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Forum: Cider Forum Today, 02:24 AM
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Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Corks for cages are different arent they? Im...

Corks for cages are different arent they? Im trying to bottle an Eisbock in Champagne bottles and cant find cork corks with a corker but I do have the plastic plugs with cages.


"Sometimes Im...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer Yesterday, 01:09 PM
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Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Beer is kinda like a girlfriend. Its best to keep...

Beer is kinda like a girlfriend. Its best to keep her in the dark lol


"Sometimes Im right half of the time ...."
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 226,432
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Is that a mattress pad? "Sometimes Im...

Is that a mattress pad?


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,757
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
My buddy and I prob drank 3 gallons of the...

My buddy and I prob drank 3 gallons of the pilsner this weekend, and Ive got to say, it has turned out amazing. I felt like Ive made some good beers before, but this was a homerun!!209629

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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 39,231
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Sorry, jus read above that it the Chinese ones to...

Sorry, jus read above that it the Chinese ones to be concerned with.


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 39,231
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
My glass carboys are all from Italy. Are those...

My glass carboys are all from Italy. Are those better??


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,757
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
After a month of lagering, I tapped my keg of...

After a month of lagering, I tapped my keg of Pilsner last night. All I have to say is "Wow!"!! That is a damn fine beer!!


"Sometimes Im right half of the time ...."
Forum: Mead 07-02-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
3 gallon batch of? "Sometimes Im right...

3 gallon batch of?


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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Im in!! "Sometimes Im right half of the...

Im in!!


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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 483,063
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
How much priming sugar did you add before...

How much priming sugar did you add before bottling?


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12,361
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Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
The process Ive heard is to kill the yeast...

The process Ive heard is to kill the yeast (potassium sorbate I think), then backsweeten, keg, carb, then fill bottles if u like.


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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 787,725
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Ive had excellent results too. I see it as one...

Ive had excellent results too. I see it as one if the easiest ways to save $$ brewing and create great beer at the same time!!


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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-29-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
I left my grains in my MT overnight. Never again....

I left my grains in my MT overnight. Never again.


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Forum: Stout 06-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 214,768
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
I may be misunderstanding something. Was 1.03 a...

I may be misunderstanding something. Was 1.03 a typo? Was it 1.030 or 1.003? Because the first would tend to make it sweet, the second would tend to make it thin. Do you recall your mash profile...
Forum: American Ale 06-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 38,787
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
If I may say so, I humbly submit that I...

If I may say so, I humbly submit that I accidently subbed 2 row for MO when I made this too. And because Yoop makes such great recipes, it still came out great!!


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Forum: American Ale 06-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 832,758
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Tons to learn! Everytine I brew I learn ...

Tons to learn! Everytine I brew I learn


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Forum: American Ale 06-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 832,758
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Mash conversions can be complete in as little as...

Mash conversions can be complete in as little as 20 minutes, and generally the lower the temp, the longer. You are never in danger of longer mash times being longer unless you go over the 2 hour...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,746
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
A trick I used on a chocolate cherry imperial...

A trick I used on a chocolate cherry imperial stout. At flameout, I placed approx 2-3 cups of wort in a sauce pan and put it on the stove. I added all of the chocolate to that, melted it, then put...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 278,818
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Ive got a good discussion elsewhere here on...

Ive got a good discussion elsewhere here on HBTalk called "My beer tastes twangy". It looks like it may be coming down to my water profile and how it doesnt work with certain styles. But when I was...
Forum: Stout 06-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 99,495
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
If you take the FG reading before adding the...

If you take the FG reading before adding the bourbon, you will have an accurate number to calculate ABV (assuming you have the OG). Then you can adjust your ABV based on the amount and proof of...
Forum: Stout 06-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 99,495
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
I think that'll work perfect!! "Sometimes...

I think that'll work perfect!!


"Sometimes Im right half of the time ...."
Forum: Cider Forum 06-26-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 278,818
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
It creates an off flavor that I might as well be...

It creates an off flavor that I might as well be allergic to. For me, lesson learned. Low and slow. If higher temps are workin for others, props :)! Or is it Pröst??


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Forum: Stout 06-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 99,495
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Personally, if kegging, Id leave it in primary...

Personally, if kegging, Id leave it in primary til the day before, rack it to the keg and add boubon vanilla to taste, and pressurize overnight at about 35 psi.


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Forum: Cider Forum 06-25-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 278,818
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
And it hasnt really been mentioned here, but I...

And it hasnt really been mentioned here, but I brewed approximately 4 batches of beer in the very beginning around 68-70 and I ended up with so many off flavors they were nearly undrinkable. I havnt...
Forum: Cider Forum 06-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 278,818
Posted By TrustyOlJohnson
Yep Notty for me too. Its worked great! I even...

Yep Notty for me too. Its worked great! I even have washed Notty that I jus use for ciders


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