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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2011, 07:25 PM
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Posted By tranceamerica
Yes, I'm using the term "beer" kinda loosly here....

Yes, I'm using the term "beer" kinda loosly here. Let's say, fermented grain beverage.

Sake would work. I was thinking Sorghum might taste more like "beer"?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By tranceamerica
brewing in the 3rd world...

Hey, I've been chatting online with a guy who is in Mali with the Peace Corps. He's been brewing some mango wine with some success, but is interested in brewing beer. Of course, they don't have...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By tranceamerica
Rockin. :ban: Thank you!!

Rockin. :ban: Thank you!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By tranceamerica
aluminum pot as bottling bucket?

Ok, I recently made two 6 gallon batches of beer in 6.5 gallon carboys. I now need to bottle both of these batches. Unfortunately, the only thing I have that is bigger than 6 gallons (to use as a...
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By tranceamerica
shoot I was afraid of that. the good news is...

shoot I was afraid of that.

the good news is - can buy that barley crusher :ban: and buy in bulk
Forum: Introductions 06-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By tranceamerica
Moving to Ithaca NY

Hi all - I'm a fairly experienced AG brewer in Seattle WA - moving in a couple of weeks to Ithaca, NY. Anyone here live in Ithaca? Mostly, I could use some advice about where to buy supplies in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-02-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,808
Posted By tranceamerica
thanks for all the good replies. I hadn't thought...

thanks for all the good replies. I hadn't thought about the heat that would be generated from a larger ferment. How do larger breweries keep that problem under control?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-31-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,808
Posted By tranceamerica
50 gallon system?

OK, I'll admit, I've been fantasizing lately - been looking at these 55 gallon brewpots:
...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-29-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By tranceamerica
beer smith boil versus aroma hops

OK, noted that in brew smith I can tell it that the hops are "boil" versus "aroma". If I'm adding hops at 5 min - they are obviously aroma hops, but are *also* being boiled for 5 minutes. If I tell...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 11-20-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 52,889
Posted By tranceamerica
I'm drinking a version of this right now. OK, I...

I'm drinking a version of this right now. OK, I used nottingham yeast,and can't remember the hops off the top of my head. I'm enjoying it, but it is a summer beer and so not really...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-20-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,591
Posted By tranceamerica
your new name is "FIREBALL" woo hoo I was...

your new name is "FIREBALL" woo hoo I was laughing my a$$ off.
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-20-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By tranceamerica
LOL, can't get the temp probe into my carboy!

LOL, can't get the temp probe into my carboy!
Forum: Extract Brewing 07-20-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By tranceamerica
first time with wort chiller - no fermentation at 24 hours??

Ok, I've been brewing for a long time, but have never used a wort chiller. I built one for myself, and used it this weekend for an extract batch. It was AWESOME, the wort cooled to 85 deg in about 15...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By tranceamerica
HMM>..that might be my issue, i've been lazy...

HMM>..that might be my issue, i've been lazy about this lately. I'll try some finings (I have irish moss, might as well use it) and be sure to vorlauf like crazy next time...

actually, the last...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By tranceamerica
no to irish moss/whirlfloc in the boil....

no to irish moss/whirlfloc in the boil. fermentation is plently long, I leave it 4 weeks usually in the primary. I've done many many batches this way without haze, but suddenly, having trouble...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,646
Posted By tranceamerica
a similar thing happened to me - my "stout"...

a similar thing happened to me - my "stout" turned out light brown rather than black. it was obvious to me that one of the grains got tossed in without being cracked. oddly enough, it was an...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By tranceamerica
hazy beers?

Ok, I've had 3 batches that are hazy, not clearing. It isn't chill haze, because it's hazy warm or cold. It does not affect the flavor, at least that I can tell.

1) EdWorts Rye IPA
2) EdWorts...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-16-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 75,511
Posted By tranceamerica
brewed this about a month ago, just got around to...

brewed this about a month ago, just got around to bottling it, and can't wait to try the result. in typical tranceamerica fashion, I didn't do the exact recipe, but used nugget hops (don't ask...)...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By tranceamerica
the other day I bottle a beer from my 6.5 gallon...

the other day I bottle a beer from my 6.5 gallon primary into a 5 gallon bottling carboy. it wouldn't all fit - about 1/2 gallon left. I just dumped part of the remaining into a champagne bottle with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 190,196
Posted By tranceamerica
all of my screw ups include breaking the glass...

all of my screw ups include breaking the glass carboy - but only one ruined batch. this last week, broke 2 carboys - 1 by just lightly knocking two (empty) ones together...the other with too hot...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By tranceamerica
well, I'm in a minority around here...but I don't...

well, I'm in a minority around here...but I don't use a hydrometer. my method is to primary for 4 - 6 weeks, and RDWHAHB, and bottle it at that point. I end up with "good homebrew" but certainly not...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,566
Posted By tranceamerica
I pretty much only use white table sugar for...

I pretty much only use white table sugar for priming. it's cheaper, doesn't make a difference in the result.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By tranceamerica
awww, you make me feel all warm and fuzzy - I...

awww, you make me feel all warm and fuzzy - I love homebrew!
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 06-16-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 75,511
Posted By tranceamerica
brewed this about a month ago, just got around to...

brewed this about a month ago, just got around to bottling it, and can't wait to try the result. in typical tranceamerica fashion, I didn't do the exact recipe, but used nugget hops (don't ask...)...
Forum: American Ale 06-16-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 677,180
Posted By tranceamerica
making this one tonight - 3rd time - and I think...

making this one tonight - 3rd time - and I think it's the "Haus Favorite". Thanks Ed! =)

PS: the LAST time I made it, my LHBS didn't have Crystal 10L, so I used Crystal 80L, which resulted in an...
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