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Posted in thread: Anybody try the Austin Home Brew pumpkin ale recipe? on 10-04-2009 at 05:05 PM
I bottled mine just about a week ago..haven't tried one yet. I did have a half bottle left over
though --what I realize now is why people say double or triple up on the spices. It was very
Posted in thread: Blow-Off Tube on 09-18-2009 at 01:26 AM
They were actually taken right before bottling :)
Posted in thread: Blow-Off Tube on 09-17-2009 at 09:54 PM
can anyone direct me to a definition/description/discussion of "blow-off"? I am just starting
out, using a beginner kit with a big plastic bucket and an air-lock. I am an American living in
Posted in thread: Internal vs. ambient fermenation temperature on 09-17-2009 at 09:34 PM
I guess attaching it right to the fermenter is the best way to go, assuming what you're using
can only do one at a time. B/c I can fit and do two, I have to let it dangle right in the
center :) Beside...
Posted in thread: Internal vs. ambient fermenation temperature on 09-17-2009 at 07:28 PM
Thats a good idea. I didn't realize temperatures as high as 63-68 could prevent krausen or hops
from sedimenting. I wonder why that is?I believe the 1-3º difference with the controller and
the actual ...
Posted in thread: Internal vs. ambient fermenation temperature on 09-17-2009 at 01:00 AM
The stick-on thermometers are reasonably accurate within a couple of degrees, in my
experience.You can adjust your fermentation profile by compensating for the produced heat, i.e.
you'd start at, say,...
Posted in thread: Blow-Off Tube on 09-16-2009 at 08:26 PM
Ever since my first batch had a blowoff, yeah I use one. But that was a (cherry) wheat which is
apparently notorious for it...My chest freezer also now keeps temps at optimal levels which
Posted in thread: New Brewer with Wort cooling issue on 09-10-2009 at 03:42 PM
If you're doing partial boils (boiling say 3 gallons and then adding water to get to 5
gallons), try chilling the boiled wort first in a water bath in the sink. Once it's below 90
degrees (takes about...
Posted in thread: Anybody try the Austin Home Brew pumpkin ale recipe? on 09-08-2009 at 05:48 PM
I just did mine and made a thread about it right before yours. I'm curious why some of you
baked the canned stuff? They said you only bake to soften the pumpkin. Anyway, I steeped mine
along with the ...
Posted in thread: Question about AHS's pumpkin ale on 09-02-2009 at 09:25 PM
AHS Pumpkin Ale So it says optional pumpkin is not provided . I went out and got my three lbs
and then called them and inquired about it. Basically they said all the flavors are provided
via the speci...