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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Hogarthe
I always see posts on here talking about how...

I always see posts on here talking about how Buffalo Wild Wings has a great beer selection. (not literally always, but I've seen it a few times) where are these posters going? It sure ain't any...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Hogarthe
I used windsor once. it wasn't bad. I used it...

I used windsor once. it wasn't bad. I used it in a Cooper's sparkling ale clone, and the beer pretty much tasted just like the real one.

I suspect the reason some people don't like this strain...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-01-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Hogarthe
I'd leave it in primary for 2 weeks instead of...

I'd leave it in primary for 2 weeks instead of one. use lots of yeast, and aerate the wort well. fermentation temp is critical for a lager. make sure the fermenting wort stays in the yeasts ideal...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By Hogarthe
I have tried a lot of other peoples homebrewed...

I have tried a lot of other peoples homebrewed beer. most have been decent to quite good. some have been excellent, and the best beer I ever had was a strong Scotch ale I was sent by a homebrewer. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-30-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By Hogarthe
I wouldn't trust wikipedia for everything. I...

I wouldn't trust wikipedia for everything. I didn't believe that hot water would freeze faster than cold, but there have been scientific studies that have proved it. I've also always heard that...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-28-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By Hogarthe
yeah, I thought it sounded high too. the guy I...

yeah, I thought it sounded high too. the guy I talked to is a supervisor, so I assumed he would know, but we aren't at the foundry, so maybe he doesn't know the make up of the metal. the first...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-28-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By Hogarthe
I've heard zinfandel doesn't need much time. ...

I've heard zinfandel doesn't need much time. also, the Island Mist kits are ready to drink as soon as they are bottled.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By Hogarthe
why would anyone intentionally make a bottle of...

why would anyone intentionally make a bottle of puke???

the best thing to do is make one that doesn't take long to be ready, then as soon as that is done, start the long term batches. that way...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Hogarthe
you could do a top up, I suppose. I think most...

you could do a top up, I suppose. I think most people don't do that because you'd need to pull enough sugar out of the grain for the whole batch with the smaller amount of water. probably not too...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Hogarthe
I never heard of anyone smoking peaches. much...

I never heard of anyone smoking peaches. much less brewing with them. but then all good ideas were new at one point. I'd think the smoke should fade given enough time. hopefully the peach flavor...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By Hogarthe
no magical properties. once krausen forms, it...

no magical properties. once krausen forms, it needs someplace to go. if you have too little headspace, it will push up out of whatever is in the bung, airlock or blowoff tube. in this case,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-27-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By Hogarthe
I use the 3 piece airlock converted to a blowoff...

I use the 3 piece airlock converted to a blowoff tube. I've used it twice, as I hardly ever have enough krausen to need it. I ferment in a 6.5 gallon carboy and keep the temp in the low 60s for...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Hogarthe
that is a great deal... you could probably resell...

that is a great deal... you could probably resell them for a profit.

also, another poster mentioned the ez cap brand being hit or miss. I can confirm this. I bought a few cases, and the beers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,242
Posted By Hogarthe
I wouldn't add orange peel, but that's just me......

I wouldn't add orange peel, but that's just me... it could turn out good. I don't think either of those 2 yeasts would be wrong for it. pac man would probably be cleaner, and ferment a couple extra...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,146
Posted By Hogarthe
I'm tightening my mill all the way then.... not...

I'm tightening my mill all the way then.... not sure what it's on right now, but it looked less ground than yours on my last batch. horrible, horrible efficiency on that brew. and I just got some...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By Hogarthe
I have to correct myself. I had talked to a guy...

I have to correct myself. I had talked to a guy at work ( I work at a place that makes water works products) a while ago, and he had told me the amount of lead in the leaded brass was very small. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-27-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,677
Posted By Hogarthe
this is the correct amount of lead in no lead...

this is the correct amount of lead in no lead brass. I have no idea where anyone came up with 8%, as that would be more lead than is in leaded brass. it's added in a small amount to soften the metal...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,462
Posted By Hogarthe
I have the stainless version of that burner, and...

I have the stainless version of that burner, and I find it works just fine for 5 gallon batches. I went with the stainless because it sits outside all the time, and I figured it would last longer if...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,616
Posted By Hogarthe
no, the Brits are the people who drink warm beer....

no, the Brits are the people who drink warm beer. Actually I don't think anyone drinks beer warm. they just drink it less cold than the average American. I've never heard of anyone warming a beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Hogarthe
you can lager in the primary. I wouldn't lager...

you can lager in the primary. I wouldn't lager it for 6 months in the primary, but 1 month shouldn't hurt.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Hogarthe
it can take a good while, sometimes over a full...

it can take a good while, sometimes over a full day before it really takes off noticeably. also, if you are using a bucket and trying to tell if its going just by if the airlock has bubbles in it,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hogarthe
question about the recipe posted earlier. .6 oz...

question about the recipe posted earlier.
.6 oz of cane sugar? that doesn't sound like enough to do anything. is the . supposed to be there?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Hogarthe
I have the versatile oxiclean. I got it for...

I have the versatile oxiclean. I got it for cleaning some gunked up bottles I got free. even using less of it than recommended, it was a real pain to rinse off. it left the bottles with a weird...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Hogarthe
for 20 and 5 minute additions I wouldn't worry...

for 20 and 5 minute additions I wouldn't worry about the aa %, just sub the cents in.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-21-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Hogarthe
have any dry yeast on hand? you could just go...

have any dry yeast on hand?
you could just go with it. if it is infected, your porter will be something like the old traditional ones where they stored it in big wooden vats and it picked up some...
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