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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2009, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Hey everyone! I recently made the move to 5...

Hey everyone!

I recently made the move to 5 gallon extract brews (made 6 so far), but I had some leftover cans of Mr. Beer so I decided to use them. I made a batch of Blarney Stone Irish Stout...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-27-2009, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I had to order dextrose the first time I needed...

I had to order dextrose the first time I needed it because of a lack of LHBS in my hometown. But I did somem checking and found a health food store that carries it in 2 lb bags for $5.00, and they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-20-2009, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Haven't posted in awhile, as I have been trying...

Haven't posted in awhile, as I have been trying out the official Mr. Beer recipes for awhile, trying to reach my wit's end with Mr. Beer. Mission accomplished!

But let me say first that the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2009, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Great! That is good because losing 20+ bottles...

Great! That is good because losing 20+ bottles of beer would have been disappointing.

Hey Llama,

The wife FINALLY made a positive comment about the whole Mr. Beer hobby I have gotten into. We...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2009, 02:24 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
I meant to say "taste" department, not "tase" ...

I meant to say "taste" department, not "tase"

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2009, 02:23 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Thanks llama. Well let me give a bit more...

Thanks llama.

Well let me give a bit more info. They have been bottled for 9 days, and a few of them, maybe 2-3 of them were pop top style. I JUST checked a few of them, and there has been none...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-10-2009, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
CRISIS! Okay, I admit - I made a rash...

CRISIS!

Okay, I admit - I made a rash decision, or at least one without thinking beforehand. I thought it would be a genius idea to drink store bought beer in order to collect bottles. The...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-01-2009, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I am not 100% sure about the details, but can't...

I am not 100% sure about the details, but can't you "cold condition" inside the fridge?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I just noticed that Pogo uses 1/2 tsp for 12 oz...

I just noticed that Pogo uses 1/2 tsp for 12 oz bottles. I should have reread that post.

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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-29-2009, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Hey Thumper, I'm sure this is already on...

Hey Thumper,

I'm sure this is already on this thread somewhere, but for the sake of getting a quicker answer, here goes.

2.5 tsp of table sugar is what Mr. Beer recommends for their 1 liter PET...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2009, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I may go an extra week, but to be honest, I am...

I may go an extra week, but to be honest, I am wanting to free up the fermenter for another, better batch... I definitely plan to leave it in the bottles for at least 3 weeks, and then maybe try 1-2...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2009, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I was thinking two weeks, but ultimately I will...

I was thinking two weeks, but ultimately I will bottle when I see that fermentation has stopped, based on what I see or don't see floating on top.

It was kind of exciting to see that much...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2009, 02:37 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Made a batch of Voodoo Magic, which called for...

Made a batch of Voodoo Magic, which called for one can of LME, one of UME, and one cup of light brown sugar. Used LHBS-bought yeast packet, which was noticeably more than the Mr. Beer packet. After...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2009, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Pogo, The Montgomery Brew Pub is an awesome...

Pogo,

The Montgomery Brew Pub is an awesome restuarant and bar, and their homemade brews are quite good. They really have honed in on their trade since they opened several years ago.

I have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2009, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
So instead of using corn sugar, use DME? I...

So instead of using corn sugar, use DME? I bought some at my RHBS (Remote Home Brew Store...LOL), so I am ready to go with DME.

Will I use the same amount as I would dextrose?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-24-2009, 03:44 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Starting "2 Hellenbock" tomorrow, with...

Starting "2 Hellenbock" tomorrow, with ingredients as follows:

1 can Octoberfest Vienna Lager
1 can Pale Export UME
1 packet Mr. Beer yeast
2 packets Argentine Cascade Hops
2 cups honey
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2009, 03:53 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
I am reading conflicting opinions on what makes a...

I am reading conflicting opinions on what makes a Mr. Beer taste "cidery", so I want to ask the folks I have read a lot (Orfy, Shaffer, Revvy, brauhaus, etc. for advice.

I have purchased 2 lbs. of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-21-2009, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Just got lucky and found corn sugar at a local...

Just got lucky and found corn sugar at a local health store. Saves me the time and shipping costs of ordering via Internet.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Recent recipe purchases: Voodoo Magic 2...

Recent recipe purchases:

Voodoo Magic
2 Hellenbock

Anyone have any experience with these? Based on the ingredients, they look pretty darn good.

Question: Are there support groups for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Gotcha. I used corn sugar when priming the...

Gotcha. I used corn sugar when priming the bottles for my last batch, and I am hoping it will take some of the cidery taste out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
mambitigre, I am a bit of a n00b, but even...

mambitigre,

I am a bit of a n00b, but even so, I would suggest taking the 2 1/2 teaspoons per 1 litre bottle, multiplying by 8 bottles, and using that amount to prime your fermenter before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-20-2009, 02:12 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Well when me and my buddy served our 1st batch...

Well when me and my buddy served our 1st batch (WCPA), one person made the comment that it was a bit cloudy and had some sediment in one some of the 1 liter bottles, so I thought secondary? Anyway,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-19-2009, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
I would like to use a secondary fermenter like I...

I would like to use a secondary fermenter like I have read about on this forum, but I have a few questions:

1) If I am fermenting in the Mr. Beer fermenter, what should I use as a secondary?
2)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-18-2009, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Irishman78
Me and my buddy's first batch, the WCPA,...

Me and my buddy's first batch, the WCPA, definitely had a somewhat cidery, low carbonated, "champagne" quality that was described earlier, but my outlook on that batch was optimistic. From what I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-17-2009, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Irishman78
Well the good thing about the Internet is that...

Well the good thing about the Internet is that it's available no matter where you live, as unfortunately, Montgomery, while decent in size and a capital city, does not have a LHBS. Hell we have only...
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