Last Activity:12-31-2013 9:27 PM
Posted in thread: Are my grains still good? on 06-08-2013 at 02:41 PM
The grains smell fine, they smell very good actually(Yum!). I'm mostly concerned about the
diastatic power of the malt.Also, as it is my first AG batch, what's a good all purpose water
to grain ratio ...
Posted in thread: Are my grains still good? on 06-07-2013 at 07:14 AM
I ordered a couple kits from NorthernBrewer around late January this year, and they arrived a
couple weeks ago. I just brewed one of the kits first, which was extract, and I was wondering
if my AG kit...
Posted in thread: Yeast that is crossing oceans on 04-08-2013 at 05:15 AM
I had ordered some beer kits with Wyeast smack packs back in late january and they were shipped
to a relative over in the US. Unfortunately, I forgot to mention to them that the yeast needs
to be refr...
Posted in thread: Acidic Mead on 02-16-2013 at 06:36 AM
Dec 2012? If so, let it age for a year. Sample at six months. It is still a baby, heck maybe an
embryo in terms of age on mead. You may want to add fresh split vanilla beans as you get closer
Posted in thread: Acidic Mead on 02-16-2013 at 03:18 AM
I made a mead last year on around the 20th of december, a one gal batch. It's done fermenting
and I racked it off the yeast and onto some old vanilla beans I had laying around for a long
time last wee...
Posted in thread: Hop Flavor and Aroma Sampler question on 11-26-2012 at 01:54 PM
the best thing to do, i think, is to get 2 oz packages of all the major flavor/aroma hops and
do 1gal single hop beers. it might take a while, but i would mash as much wort as i could stand
to boil in...
Posted in thread: Hop Flavor and Aroma Sampler question on 11-25-2012 at 03:01 AM
Hey I'm pretty new to brewing and I was wondering, what is a good hop smorgasbord for sampling
the basic hop characters. What hops are a good all around for a particular flavor and aroma.
Posted in thread: Moving an aging mead. on 10-16-2012 at 01:17 PM
To be honest I have no personal experience, but if it's in a glass carboy then you need to be
sure that it is degassed and topped off to the neck with as little air as possible, then it
should be fine...
Posted in thread: Help! Skeptical Friends! on 08-14-2012 at 11:31 AM
Well, I've tried just about everything you suggested already. They said that they needed solid
tangible Proof that it is safe to drink. If anyone can suggest what I can do, please tell me.
Posted in thread: Help! Skeptical Friends! on 08-10-2012 at 01:23 AM
I have a bunch of buddies who I wanna share my homebrew with, BUT! They are really skeptical
about it's "safety". Everyone who ever shared their brew with buddies who don't homebrew or
even heard of i...