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  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 12-28-2012 at 10:12 PM
    I work at a brewery and a customer asked it he could have a porter. We told him we don't have
    one on tap. He asked if we could make one. Puzzled we asked if he understood the brewing
    process? He said ...

  • Posted in thread: Letting unboiled wort sit on 12-28-2012 at 08:45 PM
    I'm pretty sure this thread is about letting sweet wort sit overnight or longer before
    boiling--not about ambient chilling after the boil.Yeah, I realized that after posting. The
    same concerns hold, t...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to decide whether to be excited about these numbers... on 12-28-2012 at 03:24 AM
    A few things must have gone wrong. The low mash temp would only increase the fermentability
    (and thus yield), so that's not a problem. You probably overextracted from one part of the mash
    and missed s...

  • Posted in thread: Cheap means of cooling wort on 12-28-2012 at 03:05 AM
    I've brewed dozens of batches with ambient cooling (i.e. letting it sit covered overnight).
    Never had an infection or an off flavor (though I'll be honest, I don't know what they taste
    like fast chill...

  • Posted in thread: what to do w/ the bottom of the barrel? on 12-28-2012 at 01:13 AM
    Toilet dump, it'll taste awful. You could harvest some yeast but unless you're using a very
    expensive yeast it's not worth the trouble (in my oh so humble opinion). The Brits use it to
    make Marmite, b...

  • Posted in thread: Done in 24 hours? on 12-28-2012 at 01:06 AM
    When I use Windsor, it usually stops bubbling after three days, tops, after which I give it two
    weeks to settle. I realize it continues fermenting slowly, but as a beginning brewer I thought
    I had don...

  • Posted in thread: priming sugar on 12-28-2012 at 01:02 AM
    I've bottled my woodfords nogg beer with priming sugar. I've put the bottles in a warm place.
    About 18 degrees c. How long should I leave them? ThanksI usually check one after a week, and
    they're almo...

  • Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-28-2012 at 12:43 AM
    This I agree with, which is why I prefaced my question with whether or not I understood your
    post. I do not agree that every beer will eventually turn sour, but, yes, every beer will turn
    south in ter...

  • Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-27-2012 at 11:50 PM
    Most people are smart enough to drink a beer when it's best. Putting some away for later where
    it's too warm for such storage is just throwing beer away. IMO, that's just being unwise (being

  • Posted in thread: aging vs. drink it now! on 12-27-2012 at 11:38 PM
    No, that's just [to be perfectly blunt/honest] being stupid. Low ABV, low hop beer is made to
    be consumed while younger than a higher ABV (any hop level) beer. We're talking beer, you're
    talking crazy...