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Forum: Extract Brewing 09-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By flyboy
The rule of thumb is wait 3-4 days per 1% abv for...

The rule of thumb is wait 3-4 days per 1% abv for conditioning. I usually wait 2 weeks then try a bottle. If I don't like it, wait 2 more weeks and try again. Repeat until it has the flavor I like. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14,385
Views: 458,691
Posted By flyboy
Just put up 5 gallons of cider last weekend and...

Just put up 5 gallons of cider last weekend and planning on starting a batch of mead this weekend.
Forum: Mead Forum 04-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By flyboy
Fatbloke, I understand and agree with you about...

Fatbloke, I understand and agree with you about patience. I once made an Imperial stout that sat a little above 12% and had to wait a good 6 months before it was drinkable. I'm also going to pay a...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By flyboy
First time mead recipe

I've been brewing for a while and have had good luck with some stouts, ales, and ciders. I'd like to try my hand with mead. I've had a plain mead and a prickly pear and really likes both. Any...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-22-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By flyboy
This will help: ...

This will help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional_freezing
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,691
Posted By flyboy
Ok. I'll likely get my butt kick from family but...

Ok. I'll likely get my butt kick from family but here it goes. I grew up in the Portland area. Lived 6 years in Waldport, Or and cut my brew teeth on Rogue River Beer. But, after moving to Arizona,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By flyboy
I store mine under the kitchen table. It's out of...

I store mine under the kitchen table. It's out of direct sunlight and easy reach come dinner time! :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By flyboy
Welcome. I brew in an appartment and have no...

Welcome. I brew in an appartment and have no problems with space. I use an enamel pot and, if you're careful, you shouldn't scorch anything. Remember to clean everything including the kitchen and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By flyboy
I've never done this as I don't really enjoy that...

I've never done this as I don't really enjoy that skunky flavor. As for checking to see if the yeast has settled, I can see if fine in the brown bottles. Here's what I do. Cover the bottles with a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By flyboy
I used Nottingham on an Imperial Stout that got...

I used Nottingham on an Imperial Stout that got me ~13%. It ended up being a sit down beer. My wife said it was too strong for her.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By flyboy
Meh. Don't worry about it. Our immune systems are...

Meh. Don't worry about it. Our immune systems are like muscles. We need to exercise them to keep them fit. That funny feeling gassy feeling you have in your stomach? Think of it like a BowFlex for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-22-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By flyboy
Congrats! And to many more.:mug:

Congrats! And to many more.:mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,340
Posted By flyboy
I'm a private pilot, building my own airplane,...

I'm a private pilot, building my own airplane, and brew. I started flying in 2000 and brewing in 2007.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By flyboy
Strange. Now HR 3249 refers "...to establish...

Strange. Now HR 3249 refers "...to establish procedures for Federal agencies to provide an equitable remedy for employees who were mistakenly placed in the wrong retirement system during the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-20-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By flyboy
distilling question

I know this isn't a beer question but I don't know where to put it. About a year ago, a bill was introduced to make distilling legal. Has anyone heard what happened to this?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By flyboy
I was home watching Food Network on the TV and I...

I was home watching Food Network on the TV and I saw a article on some show (I don't remember what one) about Mr. Beer. I jokingly said "Hey, kids. You can get that for me for Father's day" and they...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-16-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By flyboy
About a little over a year ago, I got a Mr. Beer...

About a little over a year ago, I got a Mr. Beer kit to learn how to brew beer. I graduated from that real fast but kept the kit for sample batches and making cider. It work great for that. It's all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By flyboy
bottle bombs 4 months later?

I bottled up some Hefy on mid March and put them in the dining area of our appartment covered with a blanet to prevent light exposure. This last weekend, I'm sitting in the bedroom when I hear what...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,447
Posted By flyboy
Thanks guys for you advise. I have a hydrometer...

Thanks guys for you advise. I have a hydrometer and use it when I brew anyway before I bottle. I'm just wondering how long should I expect to let it work. It sounds to me like I need about a month....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-02-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,447
Posted By flyboy
How long to let stout ferment

I'm going to make an Imperial Stout and have never made one before. I usually let my Hefy and Kolsch go for about 10-14 days before I bottle it. But the stout will have a higher gravity then both of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-22-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,907
Posted By flyboy
I've found that the managment is a reflection of...

I've found that the managment is a reflection of their employees. If the bartender doesn't give a crap it's likely that the manager feels the same way. Chalk this pub up as one you'll never return to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By flyboy
Spreading the love

I just made a home brew convert. I've only been brewing sence April and gave a bottle of some Kolsch to get an opinion on the taste. He tolk me the at first he went at it like he would a bud then had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,703
Views: 842,195
Posted By flyboy
If you think it tasts good now just wait about...

If you think it tasts good now just wait about four week after it's had a chance to condition. Good things come to those who wait. :)
Forum: Arizona HomeBrew Forum 01-16-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,618
Posted By flyboy
Once the tickets go on sale, my wife and I are...

Once the tickets go on sale, my wife and I are planning on going.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-16-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,445
Posted By flyboy
Screw tops will break if you cap the with a...

Screw tops will break if you cap the with a normal caper. Believe me. I tried and broke the bottle.
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