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Forum: General Chit Chat 02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
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Posted By Brew Dad
Canoe ride anyone?

Ha! Now we know why it tastes like water. Canoe beer? Yes, canoe beer!!

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/budweiser-waters-down-its-beer-lawsuit-alleges-1C8566405
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2013, 09:10 PM
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Views: 240,431
Posted By Brew Dad
Bought a brand new Kenmore 7.2 cu ft freezer on...

Bought a brand new Kenmore 7.2 cu ft freezer on sale for a keezer project.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Brew Dad
Fat Weasel, Trader Joe's - Sickly sweet and under...

Fat Weasel, Trader Joe's - Sickly sweet and under attenuated
Anything from Hoppy Brewing Company, Sacramento CA
Anything from Feather Brewing Company, Magalia CA - Also way under attenuated
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By Brew Dad
Ah yep, Gordon Biersch - that makes sense. I...

Ah yep, Gordon Biersch - that makes sense. I might grab a case next time I'm at Costco. I heard GB brews Trader Joe's beer too.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By Brew Dad
Costco Beer?

Hey what do y'all think of this?

http://lifeinc.today.com/_news/2013/02/01/16744067-taste-test-budget-beers-for-the-super-bowl?lite

Costco beer? Anybody try it? I wonder who their contract...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,017
Posted By Brew Dad
I've been using an 8 gallon conical for the past...

I've been using an 8 gallon conical for the past 10 years. It's one of those plastic deals from Minibrew. I was kind of hesitant to go with plastic but compared to the price of stainless, I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2013, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Brew Dad
Moved my fermentor of Altbier back out to the...

Moved my fermentor of Altbier back out to the garage so it could take a nice cold nap.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-30-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Brew Dad
Quick update (in case anyone cares) - brought the...

Quick update (in case anyone cares) - brought the fermentor into the house yesterday. Wort temp gradually warmed up to 67 F over the last 24 hours. Gravity dropped 9 points!!

Hydro sample...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Brew Dad
It's in a conical sitting in my garage where...

It's in a conical sitting in my garage where ambient has been fluctuating between 46 F & 55 F. I took another hydro reading this morning and saw that it it hasn't dropped since yesterday. Wort...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-29-2013, 03:27 AM
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Views: 519
Posted By Brew Dad
Bump :mug:

Bump :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2013, 04:30 PM
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Views: 519
Posted By Brew Dad
Wyeast 1007

Hi Folks,
I just brewed up an Altbier using Wyeast 1007. Just wondering what's the lowest temp anyone has fermented with this yeast? Mine's sitting at 52 F which is 3 degrees lower than the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-07-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Brew Dad
Water Profile - Good for Pilsner?

After brewing for 11 years, I decided it's finally time to make a pilsner. I'm pretty sure my water is good enough to make a decent pilsner, but the amount of HCO3 has me a wondering: At 33.4 ppm,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-24-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 292,735
Posted By Brew Dad
5 Gallons here. Thread Total= 121 Gallons...

5 Gallons here.

Thread Total= 121 Gallons :drunk:
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-08-2007, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12,438
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Posted By Brew Dad
Well, I've been keeping my eye on this thread and...

Well, I've been keeping my eye on this thread and I finally made a cider on Friday using Tree Top from Costco and Red Star Primere Cuvee Yeast. My LHBS was out of Montrachet. Today, (Sunday), I got...
Forum: Introductions 10-12-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Brew Dad
Hello A, Welcome! This is a great forum to...

Hello A,

Welcome! This is a great forum to learn about homebrewing.

I'm not too far from you in Chico, but my wife and I graduated from Humboldt State a while back-Go Lumberjacks! We loved...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 10-06-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,158
Posted By Brew Dad
Ah-Sierra Nevada Brewery! They do indeed...

Ah-Sierra Nevada Brewery!

They do indeed make delicious beers. I'm a bit biased though, as they are one of my local breweries (Butte Creek Brewery being the other). My homebrew club meets there...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2006, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Brew Dad
Hey, thanks everybody. That was great info. ...

Hey, thanks everybody. That was great info. Currently, I have the capacity to mash 16 lbs max, but have more room in my brew kettle and fermentor than that. So I think feel a project coming on..
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-29-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Brew Dad
How much grain...

I was checking out the latest issue of BYO Magazine and saw the article on building a mash tun out of an Igloo or Gott-style round cooler.

Does anybody know how many pounds of grain a 10 gallon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-13-2006, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Brew Dad
Compost them-then feed compost to your hop plants.

Compost them-then feed compost to your hop plants.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-01-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By Brew Dad
I brewed a Dunkelweizen last summer that turned...

I brewed a Dunkelweizen last summer that turned out pretty good. I used White Labs WLP300. The phenolics are strong at first, but do fade amazingly fast over several months-if you can wait it will...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-07-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Brew Dad
I think I misunderstood...I bottle condition in...

I think I misunderstood...I bottle condition in my growler with no problem, but I never ferment in it. That WOULD turn into a bottle grenade!
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-06-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Brew Dad
Does your growler have a screw-on cap or is it...

Does your growler have a screw-on cap or is it like a Grolsch type with a rubber stopper, etc.?

If it is a screw-on cap, unfortunately, it won't work. The Grolsch type of cap works with no...
Forum: Introductions 05-26-2006, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Brew Dad
Thanks for the welcome! Knewshound, I...

Thanks for the welcome!

Knewshound, I sometimes get down to Sacto and I usually stop in to the Sacramento Brewing Co. for dinner and a pint. Very tasty...

RichBrewer, I think I've heard of...
Forum: Introductions 05-24-2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Brew Dad
Hello from Chico, CA

Hello all,

I'm just checking in...Been brewing for 6 years and I'm currently working on getting a BJCP Beer Judge Certification. It's great fun drinking your homework.

Cheers!

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