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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-31-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By dbhokie
I agree with Gear. Buy a case of beer, drink it....

I agree with Gear. Buy a case of beer, drink it.

It cost a little more than empty bottles, but for the difference in price, (since you are reusing) your cost differential will be negated. It...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-30-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By dbhokie
It would work fine, and if you want to...

It would work fine, and if you want to experiment, by all means I think you should. A Dry yeast would work fine, or a liquid. If you use liquid you are far behind in cultures than you are with dry...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 05-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By dbhokie
Lowes and Home Depot Always! They seem to...

Lowes and Home Depot Always!

They seem to run these specials ocassionally with the two packs. Best prices I ever manage to find.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By dbhokie
"Most" of the difference is in variety available....

"Most" of the difference is in variety available. If I am brewing a high gravity Belgian Style, I am going to want to use a Belgian style yeast, can't really find a decent one in dry. I also make...
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-29-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,183
Posted By dbhokie
yeah I generally wouldn't have candi syrup...

yeah I generally wouldn't have candi syrup accounting for more than 15-20 percent of my gristbill.

I have had a lot of beers over 10, most I have brewed this year. Take the advice above and read...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By dbhokie
Spidermites do have webs, they are very fine, and...

Spidermites do have webs, they are very fine, and many times look like a cross between a silkworm web and a spider's weavings, kind of like the fluff in a cottonwood. Generally, The only time they...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By dbhokie
Starsan is more effective at removing mineral...

Starsan is more effective at removing mineral deposits, due to the phosphoric acid content. I use it in my drip irrigation pipes (phosphoric acid) for that very purpose. As such it is great for use...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,938
Posted By dbhokie
ND = Schaeffers beer You know after perusing...

ND = Schaeffers beer

You know after perusing this more heavily I am surprised at the Guinness detractors.

If I am at a bar, and they have all IPA's I am thankful for a Guinness. Once again,...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
Hey, well apply and let us know how it serves you!

Hey, well apply and let us know how it serves you!
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
If you use the tobacco, I would use about 1 cup...

If you use the tobacco, I would use about 1 cup of tobacco per 1 gallon of water, let it steep in the water for 24 hours, and it should have a light dark shade about like a tea. If it is too dark,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By dbhokie
Technically there are things that happen in a...

Technically there are things that happen in a secondary that don't in a primary. They will contribute to flavors, whether those are preferred or not remains to be seen by the consumer. There are...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
Most people confuse the idea of TMZ which came...

Most people confuse the idea of TMZ which came about the tobacco mosaic virus, and could infect tomatoes, later studies showed no presence in natural tobacco, but only in butts and not even in...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
I apologize, I get too bent up over work things...

I apologize, I get too bent up over work things and come across too negative on here.

It's just you don't need sleeves for safety. For aesthetics, sure. Keep from stains and smell, but...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,938
Posted By dbhokie
I suppose that depends on who is doing the...

I suppose that depends on who is doing the rating, how they rate it, and whom is doing the judging of the rating.

:P

I like it from time to time, certainly not my favorite, but the beer itself...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By dbhokie
Of which there are none? I think that is about...

Of which there are none? I think that is about as good as saying you shouldn't keep just in primary. I've done some full in primary too and I loved them, but I still use secondary from time to time...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
Poppycock, a load of it. Nicotine is poisonous...

Poppycock, a load of it. Nicotine is poisonous in vast amounts that you are nowhere near in danger of when using it as an insecticide. It has been used such for ages in the past, and it works well....
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By dbhokie
I use a 10 gallon MLT cooler. I have no problem...

I use a 10 gallon MLT cooler. I have no problem doing High Gravity Brews. I did hit my limit one time. I mash with 1.25 water/grist ratio. The biggest beer I have done was a 5 gallon batch with a...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By dbhokie
I was doing some work yesterday, running some...

I was doing some work yesterday, running some electric and repairing an AC Unit...it occurred to me that the fan on AC Unit compressors, is a perfect exhaust fan, very powerful. (If you are looking...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,982
Posted By dbhokie
SOB, I jumped this train late..I thought I was...

SOB, I jumped this train late..I thought I was waiting on the fifth book. You just made me happy as hell. I'm reading it tonight. (I ordered a box set of 4, didn't realize the 5th was out there).
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-17-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By dbhokie
I am saddened by this thread, I used to play a...

I am saddened by this thread, I used to play a lot, well that and MUDS, however, in my current situation I don't think I have a friend one that would play with.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-17-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,982
Posted By dbhokie
I just finished the books two days ago..I hate...

I just finished the books two days ago..I hate the note at the end of the fourth book, but I knew it to be coming when I picked it up. There was no way he could tie everything together quick enough....
Forum: Hops Growing 05-17-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By dbhokie
I was going to post on the absolutely overblown...

I was going to post on the absolutely overblown nicotine post, but I have been beaten to it.

You won't kill all your ladybugs if you use it, it can work as a deterrent too. If you keep it on the...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,403
Posted By dbhokie
Yeah here in VA, I actually run water lines and...

Yeah here in VA, I actually run water lines and spigots everywhere...but our frost line is only 18 inches..in Colorado, it may take you more time with a shovel
Forum: Mead Forum 05-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By dbhokie
I wish I could, I had a similar situation here in...

I wish I could, I had a similar situation here in Virginia. What I ended up doing is contacting apple orchards around us, who use bees from keepers to pollenate, and commonly sell honey. Also going...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By dbhokie
From gardening and cooking perspective: ...

From gardening and cooking perspective:

Chocolate mint plants give off an associative cocoa aroma. They don't taste like chocolate (IME unless there is a vivid imagination or correlation to smell...
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