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Posted in thread: bottling noob mead question on 11-06-2013 at 02:56 PM
Not a dumb question at all. I prefer to batch prime rather than doing each bottle individually.
For my sparkling mead I use 1 oz of priming sugar per gallon. It is quite effervescent but not
Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation restart? on 11-06-2013 at 02:47 PM
Thank you all for putting my mind at ease. Yes, there is a bit of krausen so I suppose the
oxygen did kick things up again. Thanks again!
Posted in thread: Secondary fermentation restart? on 11-03-2013 at 04:31 PM
I had a strong ale in the primary for a month. I racked to a secondary using the most careful
sanitation processes I can muster. After three days in the secondary I have signs of
fermentation again. I...
Posted in thread: Apple Cyser + sparkling apple cyser on 11-02-2013 at 12:15 PM
Arch tech, your friend is mistaken. I have cyser that has been in bottle for over a year. The
flavor has changed a lot in that time, but it was all for the better. The flavors have mellowed
and a far ...
Posted in thread: Decoction mashing in ales on 09-14-2013 at 02:08 AM
My hefe recipe is a single decoction mash. As yooper said, it's common in some varieties of
ales. It adds a noticeable flavor difference.
Posted in thread: SS Vegetable Steamer on 09-07-2013 at 12:39 AM
Seems like a good idea, so long as you don't snag the bag. Another thing to try is stirring
while heating. I use paint strainers, and while stirring vigorously during heating, I have
never had a melte...
Posted in thread: first BIAB low OG, two probable problems and a question on 09-07-2013 at 12:23 AM
When I started BIAB I was seeing a low OG. I found out, through an unrelated use of my
thermometer, that it was reading 5 degrees higher than actual. Once I started compensating for
that my efficiency...
Posted in thread: Stains on BIAB sack. Ok to use? on 09-07-2013 at 12:18 AM
Stains happen, no big deal at all. Everything gets boiled anyway so don't worry.
Posted in thread: extreme bottle bombs on 09-07-2013 at 12:16 AM
I'm going to say infection as well. You can over carb by quite a bit without blowing bottles.
Those little nasties are far more gassy.
Posted in thread: Moving = No Homebrew on 09-07-2013 at 12:13 AM
We just moved from Whidbey, we went all the way to Maryland though. Moving sucks, but for us
it's part of the job. Good news is we have produced 60 gallons this year. Okay, it's not much,
but not bad ...