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Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-28-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,114
Posted By Halaster
Would love a code, about to buy my multi tap...

Would love a code, about to buy my multi tap setup.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 12-09-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,114
Posted By Halaster
I would like a code also, about to buy my kegging...

I would like a code also, about to buy my kegging setup.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-06-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 33,384
Posted By Halaster
Going to be a rough year with the way hops are...

Going to be a rough year with the way hops are selling out all over. May have to brew some lower grav beers to keep my brewing fix going every week to two weeks.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-31-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Halaster
Backsweating Cider

I have been using a variation on Ed Wort's cider recipe with the Nottingham Yeast and some additional Brown Sugar and Cinnamon to the process.

The rest of the recipe is Mott's Apple Juice and the...
Forum: Cider Forum 05-31-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 28,586
Posted By Halaster
I leave mine in the carboy until I can see...

I leave mine in the carboy until I can see through it and then I bottle it up and carb it a little with 5 oz of priming sugar to 1.5 cups of water.

Still haven't tried to make it sweater with a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-11-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By Halaster
Unfortunately all of the Bell's kits are no...

Unfortunately all of the Bell's kits are no longer available from AHS for purchasing. Damn shame and I wonder why all the kit's are gone? Anyone have insight into this?
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 03-02-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By Halaster
Just read about the Plainfield club. I'll need...

Just read about the Plainfield club. I'll need to try and make it out to that one, since it's only a 30 minute drive for me and would love to stop by and check it out.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Halaster
Nottingham is another option for the cider. I...

Nottingham is another option for the cider. I have been using it in my Ciders and really have liked the outcome. I just put the yeast in with half of the last cider container. Shake it up and pour...
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 02-28-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By Halaster
Just read their blog and wow, they are booked on...

Just read their blog and wow, they are booked on tours for the next 13 months. That's just crazy.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,227
Posted By Halaster
I have noticed that with some beer types it foams...

I have noticed that with some beer types it foams / creates more head than in other beers. I just experiment with the amount of sugar and cut back to 4.5 or 4 oz of sugar during priming and it has...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-21-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Halaster
I have done it in the 68-70 degree range and it...

I have done it in the 68-70 degree range and it has worked fine. It ferments for quite a long time, but that's normal.
Forum: Cider Forum 01-19-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By Halaster
I have been picking my apple juice up from Sam's...

I have been picking my apple juice up from Sam's Club. I usually can get Mott's for $17-18 after tax and with a 6.5 gallon fermenter and a regular carboy I make two batches at the same time.
...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-19-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,403
Posted By Halaster
Just noticed one of the brew pubs has it on tap. ...

Just noticed one of the brew pubs has it on tap. I need to get there before it's gone.
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 01-12-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Halaster
Illinois and close by sites

I know that Tinley Park has a Beer and Wine Fest in April and Racine WI has The Great Lakes Beer fest in September and Dark Lord Day is also in April in NW Indiana.

What other beer fests are there...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,067
Views: 296,988
Posted By Halaster
Just bottled 2 five gallon batches and made 2...

Just bottled 2 five gallon batches and made 2 more.
Forum: Illinois HomeBrew Forum 01-10-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By Halaster
A couple others not already posted are: ...

A couple others not already posted are:

Emmett's, they have 3 locations, good beer and I love the Kobe Burger.

http://www.emmettsalehouse.com/

Another that isn't a brewpub, but they have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By Halaster
Ale Fest Chicago 2010

Anyone know when Ale Fest Chicago 2010 is?

The last two years it was held on the same weekend in July at Soldier Field and I could have sworn that they were having it July 10th and found a couple...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-12-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Halaster
Bulk Hops

Anyone have a good location to buy 1 pound or more of Simcoe and Warrior hops? Hops Direct doesn't carry these, but I really use these quite a bit and would love to save some brewing cost.
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-01-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Halaster
Brewed on May 22nd. Secondary June 22nd ...

Brewed on May 22nd.

Secondary June 22nd

Gravity readings the three days leading up to bottling August 14th. Then it sat in the fridge from October 10th through the 20th when we finally poped a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-26-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Halaster
1.014 Double pitched yeast. I have had a...

1.014

Double pitched yeast. I have had a gusher in a bottle my friend didn't clean before. I'll plan to leave this brew longer in the carboy even though the FG looks ok. Was just odd that it...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-26-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Halaster
Ultra Carbonated

Had something strange happen with the last two brews I made off my own recipe. The beer as soon as you open it starts foaming up. All the bottles have done this so far.

I used 12 pounds of Gold...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By Halaster
Welcome to Yard House Restaurants - Great Food,...

Welcome to Yard House Restaurants - Great Food, Classic Rock, World's Largest Selection of Draft Beer (http://www.yardhouse.com/)

Food is average at best. They do have a large beer selection, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,635
Posted By Halaster
Bottles I gathered and still gather from drinking...

Bottles I gathered and still gather from drinking pro breweries. As for new equipment I look at the months expenses and buy what I need based on what I can spend. I will buy all grain equipment...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By Halaster
Yep let em sit. I let mine ferment for 6 months...

Yep let em sit. I let mine ferment for 6 months before bottling. Had a 6 pack on labor day. It was good, but I know it can get better.
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By Halaster
Is your kit a Brewers Best IPA kit? If so, I...

Is your kit a Brewers Best IPA kit? If so, I have used WL California Ale Yeast and it has come out very well. If you don't like bitter beers, change the Hop additions to 1 oz Columbus at 60 mins...
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