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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By fretsforlife
Just hit up Arcet and did an exchange. I wasn't...

Just hit up Arcet and did an exchange. I wasn't crazy about giving up my shiny tank, but there isn't a single place around here that fills them, not even the paint ball shops (they don't have the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By fretsforlife
where can i fill a CO2 tank in Christiansburg VA?!

Hey guys, I've been calling just about every welder in town with no luck. I live in the Christiansburg area of Virginia and am starting to think I am the only one in the area with a keggerator. Does...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,931
Posted By fretsforlife
They do make $100+ thermometers that many swear...

They do make $100+ thermometers that many swear by, I however, don't have the cash. What I do to combat the problem is use 2 long stem thermometers and two floating candy thermometers. Yup that's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-29-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By fretsforlife
I haven't experimented much with peel, but the...

I haven't experimented much with peel, but the couple recipes that did call for it, called for just the zest. I found that it provided an added level of overall bitterness rather than the taste of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-29-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By fretsforlife
I generally like to wait around 4 weeks on an IPA...

I generally like to wait around 4 weeks on an IPA but in your situation, I'd make an exception. You could just bottle/keg it at the 3 week mark, or somewhere close. You're still gonna end up with a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By fretsforlife
This will be cool to see. Personally, i'd leave...

This will be cool to see. Personally, i'd leave out the text. I was never a big fan of text in tattoos, but that's just me. I think your idea alone would speak for itself. Still, a badass idea...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,306
Posted By fretsforlife
Pisses you off doesn't it? Sorry to hear about...

Pisses you off doesn't it? Sorry to hear about that man, i hope you were at least able to get the wort out like i was. I could never bring myself to buy another one. I just boil in a pot and then use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,883
Posted By fretsforlife
You mean, an infection in your beer right? Just...

You mean, an infection in your beer right? Just curious. :-)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By fretsforlife
If the wwwort of irish red, doesn't take off,...

If the wwwort of irish red, doesn't take off, then i'll make bread. Three weeks it bubbles then I rack, beer is done agaaiiiiinnnn!

Love me some Megadeth!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-26-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By fretsforlife
8 people?! Was it a silo of beer? Where are you...

8 people?! Was it a silo of beer? Where are you reading this?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By fretsforlife
I use a tower on my keggerator and installed a...

I use a tower on my keggerator and installed a fan that blows cold air from the bottom up into the tower through a tube. Even still, that first pint of the session foams a bit more than the rest, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By fretsforlife
Just make sure you give your taste buds a rest...

Just make sure you give your taste buds a rest after the Ruinnation, you're gonna want to give that smoked porter your undivided attention. You're in for a real treat!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By fretsforlife
When I used to live in Marietta, I'd go in there...

When I used to live in Marietta, I'd go in there all the time for my supplies. Those guys run a pretty tight ship. I really like the fact that they don't charge extra to mill your grain like some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,250
Posted By fretsforlife
Damn! Last summer I brewed for a wedding and...

Damn! Last summer I brewed for a wedding and bought 5 ball locks from a guy for a hundred bucks. I couldn't imagine paying $125 for a brand new one. I hope 9 cornies total is enough to hold me off.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-16-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By fretsforlife
Hey, good luck with that, I hope you get some...

Hey, good luck with that, I hope you get some decent beer from it. I did 3 Mr.Beers before buying a home brew kit. One of them was decebt, the other 2 were awful. Mr. Beer is great to start with, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By fretsforlife
Damn that Apfelwein, gets ya every time!

Damn that Apfelwein, gets ya every time!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,467
Posted By fretsforlife
Hahah! "I'm like, I fu**ing got no dukes." ...

Hahah! "I'm like, I fu**ing got no dukes."
-goat
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-01-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By fretsforlife
Damn, that looks like enough for 10 batches!...

Damn, that looks like enough for 10 batches! What's the story behind it?

Edit: well now that I think about it, maybe not. They are spent hops afterall so they arnt as compact. But even still, ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By fretsforlife
Hey man, I'm not calling you old, but I've never...

Hey man, I'm not calling you old, but I've never heard of a 53 year old dude, just becoming an alcoholic out of the blue. Usually that takes years of practice. I remember having a non-stop buzz for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fretsforlife
Phew... the buyer's remorse was killing me

Phew... the buyer's remorse was killing me
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fretsforlife
I'm going to test it tonight, if its oaky enough,...

I'm going to test it tonight, if its oaky enough, i'll keg it. Im excited to do the comparison too except it really isn't the same brew when it all boils down (no pun intended). It was a ten gallon...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fretsforlife
Wow, I paid $127.00 (shipped) for that exact...

Wow, I paid $127.00 (shipped) for that exact barrel and thought I got a great deal. Good find!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By fretsforlife
I just got a 5 gallon barrel from oakbarrelsltd...

I just got a 5 gallon barrel from oakbarrelsltd (the one with the tap).

I swelled it with water for about a day and a half, and the water taste alone reminded me of jack daniele's. I drained it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By fretsforlife
This is really great man! I built a twin tap...

This is really great man! I built a twin tap tower keggerator and someday plan to go this route.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-12-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,161
Posted By fretsforlife
By the way, you have got to be the most...

By the way, you have got to be the most determined home brewer I've ever heard of. If I brewed 10 consecutive batches that I had to dump, I would have set all my gear on fire long ago. Maybe even my...
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