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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2009, 12:07 AM
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Posted By KDM
Hah, good for you! I started about the same time...

Hah, good for you! I started about the same time as you, brewed 4 batches, quit for the summer (I live in an antique house and it gets f-ing HOT here). One of those batches, a double bock, came out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By KDM
Good points all, so far. Do I enjoy the process...

Good points all, so far. Do I enjoy the process or not, that's good question? May also be that I'm getting off-flavors or other artifacts of a job less than perfectly done. In any case, I'm not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-31-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By KDM
n00b Results 4 Batches Later

1. Not sure if all this is destined to be my new hobby, sure is a lot of work. I mean, sure is a lot of cleaning. Clean, clean, clean. Goddamit, I didn't stay a bachelor all my life because I like to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By KDM
It's 'Oxi Clean', not 'Oxy Clean'. Not that it...

It's 'Oxi Clean', not 'Oxy Clean'. Not that it matters a lot, but I found it interesting I never noticed when it was pointed out on another thread.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,823
Posted By KDM
:) I love this site! Just ordered a Northern...

:) I love this site! Just ordered a Northern Brewer catalog, thanks all.

I've ordered stuff from Forrest too, since I'm even more fond of Austin than HBT, and I continue to support my LHBS as much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,823
Posted By KDM
I like Midwest because they actually have a print...

I like Midwest because they actually have a print catalog. As in made of paper, like a book. Not an e-book, but an OLD book with pages and covers and stuff. They not only offer a paper print hard...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,823
Posted By KDM
Midwest Supplies. If there's a better way to go,...

Midwest Supplies. If there's a better way to go, then life is sweet indeed. :fro:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,237
Posted By KDM
I'm still having trouble getting my head wrapped...

I'm still having trouble getting my head wrapped around all this, but I can say that carmelization isn't what happens to extract in the boil; it's Maillard reactions you're thinking of. For some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-03-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,237
Posted By KDM
How 'bout that, I was just thinking about this...

How 'bout that, I was just thinking about this very thing this morning. After reviewing Palmer's book, I'm still feeling out to lunch on a couple things:

1. How much of the extract should be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By KDM
Ribbing or no ribbing, everyone who helps others...

Ribbing or no ribbing, everyone who helps others appreciates it when n00bs do their homework before asking a flurry of questions. I read all the stickies I could find here (they're really chock full...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By KDM
At the risk of sounding like a grouch, I don't...

At the risk of sounding like a grouch, I don't know how you veterans stand monitoring the n00b traffic around here. I mean, someone just posted a new thread asking what Mr Beer is?

If I had to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By KDM
My $0.02: Don't use a bucket for fermenting, get...

My $0.02: Don't use a bucket for fermenting, get a 6.5 Gal. PET Better Bottle. Why? So you can SEE the show inside! Man, I wouldn't have missed it for worlds.

I hear you can always tell a n00b...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By KDM
Well, at least you kicked its ass, instead of the...

Well, at least you kicked its ass, instead of the other way around . . . like what happened to me. :drunk:


< - - - Yeah, that's my nemesis right there. The SOB. :o
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By KDM
Isn't Starsan an acid that'll do the same thing?...

Isn't Starsan an acid that'll do the same thing? I use it in a Vinator before bottling...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By KDM
Hmmm, I want to remove painted-on labels from...

Hmmm, I want to remove painted-on labels from Stone IPA bottles. Starsan, eh?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
Posted By KDM
Bottle Label Removing

I got the Basic Brewing DVD, and on it they suggest soaking bottles in warm water for a while, then peeling the labels off as best you can, then using a stainless steel scouring pad to take off the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By KDM
I'm a n00b who's almost obsessive about doing...

I'm a n00b who's almost obsessive about doing research on new hobbies. I've obtained and perused every book on the subject I'm aware has been published. I just finished a more careful cover-to-cover...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By KDM
Hah -- I bet Glubki has hit it on the head. The...

Hah -- I bet Glubki has hit it on the head. The bell is tapered so it only makes sense this is a solution. My antique capper is pretty old, so I can see where a "gasket" might've disappeared long...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-22-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By KDM
Yup, I inherited an old bench capper - which is...

Yup, I inherited an old bench capper - which is the proper name for your upright capper - from my family's old on-the-farm days. It's in excellent condition and performs admirably except for one...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-15-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By KDM
Read this -- all of it:...

Read this -- all of it: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/stone-cold-lead-pipe-lockd-n00b-advice-54362/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By KDM
And get a PET Better Bottle for fermenting...

And get a PET Better Bottle for fermenting instead of a bucket. Boy, you don't want to miss the show now do ya? :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Posted By KDM
Ha ha ha, too funny -- give 'em hell, cd38! :)...

Ha ha ha, too funny -- give 'em hell, cd38! :) But seriously, I started with Iodophor and then tried Starsan . . . I'll never go back. They're both good, but Starsan doesn't have the color thing.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By KDM
So why's it called 'dry hopping'? Looks like they...

So why's it called 'dry hopping'? Looks like they get wet to me. :rolleyes:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By KDM
7-10 days, 7-14 days . . . then what, yank 'em...

7-10 days, 7-14 days . . . then what, yank 'em back out? I've always wondered...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By KDM
Yep, my first batch is a "Flat Tyre" kit from...

Yep, my first batch is a "Flat Tyre" kit from LHBS in NASA area, if that tells you how I like the original (mmmMMMmmm! , burp). I tried a two-week bottle a week ago and it pretty much just kinda...
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