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Posted in thread: how to increase starting gravity? on 02-04-2011 at 07:27 PM
i It started at 1.04 the day I made it... then after fermentation, and adding an extra pound of
sugar I was at 1.01...which comes out to about 5-5.5%.... how do I get the starting gravity
higher? I re...
Posted in thread: A Sincere Thank You on 10-17-2010 at 08:09 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who posts here for all the wonderful advice. I am
enjoying the last bottle of my second batch while kegging the most recent one. After 2 years in
the bottle my ...
Posted in thread: Yeast past sell-by date - duh! on 04-12-2010 at 01:19 AM
Sourel, I have left beers on the yeast in a primary for 2 months with no ill effects. As long
as the yeast was in good condition to begin with and your sanitation was good you should be
fine. In fact ...
Posted in thread: The homebrew "twang" is gone!!!! on 02-17-2010 at 04:45 PM
Looks like remilard beat me to my point. Guess I need to read all the pages before I decide to
Posted in thread: The homebrew "twang" is gone!!!! on 02-17-2010 at 04:43 PM
I'd be hard pressed to believe that they are. Occasionally, sure. Extract brews can be
outstanding.I would be willing to bet that the overwhelming majority of competitions are won by
all grain brews.I...
Posted in thread: First-time brewer - Partial Mash India Red Ale on 10-14-2009 at 02:16 AM
I believe you should boil it for at least 10 minutes to sanitize any bugs that may be in the
extract. Other than that the only limits to your hops utilization will be total volume of wort.
As far as s...
Posted in thread: First-time brewer - Partial Mash India Red Ale on 10-12-2009 at 05:35 PM
I am not 100% sure here but I believe the issue is wort gravity and ph which is affected by the
level of sugars concentrated in the boil. As this amount goes up the ability of the water to
absorb the ...
Posted in thread: How old were you when you started to homebrew? on 09-10-2009 at 08:21 PM
I started when I got a kit for my 34th birthday last year. I will hit one year of brewing in
three weeks and now have 19 batches under my belt.
Posted in thread: Strange find on 09-10-2009 at 08:09 PM
Count me as another intrigued reader.
Posted in thread: Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall) on 08-11-2009 at 03:23 PM
Just wanted to thank you for the easy and great recipe. I brewed this a little over a month ago
and its been bottled almost two weeks. I tried one last night and I was surprised that it was