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by mattmike
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: wine/vinegar addition to brew
Replies: 3
Views: 6966

Thanks, and I appreciate the replies, honestly. I did try adding vinegar before I pitched the yeast and it started to ferment, yes it did but like vinegar ferments when making it from scratch. Mold and lots of it. When making vinegar at home it requires constant stirring everyday to mix it up so the...
by mattmike
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's all about the beer
Replies: 2
Views: 6253

interesting. I believe it about the nomads settle into village life.
by mattmike
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: need more malt?
Replies: 5
Views: 10116

the honey cream has become a favorite of mine. Now on my 5th attempt at perfecting it to my tastes. Heard you guys mention liberty hops for cream ale, thats what i'll use this batch. I noticed the wildflower honey is almost to strong or not the "right" type for me. It overpowers with an almost medic...
by mattmike
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: wine/vinegar addition to brew
Replies: 3
Views: 6966

wine/vinegar addition to brew

hello. Was curious about something that piqued my interest from a convo i recently had with a winemaker. If this is off the wall or just plain dumb , please don't flame me :-P i wouldn't expect that from these forums as they always are friendly. Ok. What would adding wine of no particular kind or fl...
by mattmike
Thu May 20, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: hot water tank as kettle possibility
Replies: 2
Views: 11006

Would need research

:idea: of course i believe its worth the old college try. Inside is glass coated steel. But i have only been doing 5 gal. Batches. Maybe its time to start looking into the techniques of bigger batches.
by mattmike
Wed May 19, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: hot water tank as kettle possibility
Replies: 2
Views: 11006

hot water tank as kettle possibility

Just replaced my hot water tank at my home. Now the old one works ok except for a high pressure valve at the top. I would remove the cover anyways and since the heating element works fine and could bring water to a boil. Going to make an attempt at brewing in there. Has anyone done that before?
by mattmike
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Wanting to share, some experiences
Replies: 1
Views: 7958

guideline

When brew is set in primary I save the mash in air tight tupperware. Usually about 10 lbs. of soggy mash and put it in my freezer. WHy ? because the !@#$ is good to eat. All them grains like wheat, rice, oats, barley and whatever all mixed up is like really great and healthy. Or so I believe it has ...
by mattmike
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Wanting to share, some experiences
Replies: 1
Views: 7958

Wanting to share, some experiences

I really do respect the beer kits that are being sold, not Mr. Ber, but the brands like cooper's and some local brewers produce their own kits. I like them because they are easy and almost fool proof that can make a very good tasting brew. I do see them there at the store and most the time always th...
by mattmike
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: response to "how long would keg be good?"
Replies: 4
Views: 10790

the coors light is !@#$ tasty for the spew it is. Suprisingly. Been drinking it after work with the guys from work. Saving the good stuff for special occassions, at least until the wait for fermentation, which is brutal, on the homebrew.
by mattmike
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: response to "how long would keg be good?"
Replies: 4
Views: 10790

just fill with sanitizer and water for a few hours right. Then pump out with co2 the repeat with a rinse. I do see how filling would be an inconvenience without a bit of disassembly.
by mattmike
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: response to "how long would keg be good?"
Replies: 4
Views: 10790

response to "how long would keg be good?"

well when all the coors light is gone or if I decide to dump, I want to refill and use for homebrew. i seen some videos on youtube regarding the disassembly of one. Any major differences related to kegging in a sanke compared to a corny?
by mattmike
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: how long would keg be good?
Replies: 4
Views: 15424

for comparison

i know its not that great. But it was free and a plus is that i can reuse the keg for my own purposes. In the meantime its main purpose will be to showcase my homebrews. Maybe even trick haters by telling them its my beer and when they criticize it , show them whos boss. Or compare by giving taste t...
by mattmike
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: how long would keg be good?
Replies: 4
Views: 15424

how long would keg be good?

A restaurant closed near me and i procured a keg of coors light totally sealed. I know it is well over 1 year old maybe 2. Is the beer still good?
by mattmike
Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: natural carbonation kegging
Replies: 3
Views: 6341

better flavor?

thanks. What are some store brands that are carbed this way?
by mattmike
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: natural carbonation kegging
Replies: 3
Views: 6341

natural carbonation kegging

i am ready to use corney kegs. Would it be wise to let my batch settle in one for a few weeks after 2ndary and would the priming sugar be enough to seal the keg? Probably have to use co2 to dispense the beer too right? Thanks