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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-24-2014, 12:17 AM
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Posted By tacks
First partigyle brew soon, looking for tips

Hi all, I've been brewing for about two years now, a little over one as all grain, but I'm going to be doing a partigyle in the next week or so. My first runnings are going to be a barleywine and my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2014, 12:00 AM
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Views: 9,707
Posted By tacks
I'll give it a shot

I'll give it a shot
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 21,356
Posted By tacks
Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:18 PM
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Views: 96
Posted By tacks
Last minute entries to a brew contest anyone?

The Rochester Mills of metro Detroit big brew is scheduled for the 26th this month, and if you are interested in entering, the website is http://beercos.com/ to get registered. It was a blast last...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By tacks
Learning lots about the style, thanks guys.

Learning lots about the style, thanks guys.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By tacks
Thanks guys. Zoidberg, how much chocolate malt?...

Thanks guys. Zoidberg, how much chocolate malt? I just want to have good proportions, in the past I've made mistakes of using way too much adjunct malt and had it completely overwhelm the beer. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By tacks
Black IPA grains?

I'm going to be brewing a black IPA for a homebrewing competition, and I've never done a black IPA. The contest sponsors are providing base malt but I need to know how much black barley to bring with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-24-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 288,767
Posted By tacks
+5 27,514 gallons total

+5

27,514 gallons total
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By tacks
I had the top blow off my bucket when I did a...

I had the top blow off my bucket when I did a raspberry beer... Twice. Same batch. I just put the lid back on and hoped for the best, it turned out fine. I don't know what effect it would have moving...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By tacks
Try buying some carbonation drops and port all...

Try buying some carbonation drops and port all the caps off, drop one in and recap. Sounds like you didn't use enough priming sugar. It's a pain but 10 bucks for more caps and can drops is a lot less...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By tacks
Especially because everyone knows you have to get...

Especially because everyone knows you have to get a whole new setup when you're brewing outside! That means a new kettle, new burner...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-02-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By tacks
Depending on where you live, that might not be...

Depending on where you live, that might not be such a bad thing!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By tacks
Also, too much table sugar will make your beer...

Also, too much table sugar will make your beer taste "cidery".
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By tacks
US-05, unless it's a double, I'll use WLP001.

US-05, unless it's a double, I'll use WLP001.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By tacks
Did Founders change their Dirty Bastard recipe?

The 6 pack I picked up the other day tastes different from past batches of Dirty Bastard. Sweeter and a little less of the smoky flavor I loved about it. It's still great but tastes different to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-17-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,081
Posted By tacks
3 days ago I was bottling and brewing and...

3 days ago I was bottling and brewing and delabeling bottles all at the same time. I bottled, then cooled the batch I was brewing, and as I was taking the BB with my new batch down to start...
Forum: Porter 01-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By tacks
Finished tied for second in my category, somebody...

Finished tied for second in my category, somebody messed with my sign and put "pepper coffee porter ". Not saying it made a difference but I'm sure a couple people passed it up because of that. They...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By tacks
IPA's hop character will drop off some after...

IPA's hop character will drop off some after extended cellaring/storage, but otherwise most just get better with age. I just drank the last bottle of my first batch last week (Brewer's Best kit...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By tacks
I've never bottled anything over 1.015, try...

I've never bottled anything over 1.015, try sending revvy or yooper a PM, if anyone has dealt with this before, I'd bet it was one of them.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,466
Views: 399,084
Posted By tacks
You drink hops flavored soda (I'm not...

You drink hops flavored soda (I'm not affiliated)...

http://propersoda.com/shop/hop-soda
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-31-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5,055
Views: 288,767
Posted By tacks
Another 5 for me. 27,200 + 5 = 27,005

Another 5 for me.
27,200 + 5 = 27,005
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By tacks
Did you check the recipe forum? There must be at...

Did you check the recipe forum? There must be at least a dozen recipes... if not, go over to the porter forum and find one there (I know that there are several there, one of which is mine) and add a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 163,616
Posted By tacks
55,999 +5 IPA +5 Saison = 56,009 Gallons

55,999
+5 IPA
+5 Saison
= 56,009 Gallons
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15,124
Views: 517,826
Posted By tacks
A saison for me today, my first attempt at the...

A saison for me today, my first attempt at the style. Happy brewday, all!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-11-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By tacks
It ended up at 1.064, I ended up pitching the...

It ended up at 1.064, I ended up pitching the US-05. Thanks for the help everyone!
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