Last Activity:04-01-2014 8:07 AM
Posted in thread: Who uses tap water on 02-11-2014 at 01:55 PM
Tap water here. I do use a Campden tablet after having a batch I suspected had an off flavor
from Chloramine. What are people who do that doing for time? I put a whole tablet (overkill I
know) in 8 ga...
Posted in thread: Allagash Black Clone on 02-10-2014 at 08:34 PM
The LHBS didn't have WLP 530 for my batch so I ended up with Wyeast Belgian Abbey II. I started
mine at 69 degrees based on the experience of the OP, and rigged a blowoff. Glad I did, but it
Posted in thread: Allagash Black Clone on 02-03-2014 at 01:44 PM
I just did this recipe this weekend. I'm not set up for all-grain, so I did a mini-mash
substituting extract for the pale malt. Thinking about secondary on some roasted cocoa nibs.
I'll check back in ...
Posted in thread: Kegging Pressure - Naturally Carb on 07-27-2012 at 08:12 PM
That keg's going to have to be cold for the C02 produced by fermentation carbonation to
dissolve into the liquid. When I do a keg this way I let it sit at room temperature for a
couple of weeks, then ...
Posted in thread: Considering dumping my first kegged batch on 04-26-2012 at 05:18 PM
Check your tap. I had a moldy cobra tap I didn't know about and I got a horrible off flavor
from it. There was a sizable green chunk inside the tap body.
Posted in thread: Kombucha in stainless corny keg? on 04-26-2012 at 04:37 PM
A local company in Vermont sells their Kombucha in bulk out of kegerators. I've never opened
one up to look but I'm pretty sure they are distributing from sixtels or sankes. If you click
Posted in thread: Not at fg after 14 days. on 01-31-2012 at 05:49 PM
I'd just let it sit. I've been following what appears to be conventional HBT wisdom and doing
4-6 week primaries and have been very happy with the results.
Posted in thread: What are the cheapest reusable commercial beer bottles you know of? on 01-31-2012 at 02:14 PM
We used to buy Utica Club (Same brewery as Saranac) for the bottles.
Posted in thread: getting a sweet sparkling cider? on 01-25-2012 at 08:22 PM
I ferment my cider all the way dry and keg it with a half cup sugar for natural carbonation in
the keg and two pounds of lactose to add a little sweetness and body. It's still a pretty far
cry from wo...
Posted in thread: Homebrewing Blog on 01-24-2012 at 09:39 PM
I have had a blog since 2005, homebrewing entries started in spring 2010 when i started
brewing. I keep a separate Google Doc brewing journal and re-post interesting entries to the
blog. There's lots ...