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  • Posted in thread: What's with this rubbery taste?! on 09-28-2008 at 04:56 AM
    thanks for the info, all good possibilities. I use StarSan but just dilute it in tap water. I
    do a lot of racking and the hose smells like it. I don't think it tastes like cardboard but its
    been a lon...

  • Posted in thread: 'Fess up! Who is guilty of staring at the damned airlock?? on 09-28-2008 at 03:58 AM
    After a few particularly messy fermentations, I've converted to blowoff tubes on my primaries.
    Man, that is WAAAAAAY more entertaining than staring at the airlock.

  • Posted in thread: Mix vs. Grain on 09-28-2008 at 03:44 AM
    It always smells strong no matter what I'm brewing with; extract or AG. You really notice it
    after you step out for a bit and come back in. But its a good smell, like Victory hop devil.

  • Posted in thread: Rubber smell and taste on 09-28-2008 at 03:29 AM
    Do you use tap water? If so, how do you treat it?Yes, I have switched to tap water ever since I
    started the small batches. I only boil it to get rid of chlorine.

  • Posted in thread: Rubber smell and taste on 09-28-2008 at 03:26 AM
    What do you ferment the beer in? Do you do any transfers that use hose or anything?fermented in
    1 gallon amber glass with stopper and 3 piece airlock filled with StarSan solution. Then
    transferred usi...

  • Posted in thread: Rubber smell and taste on 09-28-2008 at 02:43 AM
    My homebrews often smell and taste like the rubber Fermenthaus stoppers I use. Is that a common
    off flavor? I should mention these beers are high gravity and brewed in 1 gallon batches. I use
    about a ...

  • Posted in thread: Project 'Save My XXX Old Ale' on 08-30-2008 at 03:44 AM
    ...(like if I wasn't in the mood for a whole bomber of Rogue Chipotle)...LOL, especially not
    before breakfast! Oh wait, maybe thats just me.

  • Posted in thread: hot/vinegar taste... what now? on 08-30-2008 at 03:25 AM
    let it ride. 10 days after pitching is too soon to judge any beer's final flavor.Sage advice.
    Not to be doubted.I've been there though, dumping and all. Only a month ago. Do I regret it?Yes

  • Posted in thread: What's with this rubbery taste?! on 08-30-2008 at 03:14 AM
    resurrecting this thread cause I just tasted my first AG after conditioning in the bottle for 2
    weeks and it has a rubbery taste. I've gotten the same taste from the local dive bars and
    always blamed ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry yeast vs. liquid on 08-28-2008 at 03:36 AM
    I sure LOVE dry Yeast for "Normal" beer, but the specialty beers that gain a lot of the flavor
    from the yeast, I'd always go for the Liquid and a nice big starter.BigKahuna, thats
    interesting, what ki...