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Forum: Cider 02-16-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By JonathanG
Just finally took this out of secondary and...

Just finally took this out of secondary and bottled it on 2-10-14 after 11-months from starting it on 3-11-13. I used a healthy dose of yeast nutrient and did not have any off-smells at all. I also...
Forum: Cider 03-12-2013, 02:14 PM
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Views: 594,344
Posted By JonathanG
Update: I bottled my first batch of this at...

Update:

I bottled my first batch of this at the end of July 2012. It'd been a couple of months since I'd had one, so I decided to crack a bomber open yesterday. IMHO, it's tasting the best it's...
Forum: Cider 03-12-2013, 02:11 PM
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Posted By JonathanG
Made a 5-gallon batch of this up yesterday. I had...

Made a 5-gallon batch of this up yesterday. I had purchased 6-gallons of apple juice at Costco (Kirkland brand) some months back and forgot about them down in the basement. Discovered them again...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By JonathanG
I went ahead and posted on the Dark Lord trade...

I went ahead and posted on the Dark Lord trade thread that I would take him up on his offer to replace the broken bottle of 2012 Dark Lord with a bottle of 2013 Dark Lord once it is released next...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By JonathanG
I will take you up on your offer to replace the...

I will take you up on your offer to replace the broken bottle of 2012 Dark Lord in this trade, with a bottle of 2013 Dark Lord once it is released. Thank you. :mug:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By JonathanG
I did forget to mention that he offered to return...

I did forget to mention that he offered to return the beer... well, part of it at least. I'm not sure if he drank one of them, or gave/traded it to someone else? I don't want half the beer back!
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-19-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By JonathanG
Sorry for the delayed response. The bottle of...

Sorry for the delayed response. The bottle of beer in-question was a bottle of 2012 Dark Lord, so that's why he said I'd have to wait until next year.

I do have as many PMs saved that I can (only...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-18-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By JonathanG
Beer Trade Dilemma...What Would You Do?

A couple of months ago now, I agreed to a trade with a fellow HomeBrewTalk member. It took a couple of weeks for cooler weather to arrive for shipping, and once it cooled down, it seemed that...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 09-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By JonathanG
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2012, 02:42 PM
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Posted By JonathanG
If you didn't use Pacman, what yeast did you...

If you didn't use Pacman, what yeast did you pitch?
Forum: Cider 07-28-2012, 02:35 PM
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Posted By JonathanG
I just bottled my first batch of this a couple of...

I just bottled my first batch of this a couple of days ago. It was at 1.008 and I thought it was done. Forgot about it for a week, and it dropped to 1.004. So, I waited a couple more days (3-days...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-28-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,174
Posted By JonathanG
I agree with everybody above in that you can't...

I agree with everybody above in that you can't sanitize them if they are not clean first. I rinse bottles out thoroughly after using them, then put them in storage. Throw them in a sink full or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-28-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,467
Posted By JonathanG
Just got one of the splash-proof models today....

Just got one of the splash-proof models today. I'm really looking forward to using it for brewing, cooking, grilling, and all other things food and drink related. I went ahead and got the silicone...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By JonathanG
Sounds like you are using either 2-or-3-different...

Sounds like you are using either 2-or-3-different thermometers? Have they all been calibrated? If they haven't been calibrated, there could be a bit of variance there.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By JonathanG
I like the Oxiclean route, especially for the...

I like the Oxiclean route, especially for the first-time-used-for-homebrew bottles, for a couple of reasons:

1. It'll help remove the labels, but you'll still have to do a little scrubbing. Soak...
Forum: Cider Forum 07-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 572
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Posted By JonathanG
4.8-gallons (rounded up to 5-gallons for this...

4.8-gallons (rounded up to 5-gallons for this thread) made 1-month ago. Getting ready to bottle it. It's down to 1.09 now and I think it's done. Thought it was done before, but then it dropped...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-11-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By JonathanG
Thanks for the update. So you liked the 1945...

Thanks for the update. So you liked the 1945 then, or would you maybe try a different strain of yeast?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By JonathanG
Did you end up brewing this according to your...

Did you end up brewing this according to your recipe, or did you make any changes? Just curious. If you did brew it, how did it turn out?
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By JonathanG
I used the hacksaw to get the fit close, then...

I used the hacksaw to get the fit close, then used sandpaper to remove the last little bit, as well as removing the burr on the lip. It was definitely worth the time and effort, as I'm able to get...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-10-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By JonathanG
I found this link to be helpful: ...

I found this link to be helpful:

http://morganriverbrewery.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/bottling-bucket-dip-tube/

I did have to cut just a little off the end with a hacksaw in order for it to fit...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-08-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By JonathanG
I completely agree with you. I remember tasting...

I completely agree with you. I remember tasting my first batch not too long ago. I popped one at 1-week. A few bubbles, and tasted awful. 2-weeks popped another with a few more bubbles, but still...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 07-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By JonathanG
Firestone Walker: 2011 Parabola, 2012 Parabola,...

Firestone Walker: 2011 Parabola, 2012 Parabola, 2012 Sucaba (Abacus), XV Anniversary

Avery: Mephistopheles' Stout, Uncle Jacob's Stout, Dihos Dactylion American Wild Ale, Muscat d'Amour American...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By JonathanG
What strain of yeast did you use to ferment the...

What strain of yeast did you use to ferment the wort? How long did the beer remain in the primary fermenter? Did you rack from the primary into a bottling bucket (or similar), or did it spend time in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By JonathanG
Are you wanting to use them up all at once? ...

Are you wanting to use them up all at once?

Any other non-grain ingredients you're also trying to use up, such as certain yeast strains or leftover hops?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By JonathanG
Same here. I ended up getting the 50-foot...

Same here. I ended up getting the 50-foot stainless steel IWC. Thought it'd hold up a little better and be easier to maintain, compared to copper. I went with the 50-foot size, as I plan on stepping...
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