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Forum: General Beer Discussion Today, 12:53 PM
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In for the Win.

In for the Win.
Forum: DIY Projects Yesterday, 09:31 PM
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Glycol chiller.

Glycol chiller.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-22-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Maybe... In between baby songs there could be an...

Maybe... In between baby songs there could be an F bomb... Never met her.



Neva Parker
Head of Laboratory Operations, White Labs
Neva is based in San Diego

Neva has been with the White...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-22-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
just buy a thermal gun (the small $15 ones from...

just buy a thermal gun (the small $15 ones from amazon) and keep an eye on your garage door surface temp with the open door right above the rig if you have that issue. In winter with it about 30F...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-20-2014, 01:01 AM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
At the 8 week point the Sacc yeast are not a...

At the 8 week point the Sacc yeast are not a factor. You are after the BUGZ! All looks good. Pitch 'em.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Dam. I thought we almost had a woman who makes...

Dam. I thought we almost had a woman who makes beer yeast AND swears... That woulda been a keeper!!!
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 08-18-2014, 01:14 AM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
For anyone that is considering brewing CSI's New...

For anyone that is considering brewing CSI's New World version of this beast please go for it! I brewed 15 gallons on 4/23/14. As of today it is at 2 weeks @72F bottle carbonating (mine spent some...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Tart of Darkness

Mine will be on oak for a year. My oak prep and amount is key. You must boil new oak cubes for 5-10 minutes which removes a lot of the new oak power (to simulate a used barrel). Hen soak in...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Mine will be on oak for a year. My oak prep and...

Mine will be on oak for a year. My oak prep and amount is key. You must boil new oak cubes for 5-10 minutes which removes a lot of the new oak power (to simulate a used barrel). Hen soak in...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-11-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Oh - cool. I'm gonna add another 3lbs of...

Oh - cool. I'm gonna add another 3lbs of currants per 5 gallon batch, too. Wonder what will happen.... 8 )
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
I intend to try reusing my yeast cakes. The...

I intend to try reusing my yeast cakes. The question is it is worth taking the time to strain out the leftover currants (most likely yes as they take up considerable space).
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-07-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
My understanding is that specific gravity is...

My understanding is that specific gravity is indicative of the simple sugars remaining. It does not measure the complex chains that the bugs will break down over the course of a year, turn into...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-05-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Are the Yeast Bay items available more frequently...

Are the Yeast Bay items available more frequently than ECY products?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
measuring 2 oz is easy with oak chunks. I do it...

measuring 2 oz is easy with oak chunks. I do it all the time for my Cook Shack smoker (2 to 4 oz of wood chunks per boston butt or 3-4 racks of ribs and sometimes 2-3 4lb chickens).
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 08-02-2014, 11:27 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
CSI - what would cause the Simplicity to chunk...

CSI - what would cause the Simplicity to chunk up? Did I freeze/thaw it too many cycles or store it at too hot of a temperature (been in the garage at 82F for about 2 weeks now after being in the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Negative. Chips are essentially shavings. cubes...

Negative. Chips are essentially shavings. cubes are; well; cubes. chunks are literally chunks of a whole log of oak (look into barbequing - you can buy a smoker that uses whole wood, chunks,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Chunks are another story entirely.... I would...

Chunks are another story entirely.... I would think chunks that have no bark have less surface area that a comparable weight of cubes and WAY less than a comparable weight of chips.

I contemplate...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Where did you read that? Sent from my...

Where did you read that?


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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-30-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
I smell MANCRUSH!!!

I smell MANCRUSH!!!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-27-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
It's that waiting part that sucks. Most of my...

It's that waiting part that sucks. Most of my sours are only a few months old with my oldest (60 gallon solera) bugged in December 2013. First 15 gallons will come off of it this December and go...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-27-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
To add to the fun just scored 2 bottled of ToD...

To add to the fun just scored 2 bottled of ToD from Half Time Beverages. I will be saving one for a side by side when mine is "done" and drinking the other. The dregs will go into one of my three...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-27-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By FredTheNuke
Good info that they were already sour at 6 months!

Good info that they were already sour at 6 months!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By FredTheNuke
I just checked my 3 five gallon batches pitched...

I just checked my 3 five gallon batches pitched with Roeselare on 5/18 from an OG of 1.058. They are in a large fermentation chamber set at 69 average (cooling on at 70 off at 68). The 2 on the top...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By FredTheNuke
For those that missed it that is...

For those that missed it that is www.rebelbrewer.com. LOL
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 203
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Posted By FredTheNuke
This concentrate - yes. I have never done a side...

This concentrate - yes. I have never done a side by side with whole cherries. I just know that whole $12-15 a pound around here as they are not grown here. This stuff is less than $1 a pound. ...
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