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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-15-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By cigarmitch
I think co-ops and CSA's are two different...

I think co-ops and CSA's are two different things. Most CSA models have subscriptions that then get goods based on what is available and what can be distributed evenly. Example of how this could work...
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 01-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By cigarmitch
If we are talking about events, how about we make...

If we are talking about events, how about we make a calendar for everything. I have had some other hobbies that use the same basic forum with a calendar. That way if I am traveling across the country...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,665
Posted By cigarmitch
CRAP!!! I bought these for our baby pool party...

CRAP!!! I bought these for our baby pool party this summer. Anyway, I use these to store my prepper food stores, and a few other things. Cheap, easy and I prefer Lowe's WAYYYYYY over Home Depot. But...
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,616
Posted By cigarmitch
I would suggest rehydrating it. Although not a...

I would suggest rehydrating it. Although not a starter, rehydrating the yeast will give you something fun to watch and you will know your yeast is ready to do the work needed!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By cigarmitch
Any 4 week beer I have bought from northern...

Any 4 week beer I have bought from northern brewer has been close to done at that 4 week mark. Now I will also say that the longer you let beer sit, the better it becomes. My Rye Ale was tasty at 4...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By cigarmitch
I have had great success in adding wood to rye...

I have had great success in adding wood to rye ales. They have taken the characteristics of each wood very nicely!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By cigarmitch
Ahhh... so he is... MY BAD!

Ahhh... so he is... MY BAD!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,897
Posted By cigarmitch
+1. I always test mine with water before I...

+1. I always test mine with water before I sanitize it. That way I can play with it to seal it up before my precious brew can leak out.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By cigarmitch
Use something local. Our club voted a few months...

Use something local. Our club voted a few months ago on our name, Overmountain Brewers. Which harkens back to the Overmountain Men in the Rev War.

For Denton Texas, maybe things such as: ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By cigarmitch
I aerate through a fine wire mesh strainer, pitch...

I aerate through a fine wire mesh strainer, pitch my yeast and usually within an hour have a bubbling airlock. (most of that is due to healthy yeast).

The strainer keeps the hops and what not out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 111,156
Posted By cigarmitch
+5g Cascading Rock American Pale Ale +5g...

+5g Cascading Rock American Pale Ale
+5g Squirrel's Breakfast Nutty Brown Ale

+40023gallons
Forum: Introductions 11-11-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 115
Posted By cigarmitch
A few of us on here (5 that I know of) are in SW...

A few of us on here (5 that I know of) are in SW Virginia... Welcome, enjoy the brewing!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,430
Posted By cigarmitch
Hell I thought Grain Belt was a SD beer, Lord...

Hell I thought Grain Belt was a SD beer, Lord knows I saw enough bottle rolling around the beds of trucks in my youth... But I guess that "distinction" is best left to Minnesota!

On Topic: I will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By cigarmitch
Or use them as small blow off containers. I am...

Or use them as small blow off containers. I am using 1 of mine for this as the other 2 are full of local brewery beer!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By cigarmitch
I am new to brewing (sorta) and I know how hard...

I am new to brewing (sorta) and I know how hard it is to wait for conditioning. But 11 days in the bottle is NOTHING. Wait it out at least 14, make sure it is chilled and it will only get better with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By cigarmitch
I was thinking a little washing was in order...

I was thinking a little washing was in order before pitching into the cider or the brown ale I was going to use the yeasties for.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By cigarmitch
What about the other way around? Yeast from beer...

What about the other way around? Yeast from beer into cider? I have about a week until a fermenter with some yeast from an APA becomes available and want to reuse as much as possible. Thoughts?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-06-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 880
Views: 37,428
Posted By cigarmitch
Cake, Old Crow Medicine Show or podcasts: the...

Cake, Old Crow Medicine Show or podcasts: the Survival Podcast or Basic Brewing
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By cigarmitch
combined the post...

combined the post...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-06-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By cigarmitch
Yeah, I meant late addition of the 6# of LME. My...

Yeah, I meant late addition of the 6# of LME. My bad!

When the batch finished it came in at OG: 1.072 so I guess the initial numbers were off a bit.

Using hopville, I got an IBU of 137.7....
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-06-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By cigarmitch
My APA

So I am trying to brew up an APA. But want to make sure I am calculating OG and FG right. My process:

2.5 Gallons of boil, final batch size 5 gallons


60 min-
3.5# Golden LME
2 oz Galena...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By cigarmitch
This looks like a pretty solid starter kit!!!! I...

This looks like a pretty solid starter kit!!!! I think I spent about $160 with Northern Brewer when I started, W/O Papazian's book!!!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By cigarmitch
I use the 3 growlers I own to get local beer from...

I use the 3 growlers I own to get local beer from my brewery or craft beer friendly restaurant. Check around, some (if not all) Mellow Mushroom's do it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-02-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By cigarmitch
Pitching on yeast cake or start over and double pitch

I am going to finish up a month of fermentation on a S-04 yeast cake. This is the first use of that yeast. I am wanting to start another beer that is above 1.060, and they suggest a double pitch of...
Forum: Introductions 11-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 166
Posted By cigarmitch
Welcome from the mouth of the Creeper Trail in SW...

Welcome from the mouth of the Creeper Trail in SW Virginia! Ever down this way give me a shout!
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