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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-08-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By mac21
Good call on using the heat tubing. Second on...

Good call on using the heat tubing. Second on trying some rice hulls. I also have found that when I'm mashing in my grain if I'm not careful I can knock my false bottom around with my mash paddle...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By mac21
I use a better bottle for my wine kits but to be...

I use a better bottle for my wine kits but to be honest I wouldn't let them sit too long in plastic as it is permeable. It will simply allow air to seep through the plastic walls. How long are you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-08-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By mac21
Those are some awesome looking infections! The...

Those are some awesome looking infections! The first time I ever kegged a beer I forgot to clean the tube inside. I had some funkey cream ale but it ended up making some of the best beef stew I've...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,765
Posted By mac21
I have often wondered the same thing. My work...

I have often wondered the same thing. My work has me working with many folks who struggle with alcoholism so it's something that I think about a lot. I try and stick with only two craft beers a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By mac21
It was AG. It's going to have some issues for...

It was AG. It's going to have some issues for sure. aiptasia that's the truth. Hopefully as I continue to 'learn' some of it will stick. As they say, "A lesson learned is a lesson earned!" At...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mac21
Hahaha lizards...hahaha that's great! I misspoke...

Hahaha lizards...hahaha that's great! I misspoke when I said 115. I meant 195 which is a significant difference but not enough to get a boil. Seven years of brewing but it's what happens when...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mac21
Worst. Brewday. Ever.

Alright...so I'm doing a bit of venting in good nature about a terrible brew day to just make myself feel a bit better. I was brewing a belgian blonde for my buddies bachelor party. I'm a part time...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By mac21
http://byo.com/resources/hops Here's a link...

http://byo.com/resources/hops

Here's a link that gives some good descriptions and substitutions for some hop profiles. I like to stick to one or two types of descriptors, like floral and citrus...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By mac21
Thanks so much. I ended up making invert sugar...

Thanks so much. I ended up making invert sugar with sugar in the raw and added ot ten min bf the end of the boil. Brewed it last week and i just added four lbs of cherries. Plan on letting it sit...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By mac21
Thanks I'll have to run by the store on my way...

Thanks I'll have to run by the store on my way home today and see if they have any! I was wondering because Sugar in the raw def isn't refined sugar but it also isn't 'brown sugar'. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By mac21
Adding sugar

I'm brewing a Belgian dark strong and am going to be adding some sugar. Originally I was going to add Dememera sugar. Haven't been able to find any at the LHS. Any ideas on substitutions? Also,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2013, 10:01 PM
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Views: 154
Posted By mac21
What do you mix with your pee?

Alright...so the title is a little misleading. I have my five gallons of skeeter pee ready and love drinking it. I wanna mix it with some other things as well. I know this is a pretty popular...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-27-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By mac21
My mouth is watering from reading all of these...

My mouth is watering from reading all of these recipes...so awesome. I'm really pumped about the summer sausage and that greek sausage! Question about the salt. I do some smoking too...if I used...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 07-25-2013, 07:43 PM
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Views: 27,587
Posted By mac21
Can't do this one but just wanted to express...

Can't do this one but just wanted to express interest for another one later down the road! Thanks for organizing.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By mac21
Yeah I'll be making a starter for sure. Thanks...

Yeah I'll be making a starter for sure. Thanks so much for the imput!
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-20-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By mac21
Looking forward to trying these recipes! Never...

Looking forward to trying these recipes! Never even thought of potato sausage. Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-20-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By mac21
Left WLP Vial out all night...will it be ok?

So last night I left a vial of the American Ale Blend from WL out...overnight. The apt is about 74 degrees F for about 11 hours. I think it'll be ok. Thoughts?
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-19-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By mac21
Thanks Doug. Looking forward to the recipes. ...

Thanks Doug. Looking forward to the recipes. I'll prob start off with a 5lb batch. I don't have a stuffer yet so I'll just be able to make patties. I made a cheddar brat and a blueberry maple...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By mac21
Agreed. I just did a cream ale and had a sugar...

Agreed. I just did a cream ale and had a sugar ant in the starter. It seems fine so far...no off smells or flavor yet but truth be told ya never know. What did you decide?
Forum: Georgia HomeBrew Forum 07-19-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,023
Posted By mac21
Just moved to Acworth from Philly. Work in Rome

Just moved to Acworth from Philly. Work in Rome
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-19-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By mac21
That sounds pretty good. I used 2lbs of rhubarb...

That sounds pretty good. I used 2lbs of rhubarb in secondary and it was so tart it was almost sour. I also did 2lbs or strawberries. Not terrible. Good luck with the brew!
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-18-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By mac21
Need Sausage Recipes!!!

I just got a refurbished meat grinder for my kitchen aid. Made some ground chuck this last weekend. Now I want to do some sausage making. Anyone out there have any good recipes they've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-18-2013, 06:38 PM
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Posted By mac21
Cpa

Working on a pale ale recipe right now. Thoughts on this

9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 85.7 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.8 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-17-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,647
Posted By mac21
Love it! Never done it on the grill bf, always...

Love it! Never done it on the grill bf, always in the oven @450. I'll have to try the grill though!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,629
Posted By mac21
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691296505/the...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691296505/the-growler-savertm-the-last-pour-is-as-good-as-th/posts/460699

This is a pretty interesting idea. I think it's more trouble than it's worth though....
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