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by cannondale
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: What HOMEBREW are you drinking right now?
Replies: 221
Views: 78924

Imperial porter (based on Flying Dog Gonzo). Just poured my first pint. Delicious. Roasty, malty balanced nicely with the bitterness, and a pile of Cascade on the nose. Dangerous stuff at a little over 9% ABV!

Very excited to know I have another 5 gallons of this on tap...
by cannondale
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Garrett Oliver and the Oxford Companion to Beer
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Both the Oxford Companion to Beer and the Stone Brewing book arrived today. My first impressions of both are good..piles of information here.

Just in time for the weekend..
by cannondale
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Better Bottle Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Is the orange carboy cap too large for the better bottle? I used one on a 6 Gallon glass carboy that wasn't airtight and put one of those thick elastics you get around brocolli at the supermarket and it helped seal it up. I've read that it is a bit too large for the BB. I've also read of the rubber...
by cannondale
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 13
Views: 4645

I'm starting to lean towards a smaller (appx. 9 cu. ft.) freezer for a fermentation chamber. I only brew ales, and I'm not concerned about controlling temperature during secondary (basement is pretty steady at 68-70F). A 9 cu. ft. looks that it will nicely accomodate two 6.5 or 6 gallon primary ferm...
by cannondale
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Better Bottle Caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Better Bottle Caps

I'd like to stopper 6 litre better bottles with 2 inlets, one for an airlock and the other for a thermowell. Options that I've seen so far are: Drilling a 2nd hole in a No. 10 drilled rubber stopper (problem: drilling hole through rubber is a pain in the ass) (Orange) Universal carboy cap (problem: ...
by cannondale
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: What're you brewing right now?
Replies: 1136
Views: 209263

Next weekend will be an abbey single/petit saison 11 gallon split batch. Fermentables: Pils malt, Abbey malt & Cane sugar Hops: Hallertau (bittering) & Saaz (flavour & aroma) Yeast: Wyeast 1762 (1st half) & Wyeast 3711 (2nd half) I finally tapped this abbey single (brewed in January...
by cannondale
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 13
Views: 4645

This has been a slow moving project... I have wired and mounted a Ranco 2-Stage ETC...I have a small ceramic heater...now I just need a freezer, for which I'm shopping around on Kijiji... Any recommendations for chest freezer size in cubic feet for a fermentation chamber? Surely it depends on the ex...
by cannondale
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Garrett Oliver and the Oxford Companion to Beer
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

I just ordered both the Oxford Companion to Beer and The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. For those interested in buying the Oxford Companion to Beer, try this: Go to http://www.chapters.indigo.ca Setup an online account, and get a free Plum Rewards membership. Sign in, find and select the book, then chec...
by cannondale
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Autumn 2011 Specialty Beer Release
Replies: 133
Views: 51184

I saw the Charlevoix Tripel in my local LC today. Haven't had this since 2006 at the microbrasserie pub in Baie Saint Paul. Really looking forward to trying it this weekend.

Also saw Wychwood King Goblin and Sam Adams Oktoberfest.
by cannondale
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Factory Balls 4
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Cool game. Thx Len.
by cannondale
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The ideas jus' keep flowin'
Replies: 14
Views: 6111

I was up late watching TV a few weeks ago and stumbled on the Being Frank show. That's about a year now that it's been on the air, no?
by cannondale
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Hallowe'en Beers 2011
Replies: 84
Views: 20076

JeffPorter wrote:
cannondale wrote:isn't that
getting a little carried away?


No.


I was being facetious...I think it's great. Now that Highballer is available, I think for shits and giggles I'll do a side by each on Halloween with all 5.
by cannondale
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Smashhead
Replies: 13
Views: 3265

Anyone else notice that on the back label of the Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin it actually suggests mixing in a little of their Blue Fin Stout for a fall warner.

Scandalous!
by cannondale
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Hallowe'en Beers 2011
Replies: 84
Views: 20076

SMC wrote:
cannondale wrote:isn't that getting a little carried away?


Well I'm not going to complain about there being better selection at the LCBO.


You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone on this site who would.
by cannondale
Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: current APA,IPA of choice
Replies: 42
Views: 6903

Perhaps the OP should have added the caviat 'Beers that are, in my opinion, olde school Ontario pale ales that have been masquerading as IPA's and APA's for years unchecked need not apply.'? :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: Why? I'm just saying the RB or whatever DGAF classification doesn't stop any of ...

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