Last Activity:05-23-2013 6:51 PM
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Posted in thread: Advice Needed: Bottle Bombs on 05-23-2013 at 02:02 PM
I looked it up and actually the FG was 1.017, not 1.010. My bad! Target per the recipe was
1.015, but I just couldn't get it there. I don't have temperature control, so I couldn't give
it a boost, eit...
Posted in thread: Advice Needed: Bottle Bombs on 05-22-2013 at 11:22 PM
I opened one of the now-chilled 12oz bottles. It was not a gusher, but just like the first
bottle from Sunday it produced a ridiculous amount of head no matter how I poured it. If I
repeat tomorrow I'...
Posted in thread: Advice Needed: Bottle Bombs on 05-22-2013 at 03:31 PM
So everything is now on ice. Tomorrow I'll open one up as a test case and see how
over-carbonated it is. I now plan to truck them to my friend's house on ice in the cooler, but
still have concerns abo...
Posted in thread: Advice Needed: Bottle Bombs on 05-22-2013 at 02:23 PM
UPDATE: I moved the bottles to the basement about 3.5 hours ago. I just went down there and now
there is a second bottle bomb.
Posted in thread: Advice Needed: Bottle Bombs on 05-22-2013 at 11:30 AM
Last night, shortly after I had gone to bed, I heard a loud "pop/thump" from downstairs. I
thought something might have fallen off the kitchen counter. I went downstairs to check it out.
It was my fir...
Posted in thread: Differences in nitrogen and c02/nitrogen mix in stouts on 05-18-2013 at 07:36 PM
I just asked my bartender at the place in Boston that pours the best pint of Guinness you can
get. They use separate CO2 and Nitrogen tanks, not beer gas. That's how I plan to do it once I
have a larg...
Posted in thread: Advice on all grain brewing equipment on 04-12-2013 at 11:30 AM
Actually I second that. I knew from the start that I wasn't really interested in extract
brewing, so I did it only once to get the basics down before jumping into all-grain. But if I
had it to do over...
Posted in thread: Advice on all grain brewing equipment on 04-11-2013 at 08:35 PM
Make sure to get a Mash Tun that can handle 10 Gallons so that you can do bigger beers. I
thought I could get away with a 5 Gallon Tun, but when I wanted to make a big IPA I had to buy
a new one. Now ...
Posted in thread: Favorite Guinness clone? on 04-10-2013 at 08:29 PM
Sour isn't a taste descriptor, it just means that old beer from another batch is used as a
starting point. See troutcatcher's response. I'm curious to try brewing that recipe!
Posted in thread: Favorite Guinness clone? on 04-10-2013 at 08:28 PM
Actually, if you live on the East Coast, it's the same. Brewed in Dublin. There was a (more
than) minor uproar here in Boston when Diageo said they would move their supply chain so that
we'd be suppli...