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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Posted By ricksam
FWIW you really ought to read up and learn more...

FWIW you really ought to read up and learn more about what you are doing before hand. Not to quell your enthusiasm for asking questions, but during the process of doing your own research to answer...
Forum: General Techniques 11-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By ricksam
From experience I can tell you DO NOT use...

From experience I can tell you DO NOT use anything steel to weight down your hop bag, unless you are 100% positive it is stainless! Otherwise the 'I' in IPA will stand for a distinct iron taste. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,084
Posted By ricksam
If they would just raise our taxes we would be...

If they would just raise our taxes we would be even more safe....if nothing else, from ourselves.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ricksam
Cleaned em good. Soaked the hell outta them. I...

Cleaned em good. Soaked the hell outta them. I imagine some oil could have been impregnated into the steel but this was metal taste. Lesson learned I guess...

Gotta get my still together so I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ricksam
...these balls are always getting me in...

...these balls are always getting me in trouble...:eek:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ricksam
Yes, yes, in this case it was an ipa...so i guess...

Yes, yes, in this case it was an ipa...so i guess the i stood for iron!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ricksam
Well, the bearing came from my WD45 Allis...

Well, the bearing came from my WD45 Allis Chalmers tractor that I was tearing apart this last winter...that *&^$%$@% piece of shat showed me who was boss by wrecking my beer.
I use hop pellets and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By ricksam
ball bearings = dumped beer

Ooooohhhhh, the humanity! I just had to dump my first 5 gallon batch because of the metalic taste the ball bearings I used for dry hopping released into my beer. Unsure if it was the fact that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By ricksam
My ipas don't clear until at least 3 weeks in the...

My ipas don't clear until at least 3 weeks in the fridge, so I am now cellaring them at @50 for a few weeks so I am hoping that will reduce the fridge clearing time...research is on going...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By ricksam
Yeah, I'm learning that as I read up on this.

Yeah, I'm learning that as I read up on this.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By ricksam
Thank you LexusChris for the links!

Thank you LexusChris for the links!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-08-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By ricksam
water analysis please

Since I am too damn lazy to become a beer water chemist, what do I have to do with these numbers? I do all grain...

pH 8.2
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 128
Electrical Conductivity,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By ricksam
I just did my 2nd grain batch and am struggling...

I just did my 2nd grain batch and am struggling with my water volumes as well. I think I had two variables that were not accurate...one was the grain absorption number and the other was boil off...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-25-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 14,186
Posted By ricksam
Its called perspective.

Its called perspective.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 14,186
Posted By ricksam
Thats fine for you. I would not wish to live in...

Thats fine for you. I would not wish to live in such a country.

If you all believe that the b.a.c. issue is about saving lives, then it should be 0.00. While your at it, the speed limit should...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-24-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By ricksam
Uuhh what the hell are putting in your beer??

Uuhh what the hell are putting in your beer??
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 14,186
Posted By ricksam
"BAC limits are a lot like speed limits." ...

"BAC limits are a lot like speed limits."

What a totally disingenuous argument. In order to make that comparison you would have to accept that everyone who is driving is drinking. Not only that,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,564
Posted By ricksam
Progressivism at it's best. Wouldn't you love to...

Progressivism at it's best. Wouldn't you love to find out who bitched and leave a big coil of yesterday's food in their driveway some evening? Beavis would....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,691
Posted By ricksam
Works pretty slick Bob. Can you add in a mt...

Works pretty slick Bob. Can you add in a mt temperature as well? I like to preheat mine...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 14,186
Posted By ricksam
This smells of a revenue enhancer to me. You...

This smells of a revenue enhancer to me. You really want to make a difference in drunk driving, make the penalties for the 2nd offence drastic, and make the penalty for someone over a high amount...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-15-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By ricksam
I did this to my mash tun.

I did this to my mash tun.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By ricksam
I think it may sort of be the natural cycle of...

I think it may sort of be the natural cycle of becoming a brewer. You start out, make a couple good beers, and then say "This is so cool!...now I wanna make this and this and this and this...." and...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-22-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By ricksam
Gushers

Gushers
Forum: DIY Projects 04-22-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By ricksam
Drill 'n Swill

Drill 'n Swill
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,439
Posted By ricksam
Oh Thunder Chicken I feel your pain. My brewing...

Oh Thunder Chicken I feel your pain. My brewing has gotten out of hand and I am going to have to buy prolly 4 cases of empties to bottle what I have waiting. Either that or quit my job so I have...
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