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Posted in thread: Making Soda at Home - The Giveaway! on 08-22-2014 at 04:14 PM
Posted in thread: Yeast at bottom of bottles. on 08-13-2014 at 07:59 AM
The "Veteran" members have all given expert advise here. Folks like Revvy and Yooper are Jedi
Masters of home brewing. Listen to their counsel and pay attention, better information cannot
be paid for....
Posted in thread: Couple extracts under the belt... ideas for good starter all grain setup on 08-13-2014 at 07:43 AM
I also have to recommend BIAB. I like doing it so well that I have no plans on ever doing it
any other way. It simply works great.
Posted in thread: Oxygenation For A Big Beer on 08-04-2014 at 04:21 PM
The AC grate can work! Get a cardboard box large enough to cover the fermentation vessel and
cut a square out of the top on the opposite corner of where the box is covering the AC grate.
This will cre...
Posted in thread: Black IPA on 08-04-2014 at 04:14 PM
Sounds interesting. I typically use more hops for my IPA styles, but if your water is right it
could work. I'm brewing a dark IPA now. My recipe is as follows.12lb pale 2 row4lb British
Posted in thread: Necessary Secondary? on 08-04-2014 at 04:06 PM
I don't secondary any of my beers. To me the use of a secondary is only another point in the
process where you risk infection. The small fermentation vessels we use in home brewing are
Posted in thread: Oxygenation For A Big Beer on 08-04-2014 at 03:50 PM
I wouldn't add oxygen at any point after the yeasts have been pitched. Oxygen needs to be
injected before pitching yeast and ideally when the wort is already chilled. Cooler liquids
will absorb gases ...
Posted in thread: Worst batch of beer you ever brewed? on 08-04-2014 at 12:39 AM
My worse batches:1) BMC clone - I really didn't give it attention and allowed the airlock to
dry out. At some point between that and bottling day there was a gnat invasion in the
Posted in thread: Frozen Yeast, any good? on 08-03-2014 at 02:12 AM
Ah, didn't know it was dry yeast you meant. Dry yeast is supposedly even more long-lived if
frozen. According to Clayton Cone, anyway, it loses only 4% viability per year when frozen, as
opposed to 4%...
Posted in thread: worried rookie brewer on 07-26-2014 at 03:57 AM
To repeat what others have said: Your beer looks fine. Star San doesn't need to dry.I know, it
seems against everything you know to put your beer into a carboy with suds of a cleaning agent
still in t...