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Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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I'm with you on the triple bock- i split a case...

I'm with you on the triple bock- i split a case with a buddy in 94. we paid 120 bucks for it, and that was the most i could ever imagine paying for beer back then. we drank bottles on and off over...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-17-2012, 11:15 PM
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Posted By spearko520
if you just lathe or whittle a leg to plug the...

if you just lathe or whittle a leg to plug the opening like a tapered bung stopper, and jam it in until it seems airtight, it could crack the glass when it swells- if you put a nice cushion of teflon...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-11-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By spearko520
levi was trying to quell a desire to use a barrel...

levi was trying to quell a desire to use a barrel that had been sitting empty for three years...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By spearko520
it sounds like you are doing everything right- i...

it sounds like you are doing everything right- i don't get vinegar in my barrels- i do top with argon anytime i pull the bung, but there is also a pellicle in the barrel which is protecting the beer...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By spearko520
i used hibiscus that i got in the spanish spice...

i used hibiscus that i got in the spanish spice aisle - we use them for jamaica. I used one full package of them for a gallon. they are dried and it would probably be about two cups worth. I did...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By spearko520
oh and in asia they call it rambic. i am...

oh and in asia they call it rambic. i am assuming that there it is made from full grown sheep, not just the babies.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-07-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By spearko520
i primary-ed in my barrel and it did krausen up -...

i primary-ed in my barrel and it did krausen up - i have a pic somewhere - it looks like a mushroom cloud billowing out of the top. I left about four fingers of headspace below the bunghole. I just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,350
Posted By spearko520
is that really true? is it through white labs or...

is that really true? is it through white labs or your LHBS?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By spearko520
Are there any wineries in north queensland?- i...

Are there any wineries in north queensland?- i got one of mine from a brewery and one from a winery. They may not have any available, but will probably put you on a waiting list.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,212
Posted By spearko520
well i grew up on yuengling and don't love either...

well i grew up on yuengling and don't love either of the three beers you are raging against- but i know i can damn sure taste the difference in all of them. Are they similar? - yes, they share...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-05-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By spearko520
i use the carbonation tablets for my 1 gallon...

i use the carbonation tablets for my 1 gallon batches.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,379
Posted By spearko520
the gauge is mislabeled. A gauge cannot measure...

the gauge is mislabeled. A gauge cannot measure flow- it has a spring in it which reacts to pressure, not volume- a flow meter is entirely different. Psi is pressure, flow rate is dependent on the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,212
Posted By spearko520
just because you can't taste the difference,...

just because you can't taste the difference, doesn't mean something tastes the same. They might be the same style beer, but their ingredients, procedures, water, and yeasts are all different. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,212
Posted By spearko520
no they don't.

no they don't.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-02-2012, 10:47 PM
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Posted By spearko520
sorry- i meant for my birthday.

sorry- i meant for my birthday.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2012, 03:36 PM
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Views: 5,212
Posted By spearko520
i know i've said this before- i've got nothing...

i know i've said this before- i've got nothing against anyone who makes beer and makes money making it- but we do really need to be rallying to put an end to subway. are you seriously going to ask...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By spearko520
i always add fruit to the secondary. Seems like...

i always add fruit to the secondary. Seems like i get more weird flavors if i don't wait until then. I just freeze and thaw then pitch - i don't worry too much about sanitizing fruit.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By spearko520
that's actually how i open all my mail. Which is...

that's actually how i open all my mail. Which is pretty much why no one sends me mexicans, anymore...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By spearko520
i have only recently had success with bottling...

i have only recently had success with bottling from my kegs. and i also add not making a total mess with beer foam and having to go back three times and top off to the success part. I keep a keg at...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-01-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By spearko520
that's what i'm planning to try, and you're...

that's what i'm planning to try, and you're probably 100 percent correct about the brett- it seems like many of the older styles (IE berliner wiess) also had some brett in there. It just seems...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By spearko520
Gose and the yeast plug

I've read in a number of spots about how the traditional shape of the gose bottle was to facilitate letting the krausen build into the neck and plug up the bottle. I am guessing that you could get...
Forum: General Techniques 06-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,862
Posted By spearko520
where did you find a reg that has LpM? i can't...

where did you find a reg that has LpM? i can't find anything with volume (cfm- etc) - only Pressure.
Forum: General Techniques 06-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By spearko520
there is a very long thread on here by almighty...

there is a very long thread on here by almighty in the lambic forum that deals with the 1 g batch starter for dregs. I have had success with it, so have many others. I just don't have the link to...
Forum: General Techniques 06-28-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,862
Posted By spearko520
hard liquor

hard liquor
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,460
Posted By spearko520
i don't - but i was kind of excited to learn this...

i don't - but i was kind of excited to learn this winter that a friend of mine still had what was maybe my sixth or seventh beer from 1995 (the only one i ever labeled) and had been holding out to...
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