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Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 10-18-2012, 10:38 PM
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Posted By lovemybrew
[QUOTE=joshs;4509984]Finally got my "correct"...

[QUOTE=joshs;4509984]Finally got my "correct" score sheets back. The numbers match my entry numbers but I very highly doubt it was my beer being judged in two of the cases. "
Ha, well you received...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 10-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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Posted By lovemybrew
From their website: EBC Black IPA takes Gold at...

From their website:
EBC Black IPA takes Gold at the 2012 National Homebrew Competition!

Head brewer Dennis Decker has been entering Elsinore beers in Homebrew Competitions to get feedback from...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 10-15-2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By lovemybrew
Ok, anyday now........

Ok, anyday now........
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2011, 12:41 AM
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Posted By lovemybrew
The other potential problem is the secondary...

The other potential problem is the secondary isn't the size I thought it was. I thought it was 6.5 gallons but after transferring the 6 gallon batch in (lost a little but not much) there's still...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By lovemybrew
gravity too low?

I've brewed lots of beer, this is my first wine. I'm making an Island Mist kit for my first try.
I made the wine on 8/2 and misread the directions (lost track of time) and didn't transfer it to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,034
Posted By lovemybrew
Well, I've got to ask... why do you fly with...

Well, I've got to ask...
why do you fly with star san? Like are you a travelling brewer? Going city to city, converting the masses to homebrew? Or do you live somewhere so remote you can't get it?...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By lovemybrew
Stovetop brewing is fine, lots of brewers (me...

Stovetop brewing is fine, lots of brewers (me included) do it. if it's an electric range then I'd recommend sticking to all extract or partial mashing. And that's because of the volume of liquid you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By lovemybrew
There's lots of opinions on this, and many...

There's lots of opinions on this, and many different ways to brew. I'm using a syphon hose (because I can't lift the 5+ gallons of wort) and running the wort through a strainer that sits right on my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By lovemybrew
As in before you drink it? I'd say 3 weeks,...

As in before you drink it? I'd say 3 weeks, that's my rule of thumb, but you could always try it sooner, if it tastes carbonated enough for you, drink it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By lovemybrew
You'd just need to divide hops, etc evenly...

You'd just need to divide hops, etc evenly between the 2 pots. As for the grains, if you shake the bag good I'd think it would be mixed enough. Unless you see a real clear diviison of grains..
I...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 08-07-2011, 04:45 PM
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Views: 725
Posted By lovemybrew
Nano Brewery - lehigh valley, PA

A member of my local brew club (lehigh valley homebrewers) is attempting to startup a nano brewery in Allentown PA.
Anyone interested in just checking it out:
http://www.hijinxbrewing.com/home.html...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By lovemybrew
It gets progressively better, I made one that was...

It gets progressively better, I made one that was ok at a month, but after 6 months was much better. I had one tucked away that I tried after about a year and loved it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By lovemybrew
I don't have any experience kegging (yet). I try...

I don't have any experience kegging (yet). I try and have 3 weeks in bottle for a decent carbonation.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 08-06-2011, 06:35 PM
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Posted By lovemybrew
Just to make sure I didn't miss anything -...

Just to make sure I didn't miss anything - there's 2 labels where I can upload my own image, correct?
This is awesome!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By lovemybrew
Thanks; that's what I was leaning towards. I was...

Thanks; that's what I was leaning towards. I was going to do a lager also, but the temp difference and time needed messed with my plan so I scrapped it. I'm brewing for our semi-annual beer tasting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By lovemybrew
Have you tasted the pale ale yet? I'd pull a...

Have you tasted the pale ale yet? I'd pull a sample and taste it before making a decision.
As for the other one mellowing, I can only speak from experience from one of my batchs of beer that was...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By lovemybrew
Dilemma

Ok, so I have a slight hitch in my brewing plan. I have a fridge w/controller on it, that will hold 2 fermenters, and I just brewed another batch.

The fridge has 2 batches currently in it (set at...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By lovemybrew
that's probably yet another reason it didn't...

that's probably yet another reason it didn't register on my brain. Or the 3 pints I drank before going on the tour....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By lovemybrew
Ah. That was it. I think a combination of a term...

Ah. That was it. I think a combination of a term I wasn't familiar with, and running the words together or something :).
Thanks!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By lovemybrew
What is it called??

I went on a tour of a brewpub, and during the tour something caught my attention that I cant find information on.
They had a name for the vessel they heat the water up in (no, I can't remember it!)...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By lovemybrew
Temp variation on controller

I recently added a controller on my old fridge, and discovered there's a 4 degree variation between the setting on the controller and the actual temperature. And trust me, I checked it with several...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By lovemybrew
Thanks; I didn't think of it at the time. I was...

Thanks; I didn't think of it at the time. I was all caught up in the first-all grain, don't-screw-it-up, am i gonna clog the manifold, will this actually work, damn that smells good, moment!

What...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By lovemybrew
Yeah, my hubby has a burner like that. I thought...

Yeah, my hubby has a burner like that. I thought about trying it for this batch, but it was so damn hot out I decided to stay inside with the a/c.

On another note, I was fine doing partial mashes...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-25-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By lovemybrew
thanks; I often hear people talk about their...

thanks; I often hear people talk about their efficiency, and wanted to be prepared to throw out a number. Maybe I'll just make it up for this batch :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By lovemybrew
My first all grain

First, thanks everyone that posts here, I do use the search and have found a wealth of information.

Everything went pretty well, I just have a couple of followup questions for the experts....
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