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Forum: General Chit Chat 02-10-2011, 10:29 PM
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Posted By cenla
I got hit for just under $150 on my credit card,...

I got hit for just under $150 on my credit card, which is small potatoes compared to some. I rarely use my card and recently (jan 20) bought some supplies from Austin Homebrew. I caught the charges...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cenla
kind of dirty can be a good thing, though. as...

kind of dirty can be a good thing, though. as for correct terms:



there you go.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-25-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By cenla
did you mean 1/18? if it's been in the primary...

did you mean 1/18? if it's been in the primary since November then you're okay.

If it's only been seven days then I'd say leave it alone for another week or two. Primary fermentation may be...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2011, 12:33 AM
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Views: 37,357
Posted By cenla
you're in WI, shouldn't you be listening to...

you're in WI, shouldn't you be listening to Michael Felden's "whadda ya know?"
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2011, 12:31 AM
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Views: 37,357
Posted By cenla
you brewing Zima? Gonna smoke some Mistys or...

you brewing Zima? Gonna smoke some Mistys or Virginia Slims?

My playlist:

His Name is Alive.
Down (esp.over the under)
Quicksand.
Pink Floyd
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,811
Posted By cenla
yes, it will work, especially if you do partial...

yes, it will work, especially if you do partial boils and then top off when you pour into the fermenter.

I brew on a barely adequate electric stove and do 4-point-something gallon partial boils. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By cenla
can you get Breiss? their malt extracts are good...

can you get Breiss? their malt extracts are good quality.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By cenla
you can order a variety of sizes of LME through...

you can order a variety of sizes of LME through austinhomebrew or through brewmasters warehouse. austin even allows you to order half pound increments.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By cenla
are you doing an extract brew with steeping...

are you doing an extract brew with steeping grains or is this all grain?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-27-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By cenla
that was the first beer I brewed. Needed to age...

that was the first beer I brewed. Needed to age two weeks before it tasted right. Took longer than that- another week or two- to taste good.

Let it sit. It'll get better.

Also, how...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-14-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By cenla
but then you can never go back. ;) ...

but then you can never go back. ;)

seriously- I like black malt and have used it in multiple recipes. don't overdo it- it's easy to do. 4 to 8 oz. should be plenty for your recipe.
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-14-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By cenla
why go to secondary at all? it's a porter, so...

why go to secondary at all? it's a porter, so clarity isn't important and you're not dry hopping.

I'd say leave it in primary for 3 or 4 weeks. Then bottle and leave it for at least 2, just like...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,105
Posted By cenla
yes. as the body ages we can develop new...

yes. as the body ages we can develop new allergies. Sometimes very abruptly. Ex: poison ivy didn't affect my dad until his mid 50s, when suddenly he got a huge case.

and I am not a doctor. Just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,861
Posted By cenla
that's awesome! good job!

that's awesome! good job!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-12-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,861
Posted By cenla
I'm in central louisiana and do the same thing. ...

I'm in central louisiana and do the same thing. I pitched at 88 degrees for my most recent brew and its my 6th batch. I suspect it will be just fine.

The catch is that I cooled the wort down to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-11-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,174
Posted By cenla
I'm a fan of HP Lovecraft so I name all my...

I'm a fan of HP Lovecraft so I name all my recipes after creatures from his pantheon:

Ex: Cthulhu Stout, Dagon Baltic Porter, Yog Sothoth Ale, Alhazred Ale.

It's just plain fun to try and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By cenla
I haven't needed to. In my experience, the...

I haven't needed to. In my experience, the clumping is annoying but not a real problem.

The boil over potential *is* an issue. The only solution I know of is to watch your kettle and stir...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-09-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,096
Posted By cenla
yep. I used to get funny looks buying beer at...

yep. I used to get funny looks buying beer at 7am when I got off the night shift, but I always figured it was the equivalent of 7pm.

enjoy your beer. and encourage the girlfriend to pull a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By cenla
LME is easier to pour, contains less fementables,...

LME is easier to pour, contains less fementables, and costs less. DME contains more fermentables, costs more, and pouring can be a little tricky because it gets sticky when exposed to any humidity. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By cenla
+1. Live it, love it, drink it.

+1. Live it, love it, drink it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By cenla
autosiphon + bottling bucket = relatively...

autosiphon + bottling bucket = relatively painless bottling day, for me anyway.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,526
Posted By cenla
+1. A man after my own heart. yep. ...

+1. A man after my own heart.



yep.



Nope. Try it and report back. I'll be glad to receive and review sample bottles for you. :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-19-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By cenla
you can use a 5 gallon carboy as your primary...

you can use a 5 gallon carboy as your primary fermentor for 5 gallon batches BUT...

you'll have to use a blow off tube and risk it getting clogged and exploding. From what I've read, most folks...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,625
Posted By cenla
+1. I've had nothing but bad results with stubby...

+1. I've had nothing but bad results with stubby bottles. All mine came from Abita and Heinekin, and all were pry offs. I didn't break any- they didn't seal right.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,824
Posted By cenla
Sprecher's Black Bavarian and New Glarus' Spotted...

Sprecher's Black Bavarian and New Glarus' Spotted Cow.

Can't get either where I am now and I miss them.
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