Last Activity:10-04-2011 9:24 AM
Posted in thread: Pomergrante beer on 09-28-2011 at 03:21 PM
I was thinking what DannyD says.I was also thinking along the lines of a lambic. Good for
raspberries and other fruit HAS to be good for pomegranate, no?Jonathan
Posted in thread: Star San? on 09-28-2011 at 03:18 PM
When I'm teaching an intro class, I get the "rinse" question all the time.My usual response is
"why would you want to take a sanitized bottle and put unsanitized water in it???".I use
iodophor, have f...
Posted in thread: Buckets vs Carboys on 09-27-2011 at 03:14 PM
I use the better bottles with the valve on the bottom. Been using them for about 7 or so years
now and love 'em. Never had flavor contamination issues and I do all kinds of beers, mead and
Posted in thread: About to dry hop - contamination? on 09-26-2011 at 08:32 PM
I had a student in a workshop tell me recently he doesn't have to wash the bags because they
are nylon bags!Jonathan
Posted in thread: Leaving beer in secondary on 09-26-2011 at 06:24 PM
I get this question a lot as well. What do you do when you go far past your designated target
gravity?Drops? Add some more malt extract or dextrose with yeast, etc.Of course, kegging, ain't
so much of...
Posted in thread: Hops - freezing on 09-26-2011 at 05:21 PM
Almost two grand of a deal. Glad to hear someone else using my "method"......Can't see wasting
perfectly tasty and great smelling hop plugs!!!I also use the gallon bags (easy to
Posted in thread: Hops - freezing on 09-26-2011 at 04:58 PM
OK, so I work two days a week for my LHBS shop and, I was told something shocking. All the hop
plugs are going bye bye.These have been frozen for some time, but appear to be in good shape.
My rule in ...
Posted in thread: Friendship - great side benefit to home brewing on 04-30-2010 at 04:00 AM
Man..... I never thought I'd ramble on about a "mushy" topic like this, but it is kinda kewl!My
brewing past started about ten years ago, then I took a couple years off after taking care of
my father ...
Posted in thread: Curious... Yeast starter, but not using malt extract on 04-30-2010 at 03:50 AM
Thanx all for the replies!The old yeast is fine...... I did that once before. It wasn't a
matter of being cheap per se.... but finding out the day before (when the LHBS is closed) that
the yeast is wa...
Posted in thread: Curious... Yeast starter, but not using malt extract on 04-28-2010 at 04:23 AM
OK, I have the books, videos, magazines, yadda, yadda, yadda.I still get confused when I read
about stressing yeast.I have for YEARS made a simple slurry cooking water and dextrose and
using that as a...