Last Activity:01-27-2006 3:59 AM
Posted in thread: Pressure kegs on 01-27-2006 at 05:01 AM
Towcester huh, you have my sympathy, always try to avoid the place like the plague. If they had
done the by-pass properly and linked it up to the A5 they could have solved most of the
problems of that...
Posted in thread: 2nd Batch Completed Today on 01-25-2006 at 01:12 AM
Sounds like your making good progress. We all learn and improve our technique as we brew, no
matter how many brews you make there is always something to learn and improve on.
Posted in thread: Smelly Fermentation on 01-25-2006 at 01:02 AM
Looking at your previous brews listed I would guess the Sam Adams clone has a higher hop rate
than any of the others - mebbe this is contributing to that heavenly aroma?.
Posted in thread: Pressure kegs on 01-25-2006 at 12:26 AM
If you've got lots of money you can invest in a widget system, which can be bought with an
integral pressure gauge, but it is very expensive. Otherwise - assuming that you have a wide 4"
dia capped ke...
Posted in thread: When to start brewing on 01-24-2006 at 10:13 PM
I'd start brewing now, give it plenty of time to condition and mature.
Posted in thread: Dry yeast & Hot Water on 02-27-2005 at 03:23 PM
The wort smelled fine but there was still no activity tonight so I pitched the vial of yeast.
It was in a carboy with a airlock so I don’t see any contamination happening. I pitched the
yeast and mixe...
Posted in thread: Dry yeast & Hot Water on 02-26-2005 at 04:11 AM
I think I screwed up big time here. I got the wort already and was going to rehydrate some dry
east from a kit of coopers. But when I rehydrated the yeast the water was almost at boiling
Posted in thread: Mr Beer question:Unhopped Malt Extract/Booster or both on 02-21-2005 at 02:02 AM
Substituting Unhopped Malt Extract (UME) for Booster (sugar) will not make a stronger brew. If
anything it'll be slightly weaker as sugar ferments out further than UME, so the final gravity
wil be sli...
Posted in thread: My First All Grain on 02-21-2005 at 01:49 AM
Congratulations on your first All Grain!. I'm betting it'll be the first of many!. It is
difficult to describe the mashing process and it does look complex. But once you try it you
realise it ain't th...
Posted in thread: Anyone with a good newcastle recipe? on 02-21-2005 at 01:28 AM
I've not done the dry-hop yet but am starting an IPA this weekend that calls for it. What's
dry-hopping provide different from hops during the boil anyways?Hops used in the boil provide
the bitter tas...