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Posted in thread: My (delicious) Gruit Experiment on 05-07-2013 at 05:21 AM
After about 3-4 weeks of bottle conditioning, and several hours in the refrigerator, I am
drinking one of these beers and it is delicious!It is unbelievably smooth, like drinking silk
or velvet. It sm...
Posted in thread: My (delicious) Gruit Experiment on 03-25-2013 at 02:47 AM
I didn't have any hops but I really wanted to brew. So I decided to try a gruit. There's a
wiccan store within walking distance of my apartment that sells a bunch of herbs, so I bought
some. I just op...
Posted in thread: Official Broken Hydrometer Count on 03-01-2013 at 04:04 AM
+1 812Broke my first hydrometer before I ever got to use it. :(Why do they make the glass so
Posted in thread: Essential oils: myrrh? on 02-23-2013 at 03:55 PM
Well a few drops of myrrh didn't kill the yeast. Its bubbling away like crazy. :ban:I figure it
probably dissolved I mean its the essential oils in hops that give hop flavor and aroma. If
Posted in thread: Essential oils: myrrh? on 02-23-2013 at 05:14 AM
I just put a couple drops into the beer I'm making right now, 5 minutes before the end of the
boil. I don't know if I put enough for the taste to really come through, but I was afraid of
killing the y...
Posted in thread: Essential oils: myrrh? on 02-22-2013 at 10:50 PM
I have two questions. First, is it possible to use essential oils during the boil to flavor the
beer? I mean obviously they are normally insoluble in water, but I thought, perhaps at high
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 02-21-2013 at 01:29 AM
If that's just a harvest attempt, chuck it. Try using something glass, and with a little less
surface area for your first step up. A mason jar with tin foil over the top works well.So
that's not what ...
Posted in thread: Post your infection on 02-20-2013 at 03:23 AM
Hi I'm about to brew my first batch of beer and I am attempting to harvest the yeast from a
bottle of westmalle. I put the tail end of the bottle into some LME solution, and shook it up
real good and ...
Posted in thread: MD/DC grain on 01-25-2013 at 09:27 PM
Hello, I am new to homebrewing and would like to get in on one of these group buys.I want a
bags of:CM‐SPILCM‐2ROWalso, 5S‐STAR*‐*32 ounceI'm in Frederick and
would greatly app...