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Forum: General Chit Chat 08-20-2014, 12:37 PM
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HBT - firerat FF - Rodents Ablaze IRL -...

HBT - firerat

FF - Rodents Ablaze

IRL - Dan or Danny
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,020
Posted By firerat
We used to always have a few at lunch time. In...

We used to always have a few at lunch time. In fact, our shop used to close everyday from noon - 1 and we would often times go to the strip club down the street for a few beers, free lunch and...well...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-14-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By firerat
Sort of yeah. Like Yooper said, you need...

Sort of yeah.

Like Yooper said, you need some sort of counter pressure to keep it carbonated.

Follow that link Yooper posted and that is essentially what I do. Works really good. It's easy as...
Forum: Introductions 08-08-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By firerat
Welcome to the party!! :mug:

Welcome to the party!! :mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-08-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By firerat
Honestly, I never used a glass carboy because...

Honestly, I never used a glass carboy because they are expensive.

After reading all the threads here about the dangers of glass, I'm good.

I don't even have a better bottle yet. I will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By firerat
To me, slightly clearer (questionable) beer is...

To me, slightly clearer (questionable) beer is not worth the effort or the risk of infection and oxidation (the biggest risk for me).

I'd rather my beer cloudy and anaerobic.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-07-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By firerat
A shirt that says: "Life's too short to...

A shirt that says:

"Life's too short to drink crappy beer!!"
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By firerat
Ohhhh I like the way you think!! ^^ This one!!...

Ohhhh I like the way you think!! ^^ This one!! Do this one!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By firerat
I would just parrot what rockn said with your...

I would just parrot what rockn said with your first 2 questions.

A 5lb tank will be fine. You can move a lot of beer on 5 lbs. I run a 2 keg system off a 5 lb tank and I honestly lose track of how...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-07-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By firerat
Hahaha.... :cross:

Hahaha.... :cross:
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:59 AM
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Posted By firerat
Sweetwater IPA Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin ...

Sweetwater IPA
Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin
Two Hearted
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By firerat
With the barb you just attach the line directly...

With the barb you just attach the line directly to the barb it's self.

The MFL, you attache the line to a swivel nut, the screw the swivel nut to the MFL part of the disconnect.

Personally, i...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-07-2014, 12:04 AM
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Posted By firerat
I keg my batches and the bottle off of the keg. ...

I keg my batches and the bottle off of the keg.

I'll usually bottle a 12 pack or sometimes a case this way.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-06-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By firerat
You freeze it? Just out of curiosity, why?

You freeze it?

Just out of curiosity, why?
Forum: General Techniques 08-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,140
Posted By firerat
That helped a lot too.

That helped a lot too.
Forum: General Techniques 08-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,140
Posted By firerat
Temperature control.

Temperature control.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By firerat
My buddy up in Saint Pete (yeah Saint Pete is UP...

My buddy up in Saint Pete (yeah Saint Pete is UP for me) took me on a brewery tour of the Tampa area.

Cigar City is the most popular, but Dunedin had to be my favorite. Great ambiance and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By firerat
This thread is going places... :)

This thread is going places... :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By firerat
That's insane!! You would think the stopper...

That's insane!!

You would think the stopper and airlock would blow out the top of the carboy before the carboy built enough pressure to break!!

Wow!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By firerat
Fair enough. You should probably follow your...

Fair enough.

You should probably follow your own advice BTW. You have yet to offer anything of any use in this thread. (sadly I don't think I did either)

I don't recall the OP asking what your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By firerat
I use a quart mason jar with a few inches (2-3)...

I use a quart mason jar with a few inches (2-3) of starsan in it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By firerat
Then you like estery beer. I keep my house at 72....

Then you like estery beer. I keep my house at 72. Without temperature control, just about every beer I made tasted like bananas. :ban:

I mean I have nothing against bananas, but for the love of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,354
Posted By firerat
Because fermentation control is arguably the...

Because fermentation control is arguably the single most important aspect of creating the beer you intended to create.

I can only speak from personal experience but for me, building a fermentation...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15,324
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Posted By firerat
Hopefully, if Brewmasters Warehouse delivers on...

Hopefully, if Brewmasters Warehouse delivers on time (which they usually do), I'll be brewing up a Mocktoberfest Ale based off of Biermuncher's OctoberFAST Ale recipe on Saturday morning.

I have...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By firerat
I use a water heater blanket and bungy chords...

I use a water heater blanket and bungy chords wrapped around my kettle.

I butchered an old Styrofoam cooler to put on top of the lid to keep heat from escaping through the top. Before I did this I...
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