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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-29-2013, 12:59 AM
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Posted By joetothemo
Here are some condensed answers to a ton of...

Here are some condensed answers to a ton of questions I see again and again in this thread.

Carastan -
Don't bother. That was a sub that Tasty made. Carastan comes in 2 lovibonds, this has been...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2013, 07:36 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By joetothemo
Photos did not post. hmmm

Photos did not post. hmmm
Forum: DIY Projects 08-24-2013, 07:35 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By joetothemo
All of this just happened. My first Kegerator Mod (Sanyo 4912)

I've wanted to start kegging for a long time now. But I've spent what few dollars I had on fermentation temp control, sanitation, ingredients and many, many, many reps.

But a new job, some eBay...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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Views: 358,181
Posted By joetothemo
Thanks! I eventually figured it out. I am up and...

Thanks! I eventually figured it out. I am up and running now. Good thing too, because my brother in law has requested a Belgian Triple and it's going to require a gargantuan starter of a strain I...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2013, 10:23 PM
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Views: 358,181
Posted By joetothemo
I'm building this stir plate. I have a 12v fan...

I'm building this stir plate. I have a 12v fan (black/red wires) and a 12 v DC power adapter (2 black wires).

The DC adapter has 2 black wires. One has tech specs in print. The other has long...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By joetothemo
So your post inspired me to brew a hoppy wheat...

So your post inspired me to brew a hoppy wheat beer for the warmer weather.

I went the more Wheat APA route, but thought I'd share.

7 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 68.2 % ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By joetothemo
There is nothing wrong with (in fact there is...

There is nothing wrong with (in fact there is everything RIGHT with) multiple dry hop additions.

Feel free to dump more hops in there...or rack off the old hops and onto fresh hops.

It's hip,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By joetothemo
I'd drink the hell out of this beer. ...

I'd drink the hell out of this beer. Citra-Cascade works well. I've done a lot of Citra-Amarillo too and both are great pairings.

Brew it up and drink all summer :-)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By joetothemo
Flushing Carboys/Bottles with Corny Keg Charger

I don't keg and I am not interested in doing so right now due to the startup cost.

However, I am looking to reduce the amount O2 that comes in contact with my beer...in particular, my IPAs and big...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,343
Posted By joetothemo
Some feedback from a brewer friend on the IPA I...

Some feedback from a brewer friend on the IPA I made.
"I like the fruity, almost PEZ like, character of the mosaic hop."

Another brewer friend loved it too and asked for a second bottle the next...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-02-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 223
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Posted By joetothemo
Wow. I did not get any "free rhizomes" in my bag...

Wow. I did not get any "free rhizomes" in my bag like you guys did. That's crazy.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-30-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,343
Posted By joetothemo
OK. Final verdict on this thing is... Loads...

OK. Final verdict on this thing is...

Loads of Melon and Berries. My IPA tastes like a Snapple IPA.

I was getting a lot more complexity in the fermenter. But after 6 weeks from grain to...
Forum: Hops Growing 12-29-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By joetothemo
Thanks for all the input, all. The fertilizer...

Thanks for all the input, all. The fertilizer appeared to be the culprit this year. Things cleared up after a few weeks (before all kinda other sh*t presented itself...i.e. a heat wave that lead to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-29-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By joetothemo
Scrubbing your bucket is a far greater danger...

Scrubbing your bucket is a far greater danger than any hops odor.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By joetothemo
Soggy, gross and oxidated. Not a pleasant...

Soggy, gross and oxidated. Not a pleasant situation.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-17-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,136
Posted By joetothemo
10 min runoff is way the hell too fast for either...

10 min runoff is way the hell too fast for either fly sparge or batch sparge. Slow your roll. Lauter more thoroughly. Run a nice clean wort after vorlauf. You are probably extracting tannins from...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By joetothemo
There is some undercurrent on this forum of...

There is some undercurrent on this forum of "Crystal in an IPA??? GROSS!" Which is strange since nearly every single commercial example uses it.

There needs to be some sweet malt backbone to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,794
Posted By joetothemo
Cheers. Have fun

Cheers. Have fun
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By joetothemo
Looks fine as long as you know what you are...

Looks fine as long as you know what you are getting into with Special B and Debittered Black Malt in an IPA....which is unique and a stylistic choice.

Hops schedule is A-OK as is the SG.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-04-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,343
Posted By joetothemo
Tasting my first sips from the fermenter right...

Tasting my first sips from the fermenter right now and the Fresh Hops description is dead on with this "earthy, grassy, herbal, citrus, cedar, tropical, spice and stone fruit notes adding to the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,595
Posted By joetothemo
It is pretty simple... I just boil my priming...

It is pretty simple... I just boil my priming sugar for 10 min, drop a rough ounce of whole leaf hops into the solution, steep for 10 min, strain (I use a sanitized french press) and prime your beer...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By joetothemo
It is the dorm room weed seller's business plan....

It is the dorm room weed seller's business plan. You always go back to the guy with the fat sacks. (Or so I hear.)

I always find 18-20 oz in a Hopsdirect 1lb bag. Your scale is fine.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,595
Posted By joetothemo
I forgot to update this ... But I entered...

I forgot to update this ...

But I entered this in the 2012 Slurp N Burp Open by StrangeBrew. It scored a 39.5 and won 1st place in the specialty category for NW Style Ale.

I've tinkered with...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,343
Posted By joetothemo
There are about a thousand vacuum sealer threads...

There are about a thousand vacuum sealer threads on the forum. You are right, that discussion belongs in another thread. This should be a Mosaic feedback thread.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 57,343
Posted By joetothemo
Goodwill is THE place for used...

Goodwill is THE place for used FoodSavers/Seal-a-Meals

Unfortunately, there is NO place for cheap/reliable bags.

I have 8oz of Mosaic and I will be brewing with half of it on Thanksgiving...
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