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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
? Could you clarify?

? Could you clarify?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-19-2013, 12:21 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
So I know it's only been three days, but I...

So I know it's only been three days, but I chilled one and had it tonight. It tastes like Belgian Strong Ale that's somewhat green. No sour taste to it at all, but at 10.3% alcohol, it tastes like...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-18-2013, 01:30 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
To clarify, I had washed and saved the yeast from...

To clarify, I had washed and saved the yeast from a previous batch. It was in a sealed jar with no headspace in the fridge (this was used for the initial pitch back on 8/17).

On 9/23, I racked a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-16-2013, 01:13 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
Well, it tastes good so here goes nothing. I'm...

Well, it tastes good so here goes nothing. I'm actually going to bottle all three beers that I were in fermentors tonight, so I can get everything clean and disinfected before I get going on another...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-15-2013, 10:05 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
Thanks. From something else I've seen, it may be...

Thanks. From something else I've seen, it may be a good idea to wait to bottle at least a little while to make sure the infection doesn't encourage more fermentation (though I can't think of how that...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-15-2013, 06:23 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
Belgian Strong Ale, Infection

Hello All,

I have a Belgian Strong Ale that I am pretty sure has an infection. I've attached photos of it, I just noticed the film today.

Short story on the beer is it was brewed on 8/17, I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-25-2013, 02:10 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
I've now brewed the final beer, a Belgian Strong....

I've now brewed the final beer, a Belgian Strong. I a lot has occured so I'll try to get to the point.

Brewed 8/17 - pitched half a cake of slurry from the BPA, it was about four weeks old when...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-25-2013, 01:53 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
I generally use a secondary. Clarity is always...

I generally use a secondary. Clarity is always better for me when I do so, but I only use Irish Moss in the boil and I don't have the ability to cold crash.

I have the carboys to use, so I use...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-20-2013, 04:46 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
I have a couple of questions and I apologize, but...

I have a couple of questions and I apologize, but the search tool on HBT isn't the best thing in the world to work with:

1.) I have a batch fermenting in my basement now, which I put together on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2013, 02:56 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
Mostly fruit beers. They always sound interesting...

Mostly fruit beers. They always sound interesting and usually are good for a drink or two, but I seldom want a whole bottle, let alone a 6-pack
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-16-2013, 02:30 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
I've got 5 gallons of Beirmuncher's Nierra...

I've got 5 gallons of Beirmuncher's Nierra Sevada, 5 gallons of what should finish 11.8% Belgian Dark Strong Ale & a 5 gallon batch of Apfelwein!

Bulk grains arrive this week -- a porter, pale ale...
Forum: Group Buys 09-03-2013, 08:48 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
I didn't get an email and I checked my spam -...

I didn't get an email and I checked my spam - it's rauertent@gmail.com

Thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2013, 03:58 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
I have plans on my next 10 gal batch of oatmeal...

I have plans on my next 10 gal batch of oatmeal porter to try three different fruits: blackberries, cherries & blueberries. My plan is to put about 10-12 oz of each into three separate 1 gal glass...
Forum: Group Buys 08-22-2013, 07:38 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
I got it added split 50/50. I can bring my postal...

I got it added split 50/50. I can bring my postal scale to weigh it up when I pick up my order and I'll figure out something to package it too.

Thank you very much to the organizers of this group...
Forum: Group Buys 08-22-2013, 02:04 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
What are you looking to split? The only thing...

What are you looking to split? The only thing that I'm still tossing around are bags of flaked oats & wheat. I'd do half bags on both of those, if anyone's interested.
Forum: Group Buys 08-20-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
I got registered and added my order (I think). I...

I got registered and added my order (I think). I can't seem to check it anywhere, does that mean it didn't get added? It was 2 bags of 2-row and a bag of malted wheat.

Thanks!
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-09-2013, 02:34 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
TV Series: Psych - hilarious and ok to watch with...

TV Series: Psych - hilarious and ok to watch with kids around.

Movies: Just search "John Wayne" and add all to queue. I'd begin with The Searchers, then The Shootist, True Grit, and finally Rio...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2013, 06:24 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
If you don't want / need any of the other yeast,...

If you don't want / need any of the other yeast, just add a little bit of water to the empty bucket/carboy so you can swirl up the cake. I'd pour that into a quart jar / big plastic cup something so...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-11-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By distributistdad
Sounds about right. When I rack off the cake, I...

Sounds about right. When I rack off the cake, I leave a little bit more liquid than some and add about 4 oz. of boiled, cooled water to it to swirl up the yeast. I then wash the yeast and almost...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:15 AM
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Posted By distributistdad
5 gallons Session Pale Ale 24887.5

5 gallons Session Pale Ale

24887.5
Forum: For Sale 05-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
Amen -- if it weren't half the country away I'd...

Amen -- if it weren't half the country away I'd leave work to get them -- now!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2013, 02:34 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
SQ14 is what I use. Picked it up in a bundle of...

SQ14 is what I use. Picked it up in a bundle of homebrew stuff off Craigslist. I've seen quite a few other people use them with keggles without issue.

I decided the line in the sand for me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
Maybe I'm doing it all wrong, but I have a couple...

Maybe I'm doing it all wrong, but I have a couple boxes of my "stash" at the bottom of the stacks of empty cases of homebrew bottles. They're in the basement, where it dips to about 50 in the winter...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2013, 09:41 PM
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Posted By distributistdad
Politicians need to quit wasting time on DWIs and...

Politicians need to quit wasting time on DWIs and go after people texting while driving. I 8-10 years ago, if I saw somebody weaving for more than a couple blocks, I'd call the police and make sure...
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