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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 04:02 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 05:07 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 ...