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  • Posted in thread: Ingredient Kit Suggestions Wanted on 08-26-2009 at 07:23 PM
    The 'Yellow Dog Pale Ale' from the Home Brewery has always been a reliable kitThe Home Brewery
    Beer Brewing Kits - Classic Ale (bottom of the page)It's a DME kit with steeping grains and
    S-05 yeast. N...

  • Posted in thread: High variance in bottles in same batch on 08-25-2009 at 08:34 PM
    I don't see how you can get differing alcohol content from the same batch. You probably are
    either getting off flavors from inconsistent cleaning and/or sanitizing or inconsistent
    carbonation that is ...

  • Posted in thread: How long can I leave in secondary/cold crash? on 08-19-2009 at 07:57 PM
    You can leave it in secondary for a long time. I've left ales in secondary for well over a
    month a basement temperature (65-70 degrees) with no problems, either in flavor or bottle
    carbing. As for col...

  • Posted in thread: Adding Yeast after Aging on 08-18-2009 at 07:44 PM
    No worries. If you were in secondary for 3 months you'd maybe add a little yeast but there will
    be plenty left for carbonating in the time you're talking.

  • Posted in thread: After careful measuring, my carboy doesnt look full enough... on 08-18-2009 at 01:51 PM
    It's a little late for this batch but I filled my carboys with water using a measuring
    container and marked off each gallon with tape. I also marked it with a Sharpie but good ole
    Oxy-CLean took that ...

  • Posted in thread: Has anyone brewed a good extract Grand Cru? on 07-24-2009 at 03:21 PM
    I did a wit that was a combo of Papazian's and one I found on these forum's. It turned out
    greatHere's the recipe...3 lbs light DME3 lbs wheat DMEBittering Hops (60 minutes)¾ oz
    Tettnanger¾ oz Saaz Fi...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about my first Wheat Beer Kit on 07-24-2009 at 03:03 PM
    I wouldn't worry with a starter. I made a wit with WLP 400 and it blew out the top in less than
    24 hours

  • Posted in thread: Help!! on 07-20-2009 at 01:37 PM
    With the larger boils it will be harder to cool and could result in a lack of good cold break.
    But this won't impact the flavor at all - it's just cloudy. Learn to love the cloudy beer or
    get some por...

  • Posted in thread: So I bought a Wheat beer kit... on 06-25-2009 at 04:48 PM
    As double E5 says, the type of yeast will determine what you have. As for advice, I've made a
    couple of wheat beers - one just a straight Wheat Ale and the other a Belgian Wit and both
    times got a ver...

  • Posted in thread: Don't fear the foam? on 06-15-2009 at 06:20 PM
    Just a curiosity here...I've heard the discussion of StarSan foam as yeast food before, but I
    don't get the science here. StarSan is a sanitizer, it kills bacteria, yeast is really just a
    bacteria tha...