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Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #11 August 17, 2012
Free Republic | 8/17/2012 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 08/17/2012 3:32:43 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232

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

Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew!

 

BEER


Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. My wife and I are heading back to Mississippi from our new digs in Texas next week to check on the house and property we own there. There will not be a beer/wine thread next week and possibly the next week. We will not have Internet access while there. I do have another Stout ready to brew up when I get back to Texas. I do love a good strong Stout! I decided not to brew it yet because I want to be here to watch over it. Heck I might have a few figs ready to pick to make a fig Mead also.

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

1 posted on 08/17/2012 3:32:51 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to the list.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:11 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

Is this a recurring Friday thread?


3 posted on 08/17/2012 3:48:04 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yayhoo!

I got 5 six-packs (Grolsch bottles) and about one more to bottle of my Coopers stout.

Priming sugar has been added, I figure about 3 days at room temp, then into the fridge.

Didn’t taste it, but it smells WONDERFUL!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 3:48:04 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please let me ask a quick question.

I have done homebrew wine and homebrew beer. No matter what it ends up “yeasty.”

How do you remove that overpowering yeasty funk...?


5 posted on 08/17/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Travel prayers lifted. Stay safe.

I'm still sipping on the Geo. Washington brew. It will be my summer brew (besides the occasional IPA) from now on.

/johnny

6 posted on 08/17/2012 3:54:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

yes it is. Occurs at Beer thirty every Friday at beer thirty 5:30 CDT.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:07:27 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: freedumb2003

It may sound paradoxical, but you might need to use more yeast!

What I mean is this: when I do a batch, one of the things I pay the most attention to is the yeast.
I ALWAYS make a starter. And, in most cases, my starter has been super-powerful. Almost looks like milk or a cream when I pitch it. And I always use a bottom yeast, not a top yeast, unless I’m experimenting.

The reason is that I want the primary fermentation to get done quick, at the proper temps. Yes, if I was brewing a lager it would be at lower temps and for a longer period. The quicker the primary fermentation is done, the less chance of infection, and the less amount of dead yeast cells you will have to taint the brew.

Also, I have a setup for settling. Before I bottle, I pour the brew into large gallon sized plastic jugs (suitably sterilized) and let it set for about 24 hours.

By the time I go to bottle it (poured by hand into the Grolsch bottles) almost all the yeast has settled at the bottom of the plastic jugs. I can then save the yeast if I want it for a new batch.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 4:10:17 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

We’re cleaning up the hangar space wit ha view towards getting my beer brewing kit back in action. During the winter, I keep the hangar - which is beneath our living space - at 38F - 40F. I think I can safely lower that another couple of degrees fro a foray in to wintertime lager brewing. Until then - ales.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: freedumb2003

Yeast can be a problem with Homebrewed beers that are bottled, but is needed in the bottle for the carbonation to take place. Pour gently and leave 1/4 inch or a little more in the bottle. This will leave the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Never aggressively pour a homebrew in your glass. That yeast is not bad for you except it can and will give you an upset stomach and the runs. POUR gentle!


10 posted on 08/17/2012 4:17:57 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: JRandomFreeper

Seems like when ever we decide to travel the price of gas goes through the roof! It will be Interstate 20 straight thru.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 4:21:37 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: Noumenon

I don’t have the equipment to lager - yet! Hopefully one day.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 4:39:56 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

>> POUR gentle!<<

pour cetanamoi...

The help on this thread is great. :)

And I am certain others were too shy to ask the same questions. That is my story, dang it.. ;)


13 posted on 08/17/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Well. A convenient time for a brag:

My homebrew “Calf Slobber” won Best of Department at the County Fair last week.

It’s an English-style brown ale made just the way I like it.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 5:37:49 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: freedumb2003

I have a nice write up on homebrewing here...

http://knewshound.blogspot.com/2007/11/homebrewing-1a.html

The last pic you might particularly enjoy.

Cheers,

Knewshound


15 posted on 08/17/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by knews_hound (It was good while it lasted.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Next weekend is The Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield IL. Mrs L and I will be there sampling some of the midwest’s finest microbrews. We will also be shamelessly stealing recipes. LOL


16 posted on 08/17/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: knews_hound

It’s very good to see you posting again.


17 posted on 08/17/2012 7:21:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Sounds like fun!

I’m getting excited for September, as I’ve got 3 second-year hop vines that will hopefully yield enough cones for some end-of-boil action. I’m an IPA guy all the way- the bigger the better.

Centennial, fuggle and Zeus will be a good harvest this year hopefully. I planted new williamette and Golding this year...

What a fun hobby, brewing.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 7:47:02 PM PDT by mills044 (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I posted this at the end of last weeks thread with no responces maybe better luck this week.
I have been planning on home brewing for quite a while now. I would like to have recommendations on brew sculptures or brewing systems. I want to go all grain eventually but will start out with extracts. I have a welder and and can build the frame for the burners but am undecided on a two tier gravity or one tier system with pumps. I have looked at a lot of different systems on line but would like to have suggestions from people already brewing on what their dream system would be and common mistakes to avoid, I would like to do it right the first time.
19 posted on 08/17/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: Lurker

Thanks bud. I figure if I just post on beer threads I stand a better chance of not being purged.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 8:20:56 PM PDT by knews_hound (It was good while it lasted.)
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To: knews_hound

There are worse things that an happen to you. Getting the boot from here is relatively minor in the vast scheme of things.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Met the President of a local brewers club tonight. I look forward to hanging out with them in the future and learning some tips and tricks which I will certainly contribute to these wonderful threads.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 10:22:18 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Brewed some Moose Drool clone last night. happily bubbling away in the airlock this am. Should be ready by early Oct...


23 posted on 08/18/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Hotmetal
Pumps and sculptures? You're already beyond me. But these guys have some nice looking equipment. I stopped by one of their retail stores a couple of months back and they were quite knowledgeable.
24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:30:29 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
My favorite display at the Humboldt County Fair. I'm sorry I didn't get a view from the other side Red…


25 posted on 08/21/2012 9:30:57 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Manic_Episode

Yes! Share everything you learn with us. My wife and I are driving to Mississippi tomorrow so I will not be posting the thread this week or the week after. We will be without Internet and TV while we are there. I expect to be brewing again the second week in Sept!


26 posted on 08/22/2012 10:14:07 AM 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: tubebender

Heck Tube. To get a view from the other side you have to move over there. I am talking about the other side of the display not the inevitable “other side” LOL!


27 posted on 08/22/2012 10:21:52 AM 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 just emailed my daughter and told her to take more photos of this when they go tonight...


28 posted on 08/22/2012 10:43:53 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

Did you get to taste any of the award winning wines?


29 posted on 08/22/2012 10:51:24 AM 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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