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Forum: India Pale Ale 07-17-2013, 01:13 AM
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Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
After a long hiatus I took my first crack at...

After a long hiatus I took my first crack at extract brewing yesterday and this was the recipe I decided to go with, I'm very excited to see how it turns out.

I ended up making substitutions for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Well this batch is long gone now but I forgot to...

Well this batch is long gone now but I forgot to relay the final lesson of my first AG batch. I forgot to dissolve my priming sugar in water before stirring it into my beer before bottling. I just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Give'er! If nothing else you'll create a...

Give'er! If nothing else you'll create a baseline from which you can improve upon. Version 1.0 is hard, but it's well worth building...or in this case brewing :)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Long Overdue Update

Between Christmas, New Years, family, a case of the flu and a few other things I never did get around to relaying how the brew turned out.

Well, it seems that it was a heroic effort after all. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
How long are you planning for your primary...

How long are you planning for your primary fermentation to last? Granted my brewing experience is quite limited (a few Brewhouse kits, a few wine kits and one AG attempt that I'm working through at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Hmmm....You raise an interesting point, the...

Hmmm....You raise an interesting point, the insulation properties of snow is the basis of igloos...I suppose it would be entertaining for the neighbours to watch me dipping the pot in snow bank after...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Heh - thanks folks. Glad to know I'm not a...

Heh - thanks folks. Glad to know I'm not a complete outlier and yes I am definitely refining the process and things in my head. Next time (and there will be a next time) will be different. :)
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-28-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Fools Errand or Heroic Effort - Time will tell...

Well, it's been a long time since I've posted last, been lurking here & there and distracted with other real life stuff. I finally got around to taking a crack at doing my first all grain - Hooray! ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-18-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Thanks folks, Beer is my primary concern,...

Thanks folks,

Beer is my primary concern, but wine keeps the girlfriend at bay ;) - it certainly won't be my last batch tho, it was a good experience. Some things I'd have done differently in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Bottled first wine

Hi folks,

Just finished bottling and labeling my first wine and all seems to have gone well. Quite the learning experience to be sure. My next project will be beer, post Christmas. Not exactly...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-16-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,001
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
I asked my local brew shop this same question not...

I asked my local brew shop this same question not long ago - the advice I got was to be mindful of the hole size as some vary and could be larger than a standard bottle.

Basically I was told as...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-07-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
"By the book", so to speak, it should be ready in...

"By the book", so to speak, it should be ready in 4 weeks and there were some fining and clearing agents added a couple weeks ago

This weekend was the 4 week mark, but I'm gonna leave it for a few...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Well I'm a newbie going by kit instructions so...

Well I'm a newbie going by kit instructions so it's been 2 weeks clearing.

lol - It won't keep me up a night, not nearly enough intrigue :) - I had planned to bottle this weekend so had everything...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
GAH! Lindemans!! {shakes fist} I was just...

GAH! Lindemans!! {shakes fist} I was just cleaning bottles last night and be damned if I could get the residue off a Lindemans bottle. My girlfriend told me to use some oil and sure enough that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Clearing Question

Hi folks,

I've reached the bottling stage for my first wine - or at least I thought I had - I'd like your advice on a little bit of confusion I'm having.

I'm supposed to take a sample of the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-27-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
So...If I'm hearing you correctly, I should relax...

So...If I'm hearing you correctly, I should relax and have a beer ;)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-27-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Secondary Fermentation Temperature

Hi folks,

I'm new to the home brewing & wine making game; did my reading & research and now I've got my first wine kit in progress. Currently, it's in secondary fermentation now but I'm curious...
Forum: Introductions 11-27-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Good to be here - thanks for the warm welcome...

Good to be here - thanks for the warm welcome folks.
Forum: Introductions 11-26-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
LOL - Nope, I'm perfectly capable of using the...

LOL - Nope, I'm perfectly capable of using the Yellow Pages and search engines - it's pretty rare if I can't find what I'm looking for.

That is not to say I won't have questions...but that won't...
Forum: Introductions 11-26-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By CrazyJoeMalloy
Greetings & Salutations

Hi folks,

Just joined up, I'm a newbie to brewing, though I've been interested in it for quite some time. Everything kinda fell into place recently and I've decided to make a go at it.

I'm...
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