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Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By HopJuicer
I have used nibs in the boil and secondary. I...

I have used nibs in the boil and secondary. I prefer them in the secondary. The powder sure does make a sludge in the kettle as well as the carboy! I bet there wouldn't be a problem running...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By HopJuicer
I hadn't thought about it being in store only....

I hadn't thought about it being in store only. The place is a madhouse the day of the sale lol.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By HopJuicer
They have a 15% off sale twice a year. That's...

They have a 15% off sale twice a year. That's when I got my sculpture!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-01-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By HopJuicer
Contra Costa County Fair, CA

Anyone in the bay area enter any homebrew in the fair competition?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-18-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By HopJuicer
Congrats on the first beer! I am trying to kick...

Congrats on the first beer! I am trying to kick a keg to make room for tomorrow's batch. Sucks using the same refrigerator as a fermentation chamber and kegerator.
Forum: General Techniques 10-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By HopJuicer
Will do! I got kind of backed up since I got...

Will do! I got kind of backed up since I got morebeer 2050 system, one brew filled all my remaining fermenting vessels. Nothing to complain about lol. Once I get around to the IPA experiment I will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-23-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By HopJuicer
I'm sure the stopper would work. I was always...

I'm sure the stopper would work. I was always worried about the little groves/notches in the sanke top so I went with the orange carboy cap. I am sure they both work though.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,725
Posted By HopJuicer
I use a 15.5 sanke keg to ferment in. Get the...

I use a 15.5 sanke keg to ferment in. Get the spear out, clean and sanatize. Then strech a orange carboy cap over the top, plug one and run a blow off from the other. So far works great with no...
Forum: General Techniques 10-21-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By HopJuicer
The beer turned out awesome! It stayed at 38...

The beer turned out awesome! It stayed at 38 degrees for a few weeks. Nice and clear! It had a subtle fruity taste from the yeast. I was going to try the yeast in an IPA as an experiment.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-18-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By HopJuicer
I have never had this taste before. I use tap...

I have never had this taste before. I use tap water ran through a filter a got at morebeer. It is a year old and i know they recommend replacement at 1 year or a ridiculous amount of gallons ran...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By HopJuicer
I would like to know this as well. I did a batch...

I would like to know this as well. I did a batch and followed renoenvy recipe and it too has a subtle plastic taste. I only tasted it while bottling so it was very green. I'm sure it will be gone...
Forum: General Techniques 09-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By HopJuicer
I have not done this with beer yet but have done...

I have not done this with beer yet but have done it with blackberry wine. I filled the tap a draft bottles so they would fit in my freezer and waited until it was more solid than a slushy. I took...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By HopJuicer
If i was doing this I would add them to the...

If i was doing this I would add them to the secondary, wouldn't want the fermentatin to scrub out any of the flavor/aroma you're getting from the peppers. I would also go with a poblano pepper if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By HopJuicer
Thanks for the software links you two! I'll check...

Thanks for the software links you two! I'll check them out.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-16-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By HopJuicer
I got the tippy dump with digital smart. Didn't...

I got the tippy dump with digital smart. Didn't have the funds for full digital. I will pick up beersmith next time I go in. I am going to go watch their demo on the 10 gallon tippy dump since I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-15-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By HopJuicer
B3 2050 system

I purchased this system yesterday and am so damn excited :rockin:. This is going to be a long 6 to 7 weeks for the build. Any tips from stepping up from 10 to 20 gallon batches or brewing on a system...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-13-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By HopJuicer
I'm getting a 20g set up in about 6 weeks, so I...

I'm getting a 20g set up in about 6 weeks, so I am interested in this
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By HopJuicer
I don't know what the enhancer is. If this is...

I don't know what the enhancer is. If this is used during the boil I would assume it helps dry out the finished product. I have added table sugar to certain recipes and it ferments out leaving no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By HopJuicer
I would rack it to a secondary and bulk lager it....

I would rack it to a secondary and bulk lager it. You can lager in bottles but I would think there is a chance that one bottle might differ from another, not a lot but I think it's possible (nothing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-09-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By HopJuicer
I haven't done this with beer but have done it...

I haven't done this with beer but have done it with blackberry wine. I used the tap a draft 1.5 gallon jug in the freezer and after a few days the wine was a little more frozen than a slushy but...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-06-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By HopJuicer
I don't have an answer for you since I added...

I don't have an answer for you since I added cocoa powder to the boil and did not get what you're experiencing. I would not add chocolate bars due to butter fats. I would suggest cocoa nibs though. I...
Forum: General Techniques 06-30-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By HopJuicer
Cold crash it is. Thank you both!

Cold crash it is. Thank you both!
Forum: General Techniques 06-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By HopJuicer
Cold crash or slowly bring to lager temps?

Happy Friday!!!

I brewed a Kolsch style ale and it's holding steady at 1.008 and am ready to rack to the secondary to lager. I have read to cold crash it to lager temps (i was going with 35...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-29-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By HopJuicer
How does it smell and did you have the guts to...

How does it smell and did you have the guts to taste it? You could try to rack from under but I think whatever got hold of your brew will follow it to another carboy/bucket. I would let it ride out...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By HopJuicer
I had a belgian bottled and for the first year it...

I had a belgian bottled and for the first year it tasted like banana rocket fuel. At 2 years it was a completely a different beer, very good and no longer ditectable. There is no timeframe as you...
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