Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Itís Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #38 May 17, 2013
Free Republic | 5-17-2013 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 05/17/2013 3:29:27 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

 

Irish Stout Yum!

Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers.

Let us know what y’all are brewing up and making. Any interesting brews or wines you have discovered?


TOPICS: Hobbies
KEYWORDS: beer; homebrewing; weekly; wine

1 posted on 05/17/2013 3:29:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; hemogoblin; ..

Ping to all!


2 posted on 05/17/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

I’m cooking up a batch tomorrow. I will try adding rye for the first time.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

IPA for President!


4 posted on 05/17/2013 3:31:34 PM PDT by LibWhacker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

*hic*


5 posted on 05/17/2013 3:35:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Greetings all! Having a few Goose Island IPAs with my pizza tonight but will be bottling up some 14% barley wine ale in the next day or so. Looking forward to those!


6 posted on 05/17/2013 3:42:27 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Bottling up a robust porter while brewing a Scottish on Sunday. I always invite friends over to help, so I will smoke up some pulled pork to snack on while we work.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 3:50:59 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

A friend gave us elderberry juice & grape juice. They are now fermenting. The grape juice is being done port-style. The last batch of port we made was fabulous - as good as any store-bought port I’ve ever tasted. I hope this turns out as well, as it’s a MUCH bigger batch. :-)


8 posted on 05/17/2013 4:03:08 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232
Have a bunch of Hops clones doing quite well. Connected with a local FR Brewery from this posting that we get on Friday and will be giving him some of my Hops plants/clones. My Cascade are already producing cones and my Chinook is right behind. Cascade plant bines are at least 25' long.
9 posted on 05/17/2013 4:19:26 PM PDT by Jayster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

10 posted on 05/17/2013 4:21:15 PM PDT by Jayster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Bottled a smoked Scottish ale this morning. It was only supposed to be about 5 percent alcohol but looks like it came out to almost 8. Sampled a little that was left over after I finished bottling and it tasted great. Looking forward to what it will taste like in a couple weeks.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 4:33:14 PM PDT by Yogafist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the ping. I am rebuilding my kitchen and wonder if any freepers know how to tap home brew from a home brew kegs. Are there kegs you can age your beer in and then tap and serve? I know there are a lot of keggerators but they’re for regular store bought kegs.

Anyone know? I will appreciate it. I want to put a tap on my new countertop and maybe a small refrigerator underneath!


12 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:58 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: gr8eman

You want Cornealious or “Corny” kegs.

Plan on spending 50 - 100 bucks on them.

Most of the major homebrewing supply houses have them.

They use universal ball lock fittings that you can get for 5 bucks apiece.

Feel free to ask any other questions.

Cheers,

knewshound


13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:54:19 PM PDT by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: knews_hound

Thanks, I can’t wait to make beer again. I will search on those kegs and figure it out. Only 1 more question...if you mount a beer tap on your kitchen countertop and brings forth fresh brew, will it increase the value of the house? E!


14 posted on 05/17/2013 11:10:06 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: gr8eman

Well, it would certainly make ME want to pay more :0)

Don’t forget that you will need a CO2 tank and a regulator also.

Buy the regulator when you get the Cornys and just pay a deposit on the tank locally. It’s cheaper that way.

I assume you have a fridge to put it in right? A standard kitchen fridge will comfortably hold 3 of them. Variety !!!!!

Cheers,

knewshound


15 posted on 05/18/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232; Jayster; All

How rare (or common) is Texas hop(s)?
I was tromping through some land near the Colorado in Smithville & saw several large bushes growing wild.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 4:45:20 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Could you please add me? Thanks!


17 posted on 05/25/2013 5:39:26 AM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson