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  1. lady_brewer

    Critique my Kegerator build eqipment list (please)

    So... being totally new to this, and mostly clueless about kegging, I am wondering if I am missing anything from this list (or have anything here I can do without.) We are looking to put this in the living room (with a bar build around it) and for the most part want to do it right, but for as...
  2. lady_brewer

    Getting used cornies ready for use...

    Okay, so getting ready to take the leap into kegging, but I know nothing... I have been doing some research and I think I am finally ready to start asking some specific dumb questions. Forgive me for anything that is asked here a million times, or just so obvious it makes you roll your eyes...
  3. lady_brewer

    Wnated: Kegging 101

    Help! We were given a number of the old pepsi (Cornelius?) kegs, and we have an old fridge... now I want to get the hubby to set it up as a kegorator, but I have no idea what we should be doing. Since we have a 10 1/2 month old and have basically given up brewing b/c there is no time to bottle...
  4. lady_brewer

    Biodiesel - Anybody with experience?

    Hubby and I are looking to switch from a gas to a diesel, since we usually clock 1000km/wk on the car (625 m/week? Is my conversion wrong?). Could potentially pay for itself... Recently heard about biodiesel... anybody with advice? Experience? Thoughts? The idea would be to get used oil from...
  5. lady_brewer

    I just ordered my grains!

    So exciting... I am going to get to do my first AG soon. I have my eye on a turkey fryer that is on sale at kent, 4lbs of hops in my freezer and grains on the way. There are a few more small incidentals (like I think it would be a good idea to order some fermcapS from somewhere) but overall I...
  6. lady_brewer

    Thoughts on this purchase - "soda" dispenser

    So there is a "soda" dispenser unit available in my area... and I am wondering if it is worth getting, or not. It is the gun-style dispenser, with the set-up for 5 different flavours of drinks. It has an ice-block style unit, which cools the drink as it goes through the line. When I...
  7. lady_brewer

    Critique my Equipment list (aka what am I forgetting?)

    So... moving to "AG" brewing... have only ever done pre-hopped extracts, but I did awesome on my Organic and Physical chem labs in University and am pretty good with baking, so not too worried about skipping the extract step. I have been collecting equipment to do DB's stovetop brewing for my...
  8. lady_brewer

    SoA...

    So hubby and I just finished watching seasons one and two for the third time and it still makes me angry that the next one doesn't start until September. I am at least building up hope that it will make it for more than just a third season... it is starting to pick up popularity as I saw a...
  9. lady_brewer

    I wish I had done Organic Chem while I was a brewer...

    I understand all of the fermenting at certain temps produces esters and the like, but I bet I would have a better intrinsic understanding of all of that if my organic was a lot fresher in my mind. I did the course a good 6 years ago and feel like I would benefit from digging out my old textbooks...
  10. lady_brewer

    Did I waste my money? Thermometer...

    So I was at walmart today and bought http://www.taylorusa.com/gourmet-digital-cooking-thermometer-timer.html ($20) after getting all excited about how great it would be to read temps with things sealed and what-not. Now I am sort-of thinking that maybe I should have ran that idea by somebody...
  11. lady_brewer

    Teachers and Cops (stolen from the hubby's chopper forum)

    FYI (Disclaimer)- I actually have a teaching degree, and have not issues with police officers, so please take this with the humour intended TEACHERS & COPS These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All teachers were...
  12. lady_brewer

    Really Hops Direct? - shipping comment...

    So I was doing up my order from Hops direct. I figure 1lb Cascade, 1lb Centennial, 1lb Northern Brewer, 1lb US Goldings. (I plan to try DeathBrewer's SMaSH Vienna/NB, BM's Centenntial Blonde, and https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/o-flannagain-standard-41072/. Except when I go to put my address...
  13. lady_brewer

    How to get your water profile (artesian well)?

    I am (as I do with everything) slowly over-analyzing the move to AG. While I collect the equipment that I need to start I thought that I would try to find my water profile, so that I have one more thing to obsess about. Anyway - I have a well, so there is no simple way to get my water profile...
  14. lady_brewer

    Well... first brewing related injury...(not serious)

    So... cut my finger on a bottle when I was pulling stuff out of cleaning solution... wouldn't mind if I was done all the stuff I was planning for today, but although 2/3s of the bottles I need are clean and sanitized I haven't started anything else... I guess the hubby will be more involved...
  15. lady_brewer

    So do I wake Hubby up or...

    Hubby fell asleep on the couch while we were watching t.v. I have been drinking some of the red wine we have bottled. Honestly he just helped me make the bed from the newly washed sheets, and more or less intended to go to sleep shortly after. I am not yet done for the night... do I send him...
  16. lady_brewer

    Anybody made Cooper's European Lager - Yeast Question

    So this kit says that it comes with an actual lager yeast strain, but I just opened it up and it looks like the same old cooper's yeast to me. I would trust them, only when I made the pilsner from the brewmaster series the yeast package was actually different. Anybody made this kit and...
  17. lady_brewer

    11 dozen bottles of beer on the floor...

    Just bottled 11 dozen with the help of the hubby... still have a batch to bottle tomorrow... grumble grumble... gonna enjoy drinking them though. Stuck the last set of "It's a good idea to bottle three batches in one day" down in the basement to condition more. Also stuck three batches...
  18. lady_brewer

    No fermentation? Strawberry wine...

    So I pulled the fruit out of my wine today. Took a hydrometer reading... there has been no change since I pitched the yeast... I have a beer kit that I started on the same day... thought it might have been having issues, did a hydro reading just to see what was happening there, it is...
  19. lady_brewer

    Thinking about kegging... after bottling 16 dozen, need help on the basics.

    I was thinking about looking into kegging (hubby is enthused...) we bottled about 16 dozen beer today, and while I like bottles and think there is a place for that, I would love to put a couple of main brews in kegs as the pipeline. My issue is that I am totally new at this, and I live in not...
  20. lady_brewer

    100th post... nothing too exciting, but hey!

    So here are some randoms that I uploaded from the camera... no brew babe stuff... sorry :D First is my Kitty... the other is currently in my avatar... this one won't stay out of the beer fridge. Perhaps this is why the pipeline is low? Second... just a few primaries getting on the go...
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