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Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I think there is a thread around here about this...

I think there is a thread around here about this somewhere....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-02-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
The primary purpose of a 60 minute boil is to...

The primary purpose of a 60 minute boil is to eliminate DMS. Some people will actually boil 90 minutes or even two hours for further DMS reduction.

Also, it gives you plenty of time to have a few...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-30-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
The beer will be fine sitting in primary for...

The beer will be fine sitting in primary for another week(s)/month(s) Order a capper online or go to a brew shop if there is one near you and buy one. No rush
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-25-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
If it is mold then you will want to rack it to...

If it is mold then you will want to rack it to another container ASAP. Probably a decent chance you will be able to salvage it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-25-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Got pictures? Could just be krausen gunk.

Got pictures? Could just be krausen gunk.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
A blow off hose is just some plastic tubing...

A blow off hose is just some plastic tubing stuffed down the hole of a carboy. The other end is usually placed in a bucket with shallow water/vodka/starsan. It allows the gunk produced during a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-23-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
You could probably throw in some dextrose if you...

You could probably throw in some dextrose if you are really desperate to up the ABV, but I would say just leave it as is. You will have plenty of chances to brew up higher alcohol brews in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-20-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
bottle it when the hydrometer says to! :)

bottle it when the hydrometer says to! :)
Forum: General Techniques 09-19-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I have made a cherry stout a couple times. Both...

I have made a cherry stout a couple times. Both times I have added all of my cherries along with my aroma hop addition at about 10 minutes to go in the boil. I have gotten great cherry flavor this...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-13-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,709
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I feel like this thread would really bother this...

I feel like this thread would really bother this guy:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f45/has-anyone-seen-yeast-starter-saga-234201/
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-26-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
The last liquid yeast pack I ordered from them...

The last liquid yeast pack I ordered from them was no good. I live in Dallas and I know it ain't any cooler in Austin. Probably tough for them to ship liquid packs at all with temps frequently...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I doubt it will go bad before SOMETHING eats it. ...

I doubt it will go bad before SOMETHING eats it. It can either be your yeast, or whatever gets there first.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-15-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 140,443
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Gee I wonder why they didn't, especially with...

Gee I wonder why they didn't, especially with such a commercially friendly name!
Forum: Mead Forum 06-13-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Yea.... it is at flying saucer and the other bar...

Yea.... it is at flying saucer and the other bar owned by the same dude. Prices are fairly reasonable on the rest of their beer. Dunno what is up with it.
Forum: Mead Forum 06-12-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I have never even tried one. Only two places I...

I have never even tried one. Only two places I know to get it it costs around 30 bucks for a glass. :(
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Do an image search for pellicle on beer. If it...

Do an image search for pellicle on beer. If it looks like that it might be trouble. Otherwise it is probably just bubbles/ yeast. It is most likely fine. Got a pic?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-24-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Don't sweat the sanny. Just get all the gunk off...

Don't sweat the sanny. Just get all the gunk off your gear and then sanitize when you are ready to brew again.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-18-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Look at all that beer........... ...

Look at all that beer........... :ban:
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 05-13-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Humperdinks originally turned me on to the idea...

Humperdinks originally turned me on to the idea of brewing but now I find it very meh. The porter tastes like liquid smoke. Their IPA is decent.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
krausen 72 hours after pitching is pretty...

krausen 72 hours after pitching is pretty normal....I would not assume you are dealing with "wild yeast" at this point. Just chill out, let it finish, and take a hydrometer reading (assuming you...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
When did you pitch and when did you see krausen? ...

When did you pitch and when did you see krausen? I am curious why you assume it is wild yeast and not just a slow forming krausen? Fermentation goes at different speeds different times.
Forum: Cider Forum 05-10-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Yep, airlock is not a gauge - just a cheap...

Yep, airlock is not a gauge - just a cheap plastic doohickey
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-10-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I accidentally did something very similar once. ...

I accidentally did something very similar once. The beer is drinkable but certainly nothing to brag about. It is ever so slightly rubbery with some fruitiness that does not belong there. Most BMC...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 05-10-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,869
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
I thought it was good for a "real" ginger beer. ...

I thought it was good for a "real" ginger beer. I do not really like the flavor of ginger in beverages but it is an interesting take from a beer perspective. Would not buy it again otherwise...
Forum: Texas HomeBrew Forum 05-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By Hoppin_Mad
Sucks they threw you out but the TABC can ruin a...

Sucks they threw you out but the TABC can ruin a bar for serving you with an expired i.d. Can't blame them.
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