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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-15-2009, 10:02 PM
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Posted By staffVAJoe
leave it alone, water is bad, do you have any...

leave it alone, water is bad, do you have any idea what fish do in that stuff?

the co2 will blanket it, I am the last person to actually listen to the advice about not screwing with a good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By staffVAJoe
Milwaukee's best "tops off" their beer with water...

Milwaukee's best "tops off" their beer with water - I think
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-15-2009, 09:49 PM
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Views: 1,394
Posted By staffVAJoe
Just ask a lot of questions and brew a lot of...

Just ask a lot of questions and brew a lot of beer ... I played "what if I... ..." with Revvy yesterday and he convinced me not to dry hop my 5gl cider I have fermenting, so I got 2- 1 gal jugs and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-15-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,043
Posted By staffVAJoe
I find the difference between a good beer and a...

I find the difference between a good beer and a great beer has a LOT to do with patience
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By staffVAJoe
I made friends with the owner of a local bar, ...

I made friends with the owner of a local bar, when I need bottles I stop by around last call, collect all the bottles I want, bring them into the kitchen and run them through his industrial...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By staffVAJoe
good point revvy, good point

good point revvy, good point
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By staffVAJoe
Not claiming to be the best but I think oxyclean...

Not claiming to be the best but I think oxyclean is a pita to get out of bottles and the dishwasher is not going to do anything for you. my steps are:

1- as bottles are acquired they are rinces...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By staffVAJoe
well Revvy, I think the Sierra Nevada celebration...

well Revvy, I think the Sierra Nevada celebration ale I had last night made me think it would be a good idea, since I have come to respect your opinions on brewing over the past year let me pose the...
Forum: Cider Forum 11-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By staffVAJoe
if you dont stop me I WILL DO IT!

so I cave had my cider fermenting for about 5 days now (cider +2lbs brown sugar + cinnamon sticks + oak chips + yeastie things ) and all looks good... ...

the voices inside my head are telling me...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By staffVAJoe
ooops, rusty @ this and made mistake

Hey guys I am back from my 4 month sabbatical and I have a new mistake with 2 options for correction:

I just brewed my cider recipe (apple cider, cinnamon sticks, wood chips, brown sugar, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By staffVAJoe
Send me a few and I will drink it to make sure it...

Send me a few and I will drink it to make sure it is safe:D

After 10 or 12 brews you will have refined your siphoning skills and you will have less and less trub. Right now it is important to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-22-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By staffVAJoe
After initial fermentation - add more fermentables???

Sam Calagione (owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery) wrote a book called EXTREME BREWING.

The majority of his recipies have the directions "after initial fermentation takes off add ... (and has you...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-19-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By staffVAJoe
Across from fenway is a bar called BB Wolfs. ...

Across from fenway is a bar called BB Wolfs. BEST RIBS EVER

And at 3 in the morning go to Buzzy's roast beef (everyone knows ware it is)

Have one for me!!!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By staffVAJoe
Mott's is too expensive, buy the cheap stuff:D

Mott's is too expensive, buy the cheap stuff:D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,410
Posted By staffVAJoe
I'll have to brew some for my sister-in-law... I...

I'll have to brew some for my sister-in-law... I hate wasting my Stouts on people who would rather drink BMC:mug:

Thanks for posting on this forum, otherwise I would have never known.... and we...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-13-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By staffVAJoe
Although I am not experienced enough to answer...

Although I am not experienced enough to answer this question I feel bad that this is an un-answered thread so I'll give it a shot (this way the more experienced people will submit reply's if I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-11-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By staffVAJoe
Not an AG expert, I do partial mashes BUT my...

Not an AG expert, I do partial mashes BUT my oats are mixed in with my grains:drunk:

Also... ... I use a thicking agent with my stouts... .... any oatmeal stout recipe I have done is not as thick...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-11-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,557
Posted By staffVAJoe
until you can clearly see through it. a few...

until you can clearly see through it.

a few things are different between cider and beer:

1- higher ABV = longer fermentation
2- the smell (see rhino farts)
3- taste at time of bottling (after...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-11-2009, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By staffVAJoe
WARNING: Bubbling airlocks are irresistible to...

WARNING: Bubbling airlocks are irresistible to little boys

my 6 year old keeps the 3 year old in line

congrats dude, fatherhood is as cool as making your own beer!
Forum: Cider Forum 06-09-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By staffVAJoe
sounds like something I would do... I find that 1...

sounds like something I would do... I find that 1 out of 3 of my ideas work well:D

its all a numbers game
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By staffVAJoe
I am new to this as well. Have you looked...

I am new to this as well.

Have you looked into doing batches with steeping grains??? I order mine from Annapolis HomeBrew and found the process more satisfying and it also helped take away some...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-09-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,930
Posted By staffVAJoe
+1 on Apfelwein.... oops someone is ETOH...

+1 on Apfelwein....

oops someone is ETOH positive and needs to be up for work in 5 hours.,.. Bye
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-09-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By staffVAJoe
Zen, I h8 to sound like a complete tard but do I...

Zen, I h8 to sound like a complete tard but do I want a Duel regulator???

Do I want to keep the keg or kegs attached to a CO2 bottle at all times???

I ask these questions to show that I have...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,559
Posted By staffVAJoe
and that line my good men will harder for NEWBEEs...

and that line my good men will harder for NEWBEEs to get than SWMBO:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-08-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By staffVAJoe
I saw regulator type things at home depot and I...

I saw regulator type things at home depot and I think that the Medical Gas at work (we are building a 1 million square foot hospital) could fab up the tubing.
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