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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-14-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By bombcar
Dump a gallon of vodka in before bottling.

Dump a gallon of vodka in before bottling.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,039
Posted By bombcar
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/digitalphotograph...

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/digitalphotography/f/sideways-pictures.htm explains what's going on with the pictures. If you open them in an image editor (GIMP is free but complicated) you can save...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By bombcar
What are the dimensions of the 1/2 keg?

What are the dimensions of the 1/2 keg?
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By bombcar
I'd personally look at small freezers; with a...

I'd personally look at small freezers; with a controller they end up being as efficient (and a chest freezer more so) and are bigger.

I just got a giant one for $75 on Craigslist.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,494
Posted By bombcar
If you want to do this, why not use stainless...

If you want to do this, why not use stainless steel growlers?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,523
Posted By bombcar
Bottle it. Worst case you're out some...

Bottle it.

Worst case you're out some sanitizer for the bottles. Best case, you have the best story.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,204
Posted By bombcar
If he wants to save $20, not supporting a certain...

If he wants to save $20, not supporting a certain forum that doesn't agree with him anyway would save more.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By bombcar
Plastic is not impervious to oxygen, so...

Plastic is not impervious to oxygen, so eventually oxygen will get in.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By bombcar
They're here:...

They're here: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=hopocalypse
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By bombcar
1) Depends on the recipe. 2) You put it in a...

1) Depends on the recipe.

2) You put it in a bottling bucket first, leaves behind junk in the fermenter and makes life easier (See the sticky here:...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,204
Posted By bombcar
He's hoping to take the $20 out of NB in some...

He's hoping to take the $20 out of NB in some other way. But this only makes me want to order FROM them.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,204
Posted By bombcar
Send me free stuff and you'll have me as a...

Send me free stuff and you'll have me as a customer until I find some other place to get free stuff.

A customer is only worth $20 if you make $20 off them. If you only make $19, you've lost money...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,204
Posted By bombcar
Do you call and demand shipping refunds when...

Do you call and demand shipping refunds when future advertisements offer free shipping?

I can understand asking, but getting angry when they say no says more about you than about NB.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By bombcar
The one I linked has a windscreen built into it.

The one I linked has a windscreen built into it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-06-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By bombcar
I don't know. I got one boil at least out of a...

I don't know. I got one boil at least out of a tank so far. From 160 mini-mash to a full boil was ten minutes or less; I'd have to check my notes which are not here. Definitely a huge improvement...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-06-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By bombcar
White Labs has a kit, but it'll cost you. ...

White Labs has a kit, but it'll cost you.

http://www.whitelabs.com/lab/alcoholtestkit.html
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-06-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By bombcar
I got one of these: ...

I got one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000291GBQ/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

It boiled fast and was cheap (mine was $33.44 from Amazon Warehouse).
Forum: Extract Brewing 12-04-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By bombcar
I just ordered four of them; at those prices...

I just ordered four of them; at those prices it'll be worth a try!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By bombcar
Since I've yet to take a reading with my...

Since I've yet to take a reading with my hydrometer (I'm too scared to touch the beer) I am waiting three weeks before bottling the first beer.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,772
Posted By bombcar
I used this as close as I could, but modified...

I used this as close as I could, but modified based on what was on hand:

http://beerrecipes.org/showrecipe.php?recipeid=102

so I had:

5 pounds, golden light DME
2 ounces, roast barley
8...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,772
Posted By bombcar
Oh, now I notice people mentioning that you have...

Oh, now I notice people mentioning that you have to change the hops if you do a full boil; I didn't do that. We shall see what I get.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,772
Posted By bombcar
When do you add, say, DME during your boil? After...

When do you add, say, DME during your boil? After the first 15 minutes? Every single boil-over I have had has been right after adding an ingredient.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-03-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By bombcar
I'm not sure what the results on my first lager...

I'm not sure what the results on my first lager (Brewers Best Vienna Lager with WL Mexican Lager yeast) will be. As far as I can tell I may have done a diacetyl rest about ten times in the first...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By bombcar
Starsan isn't harmful to you, but it may be...

Starsan isn't harmful to you, but it may be enough to ensure that your secondary doesn't have ANY fermentation going on. I'd let it sit and see what happens.

Write it down. Maybe starsan is the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,772
Posted By bombcar
How do you do a full boil?

I started two weeks ago with a five gallon pot, got excited, and tried to boil four gallons to start, having read that the more you are able to boil the better the beer will be.

Result: the...
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