Last Activity:10-15-2011 12:30 PM
Posted in thread: Bad to "Lager" at high temp? on 08-26-2011 at 08:57 PM
I figured there would be some off tastes, I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't get infected
or anything unhealthy. I've "lagered" like this before and everything seemed okay. I'll do a
Posted in thread: Bad to "Lager" at high temp? on 08-26-2011 at 05:38 PM
So I know that lagering should be done in the 30's or so, but my basement isn't quite cold
enough, but I did a lager (Marzen) anyway. Turns out its sitting in the mid-60's (I thought it
was in the 50s...
Posted in thread: Is it too late for Octoberfest lager/marzen? on 08-11-2011 at 03:25 PM
I just brewed my Ocktoberfest last Monday (August 1). I'm racking to the secondary today
(August 11) and "lagering" until the end of September (I don't have a cold place to put beer to
lager, so I put...
Posted in thread: Sam Adams Summer Ale Clone on 06-18-2011 at 10:41 PM
I know this thread has been inactive for a little now, but I did this recipe so I thought I'd
comment. I brewed a few weeks ago, bottled two weeks ago, and had my first taste today, and it
was almost ...
Posted in thread: First Wood-Aged Beer Gets Second Place in Friendly Contest on 06-15-2011 at 02:31 PM
Hi guys,Sorry for the late response. I'll post the recipe up later today. I'm at work now. I
meant to take my notebook with me, but completely forgot.
Posted in thread: Using wood in my secondary? Crazy, or genius? on 06-15-2011 at 02:27 PM
I agree with Beernip and YankeeHill..I used less than I wanted, but that was just me. Better to
start small, taste as it ages, and add more if needed.
Posted in thread: Using wood in my secondary? Crazy, or genius? on 06-14-2011 at 08:07 PM
Also, another good tip I've read is to boil a pot of water (a cup?) and put the wood in that.
The hot water will rip the tannins of quickly and make a tea...then add the water and the wood
to the seco...
Posted in thread: Using wood in my secondary? Crazy, or genius? on 06-14-2011 at 08:06 PM
My answer: genius. If you do it right. My advice (from experience) is to use less cedar for
longer time. If you use more, you pick up more of the sweetness than the cedar-taste. Use a
little and let i...
Posted in thread: First Wood-Aged Beer Gets Second Place in Friendly Contest on 06-13-2011 at 02:35 PM
Hello everyone,A few months back I made a post asking for recommendations on how to age my beer
on cedar. A bunch of people commented, and wanted to know how it turned out.The goal was to
make a nice ...
Posted in thread: How much water? on 06-07-2011 at 06:08 PM
Our hops are all in their first year. For the first 3-4 weeks we watered with a few cups of
water a day, helping them settle into the soil and establish themselves. The past 1-2 weeks we