Last Activity:12-19-2013 6:35 PM
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Posted in thread: I have beer!! on 12-19-2013 at 12:16 PM
First - congratulations on your first brew. Now take a deep breath, relax and then give
yourself a high five. You deserve it.Next - does your recipe (kit or otherwise) list what the
final gravity shou...
Posted in thread: Chocolate bock first brew. on 12-16-2013 at 03:34 AM
How's it coming along?
Posted in thread: Skunky beer? on 12-12-2013 at 07:47 PM
Great. So there's a chance this infection is a gusher?Yes - it could be something like brett
that's just nomming away on those sugars and gassing up those bottles into bombs.
Posted in thread: Why is my Og so low yo? on 12-12-2013 at 04:29 PM
I'm sure you're right. Problem identified was a more appropriate statement. So is the beer
****ed?Probably not - it might be a little unbalanced. Dryer than you'd want or expect. Worst
case, you stres...
Posted in thread: Skunky beer? on 12-12-2013 at 03:39 PM
I brewed a weizenbock not too long ago, and some weird stuff is happening. I bottled it about
12-13 days ago. Last night, I stuck one in the fridge for a couple of hours, and when I opened
it, the foa...
Posted in thread: Chocolate bock first brew. on 12-12-2013 at 03:32 PM
An update on my first beers life cycle. Has now after thirteen days been moved to secondary. I
racked it to add cocoa nibs soaked in vodka. Hopefully it turns out well. I'm guessing the
added cocoa ga...
Posted in thread: Added a caramel falvour to a mead on 10-26-2013 at 12:56 AM
Caramelizing the honey will definitely lend a caramely, burnt marshmallow type of flavor. I
definitely recommend it. Caramelizing will also render some of the sugars unfermentable, but I
would still s...
Posted in thread: Added a caramel falvour to a mead on 10-25-2013 at 06:22 PM
I'm trying to get a caramel flavour into an apple pie mead without using any extracts, and have
come up with two main options. Option one is to do a basic caramel (sugar + water) until it's a
Posted in thread: Hoegaarden Recipe Advise on 05-20-2013 at 03:21 AM
Re: the carbonation drops, you're fine to use sugar. Carbonation drops are used because they're
simple - X drops per bottle. You can certainly measure out sugar per bottle or you could rack
Posted in thread: Cleaning pressure barrels on 05-12-2013 at 05:55 AM
Oxyclean or PBW cleans all. Fill them, soak them overnight, and the rinse thoroughly. I'd
follow up with a round of starsan.