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Posted in thread: Freezing beers and the bad... on 01-31-2008 at 11:55 PM
I couldn't find much information about ice beers, notably why the freeze distallation can be
harmful. Looking at wikipedia under 'freeze distallation' it said that fusel alcohols are
produced during f...
Posted in thread: Making beer....piece meal on 01-31-2008 at 11:27 PM
So this idea is definately not going to be the way to go for 'perfect' beers, but I thought of
this the other day when my stove took forever to get water boiling while making a batch (DME
Posted in thread: Unwanted alcohols in brewing on 01-26-2008 at 07:54 PM
Ok, so I've done some batches of beer and obviously it is perfectly safe to drink. However,
where do bad alcohols like methonal come into place with fermenting anything? I'm not about to
try any kind ...
Posted in thread: 1/2 barrel keg on 09-20-2006 at 05:44 AM
Anyone keg with 1/2 barrels? Is this possible from a Homebrewer standpoint, meaning, are there
special tools needed to remove the tap connector and clean the thing out. I really have no idea
what the ...
Posted in thread: Champaign bottles for beer? on 09-20-2006 at 05:36 AM
I was bottling up two batches at once not too long ago and really got tired of using 12 oz
bottles. I hade a few empty bottles of wine laying around, so I sanatized those and used them.
Then, I corked...
Posted in thread: Yeast in the cold on 07-13-2006 at 02:45 AM
I made a 5 gallon batch last night....3 gallons of water and about 2.5 in the boil. I had a
good starter to dump into the brew after the boil was over. My question is about yeast in cold
temps. I boil...
Posted in thread: Flavor Additive Poll on 07-10-2006 at 12:06 AM
This is a just a general question about what people like to add for flavor in there beers
besides the usual stuff. I want to see if anything strikes me as interesting to try so let me
know of any kind...
Posted in thread: WheatEater Hefe...First Taste! on 06-27-2006 at 11:38 PM
Mine ended up being what I called "Banana Wheat" because of the intense banana flavors that
were present (guess I fermented at too high of a temp and got too many esters). I just brewed a
wheat ale t...
Posted in thread: Carbonation Stop Point/toxic yeast environment on 05-09-2006 at 01:26 AM
First off, thanks for the replies. I thought of the pastuerization idea before...my concern is
breaking the bottle there. Aside from trying to do some tricky pressure measurements, using
some gas law ...
Posted in thread: Carbonation Stop Point/toxic yeast environment on 05-07-2006 at 09:54 PM
or, another approach, is there a way to kill the yeast from bottle conditioning the soda? I
wouldnt think any kind of over heating or over cooling would be good for bottles...but just
another thought ...