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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-28-2014, 01:38 PM
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CIDER BABY!! back story: I kicked my keg...

CIDER BABY!!

back story:
I kicked my keg of cider a while ago and have wanted some ever since, but I've got three items going in the kitchen right now so the wife said no. I found a wine bottle...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-26-2014, 03:50 PM
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Views: 175,570
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dune buggy

dune buggy
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2014, 03:07 PM
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in shortly before the end, woohoo not the last!

in shortly before the end, woohoo not the last!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,310
Views: 245,187
Posted By SPR-GRN
I have done absolutely nothing for beer today,...

I have done absolutely nothing for beer today, I'd better go contemplate my choices over a pint or two.. or three... ah who am I kidding, over a corney keg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 84,533
Posted By SPR-GRN
Got some skeeter pee in primary (first batch...

Got some skeeter pee in primary (first batch ever)
still have a white and a red in secondary... because I'm lazy (and don't have enough empty bottles)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 26,659
Posted By SPR-GRN
Bringing my son to his first town fair :D He...

Bringing my son to his first town fair :D

He was born on August 3rd, so I get to experience a lot of "firsts" with him.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-21-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17,807
Views: 175,570
Posted By SPR-GRN
Scientific Method

Scientific Method
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,310
Views: 245,187
Posted By SPR-GRN
oh jeeze.. I bottled a cabernet franc, kicked my...

oh jeeze.. I bottled a cabernet franc, kicked my cider, and out a big ole dent in my pale ale; which will be kicked sooner rather than later :-)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 423,845
Posted By SPR-GRN
When you've been kegging exclusively for a year,...

When you've been kegging exclusively for a year, but refuse to get rid of 120 of your de-labelled bottles "just in case" you need to bottle a couple batches.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 423,845
Posted By SPR-GRN
I went all grain a while ago, biggest "cost...

I went all grain a while ago, biggest "cost savings" I've noticed so far, also buying mlat in bulk through group buys; although the buy-in can be a bit much, it's worth it... I put "cost savings" in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15,376
Views: 541,194
Posted By SPR-GRN
For once the wife and I are "taking it easy" this...

For once the wife and I are "taking it easy" this weekend; that means I get to bottle a batch of wine, make a batch of cider, and finish the keezer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,943
Posted By SPR-GRN
I've been rocking a beard since February,...

I've been rocking a beard since February, although I am shaving it for my wife on her birthday in August ;) whether I decide to grow another or not depends on how lazy I am - if I don't shave for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
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Yeah I've got the space to do it so I'm going to...

Yeah I've got the space to do it so I'm going to do it - I was doing 5 & 6 gallon All Grain batches in my Brooklyn NY apartment which was basically a shoe box with super low ceilings, hence my vote...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By SPR-GRN
in order of cheapness (from my experience, prices...

in order of cheapness (from my experience, prices include shipping)

local group buys, by far the cheapest - I recently paid $0.80/lb for base malt and $0.94/lb for specialty malt

LHBS - I once...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By SPR-GRN
CO2 tank can stay in the fridge with the kegs. ...

CO2 tank can stay in the fridge with the kegs.

If it's a steel tank you may want to take some precaution with regards to the bottom of it to keep it from rusting. I have my 5lb tank sitting on an...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By SPR-GRN
should do the job - most people use a 2x...

should do the job - most people use a 2x multiplier when determining boil vessel size (ie. 5gal finished = 10gal pot, 10gal finished = 20gal pot) but it can be done with less - I have an 8 gallon for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By SPR-GRN
bigger pot so you can do AG. Let me start by...

bigger pot so you can do AG.
Let me start by explaining where I started...
Stage 1: partial mash & partial boil on stove top
5 gal SS pot ($20 at Amazon)
immersion chiller
6.5 gal primary bucket...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By SPR-GRN
Prices vary significantly... I'm in CT, I just...

Prices vary significantly... I'm in CT, I just scored a ball lock with my preferred PRV style (the lever not the pull ring) for $40 off of CL. Somebody else has a bunch for sale, but he is asking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 84,533
Posted By SPR-GRN
I've got many things in my fermenters, many...

I've got many things in my fermenters, many things..

"its an ale" 9lbs 3oz (mild ale)
"not a chardonnay" white (I've forgotten what it is)
Malbec
Chianti
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By SPR-GRN
as others have stated, you don't need beer gas to...

as others have stated, you don't need beer gas to serve a stout, I run everything through CO2 since I don't have an N2/CO2 gas setup (yet).

However I had an imperial ale somewhere local that was...
Forum: Liquor 05-20-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,059
Posted By SPR-GRN
Although I do enjoy angels envy it's not legally...

Although I do enjoy angels envy it's not legally bourbon as it's aged in port barrels instead of virgin oak barrels.

That stated, the stuff is the bees knees - sweeter and smoother than bourbon...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By SPR-GRN
FWIW: I'm doing 2 bines per rope, 3 ropes for my...

FWIW: I'm doing 2 bines per rope, 3 ropes for my second year stuff - so 6 bines in total per plant.
Forum: Hops Growing 05-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By SPR-GRN
apparently everbilt is the brand, "sisal natural...

apparently everbilt is the brand, "sisal natural twine" is what I'm using; it definitely composts this link is at HD:
...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By SPR-GRN
I know they will climb chain link fence, so I...

I know they will climb chain link fence, so I assume they will also climb chain - mine climb up 3' of bamboo pole before they get to the balers twine, and that stuff is smooth.

The only issue I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By SPR-GRN
A few things that can save you money 1.)...

A few things that can save you money

1.) back-back brewing - when you rack a beer to secondary (or bottle) have another batch ready to go and ferment it on your existing yeast cake the day you...
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