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  • Posted in thread: Can you guys recommend a good, accurate thermometer to me? on 09-16-2013 at 02:05 AM
    I bought this one recently and it works great. firmly to the side of the kettle, reasonably
    long so it can reach the wort even as it boils down, seems accurate (though I have nothing more
    accurate to...

  • Posted in thread: Crazy water saving idea? on 07-03-2013 at 09:29 PM
    Thank you to the OP and everyone who's actually doing something to reduce their water usage. I
    don't think most people ever really consider how scarce fresh water really is and how bad it
    will be when...

  • Posted in thread: Red, White, and Brew? 4th of July Brew-fest! on 07-03-2013 at 08:31 PM
    Brewing an Irish Red on the 4th. Possibly bottling my Surly Furious clone, watching my coffee
    stout bubble and hopefully getting my champagne (real champagne, not the champagne of beers)
    into bottles....

  • Posted in thread: kegged beer taste vs. bottled beer taste on 07-03-2013 at 06:48 PM
    I don't know why you would be getting a taste difference between keg and bottle, though
    certainly when the yeast ferment sugar they also eat up some other compounds as well (that's
    why we add dry hops...

  • Posted in thread: Shelf life of an open bag of hops on 07-03-2013 at 02:07 PM
    Vacuum sealers are great but expensive. Before I started brewing I used Ziploc vacuum bags to
    store my garden veggies through the winter. Now I use them to store hops. This is a great way
    to go if you...

  • Posted in thread: Too much alcohol on 06-20-2013 at 04:20 AM
    I've got a coffee stout that was supposed to stop fermenting at 1.02 or so but I got a stuck
    fermentation so among other things I added Saison yeast to get it moving. It got moving
    alright. It moved a...

  • Posted in thread: 1st beer got stuck :( on 06-12-2013 at 01:27 PM
    Let us know how it goes.

  • Posted in thread: 1st beer got stuck :( on 06-11-2013 at 01:16 PM
    I'd say add both but maybe start with a little under half of what each recommends. If I
    remember correctly my yeast energizer recommended 1/2 tsp per gallon. I'm not sure if it's
    necessary but I added...

  • Posted in thread: 1st beer got stuck :( on 06-10-2013 at 10:42 PM
    I had a stuck fermentation recently. It sat at 1.036 for about 2 weeks. I added a half cup of
    sugar and 2tsp of yeast energizer and it kicked things back into gear and got down to my target
    1.015 with...

  • Posted in thread: Quad stuck at 1.046-help! on 05-31-2013 at 09:07 PM
    rrayriver,You don't want to add the cherries at bottling. You have no way of knowing how much
    sugar is in them so you'll inevitably end up with either bottle bombs or flat beer. You want to
    put them i...