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Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,315
Posted By bluelimbo
Did something similar but with a rubber grommet....

Did something similar but with a rubber grommet. Lost the original rubber grommet to my fermenting bucket, got a replacement that would suffice. Was pushing the airlock into the grommet and POP!,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By bluelimbo
Oh... sweet.... jebus... :smack: Craft brewing...

Oh... sweet.... jebus... :smack: Craft brewing has arrived? :confused:

Joking aside. I would rather have the real deal than a a chemical-jelly bean ;)

<edit> Those things look like pearls......
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-26-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By bluelimbo
Brewing is my zen & recipe thoughts

Oh man - how I have missed brewing! Its been a couple months since my last brew session but sitting here in the garage in 20F weather with snow on the ground and just content like a dog by a warm...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By bluelimbo
<edit> Nicely done uniondr - really really good...

<edit> Nicely done uniondr - really really good reference!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,010
Posted By bluelimbo
Man, that is really awesome! It is amazing to see...

Man, that is really awesome! It is amazing to see some companies that "get it".

It makes very solid business sense too :
1,000* knit caps @ $4 bucks a pop** = $4,000
1,000* cards @ $1 a piece...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,304
Posted By bluelimbo
In some commercial brews I have definitely picked...

In some commercial brews I have definitely picked up a "soapy" taste to the IPA and always wondered if it was my nose/taste buds reacting to a specific hop... interested to hear what others have to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-16-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By bluelimbo
I plan on buying a 55lb bag of grain soon and I...

I plan on buying a 55lb bag of grain soon and I am going to do exactly what the preppers do for this kind of medium to long term storage. It' a grain, so just get a mylar bag and some oxygen...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By bluelimbo
All the time. Either that or a one pint canning...

All the time. Either that or a one pint canning jar
Forum: Brewing Software 09-04-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,233
Posted By bluelimbo
I use Brewer's Friend...

I use Brewer's Friend (http://www.brewersfriend.com/) but it has a really annoying limit in the number of recipes before it wants you to pay (I think it is 5... which is really low). It seems to work...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-04-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By bluelimbo
Yeah - agree with STZ. Definitely looks like...

Yeah - agree with STZ. Definitely looks like leftover proteins from cold break. Did you strain the wort when moving it into the fermenter? If not, might be worth looking into picking up a strainer...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 104,274
Posted By bluelimbo
Hey bedman - Fair enough & not a bad philosophy....

Hey bedman - Fair enough & not a bad philosophy. I was hearing that hop bines during the hottest days of summer really needed up to 4 gallons of water per day (I think this is for mature plants?). I...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-28-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 104,274
Posted By bluelimbo
Holy shnikes... the yeilds off of some of the...

Holy shnikes... the yeilds off of some of the first year hops posted in this thread is making me insanely jealous. That is a hell of a haul. I picked off maybe 2oz from my cascade (at best) and have...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-28-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bluelimbo
Just ordered the burner. Pissed - ordered from NB...

Just ordered the burner. Pissed - ordered from NB but 20 min later saw midwest was running a free shipping deal. Could have saved by 15 bucks.

Such is life I guess...

Will be saving up for the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,517
Posted By bluelimbo
At first, when racking to the fermentor or...

At first, when racking to the fermentor or secondary, my wife would ask me in a smart ass tone - "are you rackin' off again? Jeez, you're always rackin' off.. can't help yourself..."

Now when...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By bluelimbo
Update on the brew - didn't turn out too bad. I...

Update on the brew - didn't turn out too bad. I regret using as much smoke malt as I did. It really fights like hell with the hops. I am hoping the drying hoping will help balance things out a bit. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-26-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bluelimbo
Thanks Guys!

Yeah, kegging seems like, once you plop down the cash you are in it to win it.

@LuiInIdaho - That aspect made me second guess the purchase (I had my wallet out and everything but decided to sanity...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-26-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bluelimbo
Good point - going to order the burner. Thanks...

Good point - going to order the burner. Thanks for your help!
Forum: Mead Forum 08-25-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By bluelimbo
Depends... looking forward to children sometime...

Depends... looking forward to children sometime in the future?
No : Go for it. See how it goes.
Yes : Well, dump it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-25-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 163,616
Posted By bluelimbo
Prior Total 39910.5 + 5 gallons of Oatmeal...

Prior Total 39910.5
+ 5 gallons of Oatmeal Cream Stout
+ 5 Gallons of modified zombie dust clone
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39920.5
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-25-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By bluelimbo
Torn: Keg -OR- Burner

I am torn between getting a kegging system or getting a Blichmann floor burner. Pricing things out, I think I can get a kegging system for around $200. The blichman burner is 150 plus another 30 or...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-20-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,886
Posted By bluelimbo
Yeah that one looks awesome and you cant beat...

Yeah that one looks awesome and you cant beat that price. I think I paid 14 bucks for the one previously linked. Love how amazon jacks around with its prices based on page views...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By bluelimbo
Wowzer. $1,500 buy-in to a new hobby. That is a...

Wowzer. $1,500 buy-in to a new hobby. That is a hell of an investment all up front. Just buy the parts you need. You will find you will want to tweak things to the way you want to do them and buying...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By bluelimbo
@Yoooper - Very cool. I will check out those...

@Yoooper - Very cool. I will check out those sites.
@jefftravis17 - It looks like harvest is early fall (late Oct - Dec) based on info gleamed off of hopsdirect.com
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-08-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By bluelimbo
Good Hops to stockpile/always have on hand?

Hey Guys -

After buying 9 1oz packs of Citra for a Zombie Dust clone for 2.50 a piece, I am now pretty interested in just doing a bulk buy of a year's worth of hops, or smaller bulk purchase...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By bluelimbo
I actually had the same problem at first (maybe...

I actually had the same problem at first (maybe quite a bit more severe). Now I am just a little more careful with long-ish exposures to star san. If I am going to be working with it in direct...
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