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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 08-29-2013, 08:16 PM
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Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Firing up the homebrew rig again. May as well...

Firing up the homebrew rig again. May as well win some gear!
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
That was my thought as well, but having a second...

That was my thought as well, but having a second opinion makes me feel a little less terrible for dumping 15g of beer-ish liquid. I've got two empty fermenters, so maybe I'll let it sit until I need...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-15-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
I was afraid that was the next step... It tastes...

I was afraid that was the next step... It tastes not so good. It smells worse than it tastes. I'm searching for descriptors here... Maybe a hint of vinegar, which would be bad... However, the...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 06-15-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Pellicle or Putrescence....

I'm no brewer of sours or funky beers, at least not intentionally. However, an ESB I brewed ended up being abandoned in the fermenter for way too long. The liquid in the blowoff container...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-24-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,780
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Rogue didn't keg this beer. I think that the...

Rogue didn't keg this beer. I think that the bottle is a key aspect of the whole concept and a crucial part of the collaboration. Good or bad? That's tough to judge. If it were light-struck,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,289
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
This is a good perspective! With most of our...

This is a good perspective!

With most of our more basic systems, I would bet that the savings over purchasing craft beer probably pays for the system within the first several batches (I'm sure...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,289
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Also, some LHBS are selling virtual bags of grain...

Also, some LHBS are selling virtual bags of grain now. You pay the bag price, then you come in and get what you need for each batch until you've used up your bag. We have a great LHBS in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,289
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
I've malted, and have a walkthrough of my process...

I've malted, and have a walkthrough of my process here on the forum. Here's what I'll say about it:
-It's certainly possible and if you do it right, you'll get a full batch of usable malt.
-You'll...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-23-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,289
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
My experience is a little extreme. I used to...

My experience is a little extreme. I used to live in the middle of nowhere, 2 hours from the nearest LHBS. Also, the bulk of my work was seasonal, so I had lots of free time in the winter. A...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
In your situation, and with an IPA, I'd say yes. ...

In your situation, and with an IPA, I'd say yes. That's the simple answer. Primary fermentation will generate a fair bit of heat, so if you're using the ambient temp of your storage space, I'd go...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Do you know what yeast you used? If so, you...

Do you know what yeast you used? If so, you should be able to look up the temperature range of that yeast. At this point, just keeping it in that range is probably your best bet. It's probably...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Thanks for the advice. It sounds like you're...

Thanks for the advice. It sounds like you're using these probes in a setting that's a little more demanding than what I'm doing. The Ranco probes are pretty decent, so long as the wires aren't...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Calibrate!!!!

Sorry to yell, but I've brewed at least two 25g batches at unknown mash temps. I have Ranco digital controllers on a More Beer recirculating system. There are also analog thermometers on the HLT...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,747
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
I used a round cooler with a ss braid for a long...

I used a round cooler with a ss braid for a long time. Then I switched to a rectangular cooler and made a copper manifold. I used a band saw to saw thin slices halfway through the pipe, and put...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
In most states, distributing spirits is much more...

In most states, distributing spirits is much more difficult than distributing beer, and it's often handled by different distributors. There's a lot of extra work and money in licensing, insuring,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Close. The John-John series are all ales that...

Close. The John-John series are all ales that are then aged in spirits barrels. The spirits are all distilled in a fairly traditional manner. The Dead Guy whiskey isn't made directly from finished...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Ja, das stimmt. Vielen danke fur die wichtig...

Ja, das stimmt. Vielen danke fur die wichtig korrektur...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
It's Saturday! 11am is the perfect time for...

It's Saturday! 11am is the perfect time for bierschnapps! I'm pretty sure it's a breakfast digestif in the motherland.

Can't wait to hear what you think. Not that I'm likely to find such a...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 01-27-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,336
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
A sweet find at a local antique mall: ...

A sweet find at a local antique mall:
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-26-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
There's also plumber's grease. It's a silicone...

There's also plumber's grease. It's a silicone based grease, used for faucet parts. It should be food safe if it's used in faucets. It wouldn't necessarily be my first choice, but it may be your...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 32,640
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
A heated butter compartment? That's awesome! ...

A heated butter compartment? That's awesome! But probably not super efficient, I guess.

I have a hard time believing running an old fridge is going to create a significant change in your power...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 32,640
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
I've read in a few places that the vintage...

I've read in a few places that the vintage refrigerators tend to use less power than modern fridges. They don't have defrost cycles and the other bells and whistles of modern fridges, plus they tend...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-25-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 28,450
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Also, when I first got my kegging setup, I got a...

Also, when I first got my kegging setup, I got a shiny new aluminum tank. In order to keep that tank, I had to find somewhere that would fill, rather than swap, tanks. The fire extinguisher place...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 28,450
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Most commercial gas supply places have it. Also,...

Most commercial gas supply places have it. Also, fire extinguisher testing/filling facilities.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-25-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,791
Posted By ClarnoBrewer
Dead Guy is fine. It's all pacman.

Dead Guy is fine. It's all pacman.
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