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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-13-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By cjbalough
Hits and misses!

OK, I'm sampling a so-so cerveza made with agave nectar. Assessment is drinkable, and better than some recent craft brew tastes, but defiantly not a recipe to try again. I've created an original...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-12-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cjbalough
I'm thinking of 1 these two directions, both keep...

I'm thinking of 1 these two directions, both keep the corn and keep it a family friendly lawn mower beer: 1) add 1 lb light DME, steep some crystal 10 and a bit of honey malt, and add some fresh...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By cjbalough
Adjust this kit!

I picked up an american light ale kit that consists of Pilsen lme, corn syrup, hops for about 18 IBU, and dry yeast. Gravity should be 1.042 or so. How should I tweak it?. A little lime zest or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6,752
Views: 896,864
Posted By cjbalough
I've done mud wrapped fish - large mouth bass...

I've done mud wrapped fish - large mouth bass during a scout camp out.... Wasn't bad at all.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cjbalough
uiiiiiiioi

uiiiiiiioi
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-19-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By cjbalough
How & how long to store milled grains?

I stopped by a lhbs Friday and bought some milled grains for an extract batch I intended to brew over the weekend. Well, weekend has come and gone and no brew session. I'm going to be working out of...
Forum: For Sale 05-16-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By cjbalough
What would shipping be to 44221? Quite...

What would shipping be to 44221? Quite interested in the full deal
Forum: European Amber Lager 05-14-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,337
Posted By cjbalough
Sipping on the GL original, I'd like to take this...

Sipping on the GL original, I'd like to take this recipe and lighten it up a bit for a summer beer - thinking more of a Mexican export body than the heavy winter/fall of the GL. Would I be OK to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-11-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By cjbalough
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By cjbalough
Counterflow immersion chiller

Just brainstorming here. Has anyone made or considered an immersion counterflow chiller? I'm visualizing an immersion chiller, that has an inner tubbing for siphon fed counter flow final cooling of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-08-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By cjbalough
I cool in my large kitchen sink using cold...

I cool in my large kitchen sink using cold RUNNING water - water overflows into the other basin of the sink and down that drain. Running cold water is the best way to defrost a hunk of frozen...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,346
Posted By cjbalough
Since you mentioned using lhbs for future carboy,...

Since you mentioned using lhbs for future carboy, have you considered/looked at them for your equipment? May pay a not more bit also get some " free" info and - live & In person help.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-30-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By cjbalough
Haven't used that yeast, but have had some good...

Haven't used that yeast, but have had some good results with us05 or the wyeast version 1056 In the high 50s-low 60s range. Have a Mexican cerveza hanging out at about 58 in the basement right now. ...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-27-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 164,684
Posted By cjbalough
Hail storm

Hail storm
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By cjbalough
Can you get another 3- gal pot? And split your...

Can you get another 3- gal pot? And split your batch between the 2? Perhaps pick up am aluminum or enamel canning pot?
Forum: American Ale 04-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 844,566
Posted By cjbalough
I did a 5gal batch with 1 smack pack of 1056 and...

I did a 5gal batch with 1 smack pack of 1056 and it came out great.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By cjbalough
Id love to see that recipe.

Id love to see that recipe.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By cjbalough
OK, so I made the beer above. Using us05 dry...

OK, so I made the beer above. Using us05 dry yeast. Fermented in the high 50s/low 60s. It tastes good, but has a dry - kind of top of the toung - bitter-grainy like aftertaste. Is this a normal...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By cjbalough
Here's a pic of my UDS. Built it on a whim from...

Here's a pic of my UDS. Built it on a whim from scrap/junk parts. I used a single intake, most of the designs I've seen use several small ones, but my drum had a 2" bung on the side so I used it.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By cjbalough
Ugly drums work quite well ... and can be fun to...

Ugly drums work quite well ... and can be fun to build... as simple or as fancy as you want.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 04-14-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By cjbalough
Cheap, its hard to beat the basic brink man...

Cheap, its hard to beat the basic brink man charcoal smoker....next up would probably be , electric or propane, master built units. Or... if you want to get creative, ugly drum smokers work...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By cjbalough
I get that....however they will be stored in...

I get that....however they will be stored in closed boxes, inside a closed (most of the time) metal cabinet, in my dungeon of a basement.....not terribly worried about Skunking.

Still, I'm...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By cjbalough
Is mold a problem if you do a good oxyclean soak,...

Is mold a problem if you do a good oxyclean soak, followed by bottle brushing and a good rinse? Curious as I've just inherited a hundred or so corona bottles that are pretty nasty looking, but are...
Forum: American Ale 04-09-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,122
Views: 844,566
Posted By cjbalough
Cowboy, see Post #10, page 1 of this thread. I...

Cowboy, see Post #10, page 1 of this thread. I did it a couple months back and it is good beer.

Steep the grains - carapils- in a gal or so of 150-160 degree water for 20 to 30 mins then remove...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-07-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17,399
Views: 164,684
Posted By cjbalough
Good beer

Good beer
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