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  • Posted in thread: About to can AG yeast starter - any words of wisdom on 09-15-2014 at 01:35 AM
    I can wort and I can't say enough for it. The convenience of having wort ready to go for
    starters is worth the effort.I really plow thru the stuff, though, mostly because I am also
    producing slants on...

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 09-14-2014 at 02:41 PM
    OK. :D Well, I picked up a packet of Champagne yeast, so we'll give it a shot. Probably keep it
    at about 60 degrees the first 3-4 days, then gradually let it warm up to about 70 and sit there
    for a co...

  • Posted in thread: Why bother with carboys and blow-off tubes? on 09-06-2014 at 10:39 PM
    Exactly. Hence, outside of a lab the fabled "CO2 Blanket" is a myth...Cheers!Or is it?222445For
    example, Samuel Smith open fermentation

  • Posted in thread: Why bother with carboys and blow-off tubes? on 09-05-2014 at 08:14 PM
    Bingo.You "clean them everyday."When you rack wort into a plastic bucket to begin fermenting,
    you're not cleaning that plastic bucket "every day." You're leaving it undisturbed for
    days/weeks, giving ...

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 08-31-2014 at 04:40 PM
    Think I'm going to move it to the basement and ignore it for a while. A good excuse to buy a
    new carboy.Sent from my iPad using Home BrewI think thats a wise choice! And you will be
    rewarded! Heres my...

  • Posted in thread: Joe's Ancient Orange Mead on 08-25-2014 at 11:16 PM
    This brew is ALL about patience. What I made in February, I bottled 2 weeks ago. Its good! I
    intended it for Christmas and that shud be about perfect."Sometimes Im right half of the

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Amber Ale on 08-25-2014 at 12:05 PM
    Being the impatient, relatively new homebrewer that I am, I had to try a bottle last night at 1
    week. It was really good already. The flavors have started to come together. Slightly
    undercarbed, but s...

  • Posted in thread: Founder's Breakfast Stout Clone on 08-20-2014 at 04:06 AM
    What do you guys think about the difference between the simple and alternate formulas for
    calculating ABV? Using Helly's numbers (1.110 - 1.020) I get 11.81% (simple) or 13.23%
    (alternate). Pretty big...

  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 08-15-2014 at 02:04 PM
    Today I discovered that I did not add enough potassium sorbate to my last batch of wine. The
    pics don't really do it justice 215838215839215840Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewI thought
    this was a c...

  • Posted in thread: Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale (AG and Extract versions) on 08-05-2014 at 04:19 AM
    For the last two years, I added the pumpkin in the mash and it is a big pain to sparge this.
    How many people add the pumpkin to the boil?Thanks!I add the pumpkin to the mash, with 1/2 lb
    of rice hulls...