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Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2012, 02:35 AM
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Posted By bomberman
In regards to the extract-only aspect, I think...

In regards to the extract-only aspect, I think he's stated a few times in his vids that he does it more to combat the high prices of alcohol in Canada as opposed to a devotion to the hobby. Arguably...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By bomberman
Did you measure FG before bottling? Also maybe...

Did you measure FG before bottling? Also maybe give the beer another week or two to make sure all the bottling sugar is consumed. Cane sugar can take a little bit longer than corn sugar to be...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By bomberman
That thread still haunts my dreams. must...

That thread still haunts my dreams. must buy...more...starsan
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-12-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By bomberman
I'll second Bigfoot barleywine. I couldn't stand...

I'll second Bigfoot barleywine. I couldn't stand the hot, sickly sweet taste of the barleywines I've had before, but that beer definitely changed my opinion about the style. And I probably never...
Forum: Porter 03-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,318
Posted By bomberman
Just brewed this up today. Scaled it to a 3gal...

Just brewed this up today. Scaled it to a 3gal BIAB; OG came in a tad low at 1.057 but otherwise brew day went well. Smelled and tasted fantastic going into the fermenter, so I'm very excited for...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,387
Posted By bomberman
Well it definitely gets points for style! ...

Well it definitely gets points for style!

After a short bit of searching online I'd say it appears to have some potential, and also some potential downsides. The main thing, as someone in this...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By bomberman
Very nice. Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy seeing other people's brewing processes. It helps get me through all those brewless days!

Although I am jealous of that kettle, and also that you can...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By bomberman
+1, very resourceful solution. :mug: I would...

+1, very resourceful solution. :mug:

I would try it if I could, unfortunately in my case a 16qt pot is the biggest thing I have right now. I only do three gallon batches so maintaining temps is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By bomberman
Wait...only? Was the sample taken before of after...

Wait...only? Was the sample taken before of after pitching the yeast?

If after, then it's probably as earwig says; if before and you're wondering why it's now reading 1.030 then chances are some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By bomberman
Um...these red caps do come with HOLES right?...

Um...these red caps do come with HOLES right? Because that would certainly be ridiculous if they didn't. My S-lock cap has a bunch of holes in it about the diameter of a sewing needle to allow gas to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,212
Posted By bomberman
I ferment in buckets, so I lay a mesh strainer...

I ferment in buckets, so I lay a mesh strainer over the top and pour the wort through it from about chest height. When I do extract kits I do the same thing and also top off with the sink's spray...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By bomberman
Northern Brewer has some great kits IMO and makes...

Northern Brewer has some great kits IMO and makes it very easy to sort by what you're looking for in a beer.

As for reference sites, John Palmer's How To Brew...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By bomberman
You have my deepest condolences...good thing...

You have my deepest condolences...good thing getting a new beer makes the passing of the old one less depressing.

I'll raise a glass of my own nasty stout that, while not infected, tastes pretty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-04-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By bomberman
I'm sensing a niche market opportunity here...

I'm sensing a niche market opportunity here...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By bomberman
There seems to be a bit of debate on here about...

There seems to be a bit of debate on here about whether or not to use twist-offs; some people say they often create poor seals that leak co2/let in air and nasties while others say they've never had...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By bomberman
That's a good point, unionrdr. I've noticed that...

That's a good point, unionrdr. I've noticed that many beers don't require me to clear out the spigot before taking a reading, especially if they were strained going into the fermenter. I just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By bomberman
Haha, sounds like you got many of the...

Haha, sounds like you got many of the easy-to-make mistakes out of the way in a single bottling session!

That was also my first lesson: a beer while brewing doesn't hurt, but having several is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By bomberman
That is an interesting idea! I have a Cooper's...

That is an interesting idea! I have a Cooper's plastic FV with a built in bottling spigot and they recommend drawing out about half a hydro tube's worth of beer to clear out all the built up trub,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By bomberman
+1 That makes a lot more sense now. I wasn't even...

+1 That makes a lot more sense now. I wasn't even thinking about dilution.

Thanks!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,728
Posted By bomberman
I believe our little airport has one little HBS...

I believe our little airport has one little HBS nearby.

Burlington (BTV?) - Vermont Homebrew Supply 147 E. Allen Street (Route 15) Winooski, VT 05404

It's about 4 miles down the Interstate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By bomberman
^ I've made a few canned brews without boiling...

^ I've made a few canned brews without boiling and I didn't notice any hop profile except for the bitterness. Never heard you shouldn't boil them, though. To be honest I didn't know they sold...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By bomberman
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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-14-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By bomberman
Yeah I've had a problem with that too..usually...

Yeah I've had a problem with that too..usually anything under 2gal and the numbers start to get wonky and it's telling me to add 15oz of hops...

You might want to start with a little more water....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By bomberman
A quick search turned up this formula: (Beer...

A quick search turned up this formula:

(Beer Volume(oz) * Beer ABV %) + (Liquor Volume(oz) * Liquor ABV %) / (Beer Volume + Liquor Volume)

If I'm doing this right in your case it would be
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Forum: General Techniques 12-13-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,561
Posted By bomberman
Doh! :D Well, your post made me a little nervous...

Doh! :D Well, your post made me a little nervous so I went and checked the bottles...almost crystal clear. Considering the lack of filtration and that I wasn't even too careful when siphoning away...
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