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Forum: General Techniques 07-21-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By zprime
it's also possible that you didn't get a good...

it's also possible that you didn't get a good tight seal when you put the lid/grommet/air lock on and the slow activity that you are seeing now is actually the "heavy" part of fermentation....just a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-13-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
Just to follow up Janx's Bitter recipe got my...

Just to follow up Janx's Bitter recipe got my wife's best rating to date "not bad for beer". Mean while my friends and I absolutely loved the stuff, it was far to easy to drink :). At this point...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-24-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,032
Posted By zprime
I've brought well more than 6 gallons to a boil...

I've brought well more than 6 gallons to a boil on my electric stove top. I've yet to have any problems (other than that one batch where my wife wouldn't leave me alone and it boiled over and she got...
Forum: General Techniques 06-10-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By zprime
I've been drinking (heavily for me) my first AG...

I've been drinking (heavily for me) my first AG for the last couple of weeks. The first few pints out of the keg were a little rough, but after being in about a week and a half it's wonderful, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-03-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By zprime
Back in my college days i drank alot....pretty...

Back in my college days i drank alot....pretty much up until i turned 21 then I lost interest in getting fit shaced, and didn't really drink at all for about another year. This was about the time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-03-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By zprime
They all three broke in more or less the same...

They all three broke in more or less the same way, at the thick end where the glass is over the ballast the end bits of glass broke off and I ended up with basically half a sphere of glass.

I've...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-01-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By zprime
Personally I've given up on hydrometers....I've...

Personally I've given up on hydrometers....I've owned 3 and broken all of them, bizarely in the same fashion (I did my test, then went to the sink to rinse it of and the minute the tap water hit they...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,064
Posted By zprime
You'll have to watch the top of the fridge....we...

You'll have to watch the top of the fridge....we discovered with the one we bought this weekend that the freezer is where all the cold comes from so to remove the freezer is to remove the cold.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-31-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,949
Posted By zprime
I find that keeping my wife in her place is the...

I find that keeping my wife in her place is the best policy, and I'm not afraid to say it....well at least when she's not around :D
Forum: General Techniques 03-22-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By zprime
I like the racking port on by "Better Bottle",...

I like the racking port on by "Better Bottle", while it still leaves about a quarter to half an inch of beer on the bottom it really only amounts to a cup or two depending on how close I get it to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,164
Posted By zprime
Speaking from my experience, I have to go with...

Speaking from my experience, I have to go with neither. I recently bought a 6 gal "better bottle" which I use for my primary. I dislike the plastic buckets because the first 4 or 5 batches I made...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-10-2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,969
Posted By zprime
Being the dweebs that me and my brew crew are...

Being the dweebs that me and my brew crew are after our first whole hop usage(to go along with the first all grain). We each grabbed a spoonful of spent whole hops (some fuggles) and chomped down on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-10-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,336
Posted By zprime
I'm still a newb at the all grain but I'm never...

I'm still a newb at the all grain but I'm never going back to kit-beer/extract (unless someone gives it to me....which hasn't happened yet).

In my first all grain batch I used some 2-row, and some...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-09-2005, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
Not trying to offend anyone, but are there any...

Not trying to offend anyone, but are there any women on this site? I just realized from the last post that I haven seen anyone of the women folk on here, or if I have it hasn't clicked.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-08-2005, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,260
Posted By zprime
I'm using one now. I have one of the 6L bottles...

I'm using one now. I have one of the 6L bottles in our fridge now, they aren't terribly big really.

I can't recommend force carbonating because it will just suck through the little cartridges (It...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-07-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By zprime
I used whole hops for the first time this weekend...

I used whole hops for the first time this weekend and I'll never go back to pellets, now admittedly I bought a new 9 gallon brew kettle with a false bottom for my boil. Its got a spiggot so after I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
I just hope I can find something that she...

I just hope I can find something that she likes.....she really likes some of the meads I've made but the honey required for that will bankrupt me pretty quick. I'm also trying to make a batch of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,726
Posted By zprime
I'm working on a batch of NothernBrewer's Dark...

I'm working on a batch of NothernBrewer's Dark Cherry Stout. I sampled a little when I transfered it to the secondary and it was awesome.....but the cherry extract doesn't get added until bottling. ...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
Thanks for all the comments/recipes guys.....I'm...

Thanks for all the comments/recipes guys.....I'm going to give janx's bitter a try as my first all grain. Hopefully this weekend I'll have the rest of my hardware, or at least enough to get started!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-01-2005, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
the prolem is she doesn't like beer........yet. ...

the prolem is she doesn't like beer........yet.

;)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2005, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,083
Posted By zprime
Looking for a recipe for the wife....

Howdy all, I'm hoping that you all can help me out. I'm looking for a light recipe that my wife might like. I need a recipe to kind of ease her into beer drinking. What seems to be her turn off...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-26-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By zprime
so how do you store your grain and hops when you...

so how do you store your grain and hops when you buy in bulk? ....I don't want to have 200lbs of grain go south because i stored it wrong :)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-23-2005, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By zprime
The first batch we did turned into malt vinegar....

The first batch we did turned into malt vinegar. It was a pre-hopped kit-in-a-can, I don't even remember what it was supposed to be, but nasty it was. The funny part is we were almost paranoid about...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-18-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By zprime
...or its own little section ;)

...or its own little section ;)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By zprime
yeh....i think it would take a lot of pectin to...

yeh....i think it would take a lot of pectin to make a batch of beer jello.....though that might be kinda interesting.
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