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by cannondale
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer from a U.S. day trip
Replies: 115
Views: 29132

Cannondale, or others in like scenario. I've been waved through on 30-50 bottles all sizes, and I've been stopped / assessed for a modest 18 or 24. There's no rhyme or reason. Buy the shit you want and tell them 'I've got X number beers sir.' Just be polite and direct, they deal with all kinds of B...
by cannondale
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer from a U.S. day trip
Replies: 115
Views: 29132

Some wisdom from the seasoned border crossers please, I have negligible experience in this department. I'm currently in Niagara Falls and I'm tempted to nip across the border to Consumers Beverages, and then come back (max. I'll be there an hour). Any tips for a successful trip? I plan to declare ho...
by cannondale
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal - Crescent Area
Replies: 18
Views: 6057

St Ambroise pumpkin just came out, I think. Rochefort 10 hitting SAQ that week, but you may just miss it. Thank you sir! I checked the SAQ website and it appears that Rochefort 8 and 10 are actually in stock now? $4.00 for the 8 and $4.45 for the 10...I'll be bringing a few home for certain. Defini...
by cannondale
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal - Crescent Area
Replies: 18
Views: 6057

I'll second Derek on Benelux. It's on Sherbrooke, just a couple of blocks east of McGill. And, if I recall, there are some fantastic beers to be had at Chez Paris, on Stanley just south of Ste. Catherine. I'll be back in Montreal for 3 or 4 days the week of Sept. 12, staying at the hilton bonaventu...
by cannondale
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 13
Views: 4654

1. Ambient temperature, even inside a freezer is not the same as the temp of the wort. A thermowell is nice to have, but not necessary, and is totally useless if you go back to fermenting in buckets like I have done (so long blow off tubes and additional mess). I tape the probe to the side of a car...
by cannondale
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Temperature Control
Replies: 13
Views: 4654

Finally getting around to doing this. I'm going to use a chest freezer. If I go single stage, I'm looking at something like this: http://www.etcsupply.com/ranco-etc111000000-prewired-with-stopper-thermal-well-p-199.html If I go dual stage, I'm looking at something like this: http://www.etcsupply.com...
by cannondale
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Phillips Hop Circle IPA
Replies: 27
Views: 7075

Down to about 20 hop circle and a dozen or so amnesiac at high noon today. I grabbed 1 of the landed in india HC's and 2 amnesiacs.

HC is $1.50*
Amnesiac is $3.29*

*IIRC
by cannondale
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 42
Views: 19817

This is great information, thanks. I'm tentatively scheduled to be in Petaluma for a couple days next month. Make sure to take the short trip (10 or 15 minutes) up to Russian River in Santa Rosa while you're there! I'd be staying at the hilton sonoma wine country which happens to be in santa rosa! ...
by cannondale
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Brewers Yeast at Shoppers Drugmart
Replies: 7
Views: 3634

Re: Brewers Yeast at Shoppers Drugmart

I was at Shoppers yesterday looking at the vitamin section, and they sell these tablets called 'Brewers Yeast' for 7.99 a bottle. It claimed to be Saccharomyces cerevisia, and my question is, could it be used for homebrewing? I'm mainly just curious as I haven't got into homebrewing yet. Is 7.99 a ...
by cannondale
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 42
Views: 19817

I'm doing a road trip in a couple weeks. We'll probably spend a night in San Fran if we can find something for a reasonable price. What's their licensing like? Anyone know if I can take my daughter into a brewpub for dinner? With BeerByBart and Beermapping, I should be able to find something decent...
by cannondale
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: Was your first batch...
Replies: 12
Views: 2532

First batch for me was extract with specialty grain. Ommegang Hennepin clone recipe. An ambitious first effort.
by cannondale
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: mad tom bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

For unibroue bottles you either need to be able to cork & cage, which uses a champagne style cork, or a capper that can handle the 22mm Belgian caps I think Unibroue is cork-only. At least I'd be impressed if you managed to wrangle a cap around that bulbous top. Flying Monkeys are my go-to bott...
by cannondale
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: But/Sell/Trade/Donate Brewing Supplies and Equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

But/Sell/Trade/Donate Brewing Supplies and Equipment

Perhaps a thread of this type will be of value for BT homebrewers?

Perhaps the mods could sticky this one.
by cannondale
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Homebrewing Recipes and Tips
Topic: mad tom bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Jeff, if you're short on bottles, I have an embarassing number of 750 mL belgian style bottles (think Unibroue, Chimay, Floreffe, etc.). They are de-labelled, probably just need a quick wash and can be sanitized in your dishwasher with the hot dry cycle engaged. I can give you enough to bottle a bat...

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