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  • Blue Lake, CA
  • Tracy
  • Noob to homebrewing as of 12258. I recieved the Mr Beer home kit for Xmas, tried it and was instantly hooked like many others here.

    Also like many, my first batch was somewhat dissapointing due to my eagerness to drink it before it's time.

    2nd batch was better, a 5 gal batch of coopers wheat LME with honey for bottle conditioning. Drank it with friends still a little green (3 weeks old, had to break it out super bowl sunday) but my patience is improving.
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  • Posted in thread: Yeast Sediment and FG on 11-01-2010 at 08:54 PM
    I read in my midwest catalog that the mini co2 cartridges are just for serving and will not
    work for carbing....just fyi. I've carb'd 2 kegs with the cartridges. It takes about 6-8
    cartridges to carb...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Sediment and FG on 11-01-2010 at 06:33 AM
    8 points is going to develop an awful lot of CO2. You will have over carbed beer. Typically
    speaking when you add your corn sugar (for bottling) you're adding about .001 . But a lot of
    people do secon...

  • Posted in thread: To each his own but fruit doesn't belong in beer on 11-01-2010 at 05:21 AM
    Myself and others think I make a pretty good Rasp ale. Gotta use real berries, extract
    flavorings taste like doo doo :cross:

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Sediment and FG on 11-01-2010 at 05:10 AM
    I have recently gone to kegging (corny) but don't yet have a CO2 tank and regulator (Christmas
    soon :rockin:). I'm currently making due with a picnic tap and a CO2 mini charger. A local
    grocery store ...

  • Posted in thread: secondary fermenting in a water jug? on 10-04-2010 at 03:07 AM
    I used 2 of the blue plastic water cooler bottles for about 6 months. One for a primary and the
    other a secondary. The first several batches were fine, no problems and tasted good. I then had
    2 bad ba...

  • Posted in thread: Finished Brewing or Stuck fermentation on 10-04-2010 at 02:14 AM
    Give it a week. At 48 hours and 1.020 sg it is not done fermenting.Resist the temptation to
    tamper with it. I know it's tough to do but if you want good beer you need to be patient. If at
    the end of t...

  • Posted in thread: Brewery names--what's your story? on 09-07-2010 at 05:47 PM
    My latest batch, a clone of Mad River Brewing's porter.

  • Posted in thread: Brewery names--what's your story? on 02-25-2010 at 05:02 AM
    I'm currently working on 2 names. One is "THE FIREWATER BREWING CO" Since I'm an asst. chief on
    our local fire dept that explains that. I use firefighter themes for those labels such as "fire

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew and flatulence on 02-21-2010 at 06:07 AM
    I was going to start a thread about this then I ran across this one. I've noticed, with me
    anyhow, that different types of yeast cause different levels of flatulence. If I use packaged
    yeast such as n...

  • Posted in thread: Raspberry Ale on 03-13-2009 at 05:40 AM
    I just opened a bottle the other night being one week. It needs more time. Next time I will use
    the fresh stuff. the extract reminds me more of cough syrup then fruit. I recently bottled a
    batch with ...