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  • Posted in thread: sanitizing bottles on 01-21-2013 at 02:55 AM
    I rinse my bottles out as I empty them so there is no dried up crud in the bottom. I run them
    through the dishwasher on the sanitize cycle with no soap before bottling. I bottle using the
    dishwasher d...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale on 09-10-2012 at 11:02 PM
    This year, I used canned instead of my own baked pumpkin. I put it in a bag but it just oozed
    out and kind of suspended in the solution. Next year it is back to chunks of baked pumpkin in a
    grain bag....

  • Posted in thread: Is my beer still fermenting? on 09-10-2012 at 10:50 PM
    If you are moving it to a secondary, it won't hurt if it still has some fermenting going on.
    After two weeks, it is mostly finished if not all finished unless you had it a real cold temps.
    It is when ...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale on 09-10-2012 at 03:25 AM
    Racking the Pumpkin Ale. Pumpkin Ale is a tough because, in addition to all the normal goop at
    the bottom from spent yeast, coagulated proteins and hops I have 3 pounds of pumpkin paste to
    clog the va...

  • Posted in thread: Can't get good late hopping/dry hopping results on 09-10-2012 at 03:18 AM
    My dry hop experience has been "iffy." If I just throw them in, they clog up the valve and tube
    when I bottle. I put them in a muslin bag to stop that. But, either way and even if I boil the
    bag, I en...

  • Posted in thread: Star san mixed to strong on 09-03-2012 at 04:31 PM
    I doubt if you did any harm since you dumped out the solution and only a little bit would have
    been left clinging to the sides. If you rinsed, you even got rid of that.No need to mix up 5
    gallons at a...

  • Posted in thread: Infection? on 09-03-2012 at 04:27 PM
    I would not panic. Fermentation produces all sorts of yucky looking stuff. What does the beer
    underneath taste like? How long had it been sitting? General rule is to go ahead and bottle
    when ready and...

  • Posted in thread: Cleaning process? on 08-27-2012 at 03:28 AM
    I got lazy and only ran my bottles through the dishwasher (heavy wash, sanitize and no soap). I
    used Starsan on the buckets, tubing etc. After 50 or so batches, I started getting foamy beers
    and reali...

  • Posted in thread: Belgian Tripel with way to high fg on 08-18-2012 at 02:43 AM
    You started out at 1.080 - no way that will finish in a week. Let it sit for several weeks and
    move it to a warmer spot. What was the alcohol tolerance of the yeast?

  • Posted in thread: I feel like a complete idiot for using pretty much on 08-12-2012 at 04:14 AM
    25 gallons of nice hot water to clean out your brew pot and rinse out your fermentation bucket.