Last Activity:07-21-2006 7:34 AM
Posted in thread: Splitting a 5 gallon batch into 2 batches on 07-20-2006 at 08:58 PM
Does anyone have any experience, recommendations, or thoughts on splitting a 5 gallon full wort
boil into 2 separate 5 gallon batches. I'm thinking this would be similar to or replicate
boiling a 2.5 ...
Posted in thread: Octoberfest on 07-20-2006 at 08:55 PM
I'd like to brew an Octoberfest next. Anyone have a good recipe or know of a good kit?
Midwestsupplies.com has a great Oktoberfest/Marzen kit. If you're looking to serve this beer
around Sept/Oct you'...
Posted in thread: Improving Attenuation - HELP on 06-06-2006 at 06:57 PM
Thanks. Yes, while doing some research yesterday I've decided I'm going to start using a yeast
starter. I've much success to date without it, but I may as well improve technique where I can.
Posted in thread: Improving Attenuation - HELP on 06-06-2006 at 05:15 AM
Hello Beer Friends,I have just finished a repeat of one of my award winning (humble version) of
my Oktoberfest.However, I was expecting a TG = 1.012-1.014, but yielded a TG =
1.022.Essentially, it tur...
Posted in thread: Since switching to larger bottles - problems with carbonation? on 11-16-2005 at 08:51 PM
Make sure you gave yourself enough space at the top of the larger bottle for carbonation
process. I believe, the larger the bottle, the more space you need to leave. Take a look at a
commerical 22oz. ...
Posted in thread: Grolsh bottle prices? on 11-16-2005 at 08:48 PM
If you are in Oregon and have a network of folks that get Grolsch style bottles returned to
their store, they will happily sell them for 5 cents (the deposit amount). It doesn't happen
often, but it's...
Posted in thread: Bottling in Flip Top Growlers on 11-16-2005 at 08:44 PM
Just make sure they are Grolsch flip style lids. I've heard that growlers with screw tops lids
might have some problems (too much leaking, not strong enough, etc...)But maybe someone else
here could c...
Posted in thread: 3 L Bottle! on 11-16-2005 at 08:39 PM
Howdy, I am fortunate enough to have just landed one of those Oaked Arrogant Bastard 3 liters
from the Belmont Station in Portland. Can't wait to crack that bad boy!But..... I also came
accross 2 Bran...
Posted in thread: Thar' she blows... on 11-09-2005 at 08:34 PM
Howdy all - making a Red Hook ESB Clone and I just had my first 'blow over' of foam out of the
fermenter lock in initial fermentation. It occured after about 4 days in the initial fermenter.
Not too m...
Posted in thread: Stuck Gravity, but bubbling...what a conundrum! on 11-06-2005 at 06:42 AM
Ok....well I know I just posted this and I should've posted it sooner, but I decided to go
ahead and bottle this batch. There was a good amount of sediment on the bottom of
secondary.Yes, the espresso...