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Forum: Extract Brewing 05-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By de_ronde
My schedule has meant that beers that I have...

My schedule has meant that beers that I have planned to bottle or rack to secondary have stayed in the primary for a long time. Beer is much more forgiving than you think. Just clean, sanitize,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By de_ronde
In some ways, but I was a bit rusty with a few...

In some ways, but I was a bit rusty with a few things (Forgot to add Irish Moss being one example). I think the biggest change was trying do everything with a toddler "helping" me out. Several items...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-11-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By de_ronde
Happy to have finally brewed a batch!

I have had a full year away from brewing due to crazy schedule / work / family and other issues.

I finally did a quick extract batch yesterday just to get something fermenting in the carboy.
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By de_ronde
5 gallon batch? Pre-Measured Priming...

5 gallon batch?
Pre-Measured Priming Sugar?(Dextrose?)
What kind of bottles? What kind of caps?

If you did everything correctly and there is no carbonation, it makes me think that the bottles...
Forum: Introductions 06-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 361
Posted By de_ronde
Cheers! Welcome to the forum!

Cheers!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-25-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By de_ronde
This looks great! I am thinking of making a...

This looks great! I am thinking of making a pumpkin brew as well and I have a few questions.

How much pumpkin is in your recipe? (1 pumpkin, how many pounds?)
How many gravity points does the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-06-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,829
Posted By de_ronde
I needed this thread today. I was worried...

I needed this thread today.

I was worried about a less than happy smack pack, and I am leaving down before the LHBS opens on Tuesday.

Thanks HBT, Thanks Revvy!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 05-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,845
Posted By de_ronde
DFH Palo Santo Marron - There is this huge,...

DFH Palo Santo Marron - There is this huge, wonderful story about aging in ancient wood and all that, but I couldn't really stand the taste.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By de_ronde
Harar from Ethiopia is a very drinkable beer. ...

Harar from Ethiopia is a very drinkable beer.

See: Harar from Harar Beer Factory - Ratebeer (http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/harar/8840/)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By de_ronde
RDWHAHB Step away from the computer. Grab...

RDWHAHB

Step away from the computer.
Grab an empty bottle.
Fill it with water.
Put a cap on it.
Cap it right now with your capper.

You'll find that there is nothing to worry about. Many of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-25-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By de_ronde
Get a decent Cyclocross bike, and you can hammer...

Get a decent Cyclocross bike, and you can hammer like a road bike, but in foul weather, you have clearance for big tires and fenders.

What is your price range?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-21-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By de_ronde
Glad to hear someone else from Pittsburgh has...

Glad to hear someone else from Pittsburgh has just started All Grain Brewing. I followed Bobby_M's Double Sparge, No Mash Out technique and got around 80% on my first AG Batch.

Are you buying your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-06-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,393
Posted By de_ronde
I brewed this same kit as an all-grain. It is...

I brewed this same kit as an all-grain. It is still reddish in the Primary, but the color has lightened as it has aged. I will bottle soon, but think it will be a just a bit darker than what is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By de_ronde
I recently stepped up to All Grain, and bought...

I recently stepped up to All Grain, and bought this for the full-boil volume. It's a great pot!

BREWER'S EDGE 32 QUART BREWKETTLE @ Williams Brewing...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By de_ronde
Bobby_M's all-grain primer guided me through a...

Bobby_M's all-grain primer guided me through a great first AG brew. (He recommends adding the grain to the water.)

I hit at least 77% efficiency following these guidelines and using an All Grain...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-05-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,712
Posted By de_ronde
Can we get some love for Spalt? This is my...

Can we get some love for Spalt? This is my favorite flavor hop. Use it in any ale style.

Also, Brewer's Gold and Tradition
Forum: General Techniques 05-05-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 255,997
Posted By de_ronde
Cheers and thanks for the info! Welcome to HBT!

Cheers and thanks for the info! Welcome to HBT!
Forum: General Techniques 05-04-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 255,997
Posted By de_ronde
I think this is a great technique, and I'm happy...

I think this is a great technique, and I'm happy to learn about it. I could see where this helps to coordinate schedules of yeast starters and room in the primary fermenters. I would have brewed this...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By de_ronde
About ten years ago, a "friend" of mine drank too...

About ten years ago, a "friend" of mine drank too much on his first brew day. He managed to get the stopper out of a carboy with a very sharp knife.

He also managed to cut his finger very very...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-02-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By de_ronde
You have to buy an Italian Champagne floor...

You have to buy an Italian Champagne floor corker. Champagne Floor Corker :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies (http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=5650)
...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By de_ronde
Looks like a great setup. I love a Biergarten...

Looks like a great setup. I love a Biergarten with Hops growing nearby. There is one here in Pittsburgh.

If you end up with more hops that you can use, I'll gladly trade you beer or grains for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By de_ronde
Did you pitch the same yeast in both? Are...

Did you pitch the same yeast in both?

Are both the same types of beers?

Were both at the same temperature when you pitched?

What are the obvious differences between the two?

good luck!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-28-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By de_ronde
I use the high temperature hose sold at Northern...

I use the high temperature hose sold at Northern Brewer, but do have to take it on and off so that it doesn't get burned. The fact is that when the barb is hot, the hose comes on and off instantly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,849
Posted By de_ronde
Why don't you just email Bill Moore, the owner of...

Why don't you just email Bill Moore, the owner of William's Brewing and talk to him? His email is published on the website, (hint: bmoore@domainname.com) where domainname=williamsbrewing and he is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,198
Posted By de_ronde
The issue is that northern brewer is selling you...

The issue is that northern brewer is selling you a cooler, and shipping it to you. Even if you are not a DIY-type of guy, just buy a cooler from a reputable local vendor. (Sears, Sporting Goods...
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