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Posted in thread: Spontaneous fermentation after 18 days in secondary on 10-01-2009 at 03:09 AM
I'm brewing a batch using Nottingham, was getting ready to bottle because it had been in the
secondary for 2.5 weeks. I wake up this morning and see that the carboy is full of krausen and
that the bee...
Posted in thread: WLP320 more banana esters than anticipated on 09-23-2009 at 04:04 AM
So how did time treat your beer?
Posted in thread: Abita Restoration Ale Clone on 09-19-2009 at 05:20 PM
Did you look at the website? They use:Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley.Here is
what I do:6.6lbs LME.5 Cara Pils.5 Crystal 204 aau bittering hops (30 min).5 Cascade dry hop
Posted in thread: Consistency in Taste on 08-25-2009 at 01:59 AM
I've finally become addicted to the hobby long enough to have developed a decent stockpile of
various homebrew (oldest being 6 months, youngest in bottle about 6 weeks). I've recently
finished off the...
Posted in thread: Expect a Bottle Bomb? on 08-15-2009 at 06:01 PM
As a follow up, the bottles were just fine. In fact, the beer matured very nicely!
Posted in thread: Expect a Bottle Bomb? on 08-12-2009 at 01:11 AM
They were bottled for about 4 weeks before I left. I think they should be fine. I just wanted a
second opinion (or 5) before I popped a top and got a surprised.
Posted in thread: Expect a Bottle Bomb? on 08-11-2009 at 04:19 PM
So, without thinking about my beer, I left my apartment for two weeks and the air on around 87.
I have my bottles in cases in dark closets... still the temperature will be near the AC temp
(it is Texa...
Posted in thread: WLP320 more banana esters than anticipated on 08-04-2009 at 10:44 PM
Give it a bit longer and it will mellow some. I used the 320 recently for a Watermelon Ale.
After about 2-3 weeks in the bottle, I opened it up and it tasted like an amazing banana
beer...but not wate...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber on 07-26-2009 at 05:58 PM
I live in a small apartment and do not have room for an extra refrigerator and really get tired
of the big tub of water method. My pantry, below the bottom shelf, is big enough for three 5
Posted in thread: What to do with fermentation when on vacation on 07-25-2009 at 01:47 AM
Sadly, I have yet to reach the point to where I plan my vacation around my brew schedule. I'm
going to put a batch in the secondary right before I head off for two weeks. Seeing as I live
in TX, I don...