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Forum: Hops Growing 06-23-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By GonzoIllini
Earwig damage to hops

I was having absolutely no issues with pests in my hops until the last week and a half. It has gotten very warm (85-90) in Chicagoland, and I started noticing large almost dime size chunks missing...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 05-08-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,397
Posted By GonzoIllini
if you get a chance check out their 1st or 2nd...

if you get a chance check out their 1st or 2nd edition dark horizon's. They are huge RIS's, and have a price to match. However I got the opportunity to sample both of them side by side and they were...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-03-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By GonzoIllini
did you get actual transplanted plants? or...

did you get actual transplanted plants? or rhizomes from which you will grow your plants?

I would be very interested to hear how transplanted hops will grow in a different environment and soil...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-03-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By GonzoIllini
very cool, good stuff Glen. Ali was on a...

very cool, good stuff Glen.

Ali was on a recent podcast of the sunday session on the brewing network. She seemed really into this project and growing organic hops. Hope this project is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-30-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,512
Posted By GonzoIllini
Specific gravity of dextrose

Ok I have debated posting this, but I want to make sure I am doing this math correctly so bear with me. I searched for this issue because I thought it was brought up before but after a few hours I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,743
Posted By GonzoIllini
Come on guys, honestly selling it for those crazy...

Come on guys, honestly selling it for those crazy prices that are being charged on Ebay and Craigslist? First of all it is against the wishes of the 3Floyds crew who got pissed about the auctioning...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,743
Posted By GonzoIllini
that picture of the last guy in the kilt is one...

that picture of the last guy in the kilt is one of the guys from Free The Hops, the Alabama crew dedicated to getting their crazy beer laws modified. His name on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer is Uncle...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 04-28-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By GonzoIllini
1) Bells 2) Founders 3) Three Floyds 4) New...

1) Bells
2) Founders
3) Three Floyds
4) New Glarus
5) Dark Horse
6) Goose Island
7) Two Brothers (under rated but solid to great beers)

Three Floyds makes the best beer, but are more...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-27-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,139
Posted By GonzoIllini
12312 + 5 = 12317 2nd batch for me, just...

12312 + 5 = 12317

2nd batch for me, just starting the sulfur / rotten egg smell, life is good.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,743
Posted By GonzoIllini
funny you mention that guy because I am a member...

funny you mention that guy because I am a member of BA (same user name) and I am trading a mixed six of new glarus for 2 plinys with him.

glad that craft brew / homebrew people are pretty cool...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,743
Posted By GonzoIllini
just wondering if anyone would like to do a...

just wondering if anyone would like to do a little tasting / trading of homebrew / commercial brew in person at dark lord day. I will be attending and have extra Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2009, Goose...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-05-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By GonzoIllini
any problems with re using the Orval bottles for...

any problems with re using the Orval bottles for bottle conditioned beers?

I was kind of concerned that even with proper cleaning / sanitizing these bottles still might have some Brett left over....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,213
Posted By GonzoIllini
Again just bumping this old thread for my own...

Again just bumping this old thread for my own selfish purpose...

Would like to know (based on my american wheat / hefe recipe given earlier) if i should use one or two packets of yeast.

Also...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 04-01-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By GonzoIllini
whats up with saving the pallets (sp?) till 2020?...

whats up with saving the pallets (sp?) till 2020? are they planning on using them in the beer somehow? interesting, looks like a good time.

Cheers!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-31-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,213
Posted By GonzoIllini
question for anyone who has used this yeast ...

question for anyone who has used this yeast

planning on a brew in the next few days using 3 lbs of briess wheat dme at 60 and 3 lbs at 10 with 1 oz hallertau at 60 and 3/4 oz at 20 and 1/4 oz at...
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 03-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 83,209
Posted By GonzoIllini
went to my LHBS yesterday and picked up the...

went to my LHBS yesterday and picked up the ingredients for this brew, but they did not have either of the yeasts you suggested in, nor any other liquid hefe yeasts.

So I got 2 packets of dry...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-12-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By GonzoIllini
Cleaning metal strainer (Square collapsible)

Hey everyone, question about what to do with my metal colander / strainer that I just used for the first time.

First of all when straining out my latest brew (Brewers Best Holiday Ale) it got...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-09-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,195,502
Posted By GonzoIllini
you can use the search this thread feature to...

you can use the search this thread feature to better answer this question, but yes people have used brown and white sugar before with good results, and people have also used nottingham with good...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 03-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,322
Posted By GonzoIllini
made this recipe tonight for UofI unoffical (huge...

made this recipe tonight for UofI unoffical (huge St. Paticks day party done before the actual day so all the bars can make huge $$$...) and I added 1 cup of cashews and used olive oil instead...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-07-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By GonzoIllini
Hop Wallup is just a different beast of a DIPA,...

Hop Wallup is just a different beast of a DIPA, kind of like Founders Double Trouble. Much more of an earthy piney taste than the citrusy grapefruit bombs that the West coast is putting out. I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-06-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,549
Posted By GonzoIllini
thanks for the reply, I think i am going to add...

thanks for the reply, I think i am going to add in my DME at the beginning of the boil and add the LME when i add the spice pack (15 min i think ?). Yea i am planning on letting it primary for at...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 03-05-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By GonzoIllini
really, where are you at? I would love to have...

really, where are you at? I would love to have someone pick this up for me. Also what is the rate for a 6 pack?

Thanks and Cheers!
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-05-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,549
Posted By GonzoIllini
Bringing back an old thread, but have 2 questions...

Bringing back an old thread, but have 2 questions regarding this kit that i just recently bought.

Considering it is a darker beer (with the chocolate and black patent malts) would I still want to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By GonzoIllini
Bringing back an old thread, but it pertains to...

Bringing back an old thread, but it pertains to my bottling day today. My problem was that I noticed i was getting a bunch of foam in my bottles about a 1/4 inch at the top of my bottles. So i simply...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By GonzoIllini
Founders Bottles - Good for homebrewing?

Hey everyone, I apologize if this question has been asked before but I tried searching for this and could not find any information.

Are the founders bottles reusable with a standard red wing...
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