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Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2013, 02:36 AM
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Posted By FloridaCracker
~12 uses later... UPGRADE

So, sometime ago (IDK, ~8 months?) I built my MLT using this thread. I was/have ben very pleased with it. Espeacially since I haved ~$80 compared to my LHBS. I did use the sink line coil as a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,381
Posted By FloridaCracker
This, my friends, is a widely accepted possible...

This, my friends, is a widely accepted possible method (by archaeologists) of how our modern brewing evolved! I have done research on primitive fermenting, and this matches up to what I've found. (ie...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2012, 02:52 PM
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Views: 2,381
Posted By FloridaCracker
*EDIT* Original post deleted due to computer...

*EDIT*
Original post deleted due to computer glitch causing 2x post.... Sorry.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By FloridaCracker
Thanks guys, Most of the judges were BJCP...

Thanks guys,
Most of the judges were BJCP certified, however there were a couple novices, and I think a couple first timers in there...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By FloridaCracker
Competition Results

This past weekend was a large competition (593 entries). I entered 6 batches. Overall I didn't do amazing, average 28... Here are the results:

#- Category Style- Score- Best Quote- My Response...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-31-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By FloridaCracker
Well, no good news... :( The competition was...

Well, no good news... :(
The competition was this past Saturday and I scored a 22... That's pretty dishearting when you've waited a year on something...
The judge made some good notes that I'd...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-15-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 550,748
Posted By FloridaCracker
Thanks Edmanster, I need to remember to practice...

Thanks Edmanster, I need to remember to practice patience! (I forget 3 weeks bottle minimum)
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 07-14-2012, 02:54 PM
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Views: 550,748
Posted By FloridaCracker
I tested my beer one week after bottling...

I tested my beer one week after bottling (Wednesday) and I don't know if I like it all that much. In the defense of the OP, I DID add 2x the hops on accident. However, it had a pretty strong sulfer...
Forum: Introductions 07-14-2012, 02:12 PM
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Views: 20
Posted By FloridaCracker
Hey Nick, Welcome! Your really gonna enjoy...

Hey Nick,
Welcome! Your really gonna enjoy this hobby! The only thing I can say is that it is a true test of patience. Good luck with the brew and if you have questions about anything there are...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-02-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,871
Posted By FloridaCracker
I ordered 250 a couple months ago and have been...

I ordered 250 a couple months ago and have been very happy with the result... But... I've been cherishing them too much to actually put them on a brew. I drew my logo, scanned it onto the computer,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-02-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By FloridaCracker
Drink away. I seriously doubt there is anything...

Drink away. I seriously doubt there is anything harmful in there.. If it's been in a plastic container that isn't rated 1 (Like PET bottles) then you may have some oxidization which can affect...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-02-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,163
Posted By FloridaCracker
Just a little FYI, marijuana/hops/corn/tomatoes...

Just a little FYI, marijuana/hops/corn/tomatoes do not give off IR heat/thermal image/IR signatures. Now the fact you were heating up your garage probably triggered the IR thermal imaging sensor. As...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 07-02-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By FloridaCracker
Nice label... But I came here to see a labeled...

Nice label... But I came here to see a labeled bear.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-02-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By FloridaCracker
I brewed a scottish ale back in March for a local...

I brewed a scottish ale back in March for a local compititon. I used heather tips as the bittering agent (bought from LHBS). I did HOURS of research to build the recipie, and this was before I...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-26-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2,494
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Posted By FloridaCracker
Ohhh Noooo.... :cross: My Williamette was...

Ohhh Noooo.... :cross:

My Williamette was 7.5%aa and the Saaz was 3.3%aa. The calculators I used averaged it out to be 46.55 IBU.

I geuss it's not a light hybrid.

I will still let you all...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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Posted By FloridaCracker
Help!!

O...M...G... :confused:

After reading edmanster's post I realized something...

I wanted to make a 5 gallon batch from the OP's recipie so I cut it all in half, but I still used 2 oz of...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 994,886
Posted By FloridaCracker
I just wanted to add, that I could NOT find a ss...

I just wanted to add, that I could NOT find a ss fender washer in that size. So I had to buy a $13 bit for my drill press and enlarge another ss fender washer. If it wasn't for that the entire build...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2,761
Views: 994,886
Posted By FloridaCracker
Flyguy, Thanks for the article, put mine...

Flyguy,
Thanks for the article, put mine together last night! I followed your parts list and it all went together very well. I went to Lowes for my project, and the grand total was right at $75....
Forum: Mead Forum 06-25-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By FloridaCracker
Hash, 1) Tampa has a couple brew supply stores...

Hash,
1) Tampa has a couple brew supply stores (Booth's Brewing and Southern Brewing), go to one. Instead of the "balloon method" you can buy the rubber stopper and air lock for less than $3. They...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 550,748
Posted By FloridaCracker
I just brewed this up last night... My first...

I just brewed this up last night... My first all-grain! I modified it a tad, as it was for a five gallon batch. I used 3# Six-row, 3# Two-row, 2# flaked corn, 1oz Saaz, and 1oz Williamette. The OG...
Forum: Brew Science 06-22-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By FloridaCracker
Wow Guys, You really went over my head on...

Wow Guys,

You really went over my head on that one, and I work in a water lab... Again, I think I will stick with spring water. Mostly because it's easy but also because my LHBS doesn't carry...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-21-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By FloridaCracker
Hot is hot... But if it really tastes like...

Hot is hot... But if it really tastes like volitile organic compounds (VOCs) you may have an acetobacter infection. Be sure to get this right though.. If the nail polish taste is from alcohol, then...
Forum: Brew Science 06-21-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By FloridaCracker
Guys, I really appreciate the information! I read...

Guys, I really appreciate the information! I read the info provided and it seems that adding "stuff" to the water to balance creates a large possibility for error. As a result I will just use RO...
Forum: Brew Science 06-20-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By FloridaCracker
Using DI Water

Alright, silly question. Can you use DI water for your brew?

I am currently researching a cream ale for a local comp in August, and all the information I find recommends using soft water. Living...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-20-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 281,251
Posted By FloridaCracker
Thanks! Yeah, the blue glass apparently costs...

Thanks! Yeah, the blue glass apparently costs more money..:( The LHBS sells the cobalt swing tops in liter, 22 oz, and standard. It averages around $50 per case! Maybe one day...
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