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  • Posted in thread: Porter, Stout and What Else? Must Hit 7% on 12-24-2008 at 03:51 AM
    Suggestions for a commercial Russian Imperial or Imperial Stout?I definitely recommend Old
    Rasputin as well. There is a good clone recipe for it in the BYO 150 recipe special issue and
    I'm sure you c...

  • Posted in thread: Removing old Bottle labels on 12-24-2008 at 03:46 AM
    Just soak them and use a spatula to scrape them off. If you are really so desperate then buy
    the "Straight A" cleanser which is made to help labels come off, and works.

  • Posted in thread: Where is your Kegerator? on 07-30-2008 at 05:29 AM
    What's the problem with a fridge in the living room? Nothing. The problem lies elsewhere...

  • Posted in thread: What's up with THIS photo - never saw THAT before on 07-28-2008 at 04:08 AM
    As you can see, the wort is all separated up and not uniform. Most likely you simply got a bad
    hydrometer reading if you think your gravity is too high. It is a very common beginner mistake.
    Make sure...

  • Posted in thread: sweet cherries.....are they worth using? on 07-28-2008 at 04:05 AM
    I've used them in beer and think they're great. Being "sweet" cherries won't change the amount
    of sweetness you get from them, they're going to ferment if you let them. But they will have a
    different ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone familiar with "Global Beer Network?" on 07-25-2008 at 04:01 AM
    Alright here goes....Bruegel Amber ALe with even a pleasant hint of leather and horse
    sweat...very French countryside.Whoever started this whole "sweaty horse blanket", leather,
    gamey stuff anyways? ...

  • Posted in thread: 5lb or 10lb cooler? on 07-25-2008 at 03:56 AM
    The answer is: get a 10 gallon!

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Cake?? on 07-25-2008 at 03:46 AM
    Yes it refers to the yeast fallout in the fermenter. Yes it can be reused. Yes it does include
    other stuff/gunk, especially if it's from a primary fermenter. It's easier to use the yeast
    cake for a ne...

  • Posted in thread: Argentine Cascade Hops on 07-24-2008 at 03:00 AM
    I've used them for flavor and aroma additions in a rye pale ale. Came out great, really went
    well with the rye, and I definitely agree they have a peppery/herbal taste.

  • Posted in thread: Brix to OG ? on 07-23-2008 at 05:14 AM
    I agree. Also, there are calculations to correct refractometer readings during fermentation
    (ie-alcohol has been made) but nobody seems to agree on their accuracy.