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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-27-2012, 03:28 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
The oversized diffuser screws right off. It...

The oversized diffuser screws right off. It doesn't have a standard thread, but I bet I could find an adapter. Wandering over to the hardware store.

(but I was going to say, "Honey, that snazzy...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
Wort chiller adapter for pull-down faucet?

We put in a snazzy new kitchem faucet that does not have a normal threaded end, it has a pull-down sprayer instead. Was wondering if there is an adapter out there I could use for hooking up my wort...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
Head over to Marietta. Go to Dave Poe's on...

Head over to Marietta. Go to Dave Poe's on Whitlock for good 'que then wander to the shopping center right next to it and visit Moondog Growlers for some brew. Follow Whitlock east. It turns into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2012, 06:09 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
All the article made me do is to look a little...

All the article made me do is to look a little more closely at the beer I buy. And kick myself, since I've fallen for Beck's, Bass and Stella Artois. So it made me more determined to purchase locally...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By callmebruce
I probably should have headed off to my LHBS and...

I probably should have headed off to my LHBS and simply picked up some more yeast and checked out the toys and stuff. But the yeast is slowly starting to take off. I'm seeing very slow activity after...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By callmebruce
Pitch a little more? Wait a while longer?

I picked up some stuff to make a California Common, then got side-tracked and let it sit in the fridge for 5 months. (what can I say, weddings and stuff). I pitched the White Labs San Francisco Lager...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2012, 12:13 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
Well, I like clean, crisp and clear! So will drop...

Well, I like clean, crisp and clear! So will drop temps. Thanks!
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By callmebruce
Any advantage in dropping temps on a Cream Ale for a bit?

I've got a Cream Ale happily fermenting away. I liked the effects of dropping temps on a Kolsch and lagering it for a few weeks. Would I gain anything by dropping temps on a Cream Ale? Or since I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By callmebruce
Back away from the brewbucket! (yet another lack'o bubbles thing)

I know. It can take up to 72 hours for fermentation to start. Frmentation can also start up quick and taper off. And I know I just need to back away from my fermentation bucket and leave it alone!
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2012, 01:40 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
So, it's been a while...

Haven't made any homebrew in maybe six to nine months. Was thinking about selling my brew bucket, bottling bucket, better bottle, hoses, capper, bottles and books. Then I looked in my fridge. Miller...
Forum: Soda Making 01-16-2012, 02:33 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
Low calorie rootbeer?

I've been away from this forum for quite a while! Well, my wife tested my blood sugar and it was over 100 a couple times, so I've stopped with soda and only have beer maybe twice a week.

However -...
Forum: Cider 08-02-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 373
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Posted By callmebruce
I finally moved mine to secondary this past...

I finally moved mine to secondary this past weekend. Tasted a little bit. It needs more time, but mine is still very early in the process.
Forum: Company Reviews 07-19-2011, 08:14 PM
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Posted By callmebruce
Hey Ed, back on May 21st I stopped by to pick up...

Hey Ed, back on May 21st I stopped by to pick up a Kolsch Extract. I'm not sure who helped with my order, but it came out great! I picked up the Shoultz-Meyer Brewery Cold One Kolsch - but swapped...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By callmebruce
Yeah, I'm thinking two options - one would be to...

Yeah, I'm thinking two options - one would be to do a pretend Bohemian Pilsner using Kolsch yeast and SAAZ hops (er, whatever hops I'd use in a Bohemian Pilsner!). It would be a hybrid, but I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-10-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By callmebruce
I opened my first Kolsch yesterday. It needs two...

I opened my first Kolsch yesterday. It needs two more weeks to carb up (just been bottled for a week) - but it tasted really great! I'm very impressed with the recipe (from Brewmasters Warehouse),...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-07-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By callmebruce
Move cider to secondary?

I'm doing a basic hard cider based on 5 gallons of apple juice. Nothing fancy. Doing Graham's English Cider.

It will have been in primary for four weeks come Sunday. I could rack it to secondary,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By callmebruce
Kolsch - temp control important after bottling?

It's around 80 degrees in my garage. Is temperature control important after your Kolsch has fermented and been in secondary at 40 degrees (I short-changed secondary, and only did three weeks - next...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By callmebruce
That mini-fridge cost less than my picnic cooler....

That mini-fridge cost less than my picnic cooler. Big cooler cost me 52 bucks at Walmart. I'm sure I'm using just as much electricity freezing ice bottles to keep the beer cold as I would to run a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-01-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By callmebruce
Can you do a Bohemian Pilsner at 50-55 then lager at 40?

My oldest son enjoys Bohemian Pilsners and asked to do one. I looked up Extract recipes and Extract/Steeping Grains recipes - and found some great choices. My concern is fermentation and lagering...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By callmebruce
I'm going to have to spend some time checking out...

I'm going to have to spend some time checking out the Gimp, Scribus and Inkscape tutorials. Slowly working my way through some basic stuff - but the tools are very rich in capabilities.

I know...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-30-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By callmebruce
Playing around with Scribus. Changed the name...

Playing around with Scribus. Changed the name from Three Beagles Brewing to Georgia Nuclear Brewing. Changed the cider name to Hot Cell Cider. My son has been researching the Georgia Nuclear Aviation...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By callmebruce
Gotta watch the pipeline! (no homebrew for the 4th)

So, I went from Ales with a 5 week turn-around time to a Kolsch. Two weeks primary fermentation, four weeks at 40 degrees (wrapping up the 3rd week), then two weeks of bottle carbing.

Darn it - I...
Forum: Cider 06-27-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 129,669
Posted By callmebruce
Mine started a little warmer. I have Kolsch in a...

Mine started a little warmer. I have Kolsch in a picnic cooler with plenty of ice. It was steady in the low 60's, then I dropped it to 40 by adding more ice bottles and swapping them out daily.

I...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-20-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By callmebruce
What a goofy question. Pardon my ignorance. ...

What a goofy question. Pardon my ignorance.

I'm still working it through, but so far we decided to start from a sheet of paper. Top line, brewing company name (yeah, it's just a hobby, but we are...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By callmebruce
Anyone have a how-to on Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus for labels?

I'm trying to wrap my head around doing labels with opensource software, and used The Gimp to just do some really basic photo editing. I went into Inkscape and tried to do some basic label info and...
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