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Forum: DIY Projects 05-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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Posted By matt-tastic
Yes. It would work without the fan. Cold air...

Yes. It would work without the fan. Cold air falls, so by putting the bottles at the top, the colder air will fall (slowly) into the chamber.

The issue would be that it would be very inconsistent...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 05-04-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By matt-tastic
Thanks! my sister-in-law made the graphic in the...

Thanks! my sister-in-law made the graphic in the middle, and I did the layout around it. Thanks for saying i suck :mug:

I made the text information very basic, so as to make people only look at...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-30-2013, 11:15 AM
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Posted By matt-tastic
it's a small world, when you see other sign guys...

it's a small world, when you see other sign guys on beer forums. but something has to take the edge off!
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-29-2013, 10:37 AM
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Posted By matt-tastic
I fix the stuff pictured in this photo. FYI,...

I fix the stuff pictured in this photo. FYI, thats a clean-lookin' JV3 :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By matt-tastic
I did something the common sense way! :ban:

I did something the common sense way!

:ban:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By matt-tastic
Yooper, Is there a good way to do this? i've...

Yooper, Is there a good way to do this? i've looked, and didn't really see any advice on marking a kettle. I thought to use a scratch awl, as it would be permanent, but would make a place for stuff...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By matt-tastic
Learn something new every day. while it makes...

Learn something new every day. while it makes perfectly good sense, the fact that the sugars would settle from first to second running would be WAY down on my list of things to check too.

NOTE:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By matt-tastic
I went small when switching to AG, and built a...

I went small when switching to AG, and built a convertible mash tun (meaning i could take it apart and put it on a larger tun) at 2 gallons. My biggest issue was my Brewhouse efficiency. mine was at...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 04-21-2013, 01:21 PM
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Posted By matt-tastic
This is for a beer I brewed Dec 21, the day the...

This is for a beer I brewed Dec 21, the day the Mayan Calendar said the world ended. If the world really did end, I'd never be able to drink it, so I said "eff your mayan calendar!" and the name...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2013, 02:19 AM
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Posted By matt-tastic
I was hoping for that, but with the sour fruit...

I was hoping for that, but with the sour fruit smell coming with it, i figured i'd step back and punt.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2013, 08:25 PM
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Posted By matt-tastic
Yeah, so my first AG experiment has completely...

Yeah, so my first AG experiment has completely not gone to plan. Fortunately, it's only a 1gallon experiment.

This is what I saw when I opened it. Supposed to be an Altbier, but most likely it'll...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By matt-tastic
I'm more concerned about the Altbier recipe...

I'm more concerned about the Altbier recipe itself. the Old Bay is an adjunct, and the beer would be perfectly fine without it.

I'm mostly curious about the base beer itself, but appreciate your...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By matt-tastic
First Beer Creation - Thoughts?

OK, so I got a copy of BrewSmith for xmas, and have been toying with it some, but I got this wild hair to make a beer flavored with Old Bay Seasoning (if you're East Coast, you know what I'm talking...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By matt-tastic
Darker beers are more forgiving. Plus, you don't...

Darker beers are more forgiving. Plus, you don't have to worry as much about clarity in a beer that doesn't let light pass through.

The first beer i made was a Red Ale. It was very...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By matt-tastic
you can choose a bottling bucket, or use a carboy...

you can choose a bottling bucket, or use a carboy as your primary, and use the bucket as a bottling bucket. I find it easiest with 2 vessels to use, but both can be buckets for the sake of ease and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By matt-tastic
Yeah, i figured as much. I'm actually getting a...

Yeah, i figured as much. I'm actually getting a slight bit of airlock action, i assume from the slight aeration while racking.

I probably his FG a few days ago, OG was 1.055, FG ended at 1.015,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By matt-tastic
OK to secondary at room temp?

So, a few weeks back, I brewed a Sweet Stout (from extract), and had the mad hair to try it with coffee. So, I had the decision to split the batch, and rack to 2 3gallon Better Bottles, one with...
Forum: General Techniques 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By matt-tastic
I'm actually doing the same thing! I've got a...

I'm actually doing the same thing! I've got a sweet stout extract recipe i made, and will split it in half after primary fermentation. half of it is staying as is, while the second half i'm adding...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By matt-tastic
Beer Labelizer allows you to design them for...

Beer Labelizer allows you to design them for print, but doesn't print them. GrogTag will print them for you, at about the same price I was estimating. most label companies are $.75-$1.00 per label,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,798
Posted By matt-tastic
It doesn't get much better than your own beer and...

It doesn't get much better than your own beer and some BeeDubs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By matt-tastic
This was my biggest concern. A lot of people...

This was my biggest concern. A lot of people don't put much value in their labeling. The laser ones will fall apart as soon as you get them wet or the sun doesn't shine right. And a lot of people...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-21-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By matt-tastic
Would you like printed labels for your homebrew?

This is a side project i'm looking at getting into, but i'm looking to gauge interest. How would you, as a homebrewer, like to be able to have custom printed bottle labels? Use them for a special...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By matt-tastic
for those of you interested, here's the final...

for those of you interested, here's the final product!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,014
Posted By matt-tastic
Just because I've worked with brewers and brewed...

Just because I've worked with brewers and brewed a good bit on my own, doesn't mean i consider myself an expert by any means. i still have A LOT to learn, and the only way to do that is to bring my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,014
Posted By matt-tastic
It was snarky, but meant to be helpful. My...

It was snarky, but meant to be helpful. My apologies. I've got a good bit of experience as a homebrewer and assistant homebrewer. Answering questions also makes me consider my own perspective on...
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