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  1. JoeMama

    Re-reintroduction (of sorts)

    Yeah, I think my old av was a pic of me, and a couple of OG fighters. While many things have changed, my love of combat sports hasn't :) Nor has my love of beer.
  2. JoeMama

    Calling all IPA lovers...what are your favorite 3?

    Man, its been a while since Ive dhelved into my favorite of faves. But currently Stone beers are topping that list thus far. The Stone Tangerine Express has been finding its way into my fridge quite consistently. I just polished off the Stone MixPack (Delicious IPA, Ruination, IPA and Hop...
  3. JoeMama

    Re-reintroduction (of sorts)

    Wow... Its been a number of years since I posted here, and SO MUCH has changed. I sold off my brew lot that I had learned and acquired, been through SEVERAL other hobbies, and even quit drinking alcohol for a number of years. Yet in the past year or so, I have (re-learned) my innate love of...
  4. JoeMama

    Alcohol - What is this song?!

    I HAVE FINALLY FOUND MY ANSWER!!! Its a band called Howlin' Maggie - Holy cow, a YEAR + later (and Ive been racking my brain for years on this one) when all of a sudden I get a PM in my inbox from some guy who created an account here just to let me know this. (He wont be back here cause he is...
  5. JoeMama

    Thanks Revvy

    This thread is still truly full of win.
  6. JoeMama

    Never had a blow off, am I doing something wrong?

    Whatever... There, you have been officially blown off now. Dont say I never gave you anything.
  7. JoeMama

    Dry-hop disaster?

    Your beer may just be degassing or the yeasties may have been reawakened by a change in temp causing them to go nuts. I had something similar to this happen with a pumpkin ale I did. I cold crashed it after about 2-3 weeks then another beer was brewed. Temp had to come up in the ferm cabinet...
  8. JoeMama

    Never had a blow off, am I doing something wrong?

    Yeah, you are being exceptionally lucky. :) I dont like having to use blow offs personally cause its a pain to have to change the airlocks and then monitor it to make sure its still happy etc. As of late, I have been rigging the blow off as a precaution whether its necessary or not. Them...
  9. JoeMama

    Storing equipment in garage

    This has started more than one war in my house. Well, that and the fact that I didnt listen the first time ;)
  10. JoeMama

    Storing equipment in garage

    I keep all of my stuff in the garage and its a disorganized mess. The biggest issue that I have is trying to FIND everything when it comes time to brew. But even then, this is a minor inconvenience. I keep all of my liquids inside as its usually too cool to keep them in my fermentation cabinet...
  11. JoeMama

    Long time in primary...yeast washing still an option?

    Yes, dont spill your beer. I wouldnt sweat your yeast being 'bad' or anything.Im sure that someone else with more yeast experience will chime in here. Ive pitched on to yeast cakes 2-3 months old and had very fast vigorous fermentations. This weekend will be a 1.5 month yeast cake (Im lazy...)
  12. JoeMama

    Oops - hops in fermenter

    Absolutely! Believe it or not, Revvy was a n00b once upon a time too! You will still have PLENTY of things to get nervous about for this batch yet, but the best part of it will be when you crack that first one and realize that your worrying wasnt all that necessary. To (pseudo) quote the...
  13. JoeMama

    Williams Brewing Equipment

    March 19th here - I get to take the day off for #36. I think that this will just be a 'Im gonna get back into bed after getting my daughter ready for school' kind of day. I plan to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on my B-Day. Not even brew beer, cause I want to be thoroughly lazy. Speaking of...
  14. JoeMama

    Williams Brewing Equipment

    When in March is your B-Day? Welcome fellow Piss-ces. :D
  15. JoeMama

    Oops - hops in fermenter

    Hops are a natural antiseptic and should have no negative effects on your beer :) People DRY HOP all of the time (myself included) and I never filter or siphon off of the break of my beer - it ALL goes into my fermenter. In fact - my last 2 batches I forgot to add the 5min aroma hops until...
  16. JoeMama

    CO2 is mean

    Ironically I am sober right now and working. I tend to post in the BS forum when I am drunk and rambling as it appears that I am making much more sense from my normal run-on-sentence loving self.
  17. JoeMama

    Williams Brewing Equipment

    I have the 10 gallon brew kettle from Williams Brewing and it works nicely. Sure the SS is a bit thinner than I would have liked, but the fact that it has a ball valve and cost me around $100 Im not going to complain. It has withstood MANY brew sessions and still works like a champ! One thing...
  18. JoeMama

    CO2 is mean

    That is all... I am mad at CO2 today because it stinks, kills people in large concentrations, carbonates my beer (but also makes my bottles go boom), acts as 'plant food' (**** them plants - they need to get in mah bellah) and did I mention it STINKS WHEN I OPEN MY FERMENTER? Oh yeah, I think...
  19. JoeMama

    Are you a smoker?

    I quit smoking (full time) I would say a couple of years ago. I used Swedish snus to help make the transition easier without giving up my nicotine and it worked. I have since quit Swedish snus as well, but I would STILL highly recommend it to anyone looking to kick the tar sticks. (Not everyone...
  20. JoeMama

    How Long is too Long??

    They say that 4-6" is the average, and some are longer... Wait, wrong thread.. :P Your beer will be FINE. Bulk aging is good for beer.