Last Activity:09-29-2006 12:19 AM
Posted in thread: Did I rack to secondary too early? on 10-01-2006 at 03:17 PM
I brewed a Fat Tire clone approximately 5-6 days ago. Yesterday, fermentation had slowed to
under 5 bubbles/minute. Today I racked to a secondary fermenter. When I opened the primary,
there was the ri...
Posted in thread: Used Bottle caps... on 09-22-2006 at 01:59 AM
Ok, I'm trying to not be too ghetto, but here was my thought: I live in a 3rd floor apartment
and space is at a premium. In order to be frugal with both space and time, I was thinking of
cleaning and ...
Posted in thread: Did I bite off too much? on 09-21-2006 at 02:04 PM
Well, after doing research for awhile I decided to order my first homebrewing kit from AHS.
When I was looking at the kit options it said that the only extra equipment I would need for a
mini mash wou...
Posted in thread: Brew Kettle Paranoia on 09-20-2006 at 04:44 AM
Just made my fist batch with a new, 8 gallon stainless steel stock pot that came with a turkey
deep frier kit( I had been using a 4 gallon enameled pot from target).After the wert cooled I
tasted the ...
Posted in thread: Fermentap Recommendation? on 09-18-2006 at 09:53 PM
I purchased one a long time ago and only used it 2 times. I wasn't at all impressed. The trub
and yeast pretty much stuck to the sides of the carboy and couldn't be removed. I had to put
both batches ...
Posted in thread: Fermentap Recommendation? on 09-18-2006 at 12:41 AM
I'm thinking of buying a Fermentap (from Morebeer) to eliminate siphoning problems. Does anyone
have any experience with these and are they worth the $30 bucks or so? I thought before I
bought one tha...
Posted in thread: Question about hop pellets on 09-16-2006 at 10:58 PM
I've tried a couple of methods of aeration, like rocking the carboy, splashing the wort on the
way in, etc. I just got an oxygenation system using a small oxy bottle from Home Depot and it
Posted in thread: Bottling Tomorrow, Any Suggestions on 09-16-2006 at 04:01 PM
The dishwasher method is the ONLY way to go. Just try spilling a bottle or two of your new beer
on the kitchen floor when Mama is helping cap and you'll know what I mean! Be careful not to
touch the i...
Posted in thread: Is sanitizing solution sufficient for cleaning? on 09-16-2006 at 03:46 PM
Where I would never use soap and water is for bottle or carboy cleaning. Too hard to rinse
properly. Normally hot water and a brush works fine to get rid of trub residue, then be
religious on sanitizi...
Posted in thread: Fermenter Too Cold? on 09-15-2006 at 04:53 PM
I'm fairly new to brewing, just did my first mini-mash for a double IPA. I keep my glass carboy
down in the basement to ferment. We've just moved in and I've not brewed here before. The
ambient temp d...