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Forum: General Beer Discussion Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 697
Posted By DaNewf
I managed to screw up a batch of chocolate stout...

I managed to screw up a batch of chocolate stout and got an infection. The bottles gushed and the beer didn't taste great. It only got worse over time. I did take at least one sip from every bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By DaNewf
My Cooper's DIY fermenter has a spigot and a...

My Cooper's DIY fermenter has a spigot and a bottling wand that fits directly into it. I only bottled directly from the fermenter (using tabs or measured amount of sugar in the empty bottles) for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By DaNewf
Hey zero, Sorry for not noticing when you...

Hey zero,

Sorry for not noticing when you originally posted this question.

To be honest I don't remember exactly how this beer tasted (I know I enjoyed it) but I remember thinking that the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-17-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By DaNewf
That's pretty much the method I used to...

That's pretty much the method I used to transition between canned kits and all grain. I wanted to try some of the recipes on the Cooper's site. Some of these recipes involved steeping some grain and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By DaNewf
My chest freezer is a 5 cubic foot Danby I bought...

My chest freezer is a 5 cubic foot Danby I bought new at Walmart. It can only fit one 5 IMP gallon carboy at a time and is just barely deep enough to clear the airlock.

The hump over the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,319
Posted By DaNewf
Collapsed Star Stout I'm assuming here that...

Collapsed Star Stout

I'm assuming here that Black Hole Stout is already taken. Might get you in trouble with science geeks since not all collapsed stars are black holes.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By DaNewf
My wife will ask how old a bottle of my homebrew...

My wife will ask how old a bottle of my homebrew is before she'll accept one. Anything less than six weeks she might pass on it if there is anything else available.

IMHO the lighter beers I make...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By DaNewf
I use the Cooper's DIY fermenter. It has a spigot...

I use the Cooper's DIY fermenter. It has a spigot on the bottom and you can sometimes see sediment in it. The DVD that came with the DIY kit recommends taking gravity samples from the spigot. This...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,779
Posted By DaNewf
Time spent on hobbies has no dollar value unless...

Time spent on hobbies has no dollar value unless you incur that expense by choice. For example, taking a day off work without pay to brew beer.

No one is going to pay you an hourly wage to make...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,779
Posted By DaNewf
I've never tried to figure out my average cost...

I've never tried to figure out my average cost per batch because I have not settled down to a regular rotation of beers yet. Nearly every batch is different since I am still trying new things.
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By DaNewf
Google Sed-Ex sediment catchers. Craig...

Google Sed-Ex sediment catchers. Craig (Craigtube) reviewed them a long time ago.

Besides the price the main drawback is that part of the catcher stays on the bottle until it is drank. Even if you...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-05-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By DaNewf
I'll second flars's (flars' ?) recommendation for...

I'll second flars's (flars' ?) recommendation for a digital scale. I use mine for weighing all kinds of stuff: priming sugar, lactose, cocoa powder, hops, various other prepackaged ingredients......
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,510
Posted By DaNewf
No neighbors to ask. These are growing on...

No neighbors to ask.

These are growing on the side of the road by a community walking trail. There are a bunch of damson trees growing in the area so I'm sure it used to be private property at...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,510
Posted By DaNewf
I found some wild hops growing locally last year....

I found some wild hops growing locally last year. After some surfing I decided they were probably cluster but had no way of knowing for sure. I picked what I could, brought it home and dried it. My...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By DaNewf
Usually there is a line above the signature so...

Usually there is a line above the signature so people won't mistake it for part of the post.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By DaNewf
Longest gap in beer making since I started over...

Longest gap in beer making since I started over 2.5 years has been 6 weeks. I bought an expensive 6 week wine kit last Christmas when my LHBS was offering wicked holiday specials to subscribers of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 87,396
Posted By DaNewf
I swear I did not waste a single drop of that...

I swear I did not waste a single drop of that sweet, sweet wort. :)

I do all grain brewing (BIAB + sparge) in a 19l pot on my electric stovetop. 14-15l is about my max batch size since I don't do...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,244
Posted By DaNewf
My family humors me for brewing my own beer but...

My family humors me for brewing my own beer but they would disown me if I paid money for anything that didn't have Molson on the label.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 87,396
Posted By DaNewf
14 litres of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter.

14 litres of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter.
Forum: Porter 08-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 126,560
Posted By DaNewf
Local time is 1:30 AM and I've just finished...

Local time is 1:30 AM and I've just finished cleaning up after making a batch of this porter. I scaled the recipe down to 3.5 gallons

Variations;

Used Safale S-04
used 3/4lb of carapils...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By DaNewf
Same concept as the pressure barrel that seem so...

Same concept as the pressure barrel that seem so popular in the UK.

A youtuber named tubedinoz made a 10l DIY pressure barrel that would be just as portable as the beer box units. Don't know if he...
Forum: American Ale 08-22-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 693,464
Posted By DaNewf
Trying a couple of glasses tonight. Despite the...

Trying a couple of glasses tonight. Despite the issues I had brewing this beer it still turned out pretty good. How good would it have been if I had brewed it properly? I'll try it again sometime...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By DaNewf
Dammit! Fooled by generic packaging. Having...

Dammit! Fooled by generic packaging.

Having said that, of the kits I've done only the Cerveza had a different yeast.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By DaNewf
Of the Cooper's kits I've done: Lager ...

Of the Cooper's kits I've done:

Lager
Canadian Blonde
Mexcian Cervesa (sp?)
English Bitter
Dark Ale
Stout

they've all came with the same yeast. I'm not complaining since I've enjoyed each...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15,505
Views: 549,464
Posted By DaNewf
Scheduled to do a 3.5 gallon batch of...

Scheduled to do a 3.5 gallon batch of BierMuncher's Black Pearl Porter, probably Friday night after the wife leaves for work.
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