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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Bradinator
Awesome thank you very much for the response. I...

Awesome thank you very much for the response. I definitely don't use the pot as much as a kitchen does so if they are standing the test of time I guess I am worrying over nothing.

Thanks again!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Bradinator
Life span of an aluminum pot

I am an avid kitchen home brewer, doing full boils on my stove top. I have been using an 6.5 G aluminum turkey pot and it has served me well over 50+ beers.

Though it still seems sturdy enough I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Bradinator
I used dried juniper from organic store bulk...

I used dried juniper from organic store bulk section. I would love to go and collect wild juniper which is supposed to grow in the mountains nearby, but that would be a task-and-a-half just to locate...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Bradinator
Update on this - Good news - This beer had...

Update on this -

Good news - This beer had absolutely no right to be as good as it is so young. Its so good I am going to make another batch this weekend which is saying something because I almost...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-02-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Bradinator
Brew day done! I tweaked the final recipe to...

Brew day done!

I tweaked the final recipe to look like this:

Grains/Adjunts (16.0 lbs) -
12.5 lbs Rahr 2-Row Malt
1.5 lbs Crystal Malt 65L
0.5 lbs Special B Malt
0.5 lbs Biscuit/Aromatic...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Bradinator
It's probably going to be late spring or summer...

It's probably going to be late spring or summer 2014 before I have any real status, but hopefully I will get this brewed up in the next couple of weeks.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-21-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Bradinator
Juniper infused strong/old ale

Anyone out there have experience brewing with juniper?

The current 5G recipe I have planned is:

13lbs 2-row
1.5lbs 60L Crystal
0.5lbs Biscuit
0.5lbs Special B
1.5lbs Demerara Sugar
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-21-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,474
Posted By Bradinator
I haven't chilled a beer in two years now,...

I haven't chilled a beer in two years now, reaching about 40 or so batches and not once have I seen infection set during that phase of the brewing process. I think the risk of infection setting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-08-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By Bradinator
That is a very cool looking carboy. What is it...

That is a very cool looking carboy. What is it and where do I get one?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By Bradinator
Save us all! Its out of control. From beauty to...

Save us all! Its out of control. From beauty to beastly.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tPPvNF9rpQU/UgGe-G6hpzI/AAAAAAAAAg0/nF26VHzOboo/s1600/Watchout+(1280x960).jpg

At this rate...
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By Bradinator
Doh! Looks like I made a mistake in the title...

Doh! Looks like I made a mistake in the title (thats what I get for posting something without ample caffeination... Should have obviously been Post a pic of your Krausen and not the grammar crime it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By Bradinator
Post a pic of your Krausen

Couldn't find a thread on this, so sorry if there is one dedicated to awesome beer krausens.

This one is from a buddy's stout he made yesterday. He used Nottingham, pitched dry and ended up with...
Forum: Stout 08-04-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,431
Posted By Bradinator
Decided to give this one a go too. Just about to...

Decided to give this one a go too. Just about to mash it. Slightly modify grain bill though, subbing Crystal 60L for the Cararoma (which I could not find).
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 08-01-2013, 10:01 PM
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Views: 18,455
Posted By Bradinator
Maybe now

Maybe now
Forum: Wheat and Rye Beer 07-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,669
Posted By Bradinator
I was inspired by this recipe and made a similar...

I was inspired by this recipe and made a similar brew which turned out fantastic. I have to agree with everyone else, that honey really stands out in this beer. It finished out at 1.010 and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-10-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 163,025
Posted By Bradinator
Been a while since I last posted, but still...

Been a while since I last posted, but still brewing up a storm. Got another one for the 'Don't Dump It!": Made a all Amarillo/IIPA SMaSH and when I went to dry hop I could found it to have a on...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 02-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 103,860
Posted By Bradinator
The lagering is done and went well, though I...

The lagering is done and went well, though I think if I had used more ice bottles it would have kept the temperature closer to where I wanted it. The ambient outside temperatures is 65F and I was...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 02-11-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 103,860
Posted By Bradinator
Love this thing so far. This weekend I...

Love this thing so far.

This weekend I brewed up a Schwarzbeir which I am attempting to pull off a lager with in my Cool Brewing bag. On day two and my wort is still around 50F and the ambient is...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-08-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Bradinator
It has stalled prior to become sour at 1.020 and...

It has stalled prior to become sour at 1.020 and I was pretty disappointed at the time. I am going to let it ride until it hits the one year mark then get to bottling it as per the advice given.
...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Bradinator
OG was 1.065 and the last gravity reading from...

OG was 1.065 and the last gravity reading from several weeks ago was 1.012. I haven't touched it since that sample taste and reading and just let it do its thing. Definitely a tartness, not so much...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-02-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Bradinator
I really did not have high expectations for this...

I really did not have high expectations for this when I tasted and was surprised when it wasn't bad. Kind of a sour cherry like quality was noted and obvious stout like flavours followed up with a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-01-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Bradinator
What to do with an accidental sour thats been aging for nearly a year

Forgive me for I am a sour newbie.

A long story short, I made a habenero stout that during a long trip away became infected with 'something'. I did some research and found that it may be some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 51,618
Posted By Bradinator
That's if you had a wicked blow off, which I...

That's if you had a wicked blow off, which I could still happen for sure. To be fair I definitely agree with you on the larger bucket and larger batch approach, not so much from a cost savings...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 51,618
Posted By Bradinator
I have three of them and used them almost...

I have three of them and used them almost exclusively for long term bulk grain storage. I have however used one for a 4.0 gallon batch of beer a few months ago without any issues. Very easy to...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-10-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,791
Posted By Bradinator
Drink all the mead I made in 2012 that has come...

Drink all the mead I made in 2012 that has come of age, then lament the fact I won't have mead again until around 2015.
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