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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Talloak
I have done this more than once with no apparent...

I have done this more than once with no apparent negative side effects.

Pitch the yeast and seal it up as you normally would. Waiting to pitch the yeast is a very bad idea - you need to infect...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Talloak
Nugget Nectar is super delicious. I don't know...

Nugget Nectar is super delicious. I don't know much else about Troegs, though
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Talloak
I might have to start saving my pennies and get...

I might have to start saving my pennies and get the whole kit seen here:

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=186

How much would I save if I pieced it together myself?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-23-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,496
Posted By Talloak
I made this last summer and it was a huge hit...

I made this last summer and it was a huge hit with everyone. Now that I am in Austin, TX I need to adapt my styles to the seasons. I plan on making this on Saturday, then something else with a yeast...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By Talloak
Homebrew definitely gives me serious hot wet...

Homebrew definitely gives me serious hot wet farts and after 16 months my body has not 'adapted' or whatever.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,696
Posted By Talloak
I doubt anyone strains their wort from the kettle...

I doubt anyone strains their wort from the kettle into the primary explicitly to aerate it. The idea is to keep the trub from entering the primary. Clearer wort going in means even clearer beer...
Forum: General Techniques 02-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By Talloak
1.005 would probably indicate an infection. But...

1.005 would probably indicate an infection. But your beer isn't infected. It appears quite healthy. Sometimes, when you transfer from primary to secondary you kick up the yeast and get some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By Talloak
I get between 4 and 5 five gallon batches from a...

I get between 4 and 5 five gallon batches from a 55# bag of grain. My beers are almost always at least 1.060. My local homebrew club buys grain in bulk from Mid Country Malts near Chicago 1,000 or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-22-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Talloak
I have never done wine or grape skins, but people...

I have never done wine or grape skins, but people put leaf hops in a muslin bag and squeeze it through a carboy neck all the time in order to dry-hop certain beers. 2 litres of grape skins sounds...
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 02-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 546
Posted By Talloak
Clubs in Austin?

Well I gone and done it. I got my dream job in Austin and am moving in a month or whatever. Now I need to know, what clubs are out there in Austin? I have been brewing pretty decent brews for about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,425
Posted By Talloak
The Amarillo IPA I made on big brew day 09, then...

The Amarillo IPA I made on big brew day 09, then dry hopped with 2oz Amarillo was magnificient. Beautiful white head that stuck around, perfect aroma, lil spicy in the nose. Malty enough too, not a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Talloak
You should use www.searchtempest.com, as it...

You should use www.searchtempest.com, as it allows you to search more than one craigslist region at a time.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-10-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Talloak
Clean the mash tun, and anything else I am done...

Clean the mash tun, and anything else I am done using. Cuts down on cleaning time later.
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By Talloak
get Utopias out of there, doesn't look right

get Utopias out of there, doesn't look right
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Talloak
If you never put anything in your ail pale that...

If you never put anything in your ail pale that may cause a scratch, it will never get scratched. What are people putting in ail pales that scratches them? Brillo pads? Bleaching once in a while and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Talloak
I don't think brewpastor resides here anymore. I...

I don't think brewpastor resides here anymore. I could be quite wrong.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By Talloak
Right. Stouts were originally known as stout...

Right. Stouts were originally known as stout porter. As in, porter plus, or extra stout porter, or something.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By Talloak
Trippel are supposed to be very pale in color. I...

Trippel are supposed to be very pale in color. I don't think yours will be very pale, but it will certainly be beer. What was your target OG and actual OG? I've lost a gallon more than I expected to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-09-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,236
Posted By Talloak
My local brewery is the owner, and one employee....

My local brewery is the owner, and one employee. He seems to have a lot of family support behind him. He brews 7bbl once or twice a day. He distributes half barrels to local bars himself in his van....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By Talloak
Ale pails are cheap - like $18 with grommeted...

Ale pails are cheap - like $18 with grommeted lid. If your LHBS are nice guys they should throw in a 3 piece airlock for free. And once they seem suspect after somewhere between 5 and 100 brews, you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By Talloak
Are you talking about using something like this?...

Are you talking about using something like this? http://mountainhomebrew.com/ProductImages/2177.jpg

If so, thats probably not a good idea. The headspace doesn't really matter in the primary, but I...
Forum: Porter 01-07-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 230,367
Posted By Talloak
My second batch is just about ready to drink as I...

My second batch is just about ready to drink as I prepare to brew my third batch of this for my local club competition.
Forum: Specialty Beer 01-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,662
Posted By Talloak
Update: Well I cracked open my first bottle. I...

Update: Well I cracked open my first bottle. I knew it wouldn't be ready in time for Christmas, much less Thanksgiving, but thats ok - I didn't want to share anyway. My girlfriend really digs this...
Forum: Scottish and Irish Ale 01-07-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,676
Posted By Talloak
Update: I made this back in May, and bottled it...

Update: I made this back in May, and bottled it sometime during September. The flavors are starting to meld together like I had hoped. I have about 20 12 oz bottles left, plus 6 22 oz bottles. I am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By Talloak
I like barleywines, but you should branch out if...

I like barleywines, but you should branch out if you have only ever made beer. Try something new. Make a mead. You won't regret it, if you live long enough to enjoy it.
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