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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2014, 11:18 PM
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Any update on how this turned out?

Any update on how this turned out?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Bottling Force Carbed Barrel Aged RIS

I have a 10% barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout I'd like to submit to NHC. I force carbed it in a keg over a month ago. To my surprise I've had to keep it at about 30psi at around 53F to look,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-25-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By fxdude
You definitely had a bad bottle

You definitely had a bad bottle
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-21-2014, 10:50 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Mine didn't have the film either, probably...

Mine didn't have the film either, probably fermented too cold, might be why it wasn't as sour as I'd like but it was still really good. You may just have to add lactic acid if you want more sourness...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Fish tank bar that I built 9 years ago with...

Fish tank bar that I built 9 years ago with viewing windows on top. Top is on a piano hinge to get access to the tank. Bar fridge behind the bar is more often used as a temp controlled fermenter...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By fxdude
That is always the first thing brewers say when...

That is always the first thing brewers say when they see my set up "You must not be married". You are correct, still waiting for the gal that would be ok with that being in the corner of the kitchen...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-21-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By fxdude
Loving the electric set up, super precise control...

Loving the electric set up, super precise control and repeatability. I've only used the quick disconnects on my friend's system once, the camlocks are great and work well for my system. Only...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2014, 11:56 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Definitely took a lot of elbow grease but the...

Definitely took a lot of elbow grease but the comments I get on the look of my system make it well worth it.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2014, 11:13 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Electric brew set up in the corner of my kitchen

Electric brew set up in the corner of my kitchen
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By fxdude
It took me forever to track down the polishing...

It took me forever to track down the polishing pads, Lowes stopped carrying them. This is the only place I've been able to find them.
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Forum: DIY Projects 01-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By fxdude
Amazing build

Amazing build
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-29-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By fxdude
I was thinking about doing the same thing. I...

I was thinking about doing the same thing. I added honey directly to a keg of blonde ale which worked out great. I was also a little worried about clogging the lines with PB2 and was thinking about...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Maybe put the cherries in when you add the oak...

Maybe put the cherries in when you add the oak cubes
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By fxdude
I'm pretty sure it will hurt the souring process...

I'm pretty sure it will hurt the souring process a little bit, just make sure you suck up as much of the yeast as possible when you transfer it. I love the idea of aging it on cherries but you may...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-24-2013, 02:45 PM
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Posted By fxdude
Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry....

Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry. Had to keep pushing that cap down


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Turned out a very pretty color


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,284
Posted By fxdude
If that's your worst brewing accident yet then...

If that's your worst brewing accident yet then you just need to brew more batches as they do get worse :)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-10-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By fxdude
http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html ...

http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html
http://yeastcalc.com/ (if you need to do step ups)

I usually do 1g dme to 10ml starter volume so if mr malty calls for 1.7L starter I put 170g of DME in my...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 12-06-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By fxdude
I have plenty of Parabola, Sucuba, Merkin, 16th...

I have plenty of Parabola, Sucuba, Merkin, 16th and 17th Anniversary I'd be willing to trade for some Zombie Dust
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-27-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By fxdude
I force carbonated in a keg then bottled from...

I force carbonated in a keg then bottled from there so I'm not sure about bottle carbonating. 1.010 is fairly low and dry. I'm guessing after all of that aging time there shouldn't be many...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-27-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By fxdude
1.010 which I believe is about right

1.010 which I believe is about right
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-26-2013, 07:45 PM
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Posted By fxdude
I bottled mine in regular bottles. I was a...

I bottled mine in regular bottles. I was a little nervous about this so I kept the carbonation to about 2.5 volumes which was slightly lower than I wanted but what most said regular bottles could...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By fxdude
Wow, I was imagining if it was $4k it wouldn't be...

Wow, I was imagining if it was $4k it wouldn't be as bad but $14k is definitely getting up there. I guess I'd only be brewing a couple times a month and the system could power the rest of the home...
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-24-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By fxdude
This makes sense to me. Now that there are a lot...

This makes sense to me. Now that there are a lot more electric homebrewers has anyone else looked into this?

If you take pricing out of the equation (to a reasonable extent) would it be possible...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-23-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 30,313
Posted By fxdude
They are bourbon soaked oak chips, not exactly...

They are bourbon soaked oak chips, not exactly sure where they come from but you can definitely smell the bourbon when you open the packet.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By fxdude
I ended up adding a small bottle of lactic acid...

I ended up adding a small bottle of lactic acid to mine. It brought the sourness up to a nicer level but is definitely a different kind of sour when doing a side by side with Tart of Darkness. The...
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