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Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 03-12-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By cramar
*sigh*

*sigh*
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 03-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,376
Posted By cramar
I've got the same BBQ, it is a great unit. I'm...

I've got the same BBQ, it is a great unit.
I'm in Canada so I'm severly challenged when it comes to southern US style smoking techniques, typically we grill on high heat in these parts. My attempts...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By cramar
Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't really feeling...

Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't really feeling the chocolate malt so I think I'll drop it.
Perhaps I'll bump the crystal 60 up to 1lb, or upgrade the crystal 60 to crystal 90. I think I have a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,349
Posted By cramar
I always have a beer during brewing, but I wait...

I always have a beer during brewing, but I wait until things are rolling well enough.
Then again, personally I don't drink to get drunk, I usually only have 2-3 beers at most.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cramar
Thanks for the great feedback, I was a bit...

Thanks for the great feedback, I was a bit concerned about the chocolate component as well, I'll definitely back off that - probably drop it completely.

I'll play around with beersmith a bit more,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cramar
Dark Wheat Attempt - PLease Review Grain Bill

Im about 10 batches into my brewing hobby, everything thus far has pretty much been wheat based from extract and now a few batches in stove top partial mash.
Ive got a solid wheat base recipe now so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-24-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,671
Posted By cramar
For the BIAB'er it would be "hold this while I go...

For the BIAB'er it would be "hold this while I go squeeze my bag", or if you aren't the bag squeezing type it might be a variant of "stop squeezing my bag so much"....whichever philosophy you buy...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By cramar
....I measure out sugar for each bottle, albeit...

....I measure out sugar for each bottle, albeit not liquid sugar.
It's not that much of a hassle, I keep saying I'm going to get a bottling bucket but I never seem to get around to it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By cramar
I ferment and bottle from the same bucket, just...

I ferment and bottle from the same bucket, just gotta be gentle with moving it so you don't stir up the trub.
I bottle down near to the trub and I mark the final 1 or 2 bottles and I have to say...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-08-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By cramar
Sounds good, thanks for the input.

Sounds good, thanks for the input.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 01-08-2014, 08:39 PM
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Views: 813
Posted By cramar
Amount of Propane Per Batch

Hey all, slowly migrating to all grain BIAB with the intent on moving everything outside. Researching, designing a modest system and buying things when/where I can.

Just wondering, in terms of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By cramar
I'm going down a similar road, slowly acquiring...

I'm going down a similar road, slowly acquiring the gear to do 10 gallon, BIAB, no chill batches outside in my garage.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By cramar
Grains That Compliment a Wheat Beer

After several extract batches I took the plunge to partial mash based on Deathbrewers tutorial - worked out great!
I ended up ordering enough supplies to brew 4 batches of wheat beer, well, the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By cramar
My experience with Rustoleum in cold temperatures...

My experience with Rustoleum in cold temperatures didn't go well.
I found that the first coat went on well enough, second coat developed this cracked sort of look to it - didn't look good at all.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By cramar
I had the exact same problem with my first...

I had the exact same problem with my first Coopers batch, drank 1 and the next morning I felt like I drank 15.
Never did figure out the problem, may have been too high a ferment temp, I did monitor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2013, 06:03 PM
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Posted By cramar
Thanks....

Read this a few times and decided to go for it, brewed everything up last weekend and it's sitting in the fermentor, looking forward to tasting it asap.

Great instructions, thanks!!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By cramar
I enjoy having my daughter help as well, she...

I enjoy having my daughter help as well, she helps me bottle prime, bottle, cap, shake and store....or at least until it becomes boring, which is usually after about 20 bottles or so.
Much like your...
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,625
Posted By cramar
I follow uniondr's technique, 7 batches later and...

I follow uniondr's technique, 7 batches later and I think this method works absolutely great, simple process that produces great beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By cramar
My last few batches I've been using Briess...

My last few batches I've been using Briess Bavarian Wheat LME with Briess Bavarian Wheat DME....I love it, it comes out tasting great. Great color, great head and nice flavor.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By cramar
Personally I like to sample one after 1 week...

Personally I like to sample one after 1 week fridge time, another after 2 weeks fridge time, and then start in officially after 3 weeks.
I enjoy tasting the profile change over 1-3 weeks.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,088
Posted By cramar
Put another order thru on Sunday night,...

Put another order thru on Sunday night, everything arrived this morning (wednesday), now that is an awesome turn around time, I think he did some minor updates to the site as well. I keep coming back...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,198
Posted By cramar
The sole purpose of the collar, as stated by...

The sole purpose of the collar, as stated by Coopers, is for ease of cleaning, the krausen collar holds most of the krausen residue so it can be removed and cleaned seperately. When the fermentor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,198
Posted By cramar
Dittos for removing, I have the same fermentor. ...

Dittos for removing, I have the same fermentor.
You dont have to remove it but that fermentor specifically has the krausen collar peice for removal and ease of cleaning.

I've made a couple...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-26-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By cramar
Last batch I made I added salt to the ice water,...

Last batch I made I added salt to the ice water, amazing how much faster it cooled the wort down.
The coolling power of salt in ice water also passed the 'MythBuster' test, the salt allows the water...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,037
Posted By cramar
I made a batch from Coopers Lager and added some...

I made a batch from Coopers Lager and added some extras to it (DME and hops) and I think it came out pretty well, I'll also note that it is on par with Canadian macro brews and I think actually a bit...
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