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Forum: Porter 03-20-2012, 04:05 PM
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Try warming up the bottles a little before giving...

Try warming up the bottles a little before giving up on them. If they're in the basement bring them upstairs. If they're in a dark closet take them out to the kitchen or something. Conditioning at...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Perfect thanks for the suggestions. I've heard...

Perfect thanks for the suggestions. I've heard of three out of four of the beers you mentioned but when he asked if there was anything he could bring back I totally drew a blank. I'll have to text...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-20-2012, 12:37 PM
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Yeah I'm staying home and he's going. I work...

Yeah I'm staying home and he's going. I work with him and would have gone too just because I know there's good beer there but my sons 1st birthday is in a few weeks and I didn't want to risk getting...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-20-2012, 01:52 AM
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Northern Cali beers

My brother-in-law is working in Pittsburgh California this week and possibly next. he asked me if there were any beers he could get there that wouldn't be available in Michigan. I like pretty much...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-23-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By vicratlhead51
Mixed it up Thursday and threw it on the yeast...

Mixed it up Thursday and threw it on the yeast cake Friday night. The airlock was bubbling pretty steady Sat and Sun but it's really going today. Any suggestions on what hop to use? I know the B....
Forum: Mead 01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Finally got around to making this, well I made it...

Finally got around to making this, well I made it in sept but just bottled it last week. A real pretty clear gold color. I only used 14 lb of honey and dropped the cloves like you said. It...
Forum: Brew Science 01-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Wow I made this post a few months back I'm kind...

Wow I made this post a few months back I'm kind of suprised it just came to life out of the blue. You're right it was the total Ca not CaCO3. Dad's not a drinker so I didn't push him too much to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-18-2012, 05:49 PM
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Posted By vicratlhead51
so do I need to do the whole camden tablet thing...

so do I need to do the whole camden tablet thing or do you think it'd be fine to mix it up and throw it onto the yeast cake? I didnt do it with my last mead but since I'm using fruit this time I...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Using a yeast cake

This is going to be my second mead, well technically my first was a metheglin and this is going to be a melomel for anyone who might nit pick ;)

I'm trying to make something close to Funky Monky...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-16-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vicratlhead51
I just soak in oxyclean for a day or two then...

I just soak in oxyclean for a day or two then triple rinse them then sanitize. I know its kind of wasteful but it works great and I'm not exactly in an area where fresh water is in short supply. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Ok so I figured I'd do some homework before...

Ok so I figured I'd do some homework before throwing up another post, so here's what I've found. Nicotine is miscible in water meaning it forms a homogeneous solution like alcohol does. So its as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
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The active ingredient in chloroseptic throat...

The active ingredient in chloroseptic throat spray is a caustic chemical that once a high enough concentration is a neural inhibitor that can start shutting down body systems but it works great for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Ok I looked back into that beer I was talking...

Ok I looked back into that beer I was talking about. The book I have, "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" has some spaces in the beer name where there shouldn't be and the name is actually Keto...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By vicratlhead51
Ok bash the tobacco in beers all you want and...

Ok bash the tobacco in beers all you want and point out that its poisonous but the Ke To Re Porter I mentioned in a previous post actually does have tobacco in the mash. I mean all this research on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,783
Posted By vicratlhead51
I was thinking it but wasn't going to say it,...

I was thinking it but wasn't going to say it, happy some one else did. I just didn't want to start a flame. I'm sure you're right and it's obviously true that it can be done safely since a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By vicratlhead51
I found this thread because of a wierd idea I got...

I found this thread because of a wierd idea I got from a book called "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die". In it there was an Italian brewer that made a beer called Ke To Re Porter that had a "...
Forum: Brew Science 12-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,796
Posted By vicratlhead51
I'm actually planning something like this for my...

I'm actually planning something like this for my next beer. I was going to try a partigyle trippel and cap it off with some roasted malt and crystal malt to make a small red from the second...
Forum: Brew Science 12-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,796
Posted By vicratlhead51
I second this statement :mug: I've been...

I second this statement :mug:

I've been wanting to try this so I can have some to give my dad who likes beer but can't drink and just so ill have some to enjoy when I don't want the effects of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-03-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By vicratlhead51
You could try splitting your one batch sparge...

You could try splitting your one batch sparge into two or three smaller batches. It's kind of the same concept as a triple rinse for glassware. There should be progressively less and less sugar...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By vicratlhead51
Yeah my next equipment upgrade would be to make a...

Yeah my next equipment upgrade would be to make a HLT with a thermometer, level gauge, and valve on the bottom. That would make mashing and sparging easier. I've just been using my 5gal pot from the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By vicratlhead51
Check out youtube for some videos on making a...

Check out youtube for some videos on making a cheap cooler mash tun. It really helped. I have pretty good reading comprehension but watching someone do it just made it all that much easier. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By vicratlhead51
Right on thanks for the fast responses guys. I...

Right on thanks for the fast responses guys. I just felt like itd be easier to get my strike water to my desired temp without having to worry about the temp of the mash tun. I was a little worried...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-29-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By vicratlhead51
strike water to grain or grain to strike water?

Most of the "how to's" and books I've read, including "How to Brew" add the strike water to the grain already in the mash tun but I was watching youtube this morning and a couple of the videos showed...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-17-2011, 08:12 PM
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Posted By vicratlhead51
.....So in other words a little of everything? ...

.....So in other words a little of everything?
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-16-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,828
Posted By vicratlhead51
Mine has asked for raspberry, cherry and...

Mine has asked for raspberry, cherry and blueberry fruit beers, I think the raspberry turned out the best so far, used a cream ale kit so it came out light and i even liked it as a lawnmower beer. ...
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