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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Proboscidea
So, this morning I made my first wine ever, from...

So, this morning I made my first wine ever, from a CellarCraft kit that included grape skins (fancy!). And lo, I, too, was surprised by the addition of bentonite at the beginning.

While I was...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By Proboscidea
There's a drink called Cement Mixer which is a...

There's a drink called Cement Mixer which is a shooter: Irish cream, lime juice, sometimes rum. I'd be cool with that name taking over the entire genre of coagulated-on-purpose Irish-cream-based mass...
Forum: Specialty Beer 04-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 71,700
Posted By Proboscidea
I hear ya. But at the same time, a few sprigs...

I hear ya. But at the same time, a few sprigs costs a million berjillion dollars, and El Cheapo here wants to see if that expense can be circumvented. :)

Personally, I'm not looking to make a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-20-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Proboscidea
So, ya "came across" a big bucket of LME, did ya?...

So, ya "came across" a big bucket of LME, did ya?

It didn't happen to "fall" of the "back" of a "truck" did it?

(I kid, I kid ...)

"Non-diastatic" ... so google/Magic 8-ball returns this...
Forum: Specialty Beer 04-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 71,700
Posted By Proboscidea
I made a 3-gallon batch of this, and it's...

I made a 3-gallon batch of this, and it's fermenting at Day 6 right now. A couple of learnings so far:

1) Didn't want to spring for Alexander's Muscat concentrate, so I looked for a grocery stores...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Proboscidea
Yeah, there's still a huge variance in the pic. ...

Yeah, there's still a huge variance in the pic.

One gallon (128oz by volume) is 133.6 oz by weight. Only 4.3% difference from the OP's measurement method.

Do you happen to have extremely light...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-14-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Proboscidea
Yeah, unfortunately ounces don't follow the same...

Yeah, unfortunately ounces don't follow the same convenient rules for water that metric measurements do.

In metric, 1mL (volume) of water = 1g (mass) of water (at standard temperature/pressure...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-10-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 983
Posted By Proboscidea
I concur: regular supermarket tofu in the U.S. is...

I concur: regular supermarket tofu in the U.S. is the soy equivalent of BMC beer.

(And in this instance, I actually AM hatin' on BMC. Sue me.)

Wanna get really hardcore?

Really?

I don't...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Proboscidea
I had a batch of wort get bacteria-infected...

I had a batch of wort get bacteria-infected before boil, as a result of a stupid thing I did (I'd mashed and lautered, then left out the wort overnight before boiling, because stupidity). It had a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 87,914
Posted By Proboscidea
"Man, I'd really love to turn the...

"Man, I'd really love to turn the garage/basement/shed into a pub so that I could put up some cheeky brewery signs and drag a ratty couch in there and build a 7-tap system with free-flowing beer to...
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,327
Posted By Proboscidea
And, you can use the extra Knox packets to become...

And, you can use the extra Knox packets to become a Gel Cookery (http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/knox/) expert.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Proboscidea
Stouts + smoked malt + good Irish Ale yeast =...

Stouts + smoked malt + good Irish Ale yeast = bliss

There's also the Rauchbier thing.

Would be perfect for 1-gallon tests. As long as the smoking amount is relatively consistent from batch to...
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,832
Posted By Proboscidea
I did FWH-ing for a while, but I didn't like how...

I did FWH-ing for a while, but I didn't like how it cut waaaaaaaaaay down on the bitterness. They're not kidding about that. Part of me was like, "why am I wasting money on bittering hops that I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Proboscidea
In fact, many one-gallon brewers have followed...

In fact, many one-gallon brewers have followed the thread title instructions and have united here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/1-gallon-brewers-unite-311884/).
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Proboscidea
Don't forget the ole jailhouse pruno standby of...

Don't forget the ole jailhouse pruno standby of poking pin holes in a balloon and stretching it over the neck of the bottle. This has acted as a successful "airlock" for me, as long as you're not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-25-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Proboscidea
RESULTS! We did a three-bottle taste test...

RESULTS!

We did a three-bottle taste test yesterday. There were three participants, all beer snobs.

Un-oaked: This batch happened to be very heavy on the cloves. Remember also that the recipe...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,576
Posted By Proboscidea
Lucky you! Lucky you ... ? Recently,...

Lucky you!

Lucky you ... ?

Recently, I'm focusing on bare-minimum soap: no coloring, no scent, no additions. For my hippie granola friends with kids, or who themselves are trying to cut out...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Proboscidea
It sat on the oak for 4 days. It tasted ... meh....

It sat on the oak for 4 days. It tasted ... meh. Not barfy. Couldn't really taste the oak, but then again, I hadn't cracked a bottle of unmolested brew to compare it with. Let's just say, at this...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-16-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Proboscidea
Update: this has been the laziest batch EVAR. I...

Update: this has been the laziest batch EVAR. I finally bottled the suckers on Wednesday. So 2-3 weeks from now we'll know.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Proboscidea
D'oh! Haha. Yard-persimmon bear nods his...

D'oh! Haha.

Yard-persimmon bear nods his head in gentle, sweet-tomato-like but overpoweringly dangerous-when-hungry approval.

Beer. BEER ... and somehow I managed to type "persimmon" twice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,787
Posted By Proboscidea
They don't NOW. But it is my dream to enable...

They don't NOW.

But it is my dream to enable all monkeys to make the transition from typewriter renters to typewriter owners. Totaly untapped market IMO. Business plan coming.
Forum: Mead Forum 03-15-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Proboscidea
That's gratifying to hear that persimmons can...

That's gratifying to hear that persimmons can result in tasty product. My friend tried a 1-gallon batch of yard-persimmon bear. It was his first undrinkable dumper.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,787
Posted By Proboscidea
There's also the cost of equipment. Making...

There's also the cost of equipment. Making super-strong batches initially, and then watering them down at bottling, means fewer kettles/fermenters/gizmotron doohickies to buy, house, & maintain.
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Forum: General Chit Chat 03-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Proboscidea
(ok, now I hate myself...

(ok, now I hate myself (https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=magnum+ipa&oq=magnum+ipa))
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-09-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Proboscidea
Ha ha. Awesome. And on that note, you...

Ha ha. Awesome.

And on that note, you inspired me to spend the last few minutes looking at a list of hops to make a reply with a pun. And while nothing bore fruit in the sports world, I did maybe...
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