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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Well, that was interesting!

My first fermentation explosion.

Sixth brew now, a German wheat beer kit from Brewer's Best. Went with 6 gallons instead of the 5.5 I usually put in the 6.5 gallon brew bucket. Added an extra...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 70,712
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Ugh. How many engineers can dance on the head of...

Ugh. How many engineers can dance on the head of a pin? Who cares, as long as all those engineers can obsess about who has what credentials. :o

I'm just gonna keep brewing. Who cares about all...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2012, 11:49 AM
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Views: 70,712
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Oh God, nearly 40 percent engineers. No wonder...

Oh God, nearly 40 percent engineers. No wonder there's so little sense of humor here. You know I meant that in the nicest possible way. :D :D :D
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
I've never gotten that deeply into what makes a...

I've never gotten that deeply into what makes a perfect pour. Who knows how many cans/bottles/kegs of beer I've poured into glasses over the years? And protecting a beer from oxygen? No beer I pour...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,375
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
A "connoisseur" has expertise and passion. An...

A "connoisseur" has expertise and passion. An "aficionado" better describes most so-called connoisseurs these days, if you want a fancier word than "fan." All an aficionado needs is passion.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,924
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Oh s**t! :o

Oh s**t! :o
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Well, we were thrifty (that means stupid) and...

Well, we were thrifty (that means stupid) and garage saled 2 propane burner deep-fryer turkey setups this summer, before I decided to get into brewing. Now brewing on the burner of our propane grill...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15,129
Views: 518,412
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Almost true. Fella needs to keep tabs on when the...

Almost true. Fella needs to keep tabs on when the Packers kick off, and that requires a clock. :D

I did make a change this time. Our water is so soft (about 20-25 PPM total hardness) that I added...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,637
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Just brewed my third 5-gallon batch. First batch...

Just brewed my third 5-gallon batch. First batch is bottled and being consumed. Next batch won't be ready for a couple more weeks.

At this point, I'd say about 10 percent of the beer I drink is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15,129
Views: 518,412
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Third brew yesterday afternoon. First one that...

Third brew yesterday afternoon. First one that used unhopped LME, so required the full boil with finishing hops. Fun time brewing in the garage with the heater going. Looks like an all-grain recipe...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Thanks, all. I brewed it as to specs because I...

Thanks, all. I brewed it as to specs because I started and finished before I came back in here to look at the last few replies, but did add a pound of cane sugar on the spur of the moment. Guess...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Thanks! :) There is already a pound of corn...

Thanks! :)

There is already a pound of corn sugar in the kit. It's 3.3 lbs of LME, 2 lbs of DME and 1 lb of corn sugar. Total of just a bit more than 6 lbs of fermentables for a 5-gallon batch. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-01-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Increasing hops duration and boosting ABV?

Doing a Brewer's Best American cream ale today. It's a combo LME/DME kit with separate hops pellets. It's basically just an ale version of the American lager style, so it'll be light. The yeast is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,388
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
I've got a Buck 337BKS Paradigm Pro that goes...

I've got a Buck 337BKS Paradigm Pro that goes everywhere with me. Scissors, on the other hand, I don't carry around on a daily basis. ;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-27-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Sweet! :D Well, I like it, my wife loves it...

Sweet! :D

Well, I like it, my wife loves it (she's a Killian's fan) and my best bud, who never could successfully pull off a home brew, loves it as well. And no, they are not just saying that to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,129
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
My first two kits were hopped LMEs. Earlier in...

My first two kits were hopped LMEs. Earlier in fall I boiled my water on the burner of the propane grill outside next to the garage, and did all the combining, cooling and pitching in the garage,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Here's a bad cell phone pic. :)

Here's a bad cell phone pic. :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Next one's just bottled today. :D Third one is...

Next one's just bottled today. :D Third one is waiting in the wings to be brewed.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-26-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Just drank my first

And it was good! :mug:

Thought I'd pop one of the Muntons Export Pilsner hopped LME ales to see how it was coming along. Carbonated in the bottle for 16 days, in the fridge for 1.

Very well...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
I'm interested as well. The pilsner style ale I...

I'm interested as well. The pilsner style ale I have bottled and aging is basically a hopped LME Muntons kit called an export pilsner, but with ale yeast.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Cool. I figured it would be OK but wanted some...

Cool. I figured it would be OK but wanted some feedback. Yeast is tough stuff.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
Will this carbonate OK in the bottles?

So I was away for a week over Thanksgiving and put my nut brown ale in the garage fridge @ 35F to cold crash. It got quite cold the last two days I was gone, and the wort was at 29F when I got home...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
You can see from my sig how far (or not) I've...

You can see from my sig how far (or not) I've gotten into home brew. I do my boils on the propane burner attached to my propane grill. When it's warm, I do it outside. When it's cold, I pull the...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-17-2012, 01:50 PM
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Posted By ElyIrishBrew
In!

In!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-16-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By ElyIrishBrew
I wish.

I wish.
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