Last Activity:07-16-2012 4:55 PM
Posted in thread: Stuck golden strong ale! on 01-16-2012 at 12:30 AM
Thanks guys! I appreciate it! I'll just sit tight for a while and check it next weekend. In 4
years of brewing with a lean toward Belgians, this is new ground for me.
Posted in thread: Stuck golden strong ale! on 01-15-2012 at 09:39 PM
This is just out of the norm for this one. Typically fermentation blasts off and is almost
finished within 48 hours. Just looking for a clean flavor from a quick finish with this yeast.
I just moved i...
Posted in thread: Stuck golden strong ale! on 01-15-2012 at 08:07 PM
Hoping for some advice!Last Tuesday I brewed a golden strong ale. Have made this twice before
from Zainasheff's recipe and never had a problem. Made a large starter from wyeast 1388 and
pitched on wed...
Posted in thread: Nugget hops in Texas? on 01-14-2012 at 02:44 PM
The soil in Texas can be insanely diverse from one part of the state to another. And
construction buildup throws in even more variety. I live northwest of Fort Worth in a pretty
rural area; my soil is...
Posted in thread: Sanitizer efficiency on 01-14-2012 at 02:28 PM
About a year ago I started using Star San liquid sanitizer. It takes some getting used to when
handling it because it foams up when agitated. Helps it get into nooks and crannies tho. I read
Posted in thread: Looking for a Flanders Red recipe on 12-31-2011 at 01:56 AM
It sounds like I need to get a copy of wild brews. About a month ago I brewed Zainasheff's
Flanders red from Brewing Classic Styles and am now watching pellicle formation. One question I
have though i...
Posted in thread: Noob's first brew... on 12-10-2011 at 03:00 PM
I had some bottles returned from a buddy and about half of them didn't get rinsed out. I soaked
them in a big tub of water with a little bleach to sanitize and the crud lifted right off after
an hour ...
Posted in thread: When does the excitement start to fade? on 11-26-2011 at 04:11 PM
I started in '07 and the excitement will come and go. In the heat of a Texas summer I tend to
take a break and focus the brewing from Oct to May. But I still love making new brews! I've
stuck w bottli...
Posted in thread: Airlock keeps losing liquid ? on 11-26-2011 at 03:53 PM
I recently started using vodka in my airlocks after once accidentally dumping a batch of
sanitizer before I should have. Works great! I've never had an airlock go completely
dry...sounds like a crack ...
Posted in thread: "the numbers" on 11-26-2011 at 03:22 PM
I had occasion to post this quote in another thread recently:"Science is facts; just as houses
are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a
collection of ...