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  • Posted in thread: Which is more important? on 07-15-2010 at 03:15 AM
    temperature control is by far more important. I can say this even though I've never done a full
    boil. I've made bubble gum beer from too high fermentation temp. Never had a similar off flavor
    from a p...

  • Posted in thread: How long on 06-27-2010 at 02:42 AM
    If I were you, I'd stick a bottle in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes and give it a taste.
    This is the most important part of home-brewing. Don't skip that step.

  • Posted in thread: How to make it the easy way Help on 06-26-2010 at 07:09 PM
    I have no idea how to malt barley. You may want to consider the following.1) Can you import
    malt extract from other countries? This may be allowed since it doesn't contain alcohol, but
    I'm not your la...

  • Posted in thread: Final Gravity 1.050? on 06-26-2010 at 06:56 PM
    Is this all grain, partial mash, or extract? You may not have enough fermentation to get down
    your target gravity. In any case, your asking the yeast to do a lot even for a high gravity
    beer. Did your...

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-26-2010 at 03:25 PM
    Racking it into the secondary at 1.05 sounds high even with pineapple juice. I wonder if that's
    what he meant.

  • Posted in thread: confusion after reading & asking too much on 06-26-2010 at 03:18 PM
    Shame, no. Sub-optimal beer, I feel yes.The pre-hopped kits have, in my relatively thin
    experience, poor hop flavor and aroma, but good bitterness. All well and good, but if you are
    sharing the beer w...

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-26-2010 at 02:19 PM
    In any case, fermentation should be complete when you rack to secondary. If you rack it off the
    yeast early you can get a very slow fermentation.

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-26-2010 at 02:15 PM
    Here are the gravity readings so far. OG was 1.038 grav when I racked into the secondary was
    1.05. Grav when I checked yesterday 1.008. I will pull another on Monday. Other then that I
    felt like it wo...

  • Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-25-2010 at 04:13 PM
    One thing that's worth adding to Revvy's standard advice. While, consistent hydrometer readings
    are your best tool for judging whether a fermentation is complete. I think it's worth being
    aware of oth...

  • Posted in thread: Why do I keep getting a somewhat "sour" taste to my beers? on 06-25-2010 at 03:47 PM
    I've noticed that sometimes yeast can have a taste that I would describe as "tart". Are you
    letting the yeast settle to the bottom of the bottles or are you shaking them up every day to
    make them carb...

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