Last Activity:12-23-2008 5:00 AM
Posted in thread: How much time in bottle? on 12-23-2008 at 04:40 AM
Just a quick question on how much time in the bottle is good. I made an IPA about a month ago,
a week and a half in the primary and 2.5 weeks in the secondary and I'm going to bottle it
tomorrow, in h...
Posted in thread: JAO just bottled, few questions on 12-16-2008 at 03:48 AM
There was also a very alcoholy taste to it, and it felt very warm in my stomach for about 30
seconds after drinking. Didn't do a hydrometer reading on this batch, but it seems a little
high (not that ...
Posted in thread: JAO just bottled, few questions on 12-16-2008 at 03:46 AM
So my JAO was just bottled up, read the newspaper through it today. But there were a few signs
that did concern me. The taste is wonderful, but with a slight off taste which I hope will die
down. But ...
Posted in thread: Closet of Sir Kenelme Digbie... on 12-03-2008 at 07:09 PM
Yes, juvinious, that's the one. It just seems odd to me that bottling would take place after
only 10 days in the fermenter. The bread part I get, we just use yeast for it now. But wouldn't
Posted in thread: Closet of Sir Kenelme Digbie... on 12-02-2008 at 12:14 AM
So while perusing the library here at school I happened upon this book in the shelves. Very
interesting to say the least, a must read for everyone who makes mead. One especially caught my
eye, An Exce...
Posted in thread: JAO clearing and bottling on 12-01-2008 at 03:10 PM
So the JAO 1-gallon that I started a month a a few weeks ago cleared over a week ago. I was
wondering if I should wait the 2 months, although the recipe states that when it clears, it's
good to go. Wo...
Posted in thread: Blackberry cyser? on 12-01-2008 at 03:07 PM
Sounds like a good recipe to me. I would advise (with my background in forestry) to wait until
the summer to try out any blackberry recipes though. Mid/late summer is the peak time for
Posted in thread: Possible off-flavors from hops.... on 12-01-2008 at 02:26 PM
So after my first beer was done, a pumpkin spice ale, I got to thinking about reasons it went
wrong and I came across one that might explain the sour taste and smell coming from the beer.
Posted in thread: Ahhhh, damn it....Ale problems.... on 11-25-2008 at 10:11 PM
So just popped open the first Pumpkin Spice Ale today after 1.5 weeks in the bottle. There were
sludgy strings which I assume to be yeast in the glass when poured and a super sour smell. It
was in the...
Posted in thread: Secondary with IPA? on 11-20-2008 at 07:54 PM
Thanks for all the input. I'm going to be using 2 oz. of Cascade for the dry hop. What I was
planning on doing was leaving it in the primary for a week to a week and a half, then
transferring to the s...