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Forum: Cider 11-05-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 625,691
Posted By bilder
I made a batch of this and it has been in the...

I made a batch of this and it has been in the bottle for about 5 weeks now. Gave a sample to my neighbors and they absolutely loved it.

I am going to have to ration this batch till I can get...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-06-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By bilder
Agreed, just ask and you will be surprised by the...

Agreed, just ask and you will be surprised by the amount of bottles you come away with.

Also, keep an eye on craigslist for freebies too. I get a lot that way.
Forum: Soda Making 10-05-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By bilder
Should be like any other soda bottle you buy from...

Should be like any other soda bottle you buy from the store. Once opened, they will loose carbonation after awhile.
Forum: Soda Making 10-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,986
Posted By bilder
What ratio of splenda/concentrate are you using?

What ratio of splenda/concentrate are you using?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,113
Posted By bilder
I have about 50 bucks into equipment so far. I...

I have about 50 bucks into equipment so far. I hit craigslist a lot as well as thrift shops and such. Got a Mr. Beer keg and bottles for 10 bucks, a better bottle style carboy for free, brew pot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By bilder
Kellerbrau yeast

Bought a bottle of Kellerbrau the other day. It is a flip top bottle that is bottle conditioned.

Should I try and harvest the yeast in the bottom of the bottle? Never done it before and if this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By bilder
That sounds easier than what I was thinking. ...

That sounds easier than what I was thinking. Will give it a try next batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By bilder
Got a garage, but it gets too cold in the winter....

Got a garage, but it gets too cold in the winter. It is not heated very well and gets below freezing quite a bit. Guess I could rig up an insulated box with a small heater on a timer if all else...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-27-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By bilder
Best way to keep the yeasty smell out of the house?

Well my jaunt back into brewing has hit one of the same snags it did the last couple times.

My wife does not like the smell of fermenting beer. I keep the stuff in a closet and when she opens it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-26-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,617
Posted By bilder
For me living in Alaska, shipping is the first...

For me living in Alaska, shipping is the first thing I look at.

I have found some great deals out there, but once they finish raping me on the shipping fees it is simply not worth it. Many Ebay...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By bilder
A nice thick pair of Carhartts, a cigar, and a...

A nice thick pair of Carhartts, a cigar, and a friend to talk to makes winter brewing fun.

Who cares if it is 0 outside? The gas burner will keep you warm and the wort will chill down in record...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-22-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By bilder
Malt extract question

Been wondering about something....

The recipes that use malts always use DME. Is this personal preference or is there a reason for using the dry extract over the liquid?

I buy the liquid...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-22-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,088
Posted By bilder
Anyone tried posting on Craigslist to get some...

Anyone tried posting on Craigslist to get some empties? I have gotten free bottles that way, just wonder if this is popular enough to have a chance at getting some freebies.

I am going to make a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 14,056
Posted By bilder
Organic and sustainable beer. Zero calorie...

Organic and sustainable beer.

Zero calorie beer. They will call it "Malt water"

Cask conditioned beer. They just won't say that the casks are 50,000 gallon steel casks.

Barley wine beer.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-22-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 147,646
Posted By bilder
Not sure if it can be called beer, but Colt 45 is...

Not sure if it can be called beer, but Colt 45 is horrible stuff.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-22-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,452
Posted By bilder
I love Amazon. One of the few places that honors...

I love Amazon. One of the few places that honors the free shipping to Alaska. Most other places charge you up the wazoo for shipping.
Forum: Cider 09-21-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 625,691
Posted By bilder
Would be awesome if Target sold LME, but sadly it...

Would be awesome if Target sold LME, but sadly it was just the juice. :mug:

I work at Target, but lucky for me the LHBS is just a couple miles away from work. Pretty easy to pick up some juice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-20-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By bilder
Well I cracked the bottle open during the...

Well I cracked the bottle open during the Bear/Cowboys game.

Was pretty good! I was surprised to be quite honest. Great color, nice head and for a pale ale it was rather tasty. Guess if you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,233
Posted By bilder
Lots of guys knock the Mr. Beer kits, but the...

Lots of guys knock the Mr. Beer kits, but the primary that comes with the kit is a great little vessel. I have a couple that I get used when I can and love the ease of use.

I have never brewed...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-19-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,088
Posted By bilder
I am thinking of getting some of these. I could...

I am thinking of getting some of these. I could get a tap-a-draft for 90 bucks after shipping or I could buy three of these things for the same price. Guess these would be nice due to having a...
Forum: Cider 09-19-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 625,691
Posted By bilder
Got a couple gallons fermenting away. Cash...

Got a couple gallons fermenting away.

Cash was a bit short, so I used some LME over DME as it is less than half the cost. Bought the cheapest juice I could find (Target brand aka Archer Farms). ...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By bilder
That is what I do. Can buy the empty gallon jugs...

That is what I do. Can buy the empty gallon jugs for 8 bucks at the LHBS or full of apple juice from the grocery store for 7 bucks. Go figure.

I like the Mr. Beer kegs for fermenting. I buy...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By bilder
Don't know, never tried one myself. I just buy...

Don't know, never tried one myself. I just buy the kegs when I come across them.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By bilder
Should I try it?

Been assembling some brewing gear and today I bought a Mr. Beer kit minus ingredients off Cragislist for a few bucks. I like to do half batches and these Mr. Beer kegs are great for that.

Anyway,...
Forum: Cider 09-17-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 625,691
Posted By bilder
Been wondering what to make for my first batch...

Been wondering what to make for my first batch after a 7 year break from brewing.

Going to get a batch of this going tomorrow.
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