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  1. Sir Humpsalot

    NB Hack: Save ~$5 per sack of grain

    Hey folks! I just figured this out today and thought that some of you who can't get in on a group buy might appreciate it. If you are buying a bunch of heavy stuff (such as specialty grains by the pound or malt extract), in addition to a sack or three of grain, from NorthernBrewer, you can save...
  2. Sir Humpsalot

    Beers for non-beer lovers

    So if somebody says they don't like beer, but are willing to try a few, which ones would you acquire or recommend to them? My list includes: Lindemanns Framboise; A fresh Hefeweizen (freshness is generally more important than brand, IMO); A sour (ie, Rodenbach); Hmmm... Can't think of any...
  3. Sir Humpsalot

    Help Me Get Into Guns...

    So, I got my FOID card, but I'm not really into guns. I do have a track record of indulging in risky hobbies with a perfect safety record. I've raced cars (wish I could afford to do more), I ride crotch rockets 12 months a year, I have flown airplanes. I tend to approach things from a very...
  4. Sir Humpsalot

    Need advice: White Chocolate Raspberry Beer

    So I may have a little extra time to brew this evening and I have been kicking around the idea of a white chocolate raspberry beer. I would use raspberries and cocoa nibs in secondary for the flavors. And I want it to be a lighter beer, not a stout or anything like that. But, to be honest, I'm...
  5. Sir Humpsalot

    Critique my Mango Pale Ale

    The grains are already mashing away, but I won't have time to start the boil until the morning, so the hops scheduling is open to change, as is the fruit addition. At first I was nudging 60IBU's, then I remembered that the fruit needs to take center stage, so I cut it down a bit. The 1/4oz FWH...
  6. Sir Humpsalot

    The One That Got Away...

    Oh man do I feel stupid. I have weird days off, I work second shift, and have been doing a lot of overtime lately. Monday, I was off and decided to brew my AG Pale Ale. I mashed and lautered, then before I knew it, it was 6am so I collected the runnings in my two 3-gallon brew kettles and a...
  7. Sir Humpsalot

    How Important Is Your Choice of Bittering Hops?

    I don't want to say I'm cheap, but sometimes I wonder if it's really necessary to use a whole ounce or two (or three) of low AA hops for bittering. I understand why you want particular hops for flavor and aroma, but when it comes to the bittering (60 or 90 minute) addition, how much difference...
  8. Sir Humpsalot

    I <3 a.s.s.

    Man I love American Science and Surplus!!! Test tubes, vials, stand, alcohol lamp, erlenmeyer flasks (50 & 250mL size), 100 pH test strips, stirbar, just about all the supplies you need for a DIY wild yeast lab. I even looked at microscopes and got two lip gloss containers with the little brush...
  9. Sir Humpsalot

    If anything should happen to me, please take care of my beer!

    Reading a few threads regarding soldiers going overseas, and having a few thoughts lately on my own mortality, I got to thinking... For all the crazy brewers out there who will spend 6 months or a year, or longer, making a beer, do you have any provisions for your passing? I know that, in the...
  10. Sir Humpsalot

    Sick of Worm Clamps

    Man, I hate those things. They're fine for semi-permanent connections, but when it comes to using them for siphoning, it's kind of a pain. I have found one thing though that helps, and I had a little idea that might also be good. First off, if the connection is solid, but just not quite...
  11. Sir Humpsalot

    Procedure for Mashing Rice

    I want to create a very light wort for an upcoming Mango Beer and also a lighter Pale Ale. So after having had some good success with 2lbs of rice solids, I've decided it's time to get back to AG and use the actual rice. The problem is that I have a cooler for an MLT so I have to do something...
  12. Sir Humpsalot

    Discussion: False Bottom Alternatives

    When I first went AG, I had some money and lots of space. I started out with a copper manifold in a huge cooler. The biggest barleywines or Imperial Stouts were no match for my Coleman Extreme MLT. The homemade copper manifold worked really well. A couple of elbow fittings and a little time...
  13. Sir Humpsalot

    Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT

    I have been unable to acquire any bottles of Goose Island Bourbon Stout this year, despite being on one "call when it's in" list and knowing the exact time the truck was dropping it off at another store. So F*** it. I decided to do a clone. As I thought through my process, I decided I wanted to...
  14. Sir Humpsalot

    Punkelweizen

    Yes, it's another pumpkin beer thread! :drunk: But this one has a twist. It's not an ordinary pumpkin beer. In fact, I'm not really a fan of pumpkin beers in general. Actually, I've only ever had one good one in my life-- from Flossmoor Station Brewing Company, about 8 years ago. From what I...
  15. Sir Humpsalot

    Just a little experiment...

    So I have a pregnant friend and a non-drinking friend who misses beer. So 2L of American wheat beer, a few pellets of Cascade, heated to 180, and then force carbed. We will see what we get.
  16. Sir Humpsalot

    Electric Pressure Cooker for Yeast-Making?

    I'm tempted to pick up the Nesco PC6-25P pressure cooker off of Amazon for $70. My apartment is small, but since I like rice and like slow cooking, this seems like it could be a pretty handy multi-tasker. Oh... and of course I'd use it for yeast propagation as well. :mug: First off, yes, this...
  17. Sir Humpsalot

    What should I make Vinegar in?

    So I've been doing a couple of vinegar projects over the past year and I'm getting good results. So I'm getting ready to do a large batch of honey vingear... about 5 gallons' worth. And I was thinking about what I should use for the container. I'm really tempted to use one of my better...
  18. Sir Humpsalot

    A Tale Of Halloween Brewing

    My friends. I implore you. If you are weak of stomach, have a natural nervousness, or jump when things go bump in the night, please, I beg of you. Read no further! This is not a children's tale. It is not a mere ghost story. This is a very real tale of a witches brew gone horribly, horribly...
  19. Sir Humpsalot

    Which Malts can be Reproduced at Home?

    So I am sick of getting ounces or breaking down pounds of specialty malts. I need to simplify the number of brew day ingredients. To this end, I want to use my oven to toast grains. I have seen several instructions on this. Which ones do you go by? Which grains can be reproduced reasonably well...
  20. Sir Humpsalot

    Cleaning Stove After Brewing

    So I have time nasty baked on gunk on the stove. It's a gas stove with pilot light. Baked enamel finish. What is a good cleaner to use?
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