Last Activity:09-11-2012 7:20 AM
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 05-06-2012 at 08:31 PM
If I was the college type I would say this thread made me ready for a thesis paper on the pros
and cons of the secondary! Thanks everyone for the input; I'm a new brewer and this thread was
Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-23-2012 at 05:53 PM
Yes, you remove the lid, then the collar, then replace the lid. I guess that air can get in
then. I am very quick with it, but my Step-Dad did this one for me, as I was out of state. I'll
do it ALL, m...
Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-10-2012 at 05:35 PM
Maybe it was the artesian well water that I used? That is the only difference between this
batch and my other 2 of the same package.
Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 04-10-2012 at 05:34 PM
4 1/2 weeks old and this lager now has a slime covering the whole surface of the beer with neat
white lightning streaks across it. It tastes like it has vinegar in it, and the "scum" is
Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 04-03-2012 at 03:15 PM
I am not at home, so I don't have my recipe with me. I'll post the entire recipe, when I get
back home. I do recall that it was around 4-6 pounds of sugar, I think.
Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-30-2012 at 04:25 PM
The haha was aimed at the not having a clue. Can I pour the SG sample back in, with wine? I
mean, taking samples takes a bit of the good stuff and I'm starting out with only a gallon, in
the first pla...
Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-30-2012 at 10:17 AM
So...you think I'm still ok? I haven't a clue to what's going on in that carboy. hahaha SG
Posted in thread: Yeast inactive? on 03-29-2012 at 03:03 PM
This is my first attempt at wine-making, tho I have been beer brewing for a few months, now. I
followed a recipe for peach wine and everything went fine for about 2 weeks. I pitched to my
Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 03-27-2012 at 04:58 PM
Oh, and I couldn't have scorched it. I don't boil it. I boil water and then add everything to
the water, as recommended by Cooper's in their instructions.
Posted in thread: Darkened lager? on 03-27-2012 at 04:57 PM
I use a Cooper's kit. The Kraussen Collar is the plastic ring that takes the place of an
airlock. It's located between the vat and the cover and allows the excess gases to ease out
around it. I remove...