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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 03:01 AM
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Posted By alenub
I opened up a couple of bottles around Christmas....

I opened up a couple of bottles around Christmas. The double batch didn't turn out so great, maybe because of the heavy fat content. Ended up smelling OK but tasting quite rancid. Wasn't even...
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Posted By alenub
Sounds good!

Sounds good!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2011, 10:23 AM
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Posted By alenub
Well the experimentation has begun! *rubs hands...

Well the experimentation has begun! *rubs hands together*

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/yev47/stoutkit.jpghttp://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g268/yev47/milo.jpg

What I decided to do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2011, 04:32 AM
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Posted By alenub
Just treat this batch as if you did nothing...

Just treat this batch as if you did nothing wrong. Yeasties don't hold grudges, they'll still do their thing when conditions aren't perfect and you'll end up at the very least with quaffable beer....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2011, 04:23 AM
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Posted By alenub
Seems rather obvious... call it Byter.

Seems rather obvious... call it Byter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2011, 04:13 AM
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Posted By alenub
Here ya go buddy ...

Here ya go buddy

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/preventing-diacetyl-hold-butter-please-70438/
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2011, 04:16 AM
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Posted By alenub
That's one of the worst problems with craft beer...

That's one of the worst problems with craft beer in the states, IMO. Distribution. I used to live in New Orleans, and there would be a handful of places to get really good craft beer... but they'd...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2011, 03:43 AM
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Posted By alenub
So basically this is a survey pitting up arguably...

So basically this is a survey pitting up arguably some of the best craft beers from renowned California micros against top-selling macros. This survey won't give you the results you are looking for....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2011, 03:23 AM
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Posted By alenub
I grew up in St. Tammany parish and I did...

I grew up in St. Tammany parish and I did homebrew without any issues. I didn't concern myself with the technicalities of the law at all. I respected law enforcement enough to trust that they knew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2011, 11:02 PM
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Posted By alenub
I know I've taken you out of context mate, but I...

I know I've taken you out of context mate, but I wanted to highlight those words -- if you want us to give you details on what happened, we need details from you. Be as specific as possible! ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2011, 05:55 AM
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Posted By alenub
At the worst! My missus didn't care for beer...

At the worst! My missus didn't care for beer before we met last year. If she had to drink one for social occasions it was always Pure Blonde. Now that she's had some of my homebrew, she's taken quite...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2011, 01:02 AM
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Posted By alenub
Why would anyone with that much gear ever stop...

Why would anyone with that much gear ever stop brewing in the first place? The only thing a brewer should be getting rid of because it's "in the way" is beer. To his mates. This guy must have had his...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-18-2011, 12:23 AM
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Posted By alenub
Check out this guy's...

Check out this guy's (http://www.kegkits.com/kegerator4.htm) project -- you'll see everything that is involved with building your own.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By alenub
You can't undo oxidation. That's the bad news....

You can't undo oxidation. That's the bad news. The good news is that you'll likely still end up with good beer. RDWHAHB, and get that primary started up with your next batch.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By alenub
Read this...

Read this (http://www.picobrewery.com/askarchive/dms.htm). It should answer your boiling question. As for commerical beers, there are a few books out there containing research on DMS levels in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 01:37 AM
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Posted By alenub
Get friendly with people. When I was into...

Get friendly with people. When I was into winemaking and needed to source fruit, I'd find a vendor in the market or even roadside and start a chat. If they had any fruit too ripe to sell, they'd...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 01:11 AM
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Posted By alenub
The guy's not completely out of his mind. All...

The guy's not completely out of his mind. All that copper in the foreground was meant to grab attention
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 01:07 AM
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Posted By alenub
It takes practice to aim whilst inebriated! ...

It takes practice to aim whilst inebriated!

It should be alright if you've got visible signs. I'd be worried about cell count, but if you're RDWHAHB then you've got a pipeline and should have no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,198
Posted By alenub
Keep in mind most if not all recommendations for...

Keep in mind most if not all recommendations for fermentation timing are under ideal, controlled conditions. Most of us don't have them, so you can safely chuck these recommendations in the bin... we...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By alenub
if all you get is what's shown in the pics, you...

if all you get is what's shown in the pics, you could go out and buy everything new for not much more than that. always be wary of "selling for friend" listings. if you're really keen on what they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,198
Posted By alenub
If your FG is the same over the course of a few...

If your FG is the same over the course of a few days it probably just needs further conditioning, in which case the secondary would come in handy but isn't necessary. What yeast did you use, what was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By alenub
Throw away the idea of "timeline" when...

Throw away the idea of "timeline" when fermenting. A porter with with that OG is not going to be done when you want it to be. Depending on temperature, starter, etc. it could be done with primary in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By alenub
http://bex.hopto.org/~ryan/tmp/pilsner_urkel.jpg

http://bex.hopto.org/~ryan/tmp/pilsner_urkel.jpg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By alenub
What have you been using as a primary?

What have you been using as a primary?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2011, 02:38 AM
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Posted By alenub
You can't tell without opening a bottle. Just be...

You can't tell without opening a bottle. Just be patient, put them away out of sight and forget about them for at least 3 weeks. If you don't have a pipeline started yet to hold you off in the...
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