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  1. Toecutter

    Any Diabetic homebrewers out there ?

    Thought I would check back in here. I have since seen my Dr. and he confirmed I am now considered Type 2 Diabetic. He told me he likes to take it a step at a time, and put me on a statin, Lipitor, despite my cholesterol being in the normal range and my triglycerides being 155. He also ordered me...
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    Any Diabetic homebrewers out there ?

    an interesting note is the following Tuesday they had a free health check up at work where they check your cholesterol Glucose etc. So I went about 12:30 pm. My non-fasting Glucose was 81, and my cholesterol readings all dropped also. now my normal diet is to take in 500-700 calories during the...
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    Any Diabetic homebrewers out there ?

    we are in the process of open enrollment for medical insurance at work , and I noticed that I hadent had blood tests for over a year. So I had the blood drawn after fasting for 14 hours . My Glucose was 131 and my A1C was 7.5. I have been borderline for some time. So I got a call from the...
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    Any Diabetic homebrewers out there ?

    Just wondering how you deal with it ?
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    American Pale Ale Toecutters honey pale ale

    10 more gallons fermenting
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    Going through way to much co2

    Hi team, I keg my beer in cornies, and lately my 5 lb co2 tank has been lasting about 4 weeks or less, which isn't even 10 gallons. I prime from a 15 lb tank I keep them in a keezer prior to transferring to my kegerator. Anyhoo I figure I have a leak. I have tried the normal method of using...
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    Wife is now an American citizen!!!

    Glad you did it right....Congrats
  8. Toecutter

    Krusen looking like mushroom.

    looks about right
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    yeast smells sour- Bad ?

    I have some WL 320 America Hefe Ale yeast in a starter right now. it smells sour. Haven't used this yeast strain before. I'm used to Belgians and I'm well aware of its smell. Does it sound like it may be a bad batch ?
  10. Toecutter

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Watermelon Wheat for my 4th of July party
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    ever have a batch taste like soap?

    I changed my technique this time. I fermented for 2 weeks. cold crashed in the primary, then added 2 oz of pellets in a nylon stocking to the primary for 2 weeks then kegged the 10 gallons. its been aging for about 60 days in the cooler. not that much hop flavor on top though. Normally I add...
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    ever have a batch taste like soap?

    I dry hopped with Citra. Its just awful. leaves this soapy aftertaste in your mouth
  13. Toecutter

    ever have a batch taste like soap?

    I just popped a keg of my Red ale, and it just doesn't taste right. the best I can describe it is Soap. I'm tempted to dump it anyone had this happen ?
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    American Pale Ale Toecutters honey pale ale

    The honey flavor comes from the Honey malt yes. It complements the crystal, and combined with the Vienna gives this beer a rich flavor. I am kegging 10 gallons this week that is dry hopping with Citra right now.
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    American Pale Ale Toecutters honey pale ale

    Yes. It will just be a little lighter in color but the flavor will be pretty much the same.
  16. Toecutter

    American Pale Ale Toecutters honey pale ale

    Just dropped 10 gallons into the fermenter
  17. Toecutter

    Columbus/Citra IPA

    Depends on how bitter you want it. I don't like my ales too bitter, 30-35 IBU. I bitter with Cascade, and then Dry Hop with the Citra. That way you can really make the tropical flavors of Citra shine
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    Irish Red Ale Mudguts American Red Ale

    Grain 16.0 lbs American 2 row 2.0 lbs Vienna 1.0 lbs Melanoidan Malt 1.0lbs Caramel Crystal 80L 1.0lbs Caramel Crystal 120L 1.0 lb Carapils mash in at 152 DG for 60 minutes. fly or batch sparge. Add hops as follows : 1.0 oz Hallertauer 7.1 % IBU for 60 minutes 1.0 oz Hallertauer...
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    What are you drinking now?

    MudGuts Honey Pale Ale
  20. Toecutter

    American Pale Ale Toecutters honey pale ale

    Just cracked a new keg. This one I dry hopped with Citra. its wonderful. beautiful color too
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