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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing/Wine Making Thread #9 July 27, 2012
7-27-2010 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 07/27/2012 3:33:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!

Happiness is a bubbling airlock!

 

BEER


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I have a couple of different secondary 5 gallon Carboys - Glass, PET, and Buckets. I prefer to use the glass carboy but I do use the others from time to time and all have been used successfully. The glass carboy is heavy and difficult to move but the others are easier to use because they are lighter and have spigots for racking to the bottling bucket. I am beginning to wonder why I use the glass one. I know there are pros and cons on using these different types of secondary Carboys. I would like to hear your opinions.

I hope all of you and your Brews and Wines are doing well. Stop by and share what you are brewing or let us know what your favorite brew, wine or spirit is.


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 3:34:04 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping


2 posted on 07/27/2012 3:38:05 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

In before the ping list!

We just popped the top on our store-bought Sam Adams “Noble Pils.”


3 posted on 07/27/2012 3:38:39 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m not a homebrewer yet, but my favorite beer is (at the moment) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. Fantastic.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 3:38:56 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Red_Devil 232

any truth to rumor that all that construction on the WH some time back was to add-on a micro-brewery next to the mosque?

The production of Spirits run thru the veins of our nation’s very being.. some distilled, some .. well..


5 posted on 07/27/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: WXRGina

Is it good?


6 posted on 07/27/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m not a homebrewer yet, but my favorite beer is (at the moment) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. Fantastic.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Red_Devil 232
I continue to make Geo. Washington molasses 'beer'. It's working well for the summer. I won't budge off of that until the weather cools off.

/johnny

8 posted on 07/27/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge

HAHAHAHA!!!


9 posted on 07/27/2012 3:41:37 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: needmorePaine

Have never had a Dogfish Head. Are you brewing it?


10 posted on 07/27/2012 3:42:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

No, I haven’t tried my hand at homebrewing yet. With three kids under 2, I can’t find the time to go to the bathroom.

Dogfish Head is a Delaware brewery that makes some excellent beers.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Red_Devil 232

The Mrs. and I just got back from a vacation to Wiltshire, in southwest England...and as you might imagine, I made good use of the local pubs. Wiltshire is cider country, and I tried Thatcher’s, Aspall, Heck’s, Blackthorn, and a bunch of local farmhouse ciders and scrumpies. Man, that was good stuff. Better than the local beers, which on their own were quite good (Arkell’s, Wadworth, etc)....

I wish we could get good British cider here in the States.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 3:50:18 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

No, I haven’t tried my hand at homebrewing yet. With three kids under 2, I can’t find the time to go to the bathroom.

Dogfish Head is a Delaware brewery that makes some excellent beers.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 3:50:27 PM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Red_Devil 232

I don’t drink but what is the easiest way to make wine at home?


14 posted on 07/27/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yes, it is. It’s fairly hoppy. Good flavor!


15 posted on 07/27/2012 3:51:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: needmorePaine
If you're interested, Mr. Beer makes a very simple kit to use with basically a two-step process you could squeeze in when the babies are napping or down for the night, and then it's just a lot of waiting until it's "done."
16 posted on 07/27/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: GeronL

Wine making is easy & complex. It takes equipment & time. We started back in 1998 or so when we moved to a new home with lots of fruit trees. If you’re really interested (as a non-drinker), you might want to look at Jack Keller’s website:

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

But if you don’t drink, I’d recommend just going to the store & buying fruit juice! :-)


17 posted on 07/27/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

If I made it, I would probably try it.

I did use some Crown Royal on a tooth ache once. Pretty effective.


18 posted on 07/27/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: needmorePaine

Oh man, you have excellent taste! That is my favorite as well.

I picked up a variety pack this evening and they did not have the 90 in stock so I settled for the 60. Still an excellent brew but the 90 is over the top IMO.

I did a homebrew of the 90 and it turned out pretty good but really hard to get it just right. With all of the multi-hopping it’s a process. But worth it!


19 posted on 07/27/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My better half brought in some really nice large watermelons from the garden today. First ones she picked this season. Going to try making watermelon wine over the weekend....


20 posted on 07/27/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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