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  • Posted in thread: Set up a little stock for extract brews on 08-27-2015 at 12:10 AM
    Hi folks,I am moving a bit away from nearest LHBS, so decided to setup a little goods stock at
    home to avoid rushing for every single hop pack to the shop.If I could brew alone for half an
    year or a b...

  • Posted in thread: Low ABV ... whyyyyy on 08-26-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I do BIAB for my smaller, 1 gallon batches, and the "squeezing the grain bag" part has so far
    vexed me. That thing is hot, wet, and sticky! How do you squeeze it without burning your

  • Posted in thread: First batch fermentation problems? on 08-26-2015 at 10:30 AM
    Thanks very much for the advice.No, I'm a moron and didn't take an OG reading (d'oh -lesson
    learned!). At least I'll take a couple readings over the next few days and see if there's any
    change!If you ...

  • Posted in thread: Low ABV ... whyyyyy on 08-25-2015 at 11:38 AM
    Hey folks, I'm hoping for some insight into this problem my partner and I have been having -
    the gist of it is that after 4 batches we can't seem to break the 3% ABV ceiling.We're brewing
    in a bag, fe...

  • Posted in thread: Some questions about clearing on 08-25-2015 at 11:18 AM
    I use time to clear my beers. Fermentation is usually complete when I check SG about day 10 to
    12. CO2 has off gassed, letting sediments drop out, by day 18 to 21. Twenty-one days after the
    start of t...

  • Posted in thread: Washed yeast how long does it last? on 08-24-2015 at 10:28 AM
    Here's an article on the loss of viability from yeast stored in refrigeration.

  • Posted in thread: When you cold crash, do you just leave the airlock as normal, or do you plug it? on 08-23-2015 at 03:47 PM
    i'm actually not worried about suck back when getting ready to bottle. it's just that i'm
    pretty sure there's some not good stuff floating around in the ferment chamber. even though
    i've cleaned it an...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing (2) recipes today on 08-23-2015 at 03:39 PM
    Forgot to mention I had to substitute 3 pounds of German Pale Malt (3L) for American 2 Row
    (1.8L) And I forgot to write down which Crystal so the LHBS gave me 60 L and I only needed 20L.
    My mistake as...

  • Posted in thread: Kari Poikolainen's "Perfect Drinking and Its Enemies" Book: What is Moderate Drinking on 08-23-2015 at 10:39 AM
    I'd have a moderate amount of beer with this guy. Preferably 5-6 days a week.I'm gonna buy this
    book for the wife for Christmas. Maybe it'll get her to stop yappin' for 5 minutes...:ban:Uh,
    at the end...

  • Posted in thread: 1st AG -- when to dry hop? on 08-22-2015 at 08:41 PM
    This is probably good advice. Unfortunately my bucket fermenter is no longer sealing, to the
    point where no airlock bubbling can be seen. I'm thinking of either getting a new lid from
    Midwest or movin...

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