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Posted in thread: Bottled and nothing on 07-10-2014 at 08:10 PM
A wise brewer (Nighthawk I think) posted the following tip a few years ago: Use an empty soda
bottle to bottle one. Squeeze out the excess air before screwing on the cap. As CO2 is
produced, it will f...
Posted in thread: Water Adjustments and Extract Brewing on 06-05-2014 at 08:31 PM
MrH said it very well.When they make your extract, the companies adjust their water
chemistries. So, for that reason you don't have to adjust.However, if you're making a hoppy
IPA, then adding sulfate...
Posted in thread: Added too much honey to my red ale! on 06-05-2014 at 08:20 PM
Just have to add that experimentation is a major part of this obsession/hobby. With my 1st
batch I followed the recipe slavishly and the batch turned out real good. By the time of my 2nd
and 3rd batch...
Posted in thread: Added too much honey to my red ale! on 06-05-2014 at 08:10 PM
Potential mistake #1- if this was an extract batch and you added the right amount of water and
everything that came in the kit, then you probably were much closer to the stated OG than you
Posted in thread: How long will milled grain stay fresh? on 06-05-2014 at 03:46 PM
I once used milled grains in a partial mash 6 months after they were ground, without any
noticeable staleness. They were double ziplocked and stored in the freezer.Otherwise I have
gone a month with m...
Posted in thread: Dunkelweizen too sweet on 06-04-2014 at 08:48 PM
If it is sweeter than you were hoping for, then dryhopping will help your perception. Maybe
1/2-1 oz. of your favorite hop for 5-7 days.
Posted in thread: Bottling conditioning - does it help to swirl bottles? on 06-04-2014 at 08:43 PM
Interesting experiment Heavy.When carbing in the winter where the temp in my basement is in the
low 60s, I put my bottles in an insulated box with a heating pad on top. The pad is slightly
Posted in thread: Just a few Questions from a Newbie on 06-04-2014 at 08:17 PM
It sounds like you have some visible signs of fermentation, so you shouldn't need to pitch
anymore yeast. Now, if you've read any number of "my beer isn't fermenting" threads, you'll
know that lack of...
Posted in thread: Steeping Rice on 06-04-2014 at 08:09 PM
Just a suggestion that I would guess the people with the answer to your question might more
likely hang out in the 'gluten free' section of the forum. Good Luck!
Posted in thread: Calculating priming sugar for half batch on 06-04-2014 at 03:46 PM
My understanding and practice is this: I use the highest temp. that I achieved during
fermentation, because that is when the CO2 is produced. After fermentation is complete, no
further CO2 is formed, ...