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by joemez
Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: honey
Replies: 7
Views: 20822

grocery store honey

I bought clover honey from the grocery. Will it be sterile enough by adding it to the end of the boil?
What type of flavor should I expect from it?
I am trying to replicate a flavor in a locol brew that is very sweet and distintive. like no other beer I have had. Yummy!
by joemez
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: honey
Replies: 7
Views: 20822

what kind?

is there special brewing honey, or can I use honey from the grocery?
by joemez
Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: honey
Replies: 7
Views: 20822

honey

I have learned the ingredient for my favorite local brew is honey. dont know how much of it or any of the other ingredients but I fugured I would make a pale ale and add some honey to it and see how that tastes. Is there anything special about using honey? Will it take a lot longer to ferment?(like ...
by joemez
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: krausen into air lock
Replies: 1
Views: 3148

krausen into air lock

I just made a sweet milk stout and after 12 hours the krausen has gotten so high it blew the airlock off. I cleaned it and reinstalled it. My question is; is it normal for a high gravity brew like this to do that? My basement is about 70 deg so I am wondering if it may be to warm causing the ferment...
by joemez
Fri May 28, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: 10 Penny Ale
Replies: 3
Views: 6056

10 Penny Ale

Has anyone ever had this beer? It is from a small brewery in East Hartford CT. It is by far my favorite beer and I would like to replicate it. I am not savy as to how to do that so I was hoping somone here might have tasted it and be able to give me some ideas
thanks
by joemez
Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 15823

CT

I live in CT. I ordered 7 from betbev like you suggested. seemed to be about the best price. No one has them on the east coast any cheaper that I could find
by joemez
Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: kegs - where do you get em?
Replies: 8
Views: 15823

kegs - where do you get em?

I have stepped up the brewing and I am in need of 5 more cornys. Ive seen pricing around $25. Is there anywhere I might get a better deal?
by joemez
Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: 10 Gallon batch question
Replies: 3
Views: 5130

to blend

I think I shall choose to blend to get the level even since it will not cause problems.
I think my next one I will use a splitter and fill both carboys at the same time.
by joemez
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: 10 Gallon batch question
Replies: 3
Views: 5130

10 Gallon batch question

I just did my first 10 gallon batch(extract) and split it up into two carboys. My problem is that I forgot to remove the hop bag when I was draining the pot, so at the end of the second carboy it recieved a lot of hop residue. Also one carboy got filled a bit higher than the other. When I rack into ...
by joemez
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question about star san and PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 9209

Thanks

I appreciate all the input.
Joe
by joemez
Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: question about star san and PBW
Replies: 4
Views: 9209

question about star san and PBW

I recently got my wife into wine making and want to know if I can sanitize with the same products as I use for making beer. I like star san and PBW and it would be nice to use the same for wine and beer. The brew and wine guy isn't familiar with them and recommended something different.
by joemez
Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: chiller, fermentor, nat gas questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 7565

conical

I would also be interested in the usage of a conical. I will be trying a 10 gallon batch soon and having one vessal to ferment seems a lot easier. As far as gas conversion. I have converted cooking equipment from nat to LP before and as far as I know you can use the burner for either or. The differe...
by joemez
Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Supplies in NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 6599

Where I'm at

East hartford, which is a bit south of windsor.
by joemez
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Homemade Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 40134

OK I'm gonna try it

I have been buying kits (with steeping grains and hops and all that, not can kits) up until now but I want to backpedal a bit and get a simple extract recipe without steeping grains. I know I know, the grains add alot but I am finding it harder and harder to find time to brew so I want to reduce the...
by joemez
Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ales vs. lagers
Replies: 1
Views: 3552

ales vs. lagers

Lagers seem to be a bit more work than ales it seems to me, but it is done so there must be a benifit. What are the differences.... as in, taste clarity or whatever