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    Home made Hooch

    Your main problem was allowing the naturally occurring yeast to do the job. Using a packet yeast is much 1. Faster 2. Tastier (debatable) 3. Predictable Using the wild yeasts in the air is doable but you stand the chance of nasty tasting yeasts finding there way to your brew or just...
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    Home made Hooch

    Yeah.. I've always wanted to brew a beer with like a Durban poison or a haze strain. Alas I quit the cannabis industry.
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    Home made Hooch

    That's awesome. I imagine the Co2 levels produced by the brewing weren't exactly 1500ppm but it's probably better than no extra co2 and it's free.
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    Home made Hooch

    Ha ha. Yeah it was a decent beer. I was getting super cheap hops off of a guy who went out of business and was selling the remainder on Craigslist. I also had cleared out a 30ft area in the woods where I had a fairly decent garden and I planted some cascade and Chinook hops around the...
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    Home made Hooch

    Ha...yeah we'd trade beers all the time. His were markedly better. As for chestertown Cops arresting Santa.. I didn't know about that.. But it's definitely their modus operandi. One of the capitans that used to really have a hard on for us ended up going to prison for child porn...
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    Home made Hooch

    Tough times call for tough measures. But I was bottling in old Bridgeport and Ninkasi double deuce bottles. I was friends with the guy at the brew shop in town and he let me borrow a capper when my beer was ready. I'm originally from a town of 300 called Betterton. But I raised alot of hell...
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    Home made Hooch

    50 barrels ?!? Were you making that much wine or was that for a mash for something stronger?
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    Home made Hooch

    Daaaaamn. I didn't even know it came in bulk like that!?!? Ive got about 50 packets that I got on a good eBay deal. I should be sponsored by Lalavin.. I swear. I sing the EC -1118's praises from the mountain tops all the time.
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    Home made Hooch

    What I did was make 2.5 gallon batches. I used a 12 quart thrift store pot and used liquid malt extract which makes life Sooo much easier and quicker. I had a little tarped over outdoor kitchen that I boiled my wort under on a camp stove. I used the 15 minute pale ale recipe...
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    Looking for a riding buddy

    ride in the brakes?
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    Home made Hooch

    Next time try using Lalavin EC-1118 yeast. It's a Champaign yeast that has a high tolerance for alcohol (18-20%). Fleischmens works in a pinch but it's alcohol tolerance is low, it tends to not flocculate out as well, and the flavor is kinda bready (because that's what it was selected for) ...
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    Internet in squats.

    NEVER!
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    Internet in squats.

    I'm currently in this boat. I have an unlocked public Wi-Fi connection across the street. I got a Linksys extender. For some reason, despite showing the public Wi-Fi on the wireless setup it won't let me connect to it. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with doing this and if they have...
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    Easy hop turns humiliating

    Great write up. Shitty times are always no fun when they are happening but always make great stories later on.
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    Bluetooth Your Scanner

    Figured I would update this thread because having wireless scanner capabilities is fucking awesome. Also rest in peace T-Bone. He had some great stories. And was a cool person. So a few weeks ago I was looking to do this to my old ass radio shack scanner. The original CARDO BTAII transmitter...