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Posted in thread: Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone on 01-26-2012 at 10:07 PM
To boost the spicy-ness a just a bit after fermentation, I sanitized a hop sock and threw some
more sliced ginger and a cinnamon stick in the bottling bucket. It sat right near the spigot so
all the b...
Posted in thread: Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone on 11-03-2011 at 03:55 PM
How are people processing the ginger? I'm thinking of using a "hop bag" for the ginger and
cinnamon to make it easy to separate. Should the ginger be sliced? chopped? micro-planed?
Posted in thread: Yeast warmed up on 11-07-2009 at 12:51 PM
My mini-fridge was left open overnight, and my smackpack was in the door. It was room temp for
8-12 hours. It's cooling down again, but will this have any long term effect? I'm going to make
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Faucet Quick Change? on 08-31-2009 at 05:22 PM
It is a swivel aerator I'm working with, and there's not enough of a lip to turn by hand (see
pic-the tiny knurled ring is it), and I guess it's not a pipe wrench, but locking pliers. Same
idea, they ...
Posted in thread: Kitchen Sink Faucet Quick Change? on 08-28-2009 at 01:58 PM
Brewing in an apartment, my kitchen sink is the only water source available. Every time I want
to use my bottle cleaner or immersion chiller, I pull out the pipe wrench to change out the
aerator, and ...
Posted in thread: Carb Tabs on 08-26-2009 at 10:18 PM
I bought some Munton's Carb Tabs to carbonate one bottle in order to experiment with spicing
levels in a Pumpkin Ale. The tabs worked great! Fully carbed in 3 days. It's a little more
expensive, but w...
Posted in thread: Crashing Yeast with Ice? on 08-14-2009 at 01:53 PM
My beer is done fermenting, but it's pretty murky. I don't have a refrigerator available, but
my carboy is in a circular tub about 3' tall. Can I just throw 20 pounds of ice in there? My
concern is th...
Posted in thread: Oregon Puree Shelf Life on 07-22-2009 at 02:13 PM
I bought 2 cans of Oregon peach puree for a wheat beer, and I only ended up needing to use 1.
Is the shelf life on cans of puree the same as any other canned good? It should be fine in a
Posted in thread: Steeping Spices in Vodka on 07-16-2009 at 10:01 PM
I didn't think about the spice flavor fading, I guess I'll have to do some research on
approximately how much I'll need beforehand.
Posted in thread: Steeping Spices in Vodka on 07-16-2009 at 08:35 PM
I don't plan on it. From what I've read, this is the easiest way to control how much spice is
in your end product. It's also possible to lose some aromatics when you boil.