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Forum: For Sale 05-18-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By pdbreen
Update: The kegerator is gone and I did sell the...

Update: The kegerator is gone and I did sell the original 2 carboys and 4 kegs, but realized I could sell another 2 carboys and another 4 kegs and still have more than I really need.

So, here's...
Forum: For Sale 05-11-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By pdbreen
Downsizing in VT

Looking to find new homes for:

- 2 tap kegerator/w CO2 ($500)
- 10 cases of cleaned brown bottles ($2/case)
- 2 5gal glass carboys ($10/each)
- 4 5gal corny kegs ($20/each)

Pickup or local...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-07-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By pdbreen
A friend of mine suggested Blue Point from NY -...

A friend of mine suggested Blue Point from NY - I've never had any, so can't vouch for the recommendation.

Personally, I'll probably be sampling a lot of the west coast brews that aren't available...
Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 09-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By pdbreen
Is there a set time for the talks by Chris and...

Is there a set time for the talks by Chris and Patrick? I think I have tickets to the Farm Pavilion on Thursday, but might still sneak out early if I can catch one of the talks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,349
Posted By pdbreen
Ah - I used the wrong words - let me go back and...

Ah - I used the wrong words - let me go back and edit. I'm not talking about strike temp, I'm talking about the starting mash temp (which I have no trouble hitting).

Thanks for catching my...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-04-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,129
Posted By pdbreen
Johnson A419 Temp Control settings for fermentation?

I've finally juggled some things around so I now have a fridge I can use to control fermentation temps. Since it's summer, that just means cooling so I'm using a Johnson A419 controller and a carboy...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-04-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,349
Posted By pdbreen
Adj. mash temp for heat loss in mash tun?

Hi - when I'm looking at a typical recipe that says mash at 153 for 60 minutes and I know my mash tun will typically lose about 4 degrees over that time, should I:

a) start mash at 157 so the...
Forum: Soda Making 07-13-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 63,987
Posted By pdbreen
Just kegged another batch. Didn't have any brown...

Just kegged another batch. Didn't have any brown sugar or corn syrup, so the recipe this time around was:

~1/3 cup molasses (what I had left in a jar)
~9 cups Splenda
1 1/2 tablespoons Real...
Forum: Soda Making 07-13-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,817
Posted By pdbreen
Thanks for the tip. I had picked up some apple...

Thanks for the tip. I had picked up some apple juice thinking I was going to start another batch of Apfelwein but ended up wanting something without alcohol. This was the perfect match! Got a keg...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,562
Posted By pdbreen
I use the "Jumbo Large Nylon Bag" from AHS - it...

I use the "Jumbo Large Nylon Bag" from AHS - it fully lines a 10gal igloo round cooler with several inches folded over the top. They list it 15lbs, but I'm sure I've done more - dimensions are 25" x...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-19-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By pdbreen
Thanks so much - very helpful (esp. the info on...

Thanks so much - very helpful (esp. the info on not storing dry). Gave me enough confidence to barrel my first beer today.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-16-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By pdbreen
Oak Barrel Tips/Technique Help Needed!

Thanks to Infidel, I now have some oak rumble/whiskey barrels asking to be filled with beer (and I have the beer ready to fill them).

I've read the threads I could find on oak barrels, but I...
Forum: For Sale 04-16-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By pdbreen
Killer deal - stacks with 30% volume discounts...

Killer deal - stacks with 30% volume discounts when you buy more than one bag pack (8 packs gives 30% and the coupon another 40%!!)..

My checkout (plan is to replace and give away my 3825 with...
Forum: Soda Making 03-30-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,671
Posted By pdbreen
I don't have any room in my keezer, so I'm...

I don't have any room in my keezer, so I'm serving at cellar temperature into an ice filled glass with a picnic tap. I'll keep it at about 40psi until it's carbed to my liking, then dial it down a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-29-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By pdbreen
Had some friends visit for the weekend and guided...

Had some friends visit for the weekend and guided them through their first brew ever - an all grain espresso stout loosely based on the Zymurgy recipe. They may have done better than me!

Also...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-21-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,469
Posted By pdbreen
Since both of my composters are filled (mostly...

Since both of my composters are filled (mostly with grain) - the next spent grain is going direct to the raised garden beds now that most of the snow has melted. The ratio of grain to existing soil...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By pdbreen
It's a beauty - but better get it some wheels... ...

It's a beauty - but better get it some wheels... Dropping that would spew enough glass to take off both arms and both legs.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By pdbreen
I'm on a wheat kick - or maybe just trying to...

I'm on a wheat kick - or maybe just trying to usher in Spring!

A dunkelweizen is just finishing its sparge and tomorrow I plan on brewing an American Wheat.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 03-07-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 40,512
Posted By pdbreen
Got my Friday Night Special from last week (plus...

Got my Friday Night Special from last week (plus a few other varieties) a few days ago. Couldn't be happier - well packaged and shipped fast. Put a couple of ounces in today's brew; I think a few...
Forum: Soda Making 03-05-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,671
Posted By pdbreen
Just finished my first batch with the following...

Just finished my first batch with the following recipe:

almost 3lbs ginger - not the best quality, next batch should be better
3.5lbs sugar
8oz lemon juice
8 cups water
1 finger tip - last...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14,422
Views: 462,800
Posted By pdbreen
Have my first Ginger Ale (soda) steeping right...

Have my first Ginger Ale (soda) steeping right now and with great weather forecast, I'm going to try to get 3 beers in this weekend -
- Bee Cave Kolsch
- Amarillo Pale Ale (pitched on cake)
- TBD...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 146,444
Posted By pdbreen
Unless your pickup is about 2-3" above the bottom...

Unless your pickup is about 2-3" above the bottom of the keg, I don't see how they could ever come out. Also, if your pickup tube is of the bent variety, they actually don't make it past the bend. ...
Forum: Soda Making 03-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,671
Posted By pdbreen
What are you guys paying for ginger to make this...

What are you guys paying for ginger to make this come out at a reasonable cost? Supermarket prices would put put a 4lb batch at ~$15/case. If I use Splenda instead of sugar, that's another $2/case....
Forum: Soda Making 03-01-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 63,987
Posted By pdbreen
Not sure why I waited so long before attempting...

Not sure why I waited so long before attempting to make soda. Gave it a shot today using the following recipe (based on prior posts and what I had on hand and wanted to get rid of):

2 cups corn...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-27-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,193
Posted By pdbreen
- don't fear all grain - I waited way too long to...

- don't fear all grain - I waited way too long to make the jump because I was afraid
- kegging rocks - being able to bottle from kegs when you've got a good batch rocks more!
- always use starters;...
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