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by hansolo
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beer Brewing Business Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 8470

Great Idea! I've had those ideas before, and have been disappointed to find out I was just to late! It works great too, one of the reasons I decided to home brew. :mrgreen:
by hansolo
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping Beer
Replies: 18
Views: 23232

Re: USPS

bfabre wrote: No breakage has ever happened. Even from the most uncaring delivery person.
Great technique!
p.s. I am very careful when I deliver my mail! :x Take it back!
by hansolo
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shipping Beer
Replies: 18
Views: 23232

Re: USPS

I talked to my local office, their response: 1. The box cannot have any label showing alcohol, so don't use a beer box 2. Make sure that the containers are sealed inside so that if one leaks it doesn't create a hazmat situation. They didn't mention any other laws or regulations prohibiting the ship...
by hansolo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIMS or HERMS
Replies: 1
Views: 3890

I found a good site that may help you understand the difference.
http://home.hccnet.nl/e.vd.logt/htm/rims_herms_uk.htm
by hansolo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any last second advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 21703

The circles go by how many posts you have, just as the name above it. There is a rule to follow when everything has been followed and all there is to do is wait. RDWHAHB :mrgreen:
by hansolo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fav beer type?
Replies: 13
Views: 18709

I love Dry Stouts. I remember back when I used to drink that Dudweiser and wouldn't drink a Guinness if my life depended on it. But now it's like my life depends on get a Guinness on a regular basis, at least once a week. I would like to add Irish Red Ales too. I have been finding a lot of reds in ...
by hansolo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The New Guy
Replies: 4
Views: 6376

Hey brewers, I'm new to this forum though I have lurked for a few months. You have a great site hear so I thought I would join you. I would like to thank you for your help in the past and for the future. I would warn you, I know nothing about computers having one for only a few months so please for...
by hansolo
Mon May 26, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Hopping - thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 24675

Pellets in mine floated and slowly started dropping. The time I used whole hops, they stayed on top in the scondary. I have used hop bags for dry hopping and it is a lot easier to remove that way. :wink:
by hansolo
Sun May 18, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how long can grains be stored
Replies: 2
Views: 4893

Re: still good

As long as you store your grain in an airtight bin it should last a year for you. You really want to make sure bugs can't get in and the lower the temp you store it the longer it will last. Total agreement. Completely sealed and in a cool dry place, you should have no problem storing it for at leas...
by hansolo
Sun May 18, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The New Guy
Replies: 4
Views: 6376

Welcome to the forum and the headache and reward of homebrewing. I love the forum because when I get frustrated or bored or looking for advice, it fills the void. Even if it is just opinions sometimes, it helps in the process. Welcome!
by hansolo
Sun May 18, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hops, where do you buy em?
Replies: 8
Views: 10238

Right now I have three brew stores in my area that I buy from. Since I am only doing 5 gallon batches, the 3 oz limit isn't that big a deal for me, Although I never asked if they have a limit.
by hansolo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: 2008 World Expo Of Beer in Frankenmuth Mi
Replies: 2
Views: 10908

Only two weeks away. Sorry I can't wait.
by hansolo
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello fello beer makers
Replies: 4
Views: 6227

Welcome to the forum. I have learned a few things since I joined up. And even though I have disagreed with some of the posts, It still is a great place to research ideas. Oh, by the way, dark Mexican beer doesn't sound too enticing to me but I have been told that they are making a type of Vienna lag...
by hansolo
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: how long can you keep beer in your carboy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10692

I would say it also depends on what type of beer you are making. I know some Holiday ales taste better if they are in the secondary for a few months. It gives all the spices time to infuse into the beer. I would think that heavier beer styles would also take advantage of longer secondary time.
by hansolo
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: light agave nectar
Replies: 14
Views: 64449

I wouldn't think so but a chocolate bar is hard to eat with an IPA. That's all I know, the rest should work. :o