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Forum: Soda 03-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,237
Posted By Hoptimistic
:ban::ban::ban: sasafras is fine :ban::ban::ban:

:ban::ban::ban: sasafras is fine :ban::ban::ban:
Forum: India Pale Ale 03-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 162,452
Posted By Hoptimistic
i can smell this recipe from my computer

i can smell this recipe from my computer
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 721
Sticky: Slanting yeast
Views: 151,662
Posted By Hoptimistic
WOW just wow. crazy how simple this is. What is...

WOW just wow. crazy how simple this is. What is that yellow stuff. and where can you get it.
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 11-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,117
Posted By Hoptimistic
Yeah man. That actually helped a lot. I've since...

Yeah man. That actually helped a lot. I've since figured out that this was the problem and not my brewing practices. So I'm glad the beer was saved
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-31-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 149,842
Posted By Hoptimistic
lets see. i just started maybe six months ago. ...

lets see. i just started maybe six months ago.

RYE PA 5 gallons
Black IPA 5 gallons
Citra IPA 5 gallon
Knee Deep Simtra IPA clone 5 gallon
Bucket of Brett session Saision 5 gallon...
Forum: For Sale 10-26-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Hoptimistic
interested. pm sent

interested. pm sent
Forum: DIY Projects 10-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,806
Posted By Hoptimistic
ive heard this too. my dog has gotten into hops...

ive heard this too. my dog has gotten into hops before and i was really worried but he ended up[ turning out just fine. of course he has also eaten glass, so.....
Forum: For Sale 10-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,271
Posted By Hoptimistic
if its stil for sale i would be interested as...

if its stil for sale i would be interested as well. PM also sent.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,675
Posted By Hoptimistic
if you do go this route you need to make sure...

if you do go this route you need to make sure that you have a highly alcohol tolerant yeast in order to prevent the alcohol content from stoping the small amount of fermentation that is going to...
Forum: For Sale 10-23-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Hoptimistic
link is broken?

link is broken?
Forum: DIY Projects 10-23-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,096
Posted By Hoptimistic
wow...... JUST WOW Great job.

wow...... JUST WOW


Great job.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-23-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 585,419
Posted By Hoptimistic
that looks about right to me :) aint gonna hurt...

that looks about right to me :) aint gonna hurt anything.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Hoptimistic
yeah usually you want to look for a base cider...

yeah usually you want to look for a base cider with out the bad words on the label "sodium-blah blah blah" or "potassium blah blah"

but you can be safe if you look for "NO PRESERVATIVES" on the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Hoptimistic
RED: this is kind of a misnomer, yeast are able...

RED: this is kind of a misnomer, yeast are able to function with or WITHOUT oxygen. However they do work a lot quicker it seems when they have a well aerated wort to work in especially the more...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,180
Posted By Hoptimistic
sounds like you LHBS lacks some customer...

sounds like you LHBS lacks some customer service!!!

to answer your question and I'm assuming your talking about whole leaf hops, in the freezer the break down of the AAs in the hops should be...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,195
Posted By Hoptimistic
that should function as a cider press too!

that should function as a cider press too!
Forum: General Techniques 10-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,894
Posted By Hoptimistic
yeah but then you have a shrapnel bomb

yeah but then you have a shrapnel bomb
Forum: General Techniques 10-09-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,894
Posted By Hoptimistic
try leaving it in primary for the whole...

try leaving it in primary for the whole fermentation! my buddy suggested this to me when i was having similar problems and it cured it right up. The best IPA i have ever made was left in primary for...
Forum: General Techniques 10-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,894
Posted By Hoptimistic
i have had the same results

i have had the same results
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 10-09-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,117
Posted By Hoptimistic
YEAH............ about that. the beer was...

YEAH............ about that. the beer was perfectly fine the whole time. :) just kegged this one last night. a little early im sure but the hydro sample tasted sooo great, i just couldnt resist....
Forum: Extract Brewing 10-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,997
Posted By Hoptimistic
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/citra-ipa-236086/...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/citra-ipa-236086/

this is what i did with my citra hops. i suggest you do the same. :ban::ban::ban::ban::ban::ban:
Forum: General Techniques 10-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,466
Posted By Hoptimistic
your other option if your afraid of loss of beer...

your other option if your afraid of loss of beer form you batch is pick up a cheap refractometer from amazon for like $30.00 , and a package of a ton of disposable long pipets (like big eye droppers...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Hoptimistic
so what your saying is I need to set the carboy...

so what your saying is I need to set the carboy in some hot water for a month or so? I've got my house at 70* and have fifteen gallons of other product relying on that temp.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-28-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Hoptimistic
haha yeah make no mistake. the gravity is coming...

haha yeah make no mistake. the gravity is coming down im just wanting to know what would be th ebest way to solve this issue. ive never had a stuck/lazy fermentation before
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-27-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Hoptimistic
as of right now there is no yeast cake the beer...

as of right now there is no yeast cake the beer is on top of. only what may still be in suspension.



the weird thing is it doesnt taste bad. its just not as dry as i would like it.
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