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Posted in thread: Oaking an Imperial Stout on 10-24-2013 at 04:56 PM
Thanks. Thinking about half a liter in 5 gal really put this in perspective. It also makes
using vodka or something like that in beers that I'm not looking for alcohol notes in.
Posted in thread: Oaking an Imperial Stout on 10-21-2013 at 02:40 PM
OK but what if I was oaking an ale and didn't want to use any liquor? How would I manage that?
Posted in thread: Oaking an Imperial Stout on 10-16-2013 at 08:53 PM
I am preparing to make my first Imperial Stout. It is also the first time I am adding oak. I
have taken about half of the oak cubes and have been soaking them in Scotch, I want a fairly
oaky flavor wi...
Posted in thread: Need some advice on a recipe on 09-26-2013 at 03:54 PM
I've never done a pumpkin ale before but I would recommend adding a bit of pumpkin to your
secondary fermenter a week or so before you plan on bottling. Just make sure you boil it so you
don't risk co...
Posted in thread: Smelly Primary Fermenter on 09-21-2013 at 04:33 PM
And the results are in. Sun helped but not much, though it may have worked better if I'd done
it longer. And Oxy free also decreased the smell but did not completely get rid of it.
Additionally like a...
Posted in thread: Smelly Primary Fermenter on 09-04-2013 at 09:06 PM
Thanks! My first thought was bleach but was worried about bleachy beer. I may try the sun
exposure and/or oxyclean. At any rate I'll post results here when I get results.
Posted in thread: Smelly Primary Fermenter on 09-01-2013 at 09:09 PM
I am new to brewing beer and have just moved my third beer from a plastic primary fermenter to
a glass carboy secondary. I used a 5 gallon bucket fermenter for my primary, after moving it I
Posted in thread: Raspberry Heather Melomel- Recipe critique before I mess it up on 09-01-2013 at 09:00 PM
Thanks!New problem. The raspberry pieces are floating, I expected this and have read you need
to push them down a couple times a day. I am having a hard time finding something that can
actually get in...
Posted in thread: Raspberry Heather Melomel- Recipe critique before I mess it up on 09-01-2013 at 12:03 AM
So I've started it. I have an OG of 1.150 which seems ridiculously high. The calculator said it
should be 1.127, is the extra possibly due to having pulp and seeds in the thief when I did the
Posted in thread: Raspberry Heather Melomel- Recipe critique before I mess it up on 08-31-2013 at 12:29 AM
I'm starting this tomorrow so I'm posting so it is higher in the list (this is a d!(% move I
know) I just want to see if there are final thoughts before I start and it's been over a week
sine I posted