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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2011, 02:12 AM
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Posted By rjvanden
Moving: amarillo & target, rocky river oh, free

Cant use 'em. Vacuum packed. Hate to toss 'em so if anyone is here let me know soon!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 57,667
Posted By rjvanden
I think I had a bad batch too. Didn't foam up on...

I think I had a bad batch too. Didn't foam up on rehydration, pitched anyways, but shouldn't have. Not much went right with my New Year's Day beer here, but I did find this thread, and after 27...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,614
Posted By rjvanden
If you don't like wheat, but want to find one to...

If you don't like wheat, but want to find one to like just cuz, try gumballhead from three floyd's. Not really like any other kind of wheat I've had...
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,017
Posted By rjvanden
I like the 6 of each idea. Here are a few...

I like the 6 of each idea. Here are a few others:

Pils: +1 for Victory Prima Pils, which is just too good to ignore

Stout: O'hara's Celtic Stout, but there are alot of stouts that are pretty...
Forum: General Techniques 11-19-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 204,500
Posted By rjvanden
Inspired to put an amarillo pale ale (my 6th) in...

Inspired to put an amarillo pale ale (my 6th) in glass on day 21. Cold crash just began tonight. Already clear in secondary, and tasted great so hoping this beer turns around many weeks before...
Forum: English Brown Ale 11-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 138,645
Posted By rjvanden
I did a quick conversion to extract in beersmith,...

I did a quick conversion to extract in beersmith, and it told me to use table sugar as a substitute for the flaked corn. Will that have flavor implications? I'm not familiar with flaked corn as an...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-18-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By rjvanden
This looks alot like the $50 kenmore I got off of...

This looks alot like the $50 kenmore I got off of craigslist and am doing the same thing to. I wasn't too gentle with the bend, but i didn't hear a hiss.... so hopefully it works. It did crack the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-15-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,279
Posted By rjvanden
Crappy hours. Also running out of simple...

Crappy hours.

Also running out of simple grains like Chocolate Malt. Seriously... pay more attention to the stock - how do you run out of it??????
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,485
Posted By rjvanden
Combination of going to a wedding where my old...

Combination of going to a wedding where my old college roommate made some very good wit and porter homebrews... and then trying both O'Hara's Irish Stout and Acme Pale ale on the same night. Since I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By rjvanden
As someone who has lived in Milwaukee, Madison,...

As someone who has lived in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago (burbs), and now Cleveland...

Skip Rock Bottom altogether. It's a chain (they even own the Cleveland Chop House, which is really a rock...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By rjvanden
I'm aware of the concept / how to create a hoppy...

I'm aware of the concept / how to create a hoppy beer....i've done more reading than brewing. But I wouldn't want to just give one a go hoping it turns out for gifting.... looking for a more tried...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-30-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By rjvanden
Hoppy Ale suggestions - extract

I have a friend who only really likes hoppy beers and I would like to make a batch as a gift. Her favorite is Victory Prima Pils - which I simply can't replicate... hard to copy near perfection,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By rjvanden
Similar is all I'm looking for here. Close...

Similar is all I'm looking for here. Close enough for government work...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By rjvanden
I just take about an 8oz sample from the bucket...

I just take about an 8oz sample from the bucket and put it in a graduated cylinder, and leave the hydrometer in there. Yeah, I lose a tad of my beer, so I guess it's a matter of personal preference...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,793
Posted By rjvanden
Irish Red Ale as I type... going for a simple...

Irish Red Ale as I type... going for a simple mass-drinkable beer since I'm waiting for my pumpkin.

Alas, it's not turning out so simple as I couldn't find quite what I wanted at my LHBS and now...
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 357,080
Posted By rjvanden
Seems like alot of spice, no? I'm just hoping...

Seems like alot of spice, no? I'm just hoping mine turns out... 1.5 weeks in secondary so far
Forum: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer 08-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 357,080
Posted By rjvanden
Mine's in secondary

So I didn't see the pg 11. change until after mine was in primary. So rather than use a spice tea (which didn't work anyways...i'll get to why in a second) I just threw the cinnamon plus into the...
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