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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Johnny_Five
It's not the question you're asking, and using...

It's not the question you're asking, and using lager yeast seems like it would be a bad idea for a beginner, but I thought it was fun reading about Anchor Steam, perhaps our first California Common. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Agreed. Ignore list. Can't answer a damn...

Agreed. Ignore list. Can't answer a damn question. Wastes my time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
So? My thread title bluntly states >$500...

So?

My thread title bluntly states >$500 to begin with. If I'm willing to spend that much (and my advisers told me I'd want double that, believe it or not), do you really think I'd spend the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
No flying crap! I'm trying not to waste time. ...

No flying crap! I'm trying not to waste time. You're wasting it.



You seem so certain, but I am not. If you study the list I have created, almost everything gives my beer a better chance...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Yes, because I want to make excellent beer right...

Yes, because I want to make excellent beer right from the beginning. Believe it or not I might be doing BIAB from the beginning. Believe it or not, my first batch might be sitting for half a year,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
I have 3 airlocks in the list, for 2 plastic...

I have 3 airlocks in the list, for 2 plastic carboys. I will consider adding more, as someone else already said it's easy to go through them quickly. There is a likelihood that I might even order...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Thanks! I'm guessing they must be related to...

Thanks! I'm guessing they must be related to MoreBeer, hehe.

I forgot to ask you in my last post, but I changed from BB to "plastic carboys" at Morebeer. They're just as good, yes? (I'm saving...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Thank you helibrewer. I do want to make wine. I...

Thank you helibrewer. I do want to make wine. I see from your website, that you are an avid winemaker! Do you please have a good winemaking book to recommend for me?

Assuming that I will try...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By Johnny_Five
Wow, you must be excited! I can barely wait to...

Wow, you must be excited! I can barely wait to even order equipment, lol.

Honestly, I think that if you put the chiller in early enough, the copper that is well above the wort level will be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-02-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
OK. I removed all fermenters, bucket, even the...

OK. I removed all fermenters, bucket, even the handle from NB, most of which I've added at MB. However, after reading a different thread here (can't remember which one it was), I've decided to forgo...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Thanks for the tip about the BB shipping charge. ...

Thanks for the tip about the BB shipping charge. You see the way NB has it, I CANNOT know exactly how much each item contributes to the shipping cost. Morebeer is out of all the carboys except the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Updated shopping carts. Someone want to shove me...

Updated shopping carts. Someone want to shove me into the deep end already? hahaha. Is the water warm?

I rounded to nearest whole dollar figures, and listed items in order of descending...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-01-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
woknblues, thanks for sharing your DIY stir...

woknblues, thanks for sharing your DIY stir plate. I unfortunately recycled my last computer already, HD and all. I have no idea what an HD magnet looks like or how strong one is, but I suppose if...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 02-28-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By Johnny_Five
I've got it, and I haven't made that much at a...

I've got it, and I haven't made that much at a time, but I don't see any issue with that. The speed setting is at a very low setting, it's not like burning out the unit with the mill grinder at...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-28-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,906
Posted By Johnny_Five
I made this burger a couple of weeks ago. It was...

I made this burger a couple of weeks ago. It was based off this video that I used as my inspiration, and it was truly delicious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMia4rPMgI
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-28-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Johnny_Five
I just very recently jumped into this whole...

I just very recently jumped into this whole sharpening world, starting out small, so please bear that in mind as you read my post; you're listening to a beginner. I know of 4 materials that are used...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-28-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Johnny_Five
It's pretty over the top, but I just watched Jiro...

It's pretty over the top, but I just watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi last week on bluray. I found it quite fascinating, I think it's the only sushi restaurant to get Michelin 3 stars, the chef is over...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Ok, I also added the Vinator, spring tip bottle...

Ok, I also added the Vinator, spring tip bottle wand, and bottling bucket with spigot. That adds $40 back on, or $413 total if I end up with the bare bones Polar Ware.

edit: as well as Cascade...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Regarding the pot, I concur that the thermometer...

Regarding the pot, I concur that the thermometer is for the moment overkill, and perhaps the ball valve too (for a good while there I had convinced myself in getting a plate chiller where I had to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
tflew, thanks for the great feedback! And for...

tflew, thanks for the great feedback! And for the welcome as well. :)

Upgrading to 2000 ml, check.
Very next thing to research will be homemade stir plate, check.
Next time I'm anywhere...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Hmm. Great, thanks for the added confusion! ...

Hmm. Great, thanks for the added confusion! :tank:



Thanks for the encouraging words. Kegging, eh? Oh dear.... lol
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Hi dawgmatic. $45 is a pretty good price! I'm...

Hi dawgmatic. $45 is a pretty good price! I'm only considering 5 gallon batches atm, but maybe those are famous last words. I will say that when I was comparing "parts costs" compared to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-27-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Johnny_Five
Review my selections before I pull trigger? (long post, can't help it sorry, >$500)

Hello all, I was hoping you could review the items sitting in my NB cart, so far at $526 total before shipping, that has been slowly been building up. I am also sharing this info with you to simply...
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