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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-26-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By kicary
Buttered Popcorn Flavor???

Holy buttered popcorn batman!! I have brewed 3 all-grain recipes in the last 3 months, and ALL of them have this "off flavor" of buttered popcorn.

Now, the lager I tried to make, I froze by...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By kicary
WHOA there buddy. Stop with the...

WHOA there buddy. Stop with the scrub-a-dub-dubbing, that's bad for the bucket. Scratches, scrapes, cuts etc will allow for contaminates to settle in there and start breeding some nasty, nasty...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2012, 12:59 PM
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Views: 427,933
Posted By kicary
Well....there you go! I never knew people brewed...

Well....there you go! I never knew people brewed in batches smaller than 5 gallons. I was introduced to this craft doing 5 gallons at a time. I love having 2 cases of beer when I am finished.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,928
Posted By kicary
you do realize that the definition of insanity is...

you do realize that the definition of insanity is repeatedly doing the same actions and expecting different results. Sometimes, the best way to solve an issue is to clear the desk and start over....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,014
Posted By kicary
LMAO this has got to be the funniest thread I...

LMAO this has got to be the funniest thread I have read here!!! OMG my side hurts!! My wife gives me "beano" when I toss back a few of my home brews. There are some nights where I could blow the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,173
Posted By kicary
There is a very large difference between "cheap"...

There is a very large difference between "cheap" and "inexpensive". Learn it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By kicary
Save the placenta and use it for dry-hopping on...

Save the placenta and use it for dry-hopping on your 2nd racking. Mmmmmmm good! :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-22-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By kicary
Today at 2:17am there was a disturbance in the...

Today at 2:17am there was a disturbance in the force..now I know what it was. I could hear the sounds of wailing, cursing and taps in the wee hours of the morning. R I P beer, you will be sorely...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,102
Posted By kicary
HA HA HA...dude I have found myself in the same...

HA HA HA...dude I have found myself in the same boat. My father introduced me to Pilsner Urquell when I was 21 and I never looked back. I have always enjoyed the darker beers and Pilsner Urquell. My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-21-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By kicary
Throwing away beer because it does not look right...

Throwing away beer because it does not look right is paramount to alcohol abuse :) Just chill and let the ber do what it is gonna do. Darken, lighten...whatever. If the beer tastes good, then drink...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,448
Posted By kicary
demystifying alcohol seems to be the best way to...

demystifying alcohol seems to be the best way to go. Education can lessen the draw and attraction to your beer better than any lock can. I educate my son about alcohol (he is 7) and include him in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By kicary
Shelf Life?

Is there a shelf life on beer?? Is it longer or shorter if it is bottled or kegged?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,430
Posted By kicary
Have you tried tinted polyurethane?

Have you tried tinted polyurethane?
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 05-04-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By kicary
sweet, Cary represents!!!! :) Ill post here next...

sweet, Cary represents!!!! :) Ill post here next time we get together to brew a batch.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By kicary
I used the amount of priming sugar that came with...

I used the amount of priming sugar that came with the kit...I am not too sure about the amount but it has never given me results like this before when I bottled the beer.

The portable Co2 charger...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-26-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By kicary
Keg Beer coming out at Mach-1

Holy Mount Saint Hellens batman!!! So here is the scoop:

1. I fermented mt Dunkelweizen for ~3 weeks.
2. Then I transferred the beer into a 5 gal keg with priming sugar for carbonation
3. It...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-22-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By kicary
Sugar Do's and Dont's

When I am priming my beer for carbonation, I want to experiment with using different sugars. Does anyone know where I can get a conversion table for this process for the varied sugars out there?...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 04-22-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By kicary
Cary Brewers

Any brewers in the Cary area that get together and brew, drink, gather .....you know the drill? I brew every other Sunday and would be interested in meeting other brewers in the area.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-22-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By kicary
UPDATE: We are on day 7 of batch #3 of the...

UPDATE: We are on day 7 of batch #3 of the Dunkelweizen. The fermentation process has slowed to a crawl...getting some bubbles in my airlock every 20 min or so. It has been sitting in a water bath,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By kicary
Thank everyone...I appreciate the insight. I have...

Thank everyone...I appreciate the insight. I have been brewing kits for a while now and was just thinking that maybe I would start to venture out a little and try to get creative with alcohol %'s and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By kicary
WOW, I would have never thought to do all that....

WOW, I would have never thought to do all that. Great advice..thanks!!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By kicary
Thank You very much for the explanation. I...

Thank You very much for the explanation. I appreciate it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By kicary
Co2 question

I don't want to sound completely stupid :drunk: but....are there different qualities of Co2 or is Co2 just plain Co2? I am just thinking about the 5lb canisters of Co2 vs. the smaller 16/18g Co2...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By kicary
The tubing I have is 3/16" and my fridge is...

The tubing I have is 3/16" and my fridge is chilled to a nice 36F. If I go lower on the temp will this affect the life of the beer?? I have a pic-nic/party tap and until I can afford one of the nice...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By kicary
You guys are AWESOME!! Thanks for all the great...

You guys are AWESOME!! Thanks for all the great advice and tips. When I get the "hang" of this kegging process I will buy into a 5lb Co2 canister and roll that way. All I can find here in the way of...
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