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Forum: For Sale 04-04-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mojo_wire
Stovetop Brewing Equipment For Sale

Well, I think it's time to let someone else enjoy this brewing equipment as much as I used to. I haven't brewed much since my wife was diagnosed with celiac disease a couple of years ago (not too fun...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-29-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By mojo_wire
I'll never watch the Masters in the same way,...

I'll never watch the Masters in the same way, knowing this guy lives 2 blocks from the course. A collection of the wealthiest, most pretentious blue-bloods in the Free World have a meeting place to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-22-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By mojo_wire
Do not ferment White Labs 810 (San Fran) or...

Do not ferment White Labs 810 (San Fran) or Wyeast 2112 (Cali Common) at 50 degrees. These strains are designed to make steam beers and are not bred to ferment at traditional lager temps. Below 55...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-21-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By mojo_wire
When making a steam beer, lagering technique is...

When making a steam beer, lagering technique is up to the brewer. Some do it, some don't, and some lager around 55 degrees or so. I've done all three techniques with good results and can't say I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By mojo_wire
Probably not but put a sheet over them if you are...

Probably not but put a sheet over them if you are worried.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-11-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By mojo_wire
You can get barbell shaped stir bars for a...

You can get barbell shaped stir bars for a rounded bottom. I use a 1 inch bar in a 2000 ml flask and have a 2 inch that would always get thrown.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By mojo_wire
Don't do anything. RDWHAB It's fine. ...

Don't do anything.

RDWHAB

It's fine.

Wait a week and take another gravity reading. It's not done yet. The airlock doesn't mean anything.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-20-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By mojo_wire
Something that you wouldn't be too picky about if...

Something that you wouldn't be too picky about if it doesn't come out exactly right. Is it really worth the effort, expense and time of an RIS to use ingredients that you think aren't up to par? Even...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-14-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,025
Posted By mojo_wire
Two of my good friends met their wives online....

Two of my good friends met their wives online. It's become so ubiquitous that it really isn't much different than meeting people through more traditional means. There are bad date stories with online...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,151
Posted By mojo_wire
Not calibrating thermometers. Something just...

Not calibrating thermometers. Something just didnt seem right about a recent brew day and the next day I found out my thermometer may have been 10-15 degrees off.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By mojo_wire
Probably don't need to go all the way to buying a...

Probably don't need to go all the way to buying a chest freezer yet. im the future, try putting the carboy into a Rubbermaid tub, adding cool water and putting a t shirt over the carboy, hanging into...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-01-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,694
Posted By mojo_wire
9 oz isn't unheard of. It's a lot, most styles...

9 oz isn't unheard of. It's a lot, most styles would need more like 3-5 oz depending on the alpha acid levels. But a big IPA can take 9 oz or more.

9 oz would be a lot to need for the boil, but...
Forum: General Techniques 03-27-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By mojo_wire
Well, I figured that with 28 days of lagering in...

Well, I figured that with 28 days of lagering in the bank and temperatures expected to warm up a bit here, it was time to dig it up.

The results appear to be an unqualified success.

I never got...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,692
Posted By mojo_wire
Miller. Why? Because I can make anything...

Miller.

Why? Because I can make anything else myself. But I can't make a 4% light lager that's in cans for any tailgate and on tap at every sporting event. I like craft beer as much as anyone, but...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 302
Posted By mojo_wire
I have a soft spot for Man With the Golden Gun...

I have a soft spot for Man With the Golden Gun and Diamonds Are Forever. The scene in the dojo and the two gay hit men crack me up.

Casino Royale, Dr. No and Goldfinger are the best movies...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-19-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By mojo_wire
Make a starter. There's nothing wrong with...

Make a starter. There's nothing wrong with brewing and waiting to pitch yeast for a couple of days, so you still have time to make a good starter. Just seal the wort in a carboy and remember to...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 03-18-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By mojo_wire
I hate to be a jerk about semantics, but by...

I hate to be a jerk about semantics, but by smoking it post-cure, you are making nova lox, not gravlax.

There really isn't any difference between lox and the modern gravlax preparation....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By mojo_wire
Generally 1 lb of grain = 0.6 lb DME = 0.75 lb LME

Generally 1 lb of grain = 0.6 lb DME = 0.75 lb LME
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 03-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By mojo_wire
Thanks for the clarification. I've always...

Thanks for the clarification. I've always wondered how those guys went from supposedly a bunch of home brewers to distribution in grocery stores and restaurants so quickly. So they are a little more...
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 03-14-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By mojo_wire
You want interesting beer, don't move to...

You want interesting beer, don't move to Greendale. Live North of Downtown.

Lakefront Brewery

Hinterland (doesn't brew on premises but at their Green Bay location). Probably my favorite...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By mojo_wire
The style is called cream ale. If you do kits,...

The style is called cream ale. If you do kits, several companies make them.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By mojo_wire
There is a huge thread called "1 gallon brewers...

There is a huge thread called "1 gallon brewers unite!" People make test batches all the time. I usually do 2.5 gallon batches.

That 2112 is a pretty tough strain, it's kind of neat how it needs...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2013, 04:03 PM
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Posted By mojo_wire
I was looking around for gluten-free places to...

I was looking around for gluten-free places to eat in the Wisconsin Dells, and got sidetracked by apparent microbrewery Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

This description is copied directly from...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By mojo_wire
My basement utility sink has that installed. The...

My basement utility sink has that installed. The pipes drop down from the ceiling and both the hot and cold water supply has a ball valve faucet splitting off. No idea why it was installed that way,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By mojo_wire
Thanks. I'm going to assume my test strips are...

Thanks. I'm going to assume my test strips are getting old.

RDWHAB it is. Never failed me before.
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