Last Activity:10-27-2013 3:31 PM
Posted in thread: Cool Zone experience? on 10-27-2013 at 04:08 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the Cool Zone from www.inspiredbrewing.com? I'm in a 1 br.
Apt in a big city and temperature control and space are my biggest issues. This looks like it
may be a goo...
Posted in thread: Low temps for fermentation on 07-25-2011 at 05:32 AM
Need to leave town for a few days so I can't monitor fermentation temps on my Belgian Wit I
just put in the fermenter. White Labs Belgian yeast--White Labs says its good 67 F. Planned to
ferment in th...
Posted in thread: Swamp Chiller temps on 07-15-2011 at 06:13 PM
Tired of buying ice to fill my bathtub with, I'm making a quick swamp chiller this weekend for
a new brew. I've heard, however, that you need the temperature of the water in a swamp chiller
to be lowe...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste on 03-06-2010 at 04:21 AM
Re iodophor: ive used starsan andand still had the metal taste.Re the water: I've had the same
problem w water in two different places--buffalo ny and Ann arbor mi. I hear they're both good
for water ...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste on 03-06-2010 at 12:05 AM
I've brewed about 8 batches, and all have a metallic flavor. Here's a few recipes I've used and
had metallic taste on it. The darker the beer, the more pronounced the metallic flavor. The
worst was th...
Posted in thread: Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale (AG and Extract versions) on 10-17-2009 at 12:56 AM
Just looking for an up/down vote from folks on two issues:Spice tea or add spices at
boil?Different spice mix (ginger, nutmeg, cinna., etc) or just pumpkin pie spice? And how much?
Posted in thread: immersion chiller on 09-28-2009 at 05:22 PM
A question to add-on to the end here... I just made my own immersion chiller using the DIY
projects section. I've tightened my compression fittings as tight as they possibly could go and
the joints st...
Posted in thread: Too Much Wort! on 09-23-2009 at 03:42 AM
Thanks for the advice. I'll try the 90 minute boil from now on. For now, I'll just have to
drink 4 gallons of beer instead of 3. I have BeerSmith but am slowly learning all the in's and
out's of it. A...
Posted in thread: Too Much Wort! on 09-22-2009 at 09:27 PM
No... I'm way under for my target OG. I assumed a .10 boil off rate. The pot is 5.2 gal. and is
normal width for a pot that size. But I'm boiling it on a stove top so it usually takes it
about 30-40 m...
Posted in thread: Too Much Wort! on 09-22-2009 at 07:59 PM
I've had this problem a couple of times--coming up with too much wort.This past weekend I did
an AG Pumpkin Ale, looking to brew 3 gallons and came up with 4 gallons :(Here's the calculator
I used. b...