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Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 10-23-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Reedwalker
SE MI Brew Party @ my place!

Sat. Nov. 13th.

The kids are going to Grandma's! I'm going to brew a PM IPA. I'll smoke something for a late lunch. I'm thinking beef brisket sandwiches. We would love to have you join us.
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Reedwalker
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-03-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Reedwalker
If you did a good job sanitizing the container...

If you did a good job sanitizing the container your water is in and you have it covered you will be fine.

You killed all the bugs. A day or two isn't gonna hurt ;)

RDWHAHB
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 09-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reedwalker
Thanks HH and to Zee. You are gracious hosts...

Thanks HH and to Zee.

You are gracious hosts and sure do know how to have an awesome time.

The beer and the food were awesome. Rachels pasta was so simple and elegant. Troy's ribs, the...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 09-16-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reedwalker
Of course you can be my assistant. That means...

Of course you can be my assistant. That means you are in charge of the stopwatch and making sure we don't boil over!
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 09-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reedwalker
Im in for sure!!! Jen and I only have the...

Im in for sure!!! Jen and I only have the babysitter hurdle to clear. At this point its just a matter of who gets to take the kids, not that we can't find one.

As for bacon wrapped, I was...
Forum: Michigan HomeBrew Forum 08-31-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reedwalker
75% chance of Jen and I making it. If we can...

75% chance of Jen and I making it.

If we can we will be tenting it weather permitting. The motel we stayed in last year was.......difficult to get undressed in....even after a FULL day of :drunk:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Reedwalker
There is a Partial Mash Recipe posted that is...

There is a Partial Mash Recipe posted that is nearly spot on.

It's called Ugly Fish (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/ugly-fish-two-hearted-clone-86862/) by MStev50.

I have made this recipe 4...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,509
Posted By Reedwalker
Recipe is not as important as the equipment and...

Recipe is not as important as the equipment and method you are using to measure ABV%.

I'm guessing you have taken the final reading as how much alcohol there is.

What you need to do is take a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-23-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Reedwalker
If anything you'll get mild bubbling. As long as...

If anything you'll get mild bubbling. As long as you didn't have a stuck fermentation for some reason, which is unlikely.

I bet that carboy looks purdy;)
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 02-22-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,361
Posted By Reedwalker
Im not a fan of this beer. There is something in...

Im not a fan of this beer. There is something in the flavor, that I am not sophisticated enough to put my finger on, that doesn't appeal to me. It's a flavor also found in Lagunitas IPA.

I wanna...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Reedwalker
Is there such a thing as too much? Make this...

Is there such a thing as too much?

Make this one and see how you like it. Then next time you brew adjust the schedule slightly and see how it affects the end result.
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-17-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 33,069
Posted By Reedwalker
North Country and Mid Country Malts are the same...

North Country and Mid Country Malts are the same company, different warehouses.

$98 for a 50# bag of Briess EP DME plus shipping
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By Reedwalker
Black Pipe is required to be painted when used...

Black Pipe is required to be painted when used outdoors. Rust-Oleum in a pint can works great. I use my hand inside a neoprene glove inside a cotton glove to do the job. One coat passes...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-01-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Reedwalker
Make two! Even if your not recirculating...

Make two!

Even if your not recirculating it's well worth it.

I set it up and wait til I'm down to ~120* and then put the pre-chiller in the ice. Especially if your doing 5 gallon batches. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-31-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By Reedwalker
Home Depot and Lowes will custom cut black pipe...

Home Depot and Lowes will custom cut black pipe for you. You only pay for the cost of the pipe. It's a standard service they provide.

Up to 1" you can generally find nipples in lengths of 18",...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,596
Posted By Reedwalker
+1 to this As far aas the oxide layer it...

+1 to this

As far aas the oxide layer it will form after your first brew. I still lightly scrub the bottom of mine w/ a green scrubby every once in a while. Just to keep it looking decent.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Reedwalker
Yes there is a noticeable difference. All you...

Yes there is a noticeable difference. All you need is a 5gal strainer bag that is under $5. Just do it!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,751
Posted By Reedwalker
I use a 8 1/2 x 11 notebook. The page is big...

I use a 8 1/2 x 11 notebook. The page is big enough for me to take notes on the brew as well as tasting notes throughout the process and during bottle conditioning.

I've found it quite helpful in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-27-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Reedwalker
Not so good for the septic since your septic...

Not so good for the septic since your septic depends on bacteria. As it will not completely stop the anaerobic process, it will surely stunt it, if dumped in large quantities.

Star-San = Death...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Reedwalker
Just cut it at one of the splits. I use a...

Just cut it at one of the splits.

I use a pre-chiller. I have 2 identical IC's. Once I'm down to about 100-120*F I put the pre-chiller into a 5 gal bucket of mostly ice and some water. 5 gals...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,540
Posted By Reedwalker
One reason to rehydrate is to check viability. ...

One reason to rehydrate is to check viability. This is how I discovered I had some of the bad Nottingham a while back.

Here (http://howtobrew.com/section1/chapter6-5.html) is a decent rehydration...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-26-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Reedwalker
Wow! A 7 gal brew pot w/ drain valve built in...

Wow! A 7 gal brew pot w/ drain valve built in for $98!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-26-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By Reedwalker
My life is definitely affected by beer. I am...

My life is definitely affected by beer. I am constantly thinking about it. What to brew next? Is my yeast almost ready? Should I dryhop for 7 days or 14? I wonder if I can move that brew to a...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By Reedwalker
It's pretty common for extract brews to get stuck...

It's pretty common for extract brews to get stuck at 1.020 with liquid yeasts. It's possible you under pitched. It is also likely that you pitched fine and the DME you used had a larger amount of...
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