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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2011, 01:51 PM
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Posted By RickWG
two in san diego

one is down at about the I8 I5 intersection.
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It has great selection of yeast, grains, hops, gear. Knowledgeable staff, Fresh ingredients...great place.

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It's a, or was, a brewery and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2011, 02:55 PM
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Posted By RickWG
Hoegarden (sp) I think it tasted like gasoline...

Hoegarden (sp) I think it tasted like gasoline mixed with spices. Hated and couldn't finish a bottle let alone a six pack. My father in law came to visit and drank it down like it was going out of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By RickWG
don't see a splitter in the pic just a keezer...

don't see a splitter in the pic just a keezer conversion kit. O now I see it. two y splitters it looks like.
www.beveragefactory.com has some stuff and I go there often. Right down the street from...
Forum: General Techniques 06-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By RickWG
take it to the local stainless steel welder down...

take it to the local stainless steel welder down the street with your stainless ball valve and have him do both for 20 bucks. Pick it up the next day and give him a couple of home brews. He did my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-11-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By RickWG
Now I know where all the CL freezers are going....

Now I know where all the CL freezers are going. Didn't think I had that much competition here in San Diego. :(
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By RickWG
do you guys keg in the dark? I've never needed a...

do you guys keg in the dark? I've never needed a flashlight to keg.
Do you have to clean out the gas line after the blowback?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,412
Posted By RickWG
Sure it's not CA?

Sure it's not CA?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,412
Posted By RickWG
I guess the place next to the inlaws is a shop...

I guess the place next to the inlaws is a shop rite or something like that. Attached to the left side of it is a booze store. Father in law calls it a packy or something. Not up on the NJ slang.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,412
Posted By RickWG
OK. I admit it. CA has some Ewwww places that I...

OK. I admit it. CA has some Ewwww places that I wouldn't want to walk in in the daytime let alone at night.
Back on topic.


Favorite Wings at hooters: Parmasean garlic wings.
Favorite beer at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,412
Posted By RickWG
They called it a package store or something. Wife...

They called it a package store or something. Wife is from Kearny, kinda right outside Newark. Kearny isn't bad but Newark is like Oakland. ;-)

Don't judge California on Oakland. Really the place...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-10-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By RickWG
5 months. I brewed a wheat and forgot about it....

5 months. I brewed a wheat and forgot about it. Opened my brew cabinet and "oh my, what's that?" Kegged it up and it tasted great.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By RickWG
I made a wheat beer last year and then got busy...

I made a wheat beer last year and then got busy and forgot about it in the primary for, eh, now I'm embarrassed, 5 months. Kegged it, it was a little clear for a hefe but damn fine beer.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-10-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By RickWG
I don't ever add an gelatin or clearing agents to...

I don't ever add an gelatin or clearing agents to my kegged brews and after the first glass or so they come out clearer than any other beer I've ever bottled. The scottish that I brewed a while back...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 17,412
Posted By RickWG
I'm from San Diego, California. My wife is from...

I'm from San Diego, California. My wife is from NJ. I've been there to visit the inlaws and seen the place. Crowded, crappy roads, mean drivers, mean people, Toll roads, smelly, dirty..I could go on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By RickWG
Thanks Beerbeque!

Wasn't leaning toward the heli ride as I do get sick in helis but since it was so good I'm gonna get on it. I'll just take bonine or something.
Thanks for the info on the rest of the stuff (and the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By RickWG
Beer things in Kauai around sept 1-9

Title says it all. Since someone asked about Hawaii how about Kauai? My wife and I are going there this sept for our anniversary. Beer related or not just want to get a game plan going.

Any...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,994
Posted By RickWG
I'm thinking a big water bath is a perfect place...

I'm thinking a big water bath is a perfect place for infection to grow.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By RickWG
Thanks for the info on the fridge it really put...

Thanks for the info on the fridge it really put my mind at ease about this project.
I ordered my high pressure line for the connection from my cylinder to the manifold. Soon as I get that done I'm...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By RickWG
Thanks PurpleJeepXJ! I appreciate the help. How...

Thanks PurpleJeepXJ! I appreciate the help. How did you find this out? Are you a Refrigeration guy? Thanks for the info on the diverter fin as well. It took a long time to cool down and when I found...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By RickWG
watermelon wheat. I'm worried about the tartness...

watermelon wheat. I'm worried about the tartness as well.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-29-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By RickWG
correct. The freezer is on the top. On reading...

correct. The freezer is on the top. On reading the manual more closely it says that the condenser coils are either on the back or under the bottom. I'll go look in a minute. It also says that the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By RickWG
Kenmore coldspot #70872990

I have to move my co2 cylinders out of the fridge to make room for another keg. I currently have three kegs in there and a hefe on deck for a fourth. Two co2 cylinders in there as well. I want to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By RickWG
What he said. I primed a keg scottish just now...

What he said. I primed a keg scottish just now and the head was super creamy. The hefe I kegged wasn't as creamy but it might just be the style. I have a ESB that I'm force carbing and I'll let you...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By RickWG
Ugh, 12 ounce bottles. 22 ounce or forget it. I...

Ugh, 12 ounce bottles. 22 ounce or forget it. I usually use a liter fliptop.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By RickWG
Been 12 days and the pressure is right at 20psi....

Been 12 days and the pressure is right at 20psi. Just eyeballed the sugar though and used about half of what an earlier kit gave me. It said 4 oz on the bag so I guess 20 psi is right about there.
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