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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
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Where did I go wrong?

Finally tapped the keg of my last batch. It has a sour apple aftertaste. What did I do wrong? Is it time to dump this batch?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By BeerRenter
Hot Fermentation

Noticed there was already a thread or two about fermentation temps. Sorry if this is redundant...

I brewed a light ale last weekend and left the carboy in the garage all week while I was in and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,962
Posted By BeerRenter
I'll have the house Red...

I like to go to fancy wine bars and order the house red. When they turn their nose up, I say faghettaboutit--just give me a beer.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By BeerRenter
Wow, that guy was dedicated. Thanks for the...

Wow, that guy was dedicated. Thanks for the link...gave me some ideas.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-12-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By BeerRenter
Kegerator help

Scored an old Kenmore fridge today!

So, I get the thing and start gutting it. Pulled the shelves out and the crisper drawers at the bottom. That is when a potential problem occurred to me...
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-29-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By BeerRenter
Siphoning Blues...does it happen to you?

Racking is definately the most frustrating part of the brewing process for me. Today, racking into my bottling bucket, my siphon crapped out with about a gallon of fermented wort and a bunch of trub...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,209
Posted By BeerRenter
I grew some in Taos last year. The Jumbo...

I grew some in Taos last year. The Jumbo rhizomes (Cascades) sprouted and the vines gew about 9-11 feet with south west facing exposure. The smaller rhizomes sprouted and wilted back durning the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By BeerRenter
Poster

I used to have a poster that said "Beer, helping ugly people get laid since....". It's definately helped me a few times. Some might view that as good for mankind, some might not. Personally, I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-21-2007, 03:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By BeerRenter
Prep for Sunday

Typically, I buy enough beer early on in the week to get me clear through Sunday. Something happens to it on Saturday, though...I think I have elves, or dwarfs, or gnomes stealing it from my fridge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By BeerRenter
yep

I brew. Saves the day sometimes. X-mas was on a Saturday followed by a Sunday. Liquor stores were closed for two WEEKEND--HOLIDAY days! Luckily, I had a stash of some home brews hidden in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-16-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By BeerRenter
3.2% in Colorado?

Just moved to Colorado. Might as well be Utah. They say that you can only buy 3.2 beer in the grocery stores here. So I see all the big brands in full strength and lite (GHTs included)...

For a...
Forum: Introductions 02-16-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By BeerRenter
hello

Hi Bill. Have you found any brewing clubs to join in Durango?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-20-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By BeerRenter
Sulpher in my water

Just moved and the new house's well pumps out some sulpher smelling water. Not exactly what you want to smell while you are trying to relax and have a beer.

So, to get to the question, any...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BeerRenter
Thanks for the good advice

I remember reading something about that in Palmer's book, but I think I was enjoying some of the fruits of my labor at the time. The information somehow gets into my head, but its fuzzy to say the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-05-2006, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BeerRenter
Oops, I need a fix

Left my copper wort chiller in a bucket of bleach solution overnight. Woke up to green tarnish all over the coper. How do I fix it?:confused:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,085
Posted By BeerRenter
Your fermenter

Looks like a very full 5 gallon carboy. If it is, I would recommend upgrading to the 6.5. They allow a little room at the top for the yeast to work and for the gasses to collect and escape. If...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-07-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,215
Posted By BeerRenter
I agree. Just say the word Irish Carbomb and I...

I agree. Just say the word Irish Carbomb and I feel like yukeing. I'll have to kill many more brain cells over the next couple of years before I will be able to forget that night of binge drinking....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By BeerRenter
Are you willing to relocate?

This may not sound as sexy, but if you are willing to relocate, there are opportunities at some of the larger "chain" breweries (Hops, Gordon Bierch, etc). Otherwise, move to Colorado or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-24-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,798
Posted By BeerRenter
The hops is in the mail

ordered mine:
Cascade (upgraded to root)
Magnum
Hood
Sterling
Willamette
Pearle

I tend to order a lot online after a few brews, but I took advantage of their bulk discounts (fresh hops). ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By BeerRenter
The pilsner that wouldn't die

Brewed up a pilsner about 4 weeks ago. I was going to transfer to 2ndary after two weeks, but the airlock was firing once every 7-10 secs. Finally, shortly after the end of the third week, the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,359
Posted By BeerRenter
Yeah, Just don't have more than 100 or 200...

Yeah,
Just don't have more than 100 or 200 (given your situation) stored and dated and noterized in your fridge wtihin the same year. If you start drinking it right away, they can never prove how...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2006, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By BeerRenter
All Grain Setup

I am relatively new to this forum and I am an extract brewer looking to test my ability to do some all grain brewing. So, let me start off by saying "sorry" if this thread has already been done 100...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,449
Posted By BeerRenter
My 2 cents

You know, when I drink those 4-5% commercial beers, I pee on average about one time for every beer and a half once I "break the seal". Yes, I have a weak bladder, but that's not the point. The...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By BeerRenter
I don't think so...I searched a little more and...

I don't think so...I searched a little more and found ONE in Albuquerque "Victor's Grape Arbor" where you can find some homebrewing supplies (Beer). But very limited. :(
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By BeerRenter
No homebrew stores in my state

I live in New Mexico and there is not one homebrew store in my entire state (as far as I know). I do 100% of my ordering online which means I can shop and sample my homebrews at the same time, but...
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