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  1. J

    Modified pale ale

    I'm at work right now and dont have it with me... i'll post it when i get back to the house....I hate with work interferes with brewing!
  2. J

    Modified pale ale

    I got a pale ale extract kit as a present for christmas. Finally have a chance to brew this weekend. Looking for modify it somehow. I was to play around with lemon zest or some spices. Looking for some suggestions to make this a nice new beer
  3. J

    What size stopper for a Sanke keg?

    Just got 2 more sanke kegs for my fermenters. Sanke's are in very good condition and after removing the post i dont see any beerstone or sediment at the bottom. I am going to soak the kegs with some disinfectint just to make sure. Thanks for the head up
  4. J

    What size stopper for a Sanke keg?

    Just got 2 more sanke kegs for my fermenters. Sanke's are in very good condition and after removing the post i dont see any beerstone or sediment at the bottom. I am going to soak the kegs with some disinfectint just to make sure. Thanks for the head up
  5. J

    What size stopper for a Sanke keg?

    How are you going to use the sanke. Did you just remove the post? i have 2 sanke kegs sitting in the basement that i eventually plan to use
  6. J

    The Mad Elf Holiday Ale

    would love to find a clone recipe for their nugget nector! Great hoppy beer!
  7. J

    My first experience using oak chips w/bourbon

    Ironicly, i was just ordering supplies for a porter with oak and burbon. Either oak aged burbon porter or oak aged vanilla porter, not sure about the vanilla yet. I just did an oak aged american wheat with merlot grapes. Its in the seconday now but looks like its going to turn out good. How...
  8. J

    Cold conditioning question

    thanks for the help. I'll wait and bottle it and let it cold condition. Its a clone of Ithaca Brewing Company's Cascazilla if anyone cares to know. A "monstrously hoppy red ale"
  9. J

    Great ABV % from my AHBS Vanilla Porter

    I've been looking at that kit to do. I want to some type of porter soon. How did they add vanilla flavor for the kit? vanilla extract?
  10. J

    Cold conditioning question

    Blacklab's question brought up one i have been trying to figure out. If i cold condition my beer will it have any effect on the yeast. I bottle condition and wanted to make sure that conditioning in the frige wont affect the live yeast.
  11. J

    Oak Chips sanitation

    everything looks good so far... i'll take a sample tomorrow afternoon and check the taste. thanks for the help
  12. J

    Oak Chips sanitation

    Primary is done. I got them at the local wine shop. No local home brew store! I checked the secondary this morning before work and everything looked good. But it was only about 12 hours since i put them in there.
  13. J

    Oak Chips sanitation

    Brewing a 10 gallon batch of american wheat that is oak aged with merlot grapes. A friend has a winery and i can get a bunch of differet grape pressings each septment. I was transfering to the seconday last night and added the oak chips with out sanitizing. I know i should have steamed them...
  14. J

    Some pics of my operation......

    I'm no expert either! I do my best to make beer i like to drink. I've heard of the guys at coopers but right now with work i cant make it down.
  15. J

    Some pics of my operation......

    You're the only one from the area that i have seen on here. It would be nice to find out. I am always looking for someone to trade beers with. Its hard to find out if my beer is any good when all my friends drink is $2.50 six packs of Keystone light! I've got an american wheat in the...
  16. J

    Some pics of my operation......

    Pretty good set up for someone from Old Forge.... I guess Old Forge is famous for two things now, pizza and home brew!
  17. J

    Cheap Carboys & Bottles!

    Lived in waterloo for 3 years while in school. Never knew it existed. I am always back at the college for seminars and business trips. Sent an e-mail to see if local pick up is ok. If anyone in North east PA is looking for bottles or carboys i am always in waterloo
  18. J

    Cornelius keg fermenter

    Does anyone ferment in the carnelius keg? I've got a few from the local Pepsi delivery guy and want to start fermenting in stainless. Midwest Homebrew sells a kit with a stainless ball lock. I wanted to find out if anyone is using them and if its worth the $25 for the set up...
  19. J

    Hop garden

    Thanks for the info!
  20. J

    Hop garden

    I started my own hop garden this year. Hopes grew better then expected for the first year. Even got a few ounces of cascade hops. Now its time to cut them back. I wanted to make sure i did it right. Should i just cut them back down to the base right above the soil?
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