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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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I rehydrated this in a corn sugar solution @ 80F...

I rehydrated this in a corn sugar solution @ 80F for 4 hours and pitched into a Fat Tire clone Saturday evening at 68F. Had a nice foamy head on my beaker when I pitched. Had activity by mid day...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-26-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I did an imperial IPA about 2 months ago that...

I did an imperial IPA about 2 months ago that blew the top off. Sampled one yesterday and it's delicious. You'll be fine. If it was fermenting vigorously there's little chance that anything nasty...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-27-2012, 01:32 PM
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Views: 955
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Makes sense. I've actually had a bottle of Two...

Makes sense. I've actually had a bottle of Two Hands Brilliant Disguise (Moscoto style, but different grapes) blow it's cork in the summer. Thing scared the crap out of me. It was about 3am and it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-27-2012, 12:40 PM
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Views: 955
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
First Wine - Moscato

I've decided to try making wine (don't like the stuff myself). It's for my wife and her friends. They love Moscato so I decided I'll give it a shot. My question is about degassing. They like the...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 11-30-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Kegerator or full grain setup...decisions...

Kegerator or full grain setup...decisions decisions....I'm thinking kegerator though :P
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-30-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
First Apfelwein, is it ready?

I prepared my first batch of Apfelwein almost 5 weeks ago, but I can still see bubbles crawling up the side of the carboy. It's not a lot, but it's enough to make me think it's still fermenting. I...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-17-2011, 01:13 PM
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Views: 69,496
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Settle down folks. I got hit by this after...

Settle down folks. I got hit by this after placing an order with AHS on 1/28, but guess what, it's not the first time. I got hit last year after using my card while traveling (I'm guessing one of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-16-2011, 06:55 PM
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Well, they got me. Ordered 1/28. Got hit with...

Well, they got me. Ordered 1/28. Got hit with bogus charges on 2/12.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-03-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I flew from Brussels to NYC to Richmond with a...

I flew from Brussels to NYC to Richmond with a suitcase full of various beers. Most were highly carbonated...3 volumes or more is my guess. I didn't have a single issue. I will say that all but 4...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I've done the swamp cooler method before, just...

I've done the swamp cooler method before, just not in the summer. I'm not sure I can get it to work well. I'm cheap so my temps in the summer fuctuate from 82deg during the day (no one home) to 76...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2010, 03:54 AM
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Views: 434
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Looking for an easy first partial mash brew

I've been brewing since Dec 26th, but so far just extract + specialty grains. I recently bought a 8 gallon brew pot but I've been so busy I've only used it once. I'm hoping to be able to brew again...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Hmmm...I just happen to have a roll of fiberglass...

Hmmm...I just happen to have a roll of fiberglass screen...

Anyway it looks like we'll get some rain here in NC to knock some of this stuff down so it might not be an issue come Saturday or Sunday.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-06-2010, 11:37 PM
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Views: 1,380
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I've got the same problem here in Murfreesboro. ...

I've got the same problem here in Murfreesboro. The pine pollen is worse than I ever remember it this year. I was going to brew this weekend but I don't think I will. I can wipe off the table...
Forum: Introductions 03-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Welcome from Murfreesboro

Welcome from Murfreesboro
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
That's what I like about this, it's so easy for...

That's what I like about this, it's so easy for anyone doing extract to do whether you're doing 2.5 gallon boils or 4+ gallons...all you're basically doing is making use of the 30 minutes steep time...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
My brew day usually starts about 9:30am though. ...

My brew day usually starts about 9:30am though. I bottle what's in the fermenter and then while I've got everything clean I usually go ahead and start the next brew after lunch. Sure I could start...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I don't think it makes any difference if you were...

I don't think it makes any difference if you were doing a late extract. If you were adding all the extract up front anyway then it should increase your utilization some since you're diluting the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Easy way to speed up an Extract + grains brew day

This is so simple and obvious I'm surprised I haven't seen it mentioned before.

Do you want to cut an hour off of your brew day? Well here's an easy way to do it if you're brewing extract +...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-17-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,082
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
In many States is is illegal to carry (concealed...

In many States is is illegal to carry (concealed or "on the hip") while consuming or while in an establishment that sells alcohol. I am not surprised that these same rules apply to off-duty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
Didn't the fact that that CO2 is denser than...

Didn't the fact that that CO2 is denser than other components of our atmosphere cause the deaths of 1700 people in the link you provided? The CO2 was able to build up due to the tremendous pressure...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I suggest you read your link....this has...

I suggest you read your link....this has absolutely nothing to do with atmospheric CO2. You are talking about a lake where the temperature gradient changed enough to allow CO2 to release from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
So are you saying that wind magically makes CO2...

So are you saying that wind magically makes CO2 lighter than the surrounding components of air? Does wind or heat somehow alter the mass of a CO2 molecule to make it lighter than an O2 or other...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
You are a wise person. We need people like you...

You are a wise person. We need people like you involved in environmental issues...not nutjobs who don't understand the gulf of mexico oozes more oil naturally (which is dealt with naturally) than is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
I'm not going to go all political or...

I'm not going to go all political or anything...I'm just going to propose a simple experiment to show the average person what happens to the vast majority of CO2...Take a 2 cup measure and place...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,110
Posted By kidsmakeyoucrazy
The easiest way is to just tell your friends that...

The easiest way is to just tell your friends that might drink good beer to save their bottles. I got enough flip top (gasket sealed) bottles to do at least a case that way...and I'm not talking...
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