Last Activity:07-15-2008 4:02 PM
Posted in thread: Wild combination on 01-09-2008 at 06:13 PM
Sounds like a chocolate stout on steroids! Might have to give that a try.
Posted in thread: The fascination with brewing beer on 01-09-2008 at 05:59 PM
I have 4 cats, and none of them are interested at all in my blow off setup while it's bubbling.
I'm kinda glad, though, as I really don't want them messing with it.
Posted in thread: Please watch this... on 01-08-2008 at 07:23 PM
It truly is sad that anyone with a webcam can post videos on the internet. There is so much
blatantly wrong information in there, and I love his use of brewing terminology - "ferment"
bucket, "siphon ...
Posted in thread: Primary a bit tart on 01-06-2008 at 03:53 AM
It's just young beer. Give it some time to mellow out, especially with a 1.060 OG. Just let it
age for about a month and all will be good. When in doubt, use the 1-2-3 method (one week
primary, 2 week...
Posted in thread: Just got batch number 2 in primary on 01-06-2008 at 03:20 AM
As for never running out of beer: considering we're making five gallons at a pop, I think
that's not gonna be a hard goal. ;) Ain't it great?If that were only true... five gallons runs
out A LOT faste...
Posted in thread: Pretty excited... on 01-03-2008 at 05:06 PM
Congrats, SK. It really is a great thing to drink beer that you made yourself - there's a sense
of pride in it that I can only compare to creating a work of art. Enjoy it man!:mug:
Posted in thread: Is this an infection? w pics on 01-02-2008 at 08:15 PM
Kinda looks that way to me. I've never had an infected batch, but from photos I have seen that
looks like it. Maybe someone with more experience can let you know what to do. How does it
smell? Like vi...
Posted in thread: Racking practice on 01-02-2008 at 05:26 PM
Try using FlyGuy's T-siphon. It works like a charm and costs about 3 bucks. I've never had it
break siphon except for my own stupidity, and even then it's really easy to get the siphon
Posted in thread: Noob with a fermenmtation Q on 01-02-2008 at 05:06 PM
Thanks BierMuncher, that's what I thought. I usually leave my beers in the primary at least a
week, usually two. Yesterday I wanted to get my beer out of the primary so that I could brew
Posted in thread: Noob with a fermenmtation Q on 01-02-2008 at 04:44 PM
always give a beer at least 7 full days in primary, even if it seems to stop after 3-4 days.
yeast are still doing some 'clean up' even if your gravity has completely stopped falling.I
agree totally w...