Last Activity:09-15-2014 12:28 PM
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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...