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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By mrmekon
Tale of an Ancient Apfelwein

I tried out a 1G Apfelwein batch when I first started brewing. Didn't much care for it. Decided to try again, and let it age a little longer.

Weeeeeeelp, about 19 months later I found my second...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By mrmekon
Built a custom stir plate

Hey guys, thought I'd share my weekend project. I started to build a DIY stir plate with the hard drive magnets that everyone here recommends... but felt like it was too wasteful to just throw away...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-05-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,287
Posted By mrmekon
My friend and I were talking about doing the same...

My friend and I were talking about doing the same thing yesterday. I believe -- and am encouraged by the "How to brew a pumpkin beer" article's pictures -- that the trick may be to have zero...
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 03-26-2011, 08:42 PM
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Views: 63,972
Posted By mrmekon
Sorry, guys, I submitted a beer brewed with ghost...

Sorry, guys, I submitted a beer brewed with ghost chiles. After mine, they couldn't taste anyone else's. :p
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrmekon
I ran out of time and had to get the boil going....

I ran out of time and had to get the boil going. It was at 1.040, very low (expected 1.054), and some of that is probably starch. I'm guessing I'm going to end up with a 1% ABV bread beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrmekon
Coming up on two hours, and a drop of iodophor in...

Coming up on two hours, and a drop of iodophor in a sample swirls black :( Any way to rescue? I have no other grains.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrmekon
The rest of the grain bill is 2.75 lbs of pilsner...

The rest of the grain bill is 2.75 lbs of pilsner malt, .25 lbs aromatic malt, .25 lbs acidulated malt. I might have a problem :P
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By mrmekon
First BIAB, wheat and mash questions.

I just mashed in my first all-grain batch, trying out BIAB. I have two questions so far:

1) I'm using the Franziskaner clone recipe from the Beer Captured book. It called for 7 lbs of german...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-17-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By mrmekon
No, more common in trademark infringement cases...

No, more common in trademark infringement cases is a big guy falsely accusing a small guy who can't afford the multiple millions of dollars it would take to defend himself. If both parties had...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-14-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By mrmekon
I recently had the unfortunate responsibility of...

I recently had the unfortunate responsibility of setting up a beer fridge for a friend's bar. The fridge supplier, distributors, bartenders, etc. all rallied against me and convinced them to pour at...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By mrmekon
The slimiest part is that they even had to remove...

The slimiest part is that they even had to remove his name, Gordon Knight, from that little paragraph on the can.

To be fair to Gordon Biersch, it would take a true idiot to confuse OB Gordon with...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,768
Posted By mrmekon
Found this report...

Found this report (http://www.bme.ogi.edu/~ericwan/DOG/hops.html)! That's terrifying. 1-2oz hops took out a golden retriever in an hour! Nevermind my previous statement about it taking a lot, be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,768
Posted By mrmekon
My friends have a fig tree that produces...

My friends have a fig tree that produces thousands of fruits each year. But between bees, birds, and their 4 dogs, they never really get any figs to eat for themselves.

I wouldn't induce vomiting...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-29-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,768
Posted By mrmekon
Hops have been thought to kill dogs in the past. ...

Hops have been thought to kill dogs in the past. I believe it's still unproven either way. Seems like a good tradition to stick to: don't let your dogs eat hops.

edit: linky...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
These guys are basically the craft beer...

These guys are basically the craft beer distributor of the area. Each brewery is handled by only one distributor, so if you want Bell's or Lagunitas or Weyerbacher you must go through them. But...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
We'll get some Sweetwaters, but we're not going...

We'll get some Sweetwaters, but we're not going to have a 420 tap. Everyone has a 420 tap around here, and the goal is to have an unusual variety for a small bar.



Old Rasputin. Also have a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
My question is what kind of improper handling...

My question is what kind of improper handling would cause this?

Exposure to light would cause "light-struck" beer, which smells skunky, which this doesn't.

Exposure to heat would cause diacetyl...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
I know. The Bell's was the first one I drank,...

I know. The Bell's was the first one I drank, and it was also very different. Bell's was sour, it tasted like a flanders red, it was awesome. The next 7 or so bottles tasted like turpentine.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
oh yeah, I've had many of them before and I don't...

oh yeah, I've had many of them before and I don't mean "yuck, I hate craft brew", I mean these specific bottles are bad. Also checked dates and they're all recent.

I actually reported the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mrmekon
Sample beers -- all nasty

I got a box of "sample" beers from a local distributor. The idea was to try them all and decide what beers to have on tap at our bar (I'm providing consulting for a friend). The selection we got...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 941
Posted By mrmekon
no-chill is a valid method, and I see no reason...

no-chill is a valid method, and I see no reason it wouldn't work fine in a properly sanitized bucket. I would have used a blow-off tube into sanitizer instead of an airlock, though; you really could...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-23-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By mrmekon
That's what I heard, but I'm pretty good at...

That's what I heard, but I'm pretty good at reversing marketing speech :cross:
Forum: Mead Forum 11-22-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,385
Posted By mrmekon
My SWMBO desperately wants one of these. I was...

My SWMBO desperately wants one of these. I was going to get her one for christmas, but reviews changed my mind. Apparently the CO2 cartridges have a proprietary connector, and they are very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-22-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By mrmekon
Eh, he didn't voice it well, but it makes sense...

Eh, he didn't voice it well, but it makes sense to me. Not that it's the greatest thing in the world, but that it's their gold standard. You aren't just tasting the other beers in a vacuum, you're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By mrmekon
Actually, that's probably right. Mine was a...

Actually, that's probably right. Mine was a partial mash, so all the DME would have fermented out. If I'm at 1.028 with only half of the wort sugars mashed high, 1.036 seems reasonable for the same...
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