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Posted in thread: A Summer Fruit Brew (need advice!) on 03-17-2011 at 09:40 PM
mattldm, any tips/grain bills that I can take a look at? I'm still not comfortable making my
own bill from scratch so any reference point would be useful, even though the fruit levels will
be way diff...
Posted in thread: A Summer Fruit Brew (need advice!) on 03-16-2011 at 08:36 PM
I've been browsing the forums and can't seem to find anything quite what I'm looking for in the
recipe world. My goal is basically this: A refreshing and crisp wheat/witbier with the addition
Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-16-2011 at 09:07 PM
Thanks everyone. I wasn't even thinking about the excess head-space causing that much of an
issue (and unfortunately I don't have any access to CO2 to fill). I guess I'll hold off on
Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-16-2011 at 12:45 AM
rudu81, What's the big concern with extra headspace? I don't really have anything smaller to
put it in. Won't the fermentation from adding the berries push out excess oxygen?
Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-16-2011 at 12:43 AM
So I should be good dumping the frozen berries in directly? I don't want to get some kinda
infection. I just picked up frozen berries in a bag instead of something canned, hence my
Posted in thread: Best Valentine's Gift on 02-15-2011 at 10:48 PM
LUCKY! All I got was a less-heavy wallet....
Posted in thread: My First Experiment on 02-15-2011 at 10:41 PM
After getting a couple brews under my belt, I've decided I'm going to experiment a little with
half of my 5 gallons of stout that just passed the 2 week mark in the primary (2 weeks, 3 days
to be exac...
Posted in thread: Irish Stout Extract in Primary - how long? on 02-04-2011 at 07:45 PM
I have a partial-grain stout in my primary right now. The instructions said about 10 days but I
checked the gravity last night after 2 weeks and am going to leave it an extra week since it's
Posted in thread: Cherry Stout bottled on 02-02-2011 at 07:50 PM
Congrats! I'm about to put my first stout (my second brew ever as well) in to seconday this
weekend on top of some raspberries and then I'm thinking about adding some chocolate at
bottling. Let us kno...
Posted in thread: I made it 2 1/2 days... on 02-01-2011 at 09:06 PM
I've been doing the same thing with my first brew, but I actually made it a whole week before
cracking open my first brew ever. Since then I've been pretty good about waiting (but did have
one while b...