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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By shotputman
Had to laugh, just went to a small batch beer...

Had to laugh, just went to a small batch beer fest here in Greenville, SC and probably half the beers were sours. So I just stuck with the casked HopSlams and Espresso Sublimely Self Righteous...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-10-2012, 01:46 AM
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Posted By shotputman
Help with a Dark Belgian Recipe

Hey, I've received a sample of an experimental ale yeast from a local university that was harvested off of nectarines. I'm told that it's has characteristics of a champagne/saison type of yeast. ...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-15-2012, 12:51 AM
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Views: 728
Posted By shotputman
Does it sound normal to have around 5 oz of "wet"...

Does it sound normal to have around 5 oz of "wet" hops right off the vine and after three days of drying as shown above the net to only be alittle above one? My scale isn't a digital one, but that...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-11-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By shotputman
Ghetto Hop Dryer

What do ya'll think of this setup? It's in my garage here in the Upstate of South Carolina. It's probably 80s in the garage with the fan on low. Any suggestions for improvement? About how long do...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 60,012
Posted By shotputman
Here are my two cascade plants, they are first...

Here are my two cascade plants, they are first year I just put them in the mulch bed with no other additives (I've miracle growed a few times). Just starting to see buds and flowers, but they start...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,198
Posted By shotputman
My cascades have taken off here in SC. Here is a...

My cascades have taken off here in SC. Here is a picture, not a great shot, but they are close to 20ft high. Just starting to bud and flower, but the hops don't start any lower than about 8-10 ft.
Forum: South Carolina HomeBrew Forum 07-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,008
Posted By shotputman
Hey guys, Anderson area brewer. Extract brewer...

Hey guys, Anderson area brewer. Extract brewer for about 4 years, gonna try my first all-grain in the fall.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By shotputman
Just wanted to update ya'll if any of you still...

Just wanted to update ya'll if any of you still read this post. I'm in the Anderson SC area (Upstate) and I planted Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial, all have sprouted and grown, but the cascade...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By shotputman
Here is a picture of my hops. The cascade are...

Here is a picture of my hops. The cascade are really the only ones taking off. Here is a picture.
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,734
Posted By shotputman
Hey y'all I've planted Cascade, Centennial, and...

Hey y'all I've planted Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus. Everything sprouted and grew, but the cascade by far have taken off. They are now probably 20 ft high and starting to bud. Gonna try and...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-28-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,198
Posted By shotputman
I'm trying to grow down here in South Carolina. ...

I'm trying to grow down here in South Carolina. I got 6 rhizomes 2 each of cascade, cent, and colombus. Planted 3 weeks ago, buds have sprung up on everything except the centennial. Hmmm....maybe...
Forum: Hops Growing 01-22-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By shotputman
Any updates on what hops you are having success...

Any updates on what hops you are having success with? I'm looking to grow some this coming year
Forum: Hops Growing 01-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,734
Posted By shotputman
Looking to buy rhizomes myself......any updates...

Looking to buy rhizomes myself......any updates on your hops??
Forum: General Techniques 01-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By shotputman
I guess that was my thought......less steps...and...

I guess that was my thought......less steps...and nothing would get into a keg.....if venting was an issue, I could just pull the pin a couple times a day......would I need an airlock on the keg???
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-21-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By shotputman
Lager Secondary?

I'm attempting my first lager. Doing the Brooklyn Lager clone from the Dec 2011 BYO and using my ghetto Son of Fermentation Chiller (another post someday!). Recipe says that when fermentation is...
Forum: General Techniques 01-20-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By shotputman
Would it hurt anything to go straight from...

Would it hurt anything to go straight from primary into a keg for lagering? I can fit a corny in my refrigerator, not sure about a secondary carboy....
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 05-19-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By shotputman
Enjoying a Watermelon Wheat with the wife as I...

Enjoying a Watermelon Wheat with the wife as I type!....Edit, I just noticed this was a Gluten Free post......sorry......got here through Google Reader.
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-18-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 71,052
Posted By shotputman
The 21st amendment is great beer, mine is a...

The 21st amendment is great beer, mine is a similar color, and the watermelon flavor is about the same (get some in the finish but that's about it), the biggest difference is that mine is much more...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 05-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 71,052
Posted By shotputman
Ok, I've been sampling my beers now for a week or...

Ok, I've been sampling my beers now for a week or two. First off, I really can't tell the difference between the ones primed with Dextrose and the 5 22oz bottles I did with a jolly rancher. Second,...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 04-19-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 71,052
Posted By shotputman
Thanks for all the talk on this, my wife and I...

Thanks for all the talk on this, my wife and I brewed this on March 19th, bottled a few days ago, can't wait to taste it!

I used a MoreBeer American Wheat Kit, and Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By shotputman
You think it would be really out of place in an...

You think it would be really out of place in an IPA style beer? I guess 1lb of 40 wouldn't be that expensive, just trying to use up what've I had extra for a few months.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By shotputman
Comments/Advice on IPA Recipe Change

Brewing up an IPA tomorrow, recipe calls for 1lb Crystal 40L (steeping grains), but I'm trying to finish off some leftover grains that I have so I'm going to use .25lbs of Crystal 80 and 0.6lb of...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 01-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,796
Posted By shotputman
Just saw this in the store. They had a sixer...

Just saw this in the store. They had a sixer labeled at 9.39!!!!! I took two up to the counter, and it rang up at 18.99 a sixer....told the guy what the sticker said on the shelf, he was just about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-13-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By shotputman
So do ya'll just clean/sanitize jars and dump...

So do ya'll just clean/sanitize jars and dump your slurry right in?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By shotputman
Really? Reading a lot of the threads on here,...

Really? Reading a lot of the threads on here, people have said they had success with yeast kept for a year!

But yeah, something definitely wasn't right!
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