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  1. kartracer2

    Making a "still" high ABV beer not by desire.

    LOL, made me think of a (left over) beer setting on my bed side table a day later, open but still full. :bott: That would have been a "BMC" back then, but yeah. This beer has been sitting @ 90* for 15 days then I let it cool to abt 69-70*. It's about a 9-10% beer and has a warming taste to it...
  2. kartracer2

    Making a "still" high ABV beer not by desire.

    @day_trippr I guess I really didn't think that carbing was a preservative as such. More so if it needed to be handled differently. I just find it strange that I really like this batch with out carbing it. The dumb thing is why, flat beer isn't a (good) thing right?. I really like this taste...
  3. kartracer2

    Making a "still" high ABV beer not by desire.

    I guess I should have asked if it might package differently. I'm thinking just using 1.75L booze bottles (plastic) or the like.. If I like it without the carbing I just thought no sense waisting caps and such. I am a bottler at this point. How long might it last without carbing using those...
  4. kartracer2

    Making a "still" high ABV beer not by desire.

    OK, preface: I have been working on a high ABV "beer" that's just that, "beer". If I have to give a title it would be a imperial cream ale. It started out as a NB kit (extract) with a ABV of 7.5 % and I have it at abt 9% with adds of my own doing. This is the 4 th version of this beer. I...
  5. kartracer2

    Whoa , this is interesting.

    Yeah, maybe , no, I don't know. A local Hy-Vee, an Iowa/mid-west grocery chain tried to sell hbs and it didn't last long. In my opinion a hbs has to have somebody that know at least a little bit about brewing and they didn't. That and the prices were higher than any mail order with shipping...
  6. kartracer2

    Why I do secondary fermentation

    OK, I can assure every one, that most of my beers meet the most important judge,,, ME. I am not making beer for any body else. I have no pretense (or daddy goggles as was so eloquently said) that it is the best and could not taste better. But I also have a budget to my beer making. $200...
  7. kartracer2

    Why I do secondary fermentation

    I love these "grab some pop corn, put my feet up and grab a beer" threads. For those keeping score, I don't "secondary" any more,,unless,,. I also am one of the lowly that abuses my beer to a gazillion PPM of O2. I also am not sure I would know if any of my beer has been completely ruined by O2...
  8. kartracer2

    I'm about to give up.

    @Jayjay1976 :ban: Whoo Hoo!! :ban: Glad to hear the good news. The KISS principle wins again. Best thing is it should be repeatable without worry. Cheers!, :mug: Joel B.
  9. kartracer2

    If you could do it all over again...

    Watch your step, rabbet holes are all over the place !! (LOL) Like any hobby, it's not so much how much money you spend but more so how you spend your money. I bought a set of $85 used golf clubs, I could have spent way more for better clubs but they wouldn't make me a better golfer. I over...
  10. kartracer2

    I'm about to give up.

    @Jayjay1976 , until you find your personal isopentyl acetate nirvana, just let this rattle around in the gray matter till you do. One of the best story tellers of all time, felt your pain. It could be worse,,,RIGHT? Cheers, :mug: Joel B.
  11. kartracer2

    I'm about to give up.

    Wow, It's been a long time sense i had circus peanuts but I have a hard time thinking "banana" in the flavor profile. Now you got me wanting to get a bag just to taste. (abet a very small bag). Naw,,,I'll just take your word for it. Cheers, Joel B.
  12. kartracer2

    I'm about to give up.

    I've been watching this thread because I love me some big banana wheat's. I also love all scientist stuff that's been shared, It's all good to know. But,,,, @Jayjay1976 , break down, buy a quality extract boxed kit already. It's got to tough to have fall back on the evil extract but if it...
  13. kartracer2

    Anyone get a MoreBeer coupon recently?

    Good on you for the +5 lbs, but I can't help but think there's some poor SOB that's 5 lbs short of a brew day some where!! Hopefully not,, (checks order made on the 12th for any 5lbs of grain,,, nope, not me,,LOL) Cheers, Joel B,
  14. kartracer2

    Anyone get a MoreBeer coupon recently?

    My last two orders took a min. of 2 days to get a shipping label, let alone out the door, not counting week ends. Makes it tough to plan orders so the goods are not setting some place over the weekend. Cheers :mug: Joel B.
  15. kartracer2

    Brewery Name Help Please!!

    Copper's Kettle Cave
  16. kartracer2

    ABV Chart

    Ha,, LOL, best I got bud, sorry!:rolleyes:
  17. kartracer2

    ABV Chart

    There might be some thing like this in the forums here but I have yet to see it. I stumbled found it on Pintrest and thought I would share it. Some of you old hats might be able to just look at OG & FG and figure the ABV quickly in your head. For some of us mere mortals this chart would be...
  18. kartracer2

    Northern Brewer Support (or lack of)

    You are probably right on that. I did a little more looking and saw something about the difference in how each site is dealing with their store front sales with the Covid situation. I guess I just got a little wound up for nothing. Easy to do that lately with every thing going on as it is...
  19. kartracer2

    Northern Brewer Support (or lack of)

    There is something up with Northern Brewer now or at least on their web site. I went surfing through the Extract Ale kits looking for some deals and most of them were "sold out" . I then looked at Midwest Supplies (their sort-of the same company right?) and all seemed good. I didn't think to...
  20. kartracer2

    Made me feel good - behold the power of beer

    As of Feb. 19 2020, no https://fox8.com/news/iowa-childrens-hospital-still-waiting-for-busch-donation-months-after-viral-beer-money-fundraiser/
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