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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By rockytop714
Thank you all for the input. I appreciate the...

Thank you all for the input. I appreciate the information.

I understand the idea of spending the extra loot, up front, for the extra volume, instead of replacing everything down the road. I,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By rockytop714
interested in all grain... trying to do the math

I'm a BIAB brewer who is looking to move up to all grain brewing. my current "set up" is a patio/turkey fryer burner and a 10 gal NB tallboy kettle with a mesh bag and digital probe thermometer. This...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By rockytop714
problem seems to have righted itself. I was...

problem seems to have righted itself. I was getting off readings when the probe was lying against the side or bottom of the freezer. after putting the carboy in and attaching the probe to it, instead...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-20-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By rockytop714
need help with my temp controller

I have a Johnson Control A419 hooked to a chest freezer.

I've done trial runs at different temperatures and it has worked great. Now, today, when I finally try to put it to use for brewing, it is...
Forum: Introductions 09-10-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 230
Posted By rockytop714
@running weird - how's it going, State Line?...

@running weird - how's it going, State Line? Waynesboro, here.

Welcome, Caleb!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By rockytop714
I've been freezing a few here and there, little...

I've been freezing a few here and there, little by little throughout the growing season, until I had a pound. we probably pick close to a quart a day, when they're at their peak but I'm usually lucky...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By rockytop714
yeah, the gravity came in higher than I'd...

yeah, the gravity came in higher than I'd expected. I am guessing somewhere around 8%, when it's all said and done. Is there such a thing as "Imperial Saison"? haha...

I'm still fairly new to...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-26-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
I think my thing with Summerfest is that I've...

I think my thing with Summerfest is that I've been so focused on IPAs over the last few years, and Imperial Stouts, in the late fall/winter, that I've gotten used to very assertive flavors in beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By rockytop714
Thank you very much for the input. Ideally,...

Thank you very much for the input.

Ideally, I would rack onto the raspberries in the secondary and then transfer to a tertiary... but, I only have one 3 gal carboy and it's a little hard for me...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
I'm not a big "seasonal" guy, but I'm a big fan...

I'm not a big "seasonal" guy, but I'm a big fan of SN's seasonals. Summerfest is good but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it. Tumbler, Celebration, and Ruthless Rye, however, are outstanding. I'm...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-24-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By rockytop714
berries in the kettle... big mistake?

All,

Normally I wouldn't repost the same question, but I put this up on the techniques column and didn't get much feedback. So I thought maybe this would be the more appropriate forum for it.
...
Forum: General Techniques 07-24-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By rockytop714
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-24-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
thanks a lot!

thanks a lot!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-24-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
I like all kinds, really. I know that that...

I like all kinds, really. I know that that probably sounds like I'm avoiding the question with a lackluster answer, but I like to switch it up. I have always liked trying different things. For the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-23-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
YOU want to go halves? :tank:

YOU want to go halves? :tank:
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-23-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
mtyquinn, unfortunately, here in the great...

mtyquinn, unfortunately, here in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our beer needs to be purchased at a beer distributor and has to be bought by the case. Thankfully, I live 3 miles from...
Forum: General Techniques 07-23-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By rockytop714
berries in the kettle. big mistake?

I brewed a berry saison on Sunday.

This is both my first saison and first fruit beer, so I'm not 100% what to expect with either. I had read that if you put the fruit in the kettle or in the...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By rockytop714
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum... how good is it?

Ok, so I've heard some talk about how good Hoptimum is. I screwed around long enough that all of my local beer shops are out of it. I found one place that still has some and it's here in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-15-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By rockytop714
Thanks for the advice! I had actually meant...

Thanks for the advice!

I had actually meant to ask about how the stem on the brewmometer and the mesh bag would work together and it sounds like it could possibly be an issue, though. I currently...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By rockytop714
shared usage of a boil kettle?

All,

Currently, my wife and I both use the same 5 gallon stock pot... me for brewing, her for making homemade tomato sauce and stocks. This has yet to be an issue or to produce weird flavors, in...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-29-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By rockytop714
how warm was your fermentation? I'm a new guy,...

how warm was your fermentation? I'm a new guy, too, but it's my understanding (and one unfortunate experience) that too warm of a fermentation will leave some fruity aromas and flavors in a beer. A...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-28-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By rockytop714
I found a Specialized "Sirrus" road bike on my...

I found a Specialized "Sirrus" road bike on my local CL for $400. I may have to check that out.

Otherwise, I will probably go to a shop and do some asking and some riding, and see what works. I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-28-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By rockytop714
thanks so much for the feedback. Sorry I'm a...

thanks so much for the feedback. Sorry I'm a little slow on the response, I haven't been around a computer for the last few days.

At any rate, I think I may start poking around CL to see what I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By rockytop714
thinking about getting a BICYCLE

Apparently I wasn't the only one confused by another thread on here about someone looking to get a "bike".

I was hoping to get a little insight into the subject and was going to comment but then...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-24-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,391
Posted By rockytop714
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