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  • Posted in thread: What the...Soapy Apples....Huh? on 11-11-2007 at 04:57 AM
    I have been noticing lately a common undertone of what I can only describe as soapy apples. Not
    overt but definatley there. Melbourne has extreamly soft water which is good for lager and
    pilszner but ...

  • Posted in thread: What Homebrew books do you have? on 11-08-2007 at 02:25 AM
    I have the following in order of preference1. How To Brew (John J. Palmer 3rd ed.)2. The
    complete guide to Beer and Brewing (Laurie Strachan)I find "How To Brew" to be like a text
    book. Its a bit raw ...

  • Posted in thread: First brew - didn't work out on 11-02-2007 at 03:17 AM
    Ditto.........Ditto.........Ditto........Mate with all due respect. Forget everything you think
    you know about brewing and start again. Better still before you start again try reading How To
    Brew by J...

  • Posted in thread: 12 Gallon batch in bucket/Demi on 11-01-2007 at 04:44 AM
    Excuse my ignorance but where is your airlock ?????

  • Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation, AKA "I am a stupid idiot" on 11-01-2007 at 04:38 AM
    Well you did seem to make a meal of it but lucky for you, you realized it before capping your
    bottles and sitting on a pile of bottle bombs. In responce to your questions:1) You have
    exposed your brew...

  • Posted in thread: How long is too long in secondary? on 11-01-2007 at 04:17 AM
    Hey guys, I'm increasing my batch size to 45L (~10 Gallons) and using two secondary fermenters.
    I have a 19L keg which means half of my batch will have to sit in the secondary fermenter for
    some time....

  • Posted in thread: Yeast activity on 10-30-2007 at 11:41 AM
    You've got it in one. Sounds like a classic case of a leaking seal someware.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Making Software on 10-25-2007 at 02:02 PM
    Hey guys I'm keen to buy a Beer making software package but am not sure which one is best. Any
    suggestions ?

  • Posted in thread: Greetings from Alaska on 10-25-2007 at 06:12 AM
    G'day mate, Welcome aboard. Most of the Guys and Gals on this forum are really knowledgable and
    happy to help out with a problem or just chat about beer, cause lets face it thats why we are
    all here. ...

  • Posted in thread: What should it look like in Secondary? on 10-25-2007 at 04:32 AM
    I wouldn't be drinking it that young... It is sometimes referred to as green beer when it's
    that young. A good amount the yeast will still be alive and active in the beer and if you drink
    live yeast l...

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Cheers to the beers Boof Primary: Dry Seconary: N/A Conditioning: Dry Conditioning: Dry Now drinking: Hop Head Golden Saaz Pilsner Next up: My own Pilzsner from scratch