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Forum: Soda Making 01-16-2012, 03:24 PM
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Posted By prosper
I bought liquid sucralose on ebay - pure, uncut...

I bought liquid sucralose on ebay - pure, uncut stuff dissolved in water. 2 to 3 drops per pint is all that's needed, it's potent stuff. You could carbonate with sugar, if you wanted to - 1-2 cups in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,303
Posted By prosper
not a one. Been brewing for several years now....

not a one. Been brewing for several years now. Even some old bottles that have been around for over a year are fine - if there was even a low-grade infection happening it would have been apparent by...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By prosper
I recently made some 'Nookie, which I liked very...

I recently made some 'Nookie, which I liked very much :)

http://hopville.com/recipe/292923/american-ipa-recipes/nookie
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By prosper
2-row. Kiln it a bit in the oven to come up with...

2-row. Kiln it a bit in the oven to come up with something more like maris otter (or even more for vienna or munich), or use it as is for paler beers.

You can make a decent english beer with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By prosper
one of my first all-grain batches ever, and (I...

one of my first all-grain batches ever, and (I think) the first recipe I drafted myself from scratch. It's not a well-constructed recipe - it's a bit of a kitchen-sink batch, but I totally lucked out...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By prosper
lol - my bad

lol - my bad
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By prosper
Alberta bans extra-strong beer over binge risk

D'oh! Reason number 458,211 why politicians and bureaucrats all suck balls:



http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/11/30/calgary-alberta-beer-alcohol-content-ban.html


Alberta bans...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,420
Posted By prosper
My bet on percieved body: The Rye...

My bet on percieved body:

The Rye contributes the most body, and it's usual grainy rye flavour
The Oats come in second, but with a neutral flavour profile
The mix in 3rd
The barley 4th,
and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-29-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By prosper
I go through about 20oz per month, mainly due to...

I go through about 20oz per month, mainly due to slow leaks all over the place, but also including carbing and dispensing. I'm not too worried about it, though, as I buy CO2 in bulk (~70lbs for $40)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By prosper
water bath is easy. Go find a bucket that's big...

water bath is easy. Go find a bucket that's big enough to hold your fermentor, fill the airspace with water, and insert the cold probe
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-18-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By prosper
I enjoy a good cigar every few weeks. Cohiba...

I enjoy a good cigar every few weeks.

Cohiba siglo iv's are my overall favourite, and then cuban partagas - but I also enjoy CAO brasilias, Padrons, macanudo maduros, cuban hoyo de monterrey and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By prosper
the yeast. It is absolutely critical to produce...

the yeast. It is absolutely critical to produce the right characteristics in your beer. Nottingham is a fine yeast, but it's not going to be anything the like the original, it's too attenuative and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-15-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,736
Posted By prosper
too many to choose from. I roughly divide all...

too many to choose from. I roughly divide all beers into 3 categories:

1. complete crap. The worst of the worst. This accounts for maybe 10% of the beers that I've tried
2. 'meh.'...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-03-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,210
Posted By prosper
Best. Weyermann would also be a contender, if it...

Best. Weyermann would also be a contender, if it were available, as would Dingmans (though Belgian pils is not the same as German pils).


If I could get imported malts for those prices, I would...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-02-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By prosper
right now I'm listening to the 'clink clink...

right now I'm listening to the 'clink clink clink' of the stirbar in my starter...

I was groovin to some old aerosmith on the drive home from work.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,951
Posted By prosper
I keep whole sacks of pils, 2-row and maris otter...

I keep whole sacks of pils, 2-row and maris otter around, and sometimes golden promise. I would eliminate the 2-row and just use one of the others, if they weren't twice the price (I can also get...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 11-01-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,985
Posted By prosper
I've got a '#32' grinder - it makes super-quick...

I've got a '#32' grinder - it makes super-quick work of grinding meat when paired with a 3/4hp furnace motor. It's almost not worth taking it off the shelf for anything less than 50lbs, or you'd...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By prosper
Personal taste of course, but I *hate* honey...

Personal taste of course, but I *hate* honey beers and meads. Can't stand them at all. Accodingly, my vote would be to use it on toast, crackers, french toast, pancakes, waffles, glazed meats and the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-30-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By prosper
if they were nitrogen-flushed and vacuum packed...

if they were nitrogen-flushed and vacuum packed in an oxygen-proof contained (like mylar) in a freezer, I'd bet that they're still perfectly usable for any purpose you'd like
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By prosper
That can't be good for your mouth. Alcohol in...

That can't be good for your mouth. Alcohol in that concentration that frequently seems like it could dry out or damage your mouth
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By prosper
or I might not worry about it at all. At...

or I might not worry about it at all. At kegerator temperatures, I can't see Brett being very active. It takes a long time to make a flavour change under favourable conditions; a miniscule amount...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By prosper
Wow, that's surprising, and scary. Did you...

Wow, that's surprising, and scary. Did you sanitize it too, or just use the oxy?

I am somewhat concerned about the lines - there are plenty of nooks and crevasses in the fittings that aren't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-26-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,268
Posted By prosper
I never really minded bottling. Though I will...

I never really minded bottling. Though I will confess that since I started kegging, the amount of beer that I've bottled has basically hit zero - not so much that I hate the process, but because I'm...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By prosper
Brett beers on tap?

An special considerations to make?

I have a carboy of an orval-esque beer that's been sitting around for 14 months, and I'm not keen to bottle it.

I know some folks are paranoid about brett...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-26-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By prosper
I zested and juiced one grapefruit for a saison a...

I zested and juiced one grapefruit for a saison a while back - definitely not too much
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