
What to do?

I started a Strong Belgian Ale kit (assuming it's a double/dubble, but not sure) yesterday and have had no action in the airlock. I'm pretty sure I killed the yeast, because I bought the kit a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-02-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By giant016
Ha! My buddies gave me crap for months when I...

Ha! My buddies gave me crap for months when I told them I messed up EasyMac (I ended up with macaroni & cheese soup as well). There's something depressing about messing something up with "easy" in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2007, 01:11 AM
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Posted By giant016
Alright, you guys were getting pretty excited...

Alright, you guys were getting pretty excited about this stuff, so I decided to try a small batch (1gal) on the 21st. I've got a few questions:

1) I used an Ale yeast I had. Is the 4 week...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By giant016
I was trying to explain why I didn't just go out...

I was trying to explain why I didn't just go out and buy Sparks. I'm 22, but I wish I would have known that you could buy brew supplies at any age earlier. I'm pretty surprised that nobody thought...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By giant016
I take pride in doing things myself, or at least...

I take pride in doing things myself, or at least trying to. That's the reason I got into homebrewing in the first place.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By giant016
Dang...looks like a no-go. There's no amount of...

Dang...looks like a no-go. There's no amount of $ worth going blind for, but I'm willing to bet that I could at least get a settlement. On top of that, I'm sure there are preservatives as somebody...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By giant016
I'm not the first to have the idea, theres a beer...

I'm not the first to have the idea, theres a beer called BluCreek Zen IPA that's an energy beer. It was just one of those bonehead ideas that I get when I'm bored. I'm still interested in pursuing...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2006, 01:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By giant016
Yeast + Juice = drinkable alcohol?

Alright, I was sitting in my night class, trying to stay awake drinking a "Rockstar: Juiced". If you don't know it's like Red Bull, but with something like 70% juice. It dawned on me that with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By giant016
List of things I did wrong on first batch.

Alright, finally got around to bottling my first batch today. I screwed up SO many things, and the beer still tasted great (pale ale) even though it was piss-warm and flat. Things that went wrong:...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-24-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By giant016
Nope. It's Yarrow. Page 221 in "The Complete...

Nope. It's Yarrow. Page 221 in "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing". Probably the smallest ingredient list I've seen so far. Extra light malt extract, fresh Yarrow flowers/leaves, sweet gale,...
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