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Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-22-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
I think they're like 8" x 12". I can fit about...

I think they're like 8" x 12". I can fit about 3/4 of a med/large pumpkin into them. If you cut the pumpkin to small pieces you can fit more, but I didn't want to spend more time cutting pumpkin...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-18-2014, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
I actually take whole pumpkin, take the insides...

I actually take whole pumpkin, take the insides out, and then cut the rind into about 1.5" x 1.5" cubes, bake it in waterless cookware with pumpkin pie spices on them until soft, then put it into a...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-18-2014, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
Pumpkin isn't really available around me until...

Pumpkin isn't really available around me until mid September either. But this is actually enough to make it ready by late October. Truth be told, I start drinking it when its pretty green, about a...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-02-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
Try cutting up a real pumpkin instead of using...

Try cutting up a real pumpkin instead of using the canned stuff. I do an extract batch, but use real pumpkin. After cutting the pumpkin (skins on, for color) I put on pumpkin pie spices and put it...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-02-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
I've done this one twice now. Both times I...

I've done this one twice now. Both times I fermented at 68F and only did a primary. This will be my first year kegging this brew and I'm really looking forward to it. For time, I usually keg my...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 09-21-2013, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Calman2k
I brew this with a extract. But I don't use the...

I brew this with a extract. But I don't use the pumkin in a can. I get a full pumpkin, slice it up and roast it in the oven with pumpkin pie spices on it until its soft. Then I put it in a fine...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 201,718
Posted By Calman2k
So on the left is my fermenting freezer with a...

So on the left is my fermenting freezer with a digital Johnson Controls thermostat. On the right is my new keezer. The propane tank is up there to hold the collar down while the glue is drying. ...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 371,780
Posted By Calman2k
Hope it works out for ya. It came out really...

Hope it works out for ya. It came out really good for me. Make sure to cook the pumpkin until its soft, this will ensure you get the max flavor out of the pumpkin since it will breakdown the cells...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 07-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 371,780
Posted By Calman2k
Not sure why you'd add stuff late in an extract...

Not sure why you'd add stuff late in an extract batch other than some hops. When I did mine I added a spice tea at the bottling bucket but in the brew itself I had all the stuff in at the boil. I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-29-2013, 06:06 PM
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Views: 201,718
Posted By Calman2k
I got an analogue controller for my new keezer. ...

I got an analogue controller for my new keezer. Does anyone know if its ok to put the controller in the keezer or do I need to have the controller outside with a hole in the collar for the temp...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 201,718
Posted By Calman2k
Hi All, I'm prepping to use just a small...

Hi All,

I'm prepping to use just a small 5cuft freezer for 3 kegs. Wifey wont let me have any more kegs, I suppose I don't NEED to have that much beet on tap. But who actually NEEDS beer at all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-23-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 201,718
Posted By Calman2k
That was something I hadn't considered. I think...

That was something I hadn't considered. I think this is getting too complicated :) I think I'll just stick with the also free smaller one. I figured I can get 3 kegs in there with a collar (which...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-18-2013, 03:30 PM
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Views: 201,718
Posted By Calman2k
I'm hoping someone can help me here. The mfg is...

I'm hoping someone can help me here. The mfg is being completely useless. My company is moving to a new building and my manager offered me a 21 cuft Kenmore chest freezer or a 5 cuft chest freezer....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-10-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,066
Posted By Calman2k
Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere...

Sorry if this has already been answered somewhere else. If i'm thinking of the connection correctly, the balls are inside the female side of the connection. Pull the outside sleeve back and the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-10-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,722
Posted By Calman2k
Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread...

Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread or not, but I am thinking about kegging (mostly for the flavor, bottling drops are adding a strange after taste) and am looking for the right freezer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,817
Posted By Calman2k
Hi Guys, I know this thread has been dormant for...

Hi Guys, I know this thread has been dormant for a few years, but has anyone tried a peanut butter hef? I was thinking the banana flavors and bready flavors of the hef would be pretty good with the...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 11-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 371,780
Posted By Calman2k
Brewed this one a couple months ago. Did a...

Brewed this one a couple months ago. Did a couple things different. I added another .25oz hops at the last minute for flavor, worked well, kind of helped cut some of the sweetness from the pumpkin...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By Calman2k
Hi all, in my setup I hesitate to even tape the...

Hi all, in my setup I hesitate to even tape the probe to the carboy. This is because the temp of the beer is going to lag behind the air temp in the freezer. So if you want to hit 70F in the carboy...
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