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Forum: Soda Making 03-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By FlyingDutchman
sorry, should have posted it in my original...

sorry, should have posted it in my original reply.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/ginger-ale-recipe.html#!
Forum: Soda Making 02-27-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By FlyingDutchman
The thing with ginger/root beer is that it's not...

The thing with ginger/root beer is that it's not generally fermented to the point that there is no yeast - digestible sugars left. Generally the desired end product is a sweetened beverage and the...
Forum: Soda Making 02-27-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,896
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I experienced the same troubles of no...

I experienced the same troubles of no carbonation. Then after letting it sit for weeks I found it started to have off - yeasty, fermented - flavors... I got so frustrated with the whole process, and...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 12-10-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Interesting, I had never even thought of that....

Interesting, I had never even thought of that. The Fiesta grocery stores around us carry pork cheeks by the ton!

Well good, I guess that means I can get back to lounging around the bbq pit with a...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 12-10-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By FlyingDutchman
where do I get fat???

Short of liposuction, where can I buy pork fat back? I have asked every grocery store and butcher shop i know of around Houston if they have fat back. Their answers range from a sideways confused...
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 12-08-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,133
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Sorry to reply so late, but I'm sure this is...

Sorry to reply so late, but I'm sure this is still a relevant thread.

I wasnt aware of the Pro Welding in Tomball. I'm up that way quite frequently. I'll have to check them out. Where abouts are...
Forum: Soda Making 08-10-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find some...

Hmmm. I'll have to see if I can find some Fentiman's anywhere and see what I think. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Soda Making 08-03-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Dandelion burdock beer? Sounds interesting. I may...

Dandelion burdock beer? Sounds interesting. I may have to try some.
Forum: Soda Making 07-31-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By FlyingDutchman
volume vs weight

Ok so I'm a big Alton Brown fan and therefore put more weight in weight over volume of ingredients. This also helps with planning since most products have weight labels on them.

Long story short,...
Forum: Soda Making 07-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I hear they have some good ones. I'll definately...

I hear they have some good ones. I'll definately be sampling and add some favorites to my take. That's the great thing about Southwest. 2 checked bags free means tons of extra room to bring back all...
Forum: Soda Making 07-23-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By FlyingDutchman
So I am going up to Milwaukee to visit relatives...

So I am going up to Milwaukee to visit relatives and would love to stop by the Sprecher's plant and pick up a gallon of their root beer syrup. Since I'll already be in town i figure it will save on...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-10-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 72,529
Posted By FlyingDutchman
It is sad what places try to pawn off as "Chicago...

It is sad what places try to pawn off as "Chicago style" deep dish. True deep dish has a rather thin crust with edges that has more in common with a levened pie crust if you could imagine such a...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 07-06-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 72,529
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Corn meal - nature's ball bearings! And...

Corn meal - nature's ball bearings!

And that's all I have to say about that...
Forum: Soda Making 06-20-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Adding the sugar right at the beginning is the...

Adding the sugar right at the beginning is the only way to do it. Breaking apart chemical bonds is a very difficult process (on a molecular level). The purpose of heating (and adding cream of tartar)...
Forum: Soda Making 06-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I'm not sure how it would help with head...

I'm not sure how it would help with head retention. You need a protein for that.

Cream of tartar (or tartaric acid) is used to break up and stabilize table sugar (which is a disaccharide and is...
Forum: Soda Making 06-14-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I was watching an episode of Unwrapped on the...

I was watching an episode of Unwrapped on the Cooking channel and saw this drink called Bawls Guarana. Not sure if it tastes anything like what you had but at least its something available in North...
Forum: Soda Making 06-09-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 47,165
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I use torani pumps. They are actually 1/2 ounce...

I use torani pumps. They are actually 1/2 ounce pumps but you can pump it 2 times. No big deal for me. I picked them up at a World Market by us and they fit the regular size glass Torani bottles or...
Forum: Soda Making 05-16-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I almost guarantee you are picking up dormant...

I almost guarantee you are picking up dormant strains of bacteria and yeast from the dry ice, so it doesn't really matter how well you sanitize the bottles. Once the little critters are exposed to...
Forum: Soda Making 05-13-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Sounds like a great experience. You have me...

Sounds like a great experience. You have me craving some grapefruit soda now. Think I'll stop at the store on the way home. Except I have kids so I think I'll try real grapefruits! They can do the...
Forum: Soda Making 04-29-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By FlyingDutchman
I'm not entirely sure what they did. You would...

I'm not entirely sure what they did. You would have to ask them. Report back if you do ask. I'd be curious as to THEIR method. There are a couple, non-complicated, options that I can think of - off...
Forum: Soda Making 04-29-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By FlyingDutchman
There is always the old epoxy mixer down the dip...

There is always the old epoxy mixer down the dip tube trick to shorten the hose length. Just search the forums for "epoxy". It will turn up plenty of links to the correct mixer. They are really...
Forum: Soda Making 04-01-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By FlyingDutchman
So if the formula is right (which I have no...

So if the formula is right (which I have no reason to believe its not), that should be 8.28 cubic inches or roughly 4.59 fl ounces.

However, in the tube or in the keg should not matter. Its all...
Forum: Soda Making 03-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Well I suppose if you have a paint can shaker or...

Well I suppose if you have a paint can shaker or good forearms, you could put it at 40 psi and shake it up good for an hour or so. Otherwise I'm afraid your just sol.

Oh and you may want to add a...
Forum: Soda Making 03-28-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,184
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Sounds interesting, I'm going to have to give it...

Sounds interesting, I'm going to have to give it a try. I'm a little confused on the "carmel malt line though. Is 60L a type of malt and I put in 2oz, or does this mean something else?

Also, is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By FlyingDutchman
Wow thanks for all the information. Definitely...

Wow thanks for all the information. Definitely more educated now and will not be taken to the cleaners again.

As far as getting a refund, I think I have wasted enough time with these morons and...
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