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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-26-2013, 06:50 PM
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Posted By mbosco
+2 = 26001

+2 = 26001
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By mbosco
That's what i get for assuming..... Thanks for...

That's what i get for assuming..... Thanks for saving me!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Which temp to use to determine priming amount

Hi All,

I'm about to bottle an IPA that is ready to go. My question is what temp should I use to determine the appropriate amount of priming sugar. The beer fermented for the first 2.5 weeks at...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Recipe Tweaking - how to???

Hi All,

I'm looking at tweaking a recipe I currently have. I want to brew the recipe (5 gallons of stout), but want to bring down the alcohol in the original by just a bit. If the original...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-05-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By mbosco
Thanks to all for the help. Ended up being able...

Thanks to all for the help. Ended up being able to get about another gallon out before I got back into the funk zone. Still a bit short, but nothing that should be over the top carbed. Some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 11:46 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Once the grains are out, I don't think it matter...

Once the grains are out, I don't think it matter much if it sits around for a while. An hour definately shouldn't hurt.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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Posted By mbosco
ok, in the fridge it goes... thanks.

ok, in the fridge it goes... thanks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 11:35 PM
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Posted By mbosco
I do a hot water rinse, soak in hot Oxy...

I do a hot water rinse, soak in hot Oxy bath/cooler, then one more hot water rinse. After that, a couple shots of Starsan prior to bottling and I haven't had any issues.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 11:30 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Currently waiting it out, but the settling...

Currently waiting it out, but the settling process seems to be VERY slow going.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-04-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By mbosco
Quick Help Please - Too much priming sugar

Ok, Just about to bottle and due to a couple of unforeseen circumstances I ended up with just over three gallons of beer in my bottling bucket, but I already added enough corn sugar (3/4 cup) for 5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mbosco
cool guys, thanks. I'll likely get most of it...

cool guys, thanks. I'll likely get most of it out then. Have a brew and enjoy the day.

By the way, amazing to be brewing outside in Michigan in Feb with just a sweatshirt on and feeling...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-05-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Coriander and Orange peel - Leave them in???

Hi All,

Making a blue moonish beer today and was wondering what to do with the coriander and orange peel after the boil. Do I rach them to the fermenter and leave them in, or should they be...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2011, 06:09 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Thanks again all. Got it down to about 69 now...

Thanks again all. Got it down to about 69 now and will keep watching. Thanks again for the QUICK help.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2011, 03:12 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Thanks for the quick replies and sudden onset of...

Thanks for the quick replies and sudden onset of panic....

Just ran down and put the fermentor in a big tupperware storage bin. added some water and a bit of ice and wrapped in a t-shirt. Will...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2011, 02:36 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Fermentation temp is rising, should I be concerned?!?

Brewed EdWorts Robust Porter via BIAB on Saturday and like many have said the notty is giving a very active ferment.

My room temp is 67, but the fermenter is showing around 73-74. I moved it...
Forum: Porter 10-24-2011, 02:27 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Brewed this via BIAB on Saturday and like many...

Brewed this via BIAB on Saturday and like many have said the notty is giving a very active ferment.

My room temp is 67, but the fermenter is showing around 73-74. I moved it closer to the floor...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By mbosco
I will do a better job with insulation next time....

I will do a better job with insulation next time. Just wrapped a big towel this time and I was nervous so I was opening and checking alot.... I'll pull out the sleeping bag or see if I have any...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2011, 01:37 PM
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Posted By mbosco
Thanks for the feedback. I think you're right...

Thanks for the feedback. I think you're right about the space in the bottom (between the bottom of the pot and the basket) is what helped create some of the temp challenges. Will definately try...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2011, 07:58 PM
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Views: 1,047
Posted By mbosco
First All Grain/BIAB

Up until now, I have about a dozen extract batches under my belt. At that point, my wife (who bought me the original kit) officially banned me from the kitchen. It ended up working out pretty well...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By mbosco
I was going to recommend both of these and Revvy...

I was going to recommend both of these and Revvy beat me too it. Dragonmead is simply awesome and worth a visit. Great BBQ (lazybones)around the corner you can bring into Dragonmead if you're into...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-28-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,183
Posted By mbosco
Totally agree. These are three of my favorites...

Totally agree. These are three of my favorites and cover a nice spectrum.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-22-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,058
Posted By mbosco
While I understand what everyone is saying, I'm...

While I understand what everyone is saying, I'm not sure what the distributor could really do differently. I suppose a call would be nice, but frankly not sure what good that would do for the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By mbosco
1. The directions on the cans suggest using about...

1. The directions on the cans suggest using about 1kg DME for 6 gallons. I'm afraid putting 1.8kg LME more will make this beer too strong and/or dark? Especially since this should be a light beer.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-21-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By mbosco
I did use a wing capper so that is a possibility....

I did use a wing capper so that is a possibility. Seals seemed fine, but i'm guessing it would be hard to know for sure. Anyway to test????

union, not saying a process issue is impossible, but I...
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