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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,239
Posted By soonami
Easy answers for problems people are having. ...

Easy answers for problems people are having.


Lacto doesn't grow in wort about 8-10 IBU - don't use hops
Not sour enough - grow up your lacto and make sure it's ripping before adding it to...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-10-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By soonami
A couple of my favorite sour beers use grapes:...

A couple of my favorite sour beers use grapes: Cantillon St. Lamvinus and Vigneronne, Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone and Cuvee de Castleton, and Casacde Sang Royal.

I've made a Syrah lambic with...
Forum: Group Buys 08-30-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,440
Posted By soonami
I'd like: 1 CM Pils 1 CM Munich 1 CM...

I'd like:

1 CM Pils
1 CM Munich
1 CM Pale
1 Bairds Maris Otter
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 08-20-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,989
Posted By soonami
LOL I guess the AHA chose to ignore their own...

LOL I guess the AHA chose to ignore their own rules...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-17-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,537
Posted By soonami
If you are in West Philly, there is a tool...

If you are in West Philly, there is a tool library you can become a member in that will allow you to borrow many of the tools they have (they have several table saws)...
Forum: Mead Forum 07-17-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By soonami
I think a carbonation cap with a CO2 tank,...

I think a carbonation cap with a CO2 tank, regulator, tubing, and ball lock is more expensive than the sodastream, but it'll do exactly what you want it to plus you can fine tune carbonation. Then if...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-17-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By soonami
Couple suggestions. I would consider making...

Couple suggestions.

I would consider making a lower alcohol base beer. Wild yeast and bugs tend to not like higher ABV beers. Most traditional breweries brew a base beer that is 4-6% abv

You...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
Congrats to everyone that made it to the second...

Congrats to everyone that made it to the second round! It's nice seeing familiar names of friends and also new people that are killing it! Cheers All
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
Nope nothing. Sorry it's such a bad picture, but...

Nope nothing. Sorry it's such a bad picture, but I took it on my phone :rolleyes:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
I understand, I just wanted to clarify that...

I understand, I just wanted to clarify that sanitation is not an issue IMO



There were several references to "acidic acid" or acetic acid, but I think the judges were just mistaking whatever...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
The thing is, it was a sour beer! But I still...

The thing is, it was a sour beer! But I still treat it like I treat my clean beers albeit with a different set of plastic. Clean beers have no problem with sanitation. The judges did mention that the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
That's very good advice and I think I'll take you...

That's very good advice and I think I'll take you up on it. Although I think if a judge is scoring a beer in the teens, he didn't like it all, which is not something you can have a discussion about...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
Got my Milwaukee score sheets today. A couple of...

Got my Milwaukee score sheets today. A couple of high scores and mini-BOS advances but none placed.

Really disappointment in some of the comments for my sour beers though. A national BJCP judge...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 47,121
Posted By soonami
Saw earlier on this thread that Milwaukee shipped...

Saw earlier on this thread that Milwaukee shipped out score sheets last week and to expect them this week, can anyone confirm mailing or receiving score sheets from Region 8?

My registration got...
Forum: Group Buys 03-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,332
Posted By soonami
I think this is the answer then if NCM wont' sell...

I think this is the answer then if NCM wont' sell directly to homebrewers anymore

You approach a store and tell them that you will take orders directly, be responsible for collecting individual...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By soonami
It depends on the beer. If it's a pale ale I...

It depends on the beer. If it's a pale ale I brewed to build up yeast count for a RIS or BW, then yeah, maybe 75% gets gifted out. I also will brew for people for special occasions as gifts:...
Forum: Group Buys 03-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 21,332
Posted By soonami
I don't think people are bashing them. Many just...

I don't think people are bashing them. Many just want to know why the sudden change in policy without any notification. As a business, NCM isn't required to give us homebrewers and special treatment,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By soonami
I entered a handful of beers into the comp most...

I entered a handful of beers into the comp most scores were in the thirties. The highest was for a grape lambic that scored a 39 but didn't place in sour beers. I'd be curious what the top beers...
Forum: Want to Buy 02-05-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By soonami
3 Gallon Glass Carboys

Looking for a few 3 gallon glass carboys. Located in Philly with a car, will drive about an hour in any direction.

Cheers
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-05-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By soonami
1. Yes it will get more sour over time. Just...

1. Yes it will get more sour over time. Just wait.

2. You could add more maltodextrin, but check gravity first. If it's about 1.008 or higher, there is plenty of residual sugar.

3. the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By soonami
For god's sake, drop $3.50 and buy a sachet of...

For god's sake, drop $3.50 and buy a sachet of US-05! It's not worth the time and money on making a batch of wort just to pitch some random yeast in there
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 01-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,989
Posted By soonami
Drop them an email or call. I think the local...

Drop them an email or call. I think the local winners all had to stop by the store to pick up prizes.
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,989
Posted By soonami
I stopped by the store a week or so ago, George...

I stopped by the store a week or so ago, George and Nancy were still trying to get sponsors who committed to actually send them the prizes. There are some other logistical things, but they haven't...
Forum: Group Buys 11-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,074
Posted By soonami
Yeah I assumed this was a go since we were PM'd...

Yeah I assumed this was a go since we were PM'd the pick day and time
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 11-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,989
Posted By soonami
Also, I think it should be noted that different...

Also, I think it should be noted that different styles of beers have different difficulties to make and expectations. I think most would agree that an average big Imperial Stout should be a pretty...
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