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Forum: General Techniques 03-25-2012, 11:16 PM
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Posted By HickoryMike
Crazy things the LHBS has told me over spring...

Crazy things the LHBS has told me over spring break:

1. Don't place ANYTHING in your bucket, because it will cause microscopic scratches that will ruin your beer.

2. You need to put check...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By HickoryMike
One of the drawbacks of moving to Alaska is that...

One of the drawbacks of moving to Alaska is that Founders isn't on the shelf! They have many great beers.....I would like to add their Red Rye IPA to the list.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2012, 04:40 PM
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Posted By HickoryMike
Youtube is your friend. Search there or search...

Youtube is your friend. Search there or search HBT....there are tons of resources out there.

Use mrmalty.com to determine the size of your starter. Basically, a starter is a small, very simple...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2012, 04:27 PM
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Posted By HickoryMike
Yeast Washing: How big is too big?

I just began harvesting and washing yeast to build up my yeast bank. It has been said that you might not want to harvest yeast from a really big beer.....I'm guessing this is because these yeast are...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By HickoryMike
Saw Old Rasputin here in Anchorage the other day....

Saw Old Rasputin here in Anchorage the other day. Had that beer on nitrogen before....'twas awesome!
Forum: Hops Growing 03-18-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By HickoryMike
Most people that grow hops aren't trying to save...

Most people that grow hops aren't trying to save money....it's just really damn cool.

I'm looking into growing some here in Anchorage just for fun.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By HickoryMike
Tubing is cheap. If you have a hardware store or...

Tubing is cheap. If you have a hardware store or LHBS near by, I would just go get some.

It may be mold, it might not be. The risk probably isn't worth it.
Forum: General Techniques 03-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 28,837
Posted By HickoryMike
Quick disconnects. No question about it.

Quick disconnects. No question about it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,237
Posted By HickoryMike
You don't need an air-tight container.....the...

You don't need an air-tight container.....the bags that the grain come in sure aren't air tight. As long as your grain stays dry, clean, and bug free you'll be fine. I always used big Rubbermaid...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By HickoryMike
I'm 99.99999% sure you have corn sugar. Corn...

I'm 99.99999% sure you have corn sugar. Corn sugar is powdery...table sugar is usually granulated.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,990
Posted By HickoryMike
Craig caught a lot of flack for his early videos...

Craig caught a lot of flack for his early videos that focused on "Simple Brewing" which basically meant mixing a can of extract with water and pitching yeast. Many brew snobs (not necassarily a bad...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By HickoryMike
What kind of yeast are you using? It might not...

What kind of yeast are you using? It might not be the best strand for a Saison.

In a recent Wyeast video (put out by Northern Brewer) the speaker stated if you rack onto a yeast cake you're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By HickoryMike
I agree it probably won't make that big of a...

I agree it probably won't make that big of a difference, but if it were me I would go with 2 heavily stirred sparges.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By HickoryMike
I know what you mean. Kegging made the biggest...

I know what you mean. Kegging made the biggest difference for me. Rather than leaving beer in the bottle for 3+ weeks you can carb and de-gas a beer in about a week. I recently started brewing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By HickoryMike
Loved this vid. Many interesting pieces of...

Loved this vid.

Many interesting pieces of info. One thing that jumped out to me was that the best way to oxygenate your wort is a 45 sec violent shaking. Also interesting was that shaking for 5...
Forum: For Sale 06-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By HickoryMike
Everything sold.

Everything sold.
Forum: For Sale 06-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,164
Posted By HickoryMike
Hickory, NC

Hickory, NC
Forum: For Sale 06-02-2011, 04:32 PM
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Views: 1,164
Posted By HickoryMike
Blichmann Top Tier w/ mounted March 809 pump $850

I'm moving to Alaska and am selling off my homebrew stand.

For sale is a Blichmann Top Tier stand with 2 burner tiers and 1 shelf tier. There is also a mounted March 809 pump. The pump is wired...
Forum: For Sale 05-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By HickoryMike
Pots and chiller sold. Looking to sell the stand...

Pots and chiller sold. Looking to sell the stand w/ mounted march pump for $950. Thanks.
Forum: For Sale 05-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By HickoryMike
Blichman Top Tier + HLT & BK (north carolina)

http://hickory.craigslist.org/for/2392246818.html

***I have sold the BK, HLT, Chiller, and hoses. The Top Tier stand w/ mounted march pump and wired receptical are still for sale--$950.***

I'm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,424
Posted By HickoryMike
It seems like Anchorage has a very active...

It seems like Anchorage has a very active homebrew club. It's likely we end up somewhere within driving distance of Anchorage. ABS seems to have decent prices and a reasonable selection (for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,424
Posted By HickoryMike
That's what I was thinking deremer. I'm still...

That's what I was thinking deremer. I'm still afraid that All-grain brewing will be cost-prohibitive unless I can get base grain from a local supplier or brewery.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,424
Posted By HickoryMike
Homebrew Supplies in Alaska?

There is a good chance that my family will be moving to Alaska this summer (somewhere on the road system....Anchorage or possibly Fairbanks). How do you folks in AK get your homebrew supplies? I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,459
Posted By HickoryMike
I am planning to add Makers Mark and oak chips to...

I am planning to add Makers Mark and oak chips to the secondary without any pre-soaking....I am stealing the recipe to a bourbon barrel porter from NB where they recommended this method.

Should I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By HickoryMike
I wouldn't consider the mouth on keggles to be...

I wouldn't consider the mouth on keggles to be wide....I think they're just right. I'm currently using 20g megapots that are 21" across, now that's wide. 22% boiloff FTW.

I used keggles for a...
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