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Forum: Label Display & Discussion 10-24-2013, 10:42 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
They sent you an email to activate your...

They sent you an email to activate your subscription - just forward that email to your other computer(s) and click the link. I sent mine to work to mess with the program there...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,693
Posted By mcmillb1
Cheers! :mug: This beer was great once it...

Cheers! :mug:

This beer was great once it mellowed in the bottle for a good month.

This year, I've brewed version 2.0 looking to increase the ABV%:

11.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
2.00 lb...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-10-2013, 03:33 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Christmas Ale - Increasing Alcohol?

Any advice on the best way to kick up the alcohol for an extra punch on my Christmas Ale?

Here's the recipe I went with last year:

10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
1.00 lb Crystal Malt - 80L...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-15-2013, 09:02 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Had an amazing time at my first beer festival! ...

Had an amazing time at my first beer festival! Friendly people and great beer!

The best bit?

My buddy and I struck up a conversation with a California brewer who know a lot of other brewers...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-08-2013, 06:33 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
I've never been to this, but am excited. ...

I've never been to this, but am excited.

Any ideas of what to expect?

Time: Starts at 630 (VIP) / 730 - is there a set "end" time or just whenever people leave?

Food: They've got to have...
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-07-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 44
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Posted By mcmillb1
I smell an interesting story.... :D

I smell an interesting story.... :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,693
Posted By mcmillb1
I cracked one of these open over the weekend...

I cracked one of these open over the weekend (they are supposed to be "ready" in mid-December, but, had been in the bottle for five weeks when I tried it).

I am hoping the spices just need to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-21-2012, 12:04 AM
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Posted By mcmillb1
This looks awesome. I brewed a bourbon...

This looks awesome.

I brewed a bourbon barrel porter (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/bourbon-barrel-porter-all-grain-kit.html) earlier this year with my dad:

We soaked the bourbon chips in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By mcmillb1
Just stumbled upon this - did you ever brew this?...

Just stumbled upon this - did you ever brew this? If so, thoughts?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 182,661
Posted By mcmillb1
What if you bought some magnets, printed off some...

What if you bought some magnets, printed off some nice labels, then taped them to your magnet, the slapped them on your taps (which I assume are metal, right?)?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-23-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,693
Posted By mcmillb1
Brew day!!!! :mug:

Brew day!!!! :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Views: 1,054
Posted By mcmillb1
What kind of temperatures does an electric...

What kind of temperatures does an electric blanket get up to, and, what would that translate to in a plastic bucket fermenter? What about a heating pad or an electric aquarium option?

Just...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By mcmillb1
I used Wyeast 3726 farmhouse ale yeast. ...

I used Wyeast 3726 farmhouse ale yeast.

The Temperature Range for this one was 70 - 95 degrees. I was storing in my hot garage (liquid temps were only running in the high 70's) during hot...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By mcmillb1
Yeah, I've been keeping it as warm as possible,...

Yeah, I've been keeping it as warm as possible, though, I can only get into the mid-high 70s.

With temperatures dropping in Ohio of late, I've even stashed my bucket under a low hanging flood...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-18-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By mcmillb1
Saison fermentation time

I brewed my highest gravity all grain beer last Sunday (Christmas Saison, OG 1.072, just my third all grain to date), and vigorous bubbling started within twelve hours.

It's been bubbling away...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
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Maybe I was doing it incorrectly, but, I...

Maybe I was doing it incorrectly, but, I attempted to use milk the last go around, and only made it six bottles in before I wanted to kill myself.

Every label was curling like crazy after either a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-15-2012, 02:51 AM
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Views: 694
Posted By mcmillb1
Bottle Priming Help - Saison de Noel

I have a Saison de Noel (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/saison-de-noel-limited-edition-all-grain-kit.html) from Northern Brewer currently in Primary, and was curious about bottle priming.
...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-14-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,912
Posted By mcmillb1
What kind of glue stick?

What kind of glue stick?
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 09-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 182,661
Posted By mcmillb1
What kind of glue are you using? This site...

What kind of glue are you using?

This site is great, by the way...looking forward to updates! :mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By mcmillb1
Go here: ...

Go here: http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/category/spentgrainchef/

The blueberry cobbler with ice cream was fantastic, and the veggie burgers were hands down the best I'd ever eaten - even if...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-31-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 77,597
Posted By mcmillb1
I've seen that this is an age old question - to...

I've seen that this is an age old question - to secondary or not to secondary.

I've done four batches on my own, and racked each one to a secondary carboy - only one have I added extra goodies...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,693
Posted By mcmillb1
:rockin: Rock and roll. Let me know how it...

:rockin:

Rock and roll. Let me know how it turns out!

Also, I've upped my brewing schedule based on feed back from this thread and this GLBC Christmas Ale...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-28-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,693
Posted By mcmillb1
Any advice as to a time-frame on this one, by...

Any advice as to a time-frame on this one, by chance?

Here's what I was thinking:

Oct 27 - Brew Day + Into Primary
Nov 10 - Rack to Secondary
Nov 24 - Bottle

They should be "technically"...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-28-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 77,597
Posted By mcmillb1
Are you recommending over 3 months in total? (All...

Are you recommending over 3 months in total? (All of Sept + Oct + Nov + into December)?

I'm still fairly new to brewing, but, I've been using the following schedule (and planned to do so for the...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-27-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 77,597
Posted By mcmillb1
I was thinking of using a micro-plane and grating...

I was thinking of using a micro-plane and grating them into the kettle...any thoughts for / against this method? I know it'll turn the ginger into more of a liquid-pulp, for sure....that should be a...
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