Last Activity:12-29-2006 4:26 PM
Posted in thread: priming sugers on 11-20-2006 at 10:10 PM
White Table Sugar mostly comes from sugar beets and is known as Surcrose. It's suppose to give
your beer off flavors, or even a cidery taste if you use it to prime your beers for
bottling.Corn Sugar i...
Posted in thread: Poll: What kind of water do you use on 11-20-2006 at 10:04 PM
I had to pick "Other" since all my batches come from my well water. We've got some of the best
tasting water straight out of the ground here where I live.
Posted in thread: Just Luuuuuuuuuvv those blow outs! on 11-20-2006 at 09:58 PM
LOL! This is the second time I came home from work to find a blow out! :D First time was with
my 2nd batch of Cherry Wheat ale. I hadn't added the pureed cherries yet, so it was just the
wheat ale fer...
Posted in thread: Vilent ferment - first time using liquid yeast. on 11-20-2006 at 04:47 AM
I've got a scotish ale fermenting right now and it looks like a mini tornado in the bottle.
That much activity is good. Your yeast is working hard at make your beer. Just imagine a 100
billion little ...
Posted in thread: Done Fermenting? on 11-20-2006 at 04:42 AM
SilkkBrew is right! You should rack your batch to another container and let it sit for at least
a week before you bottle it! It's called Secondary Fermentation, and while your yeast might be
Posted in thread: Question for experts on 11-20-2006 at 04:36 AM
Wheat ale would be a good base for your fruit. I've done a cherry ale that worked great that
way. As a matter of fact, I had to make a second batch since my wife down all of the first
batch!I used can...
Posted in thread: stopper on carboy on 11-20-2006 at 04:27 AM
Pound the stopper? Woah! I've never had to pound my stoppers in. I just push them on, firmly.
The air lock will let the gas out just fine, or it should. Your stopper is simply to hold the
air lock or ...
Posted in thread: Yeast and hop suggestions for Dark Oak ale on 11-20-2006 at 04:16 AM
My first extract brew was from a kit, Brewnet Brown ale. The kit came with hop pellets and dry
yeast. The batch turned out fine and tasted great. The dry yeast was Safale US-56 which seems
to be very ...
Posted in thread: Watching the hops go round and round..... on 11-20-2006 at 03:59 AM
You know, before this batch that I've got fermenting right now (Merlin's Ale), I've always had
my brews in a orange plastic bucket. With this brew, I put it into one of my carboys. Watching
the foam b...
Posted in thread: Cherry Stout on 11-17-2006 at 01:25 AM
I've made two batches of my Cherry Wheat Ale. Both have turned out great! Beer with cherry
flavor, but not over powering. ABV of about 6.8% or so.I add 5 cans of Del Monties Dark
Cherries that I puree...