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Posted in thread: Fermentation time too short? on 08-19-2006 at 03:40 AM
Hey, gang.I'm on batch number three, a honey cream ale that started out with a tremendous
amount of promise. I had high hopes after the brown ale and hefeweizen turned out so
beautifully!I had it in t...
Posted in thread: Flat root beer on 07-17-2006 at 06:23 PM
I don't recall the brand, but it came in a small bottle containing about 2-3 oz. of root beer
extract. I mixed it with about 4lbs sugar and some honey (on the advice of the guy at my
homebrew store), ...
Posted in thread: Flat root beer on 07-17-2006 at 01:44 AM
I thought that while I wait for my beer to brew I'd get the kegerator set up with some root
beer for the kids for fun.I made the root beer per the recipe that came with the extract, but
the stuff's ju...
Posted in thread: Is it my regulator or my tank? on 07-11-2006 at 12:31 AM
Thanks for the advice!The regulator has two gauges on it. One shows the pressure coming from
the cannister, the other shows how much co2 is left (which is always wrong, apparently).As long
as I can fo...
Posted in thread: Is it my regulator or my tank? on 07-10-2006 at 04:24 PM
I purchased a TON of homebrewing stuff from a local guy recently. Part of my equipment now
consists of a refrigerator converted to a 2-tap kegerator, a mess o' cornies and a co2 bottle
Posted in thread: Ways to see contamination before bottling/kegging? on 07-10-2006 at 03:45 PM
My first batches of brew are happily bubbling away in their fermentors, but, as any new brewer
would feel...I'm a bit paranoid about contamination.Is there a way to see if I've messed things
up by not...
Posted in thread: First ever batch...need a hand on 07-10-2006 at 01:40 PM
Yeah, relax. It may take a couple of days for the yeast to kick in seeing you didn't make a
starter. The temperture you pitched at is fine.I notice in your sig that you plan on making
root beer. If yo...
Posted in thread: First ever batch...need a hand on 07-10-2006 at 12:43 AM
I bow to your brilliance!Yep...bubbles in the lock.My hefeweizen is going so hard I had to get
a blow off bucket. Seems like it boils ever 5-10 seconds pretty well.
Posted in thread: Help! on 07-09-2006 at 06:21 PM
I imagine if you could get a coat hanger in there to snag the stopper you might be ableto pull
it out, but boy would that be a trick! I'm new to brewing, but I would suppose that it wouldn't
Posted in thread: Another stupid newbie question... on 07-09-2006 at 06:14 PM
The fermentor with the hefe is a normal-sized fermenting bucket with plenty of head space for
the suds. The fermentor with the brown ale is a 6 gal. carboy.I didn't think it would be too
much of a pro...