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  • Posted in thread: Once you get vinegar is it permanently contaminated? on 10-09-2015 at 08:30 PM
    I'm far from being an expert on the subject of wild fermentation, but I do read a lot on a
    topic once I start to get interested in it. While Brett will not typically produce sour beer,
    it seems that s...

  • Posted in thread: Once you get vinegar is it permanently contaminated? on 10-09-2015 at 12:35 AM
    Personally I think Brett and cider don't get along very well. Could be a Brett thing. But
    vinegar is pretty unmistakable. And yes, if you have vinegar, well then it's not going to
    change back, it's co...

  • Posted in thread: To pitch or not to pitch... on 10-08-2015 at 01:51 AM
    Technically, it would not be "beer" in my car on the drive home until AFTER the fermentation
    was complete, correct?I believe it becomes beer the moment you add the yeast.

  • Posted in thread: Once you get vinegar is it permanently contaminated? on 10-08-2015 at 01:46 AM
    I revived an old yeast last week. Made a low abv starter and it fired up quickly. Stepped up to
    half liter and all went well. Stepped up to 1.5 liters and it went fine.In decanting the liquid
    smelled ...

  • Posted in thread: Imperial oatmeal stout. on 10-07-2015 at 01:12 AM
    I suspect you will probably end somewhere around 1.040, and have a very sweet tasting beer.

  • Posted in thread: Muntons IPA bitter on 10-07-2015 at 01:00 AM
    If you want to use the kit, add the hopped extract at flame out (after removing pot from
    heat).1 pack of yeast will be fine.I like IPAs a little drier, so would use a pound of table
    sugar in place of ...

  • Posted in thread: Hydrometer accuracy? on 10-07-2015 at 12:31 AM
    To check if your hydrometer is reading correctly, use distilled water at the calibration
    temperature (usually 60F, but my latest one is calibrated at 68F per the instructions that came
    with it). The r...

  • Posted in thread: Have some leftovers, what to brew... on 10-06-2015 at 12:06 AM
    Add 1 lb of table sugar to offset some of the sweetness of the extract, and steep a half lb
    oflight crystal (C20 or C40).That should get you to about 1.052 in 5 gallons.Move the 30 minute
    addition to ...

  • Posted in thread: Imperial bourbon coffee porter help on 10-05-2015 at 11:38 PM
    I add a half to one ounce of whole beans per gallon, to the fermenter, for 5 to 7 days before
    bottling. I have had excellent results.

  • Posted in thread: Is this normal? on 10-05-2015 at 12:50 AM
    I'm on my first year, so I'm no expert. But based on all other plants that I know, the plant
    will benefit from leaving the growth until it naturally dies off. The leaves are still
    'feeding' the roots ...

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