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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By mac21
I have often wondered the same thing. My work...

I have often wondered the same thing. My work has me working with many folks who struggle with alcoholism so it's something that I think about a lot. I try and stick with only two craft beers a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mac21
It was AG. It's going to have some issues for...

It was AG. It's going to have some issues for sure. aiptasia that's the truth. Hopefully as I continue to 'learn' some of it will stick. As they say, "A lesson learned is a lesson earned!" At...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 11:45 PM
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Posted By mac21
Hahaha lizards...hahaha that's great! I misspoke...

Hahaha lizards...hahaha that's great! I misspoke when I said 115. I meant 195 which is a significant difference but not enough to get a boil. Seven years of brewing but it's what happens when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By mac21
Worst. Brewday. Ever.

Alright...so I'm doing a bit of venting in good nature about a terrible brew day to just make myself feel a bit better. I was brewing a belgian blonde for my buddies bachelor party. I'm a part time...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mac21
http://byo.com/resources/hops Here's a link...

http://byo.com/resources/hops

Here's a link that gives some good descriptions and substitutions for some hop profiles. I like to stick to one or two types of descriptors, like floral and citrus...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mac21
Thanks so much. I ended up making invert sugar...

Thanks so much. I ended up making invert sugar with sugar in the raw and added ot ten min bf the end of the boil. Brewed it last week and i just added four lbs of cherries. Plan on letting it sit...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2013, 10:15 PM
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Posted By mac21
Thanks I'll have to run by the store on my way...

Thanks I'll have to run by the store on my way home today and see if they have any! I was wondering because Sugar in the raw def isn't refined sugar but it also isn't 'brown sugar'. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mac21
Adding sugar

I'm brewing a Belgian dark strong and am going to be adding some sugar. Originally I was going to add Dememera sugar. Haven't been able to find any at the LHS. Any ideas on substitutions? Also,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By mac21
What do you mix with your pee?

Alright...so the title is a little misleading. I have my five gallons of skeeter pee ready and love drinking it. I wanna mix it with some other things as well. I know this is a pretty popular...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 07-25-2013, 07:43 PM
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Posted By mac21
Can't do this one but just wanted to express...

Can't do this one but just wanted to express interest for another one later down the road! Thanks for organizing.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2013, 08:44 PM
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Posted By mac21
Yeah I'll be making a starter for sure. Thanks...

Yeah I'll be making a starter for sure. Thanks so much for the imput!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mac21
Left WLP Vial out all night...will it be ok?

So last night I left a vial of the American Ale Blend from WL out...overnight. The apt is about 74 degrees F for about 11 hours. I think it'll be ok. Thoughts?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By mac21
Agreed. I just did a cream ale and had a sugar...

Agreed. I just did a cream ale and had a sugar ant in the starter. It seems fine so far...no off smells or flavor yet but truth be told ya never know. What did you decide?
Forum: Georgia HomeBrew Forum 07-19-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,800
Posted By mac21
Just moved to Acworth from Philly. Work in Rome

Just moved to Acworth from Philly. Work in Rome
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mac21
That sounds pretty good. I used 2lbs of rhubarb...

That sounds pretty good. I used 2lbs of rhubarb in secondary and it was so tart it was almost sour. I also did 2lbs or strawberries. Not terrible. Good luck with the brew!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2013, 06:38 PM
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Posted By mac21
Cpa

Working on a pale ale recipe right now. Thoughts on this

9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 85.7 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.8 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By mac21
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691296505/the...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691296505/the-growler-savertm-the-last-pour-is-as-good-as-th/posts/460699

This is a pretty interesting idea. I think it's more trouble than it's worth though....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By mac21
I've tried soaking them in Easy Clean, just...

I've tried soaking them in Easy Clean, just water, and putting them in the dishwasher (if you pull em out right after the drying they come off pretty easy. Now...I just make sure I have enough blank...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By mac21
Thanks so much! I was worried about it producing...

Thanks so much! I was worried about it producing off flavors. Pitched the rest of it last night and when I got up this am it was bubblin' away. Thanks!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By mac21
Dead Yeast!!!

I was making a yeast starter today...wasn't paying attention and I poured half my vial of white labs into the steaming hot wort. I'm not brewing till thurs so I have time. I was wondering if I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-08-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By mac21
Looks good, nice color! I think the cascade and...

Looks good, nice color! I think the cascade and citra are a good choice!
Forum: General Techniques 07-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,736
Posted By mac21
I like the experimentation going on here! Did...

I like the experimentation going on here! Did the other carboy skunk? The light is def a high possibility but there could have been an infection that set in someway as well. Have you set a lot of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-05-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By mac21
Lemon Balm!

I have a plethora of lemon balm in my garden this year and don't want it to go to waste. I have been thinking of doing a Belgian wit or an APA and include some of this. Ideas?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,703
Posted By mac21
I still use dextrose because I don't have a...

I still use dextrose because I don't have a keezer to put it in. The first couple beers come out cloudy but that's to be expected. I use the co2 disposable cartages. Just found out they have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By mac21
Skeeter Pee yeast starter

http://skeeterpee.com/?page_id=17

This is that famous skeeter pee recipe and I want to make sure that the fermentation goes...swimmingly. It calls for a yeast slurry from a wine batch. All I had...
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