Recent content by TheManes

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum:

  1. T

    Hot south texas brewing...

    I use a mini fridge with an external thermostat and I have very tight control over my ferm temps. I ruined one batch when my ferm got up to 80 degrees and have been using the fridge/thermostat combo ever since.
  2. T

    Mash Paddle Giveaway

    Sign me up!
  3. T

    Wife got mad.. did I do the right thing!?

    You did what you had to do, you got your friend out of a bad situation, but you never turn your back on an aggressor. Never. Good job getting your friends back.
  4. T

    Must buy kegs...

    I'm still on the fence, I want to keg but I really do like having the bottles.
  5. T

    NEED OPINIONS! Which one should I keg and bottle?

    I'd bottle the Stout, gives you the option of letting some age much longer.
  6. T

    Must buy kegs...

    I don't love bottling but I do love the end result, my beer bottled with my labels. I really like to give my beer away and the label definitely adds a professional look and people do enjoy that aspect. BUT I so want to keg! So how do you give away beer when you keg it? Can you fill bottles...
  7. T

    The ghost chile.

    And if you eat enough of it, your "anal lips" will feel like you rubbed Icy Hot on it in copious amounts. That's enough for me. LMAO.
  8. T

    oxy clean concentration?

    I use 1 tbsp per gallon just because that's what I always use for One Step. Seems fine.
  9. T

    Can you help me choose a smoker?

    I'd get a BGE too for grilling if I could justify it (I think it's like $900), but I'd still use my WSM for smoking. I prefer the water method.
  10. T

    Can you help me choose a smoker?

    Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. The best. I have the 18" but there is a 22" available. It's well made and holds temp beautifully. My first smoker was a cheap POS and it worked but controlling temp was very difficult.
  11. T

    Why I Went Back to Extract This Summer

    I went AG a few months ago and I love the process BUT I will definitely be brewing PM's and extracts. It's so hard to get the time for the AG as often as I want to brew. I can brew a PM or extract any night of the week, but for AG I have to plan it with SWMBO!
  12. T

    Dry hopping a kit...good idea?

    Do it. You will be happy you did.
  13. T

    Karankawa Pale Ale

    I'm brewing this again on Friday, moving some the Sorachi also. 1/4oz to 15 min and 1/4 oz to 5 min. I'm doing AG, full boil so I still end up at 43 IBU with the move. Then the Amarillo/Citra dry hop as my twist on it.
  14. T

    How much Oxyclean?

    I use more like 1 tbsp per gallon. I figured it would be the same as One Step as they are essentially the same.