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Posted in thread: Stopping Carbonation on 08-05-2008 at 01:47 PM
you could consider not adding priming sugar. It will take longer to carb but it should get
there eventually - the yeast will eat up the hard to ferment dextrins and any other residual
sugars in time.
Posted in thread: First lager... Bottling Temps? on 06-18-2008 at 01:23 PM
Yup, adding yeast is a grey area. Adding more before bottling is more of an insurance policy
than anything else, and normally only needed after long lagering times. I think your beer falls
into that c...
Posted in thread: Vienna malt-How long to steep? on 06-16-2008 at 12:35 PM
I am getting a little confused here. So this Vienna malt just need to be steeped at 160 for 20
minutes to get the sugars or is there mashing required?From howtobrew.comVienna Malt 4 L This
malt is lig...
Posted in thread: First lager... Bottling Temps? on 06-16-2008 at 09:21 AM
I did a similar lagering schedule recently, and I did not add more yeast. The result is that
the lager has some carbonation but not really enough. I did bring the fermenter up to the
Posted in thread: Brewpubs in Manhattan on 05-30-2008 at 04:11 PM
Hello from London, UK.I will be in NYC for a few days next week and would like to visit a
brewpub, the kind of thing I see discussed on here quite often.Any recommendations for brewpubs
in Manhattan i...
Posted in thread: Bottling apfelwein on 05-06-2008 at 09:01 AM
OK - glad I asked :)Is it possible to re-cork champagne bottles?
Posted in thread: Bottling apfelwein on 05-06-2008 at 08:28 AM
Hi -Can you bottle carbonated apfelwein in normally corked wine bottles? Ie: not champagne
bottles? Or will the pressure force the cork out?Cheers!
Posted in thread: Crazy Question! (bottle bucket) on 04-18-2008 at 11:04 AM
I have a spigot on my bottling bucket - I just chucked some sanitizer into the bucket and then
opened the tap and let it flow through. I should probably take the tap off and soak the whole
thing in sa...
Posted in thread: Just some observations about green beer on 04-18-2008 at 08:21 AM
I tasted my first brew (John Palmers pale ale) after two weeks in primary, when I was bottling.
Tasted OK, lacked body but the bitterness was there and I could taste the hops. You wouldn't
want to dri...
Posted in thread: Starter that didn't start on 04-16-2008 at 11:05 AM
Rather embarrassingly (since I've read so many threads about people worrying about stuck
starters/fermentations in general), my starter kicked in last night also - so we're talking
about 50 hours afte...