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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 08-28-2012, 03:52 PM
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Posted By jimswms
Only beers you'll likely find in oak is a Samuel...

Only beers you'll likely find in oak is a Samuel Smiths pub. The beer is average, but the beer is cheap and the pubs can be interesting.

The Market Porter at London Bridge tube/Borough Market is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
Posted By jimswms
Yep. That's what you need! You don't need a pump...

Yep. That's what you need! You don't need a pump though. Those are a tool to pull the beer out, not required beyond the fun factor and impressing your friends.
Do you have a corny set up? If so,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2012, 07:57 PM
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Posted By jimswms
I've been to London 8 or 9 times over the course...

I've been to London 8 or 9 times over the course of the last 20 years. Started drinking beer while in college for a semester abroad. I didn't like beer until I tasted Brakspear Bitter. a game...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By jimswms
Might seem obvious, but the best thing to do is...

Might seem obvious, but the best thing to do is get the gear and just do it. My first cask was flat because I over conditioned, but I learned from it! Northern Brewer has cask stuff now, but I get my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By jimswms
Hey! That is taken from my blog that I started...

Hey! That is taken from my blog that I started then didin't do anything with:rockin:

Keep in mind, the above quote was an opinion, not fact. I have no idea how sparklers evolved, but it makes...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-13-2012, 03:11 AM
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Posted By jimswms
Considering one of these to replace my old Sabco...

Considering one of these to replace my old Sabco Brew Magic. The Brew Magic has served me well, and there's really no reason to replace it other than to simplify. I'm building a new home, and...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-30-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By jimswms
I use 3 oz. cane sugar finings in my pins and 6...

I use 3 oz. cane sugar finings in my pins and 6 oz. in my firkin.

caskaleathome.blogspot.com
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By jimswms
55 is perfect. Use around 3oz sugar primings at...

55 is perfect. Use around 3oz sugar primings at racking. Close the keg, leave it a couple days at fermentation temp., move it to your garage. Leave it there another week, and you'll be in business....
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-12-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By jimswms
I used to brew in my bakery and we make a lot of...

I used to brew in my bakery and we make a lot of sourdough bread. Never had any problems.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-12-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By jimswms
I'll repost the how to section when I get time!

I'll repost the how to section when I get time!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By jimswms
Thanks guys. Since I make 10 gal batches, ...

Thanks guys.

Since I make 10 gal batches, I started with a firkin. It went off too fast, so I bought a couple pins and that works much better. I use a cask breather, and can realistically keep a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By jimswms
Real Ale at home?

First post. Be easy on me:rockin:

Anybody make cask conditioned ales at home? I started a lame blog about it last year that went nowhere. Here it is. (http://caskaleathome.blogspot.com/)

I've...
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