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Posted in thread: Too sweet Scotch Ale - ideas? on 11-05-2012 at 01:19 AM
Success!Here was my process:[*]Bring 2 qts of water to boil on stove top, added campden to
drive off chlorine and a few drops of phosphoric acid to drop water pH (I've read that hop teas
made with hig...
Posted in thread: Too sweet Scotch Ale - ideas? on 10-30-2012 at 09:57 AM
Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm going to go the hop tea route to balance things out, but
first I'll draw off a couple of 2L bottles to try the freeze concentration approach as
Posted in thread: Too sweet Scotch Ale - ideas? on 10-27-2012 at 03:14 PM
Hi all,I brewed a Scotch Ale in late July, OG 1.084, to be ready for Christmas. I fermented
with a slurry of Bell's house yeast that I had kept from a prior batch. It had been in the
fridge for a coup...
Posted in thread: Create a beer based on the name: Natural 20 IPA on 07-23-2011 at 02:05 PM
With an OG of 20 Plato
Posted in thread: Gelatin hardened on 03-10-2011 at 01:19 AM
so by chilling it so much i screwed thing up? just let it cool down from 170 at room temp for
like 15 min?I just dump mine in hot; it won't hurt anything.
Posted in thread: Inexpensive 1-2 liter glass bottles??? on 03-07-2011 at 11:23 PM
Be careful - those bottles may not hold up to the pressure.
Posted in thread: Nottingham Starter Question on 02-27-2011 at 04:32 PM
Yeah, I know. It is one of those see what happens experiments.I'm curious - how big of a
starter did you make? What are you brewing? Have you made a decision about what you're going to
do with your st...
Posted in thread: Nottingham Starter Question on 02-27-2011 at 12:10 PM
Quick question: I am working on my first starter and think that I may have run into an issue
with temperature. I pitched about 6hrs ago and think that the stir plate is driving up my temp.
It is sitti...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun Build - Do I need a Steel Braid or is a grain bag enough? on 09-21-2010 at 10:28 PM
Hi thereI'm putting together my first mash tun according to these plans. I have a tube jammed
through the draining hole and a valve on the end. What I'm wondering is if the Steel Braid is
Posted in thread: benefit of priming with invert sugar? on 09-10-2010 at 03:24 AM
You are saving the yeast a step and carbonation proceeds quicker in my experience. If you have
a pressure cooker, it is easy to invert because the 15 pound pressure setting is good to about