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Forum: Stout 01-30-2014, 12:42 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
AG = hard to get girlfriend. Watch the...

AG = hard to get girlfriend.

Watch the gravity, gravity means everything.

Good luck.
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-30-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
PTN - come ice fish on the Norton Resevoir. It's...

PTN - come ice fish on the Norton Resevoir. It's only 5 ft deep so if you fall through the ice it will only be hilarious, not fatal (unfortunately). You can stop by my house and have some of my (bad)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2014, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
STOP THE MADNESS! Original Poster - Go drink...

STOP THE MADNESS!

Original Poster - Go drink some beer. Some REAL beer. Beer blessed by abbots. Sour beers. Beers brewed through the ages.

People don't habitually brew with Fruit Loops for a...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-29-2014, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Aww crap, you're too close to Norton. I thought...

Aww crap, you're too close to Norton. I thought you were up in Cambridge.

Maybe having you so close you'll make my property taxes go down?

Nah, it just sucks.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2014, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
I'll say that the SMaSH recipes above are great...

I'll say that the SMaSH recipes above are great both from a flavor standpoint and from a educational standpoint; they will permit you to learn the tastes associated with each malt, hop, and yeast....
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-29-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
I'll go.

I'll go.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-29-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
If you have a couple sets of Fast Racks and...

If you have a couple sets of Fast Racks and trays, you can use them to hold your sanitized bottles. Drown the bottles or use a vinator to wet the inside of the cleaned bottles with sanitizer, and...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Start small - just buy out the hot dog stand in...

Start small - just buy out the hot dog stand in front of your building.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
This batch is just the yeast starter for their...

This batch is just the yeast starter for their quadrupel.

I can dream, can't I?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-28-2014, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Why? Dear God, why?

Why? Dear God, why?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-28-2014, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
I'm going to regret asking this question, and I...

I'm going to regret asking this question, and I don't mean to dampen your creative spirit, but what the heck made you think this might be a remotely good idea? Does normal beer not have enough FD&C...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde is a good simple...

BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde is a good simple recipe.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/centennial-blonde-simple-4-all-grain-5-10-gall-42841/

It's a fun, tasty beer. It is a small beer, so it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
That would be about the only thing you could do...

That would be about the only thing you could do at this point. It needs active yeast to reduce the diacetyl.

For the effort you might just want to try a fresh batch and chalk this one up as a...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-28-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Holy smoke! There is talk of a Spencer Abbey...

Holy smoke! There is talk of a Spencer Abbey Trappist *IPA*!

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/blogs/spencer_trappist_IPA?.html (http://topsecretawesomestuff.webs.com/)
Forum: Specialty Beer 01-27-2014, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Yeah, I am leaning the same way, that "bran" does...

Yeah, I am leaning the same way, that "bran" does not equal "malt". They didn't seem too choosy about there grist bill back in the day.

I am still wondering about corn bran vs. wheat bran. He had...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-27-2014, 09:59 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Yeast doesn't floc out that fast. I tend to leave...

Yeast doesn't floc out that fast. I tend to leave my beers in primary for a month and have no problems carbonating. You should be able to leave your beer in primary for several months before you need...
Forum: Massachusetts HomeBrew Forum 01-27-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
I'll have to hit this place too. I've been...

I'll have to hit this place too. I've been looking for a good local beer joint, and this place is very close to me as well. Thanks.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Nope, you're good. Very few things in wine or...

Nope, you're good. Very few things in wine or beer brewing are emergencies. Time is usually on your side.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Misread your messages. If you are worried about...

Misread your messages. If you are worried about excess carbonation ruining the flavor, the only remedy is adjusting sugar. If you put too much sugar in, you'll make too much CO2. No easy fix.

But...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Lalvin EC-1118 is a good substitute as well....

Lalvin EC-1118 is a good substitute as well. Actually I think I prefer it to Montrachet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Did you add too much priming sugar? Did you...

Did you add too much priming sugar? Did you bottle too early? If not, relax.

If you did, open one now and see how it is. If they are overcarbing, then you need to take action.

55-60F might stop...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
No, you generally degas right after fermentation...

No, you generally degas right after fermentation ends when the preservatives and clarifiers are added in these kits. He still has a ways to go before bottling.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Have you added the preservatives and F-pack? You...

Have you added the preservatives and F-pack? You may have additional clarifiers to add as well, depending on your kit. If the instructions say to add these things now, do so, then top off with wine....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 12:51 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2014, 12:46 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By Thunder_Chicken
Go to the liquor store and buy a similar wine...

Go to the liquor store and buy a similar wine (one that you'd like to drink), top up with that. That will be fine.

The wine will degas over time without your help if your willing to leave it in...
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