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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-25-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By smccarter
If you aren't using one yet, you really should...

If you aren't using one yet, you really should get a program like Brew Target, which is free... Use the application to develop your recipes. They really simplify the process.

As for doing a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By smccarter
Very sound advice. I used secondary...

Very sound advice.

I used secondary fermenters for a very long time. I think it was strongly suggested in the first book I read. I've since started leaving my beer on the yeast cake for extended...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By smccarter
I think most of us have been there. You might...

I think most of us have been there. You might try looking for a blow-off cap. It's what I use and it works very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5BmbV6pC0
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 101,917
Posted By smccarter
Hate to do this... but... The dog is very...

Hate to do this... but...

The dog is very awesome, but the boobs are really nice. I must say.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 101,917
Posted By smccarter
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Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2014, 01:41 AM
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Views: 101,917
Posted By smccarter
Puppies are better than beer..... Just my...

Puppies are better than beer.....

Just my opinion.
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-22-2014, 01:38 AM
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Views: 101,917
Posted By smccarter
Really good looking dog.

Really good looking dog.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:36 AM
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Views: 140,180
Posted By smccarter
Pizza

Pizza
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By smccarter
What I would do is jump.....

lol.. Not really....

Take a moment.... settle down and take a deep breath. You're going to be fine.

We're not brewmasters, and we're not dependent on our hobby to make ends meet. We're...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,964
Posted By smccarter
Settle down... Don't jump off of the bridge just yet...

It's not over.

You are still alive and nobody really got hurt!!!!!

Just adjust the next batch. Don't add so much sugar to your bottling bucket.

Or... if you do.. Just cool your bottles to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By smccarter
hee hee... welcome to the NEW America....

Self edit... re-read my post and it sounded a bit harsh.

We brew because it's fun. Nothing more.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By smccarter
blah blah blah... yadah yadah yadah.... The...

blah blah blah... yadah yadah yadah....

The most important thing is that you had a great brew day. Congratulations is all I have to say. Keep up the good work and keep enjoying your hobby. All...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 66,440
Posted By smccarter
+5 gal American rye ale.. =21,506

+5 gal American rye ale..

=21,506
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By smccarter
kegconnection.com -- Good site. Just a...

kegconnection.com -- Good site.

Just a piece of advice. If you're not really using the deep freezer for what it was intended for, buy a temp controller, and convert it to a fermentation...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By smccarter
My Spring.... My weekend....

Haven't posted in quite awhile. My wife stated in February that she "wanted a front yard", so....

I completely tilled up the front yard. Then added 41 yards of dirt. I trenced for a drainage...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 232,623
Posted By smccarter
Brewed 5 gallons ordinary bitter. Brewed 5...

Brewed 5 gallons ordinary bitter.
Brewed 5 gallons farmhouse ale.
Kegged 5 gallons ordinary bitter.
kegged 5 gallons wee heavy.

Drank a few beers.
Forum: Georgia HomeBrew Forum 07-20-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By smccarter
Have a place in Blairsville... been to Helen many...

Have a place in Blairsville... been to Helen many times and really enjoy it EXCEPT for Octoberfest. Way too crowded!!!!!! I'd suggest going any time other than Octoberfest. It's a really nice...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By smccarter
I enjoy brewing extract beers from time to time. ...

I enjoy brewing extract beers from time to time. I have a couple of hybrid recipes as well... mash a small grain bill, then add 3.3lb of extract to the brew kettle.

Never say never. Extract...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-20-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By smccarter
I say yes... Yes, you screwed up. ...

I say yes...

Yes, you screwed up.

Lol... just kidding.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,778
Views: 66,440
Posted By smccarter
+5 gal Ordinary Bitter +5 gal farmhouse ale ...

+5 gal Ordinary Bitter
+5 gal farmhouse ale

=21,291
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By smccarter
Finishing the final bottle today. I'm almost sad...

Finishing the final bottle today. I'm almost sad to see this go. It's been a long journey - 13 months. I've had the bottles in the freezer at about 34 degrees for several weeks drinking one or two...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By smccarter
No stinky smell. My issue was that I fermented...

No stinky smell. My issue was that I fermented at too high a temperature. I ended up with fusel over-powering everything. Very harsh. I had hoped that aging would temper the harshness and it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By smccarter
I'm just now drinking a tripel that I brewed last...

I'm just now drinking a tripel that I brewed last June. It took that long to mellow. It was an extremely harsh beer, but has really mellowed with time. My problem was fermentation temperature. If...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By smccarter
I've bought the NB kit a couple of times, and...

I've bought the NB kit a couple of times, and have adapted the recipe and bought ingredients elsewhere. I've brewed this beer a number of times - have one on tap right now as a matter of fact.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By smccarter
The long wait is over. The beer is now...

The long wait is over. The beer is now officially a year old. I put a couple of them in the fridge last weekend and shared with the neighbor. I'm very pleased with the product, just not sure how...
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