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Posted in thread: Bottle carbonation on 09-06-2008 at 10:35 PM
I had the same problem until someone in the forum suggested a gentle shake of the bottle to
stir up the yeast and wait 2-3 more weeks. Surprisingly enough I had great carbonation. I'm
pretty sure it w...
Posted in thread: Bringing home the bacon. on 09-04-2008 at 11:19 PM
I'm a physician-General Internist with special interest on Bariatric Medicine. In essence I
specialize in treating overweight patients.Due to the hectic schedule of my work, I don't drink
that much. M...
Posted in thread: Noob questions on 08-30-2008 at 04:22 AM
I would say, make a list of all the things that you would need and check it twice. I have found
that preparation is 90% to successful and enjoyable brewing. Think about the location,
sanitation and co...
Posted in thread: Finally ready to begin brewing on 08-20-2008 at 04:24 AM
Yeah, I've purchased supplies from midwest, northernbrewer, and austin home supply. Got a glass
carboy shipped for a flat rate. Pretty good deal. Yes, the prices from any of the above sites
are very r...
Posted in thread: Finally ready to begin brewing on 08-19-2008 at 04:41 AM
I envy you because the first time is always the most memorable.I too recently got into brewing.
I would say that you can never have too much. Most people buy more stuff anyways as they brew
more. I en...
Posted in thread: Dirty Fingers Beer on 08-19-2008 at 04:25 AM
Yeah, my son (4.5) and my dtr (2.5) like to see everything that I do. My dtr stuck her face
into the fermentation bucket once, took a couple of breathes, declared it yucky and ran away.
My son likes t...
Posted in thread: Cool Fermentation, Then Hot Fermenter? on 08-19-2008 at 04:12 AM
I believe most experienced brewers go with a modified chest freezer for lagering. I do not
believe a conventional fridge can get below 40-35 degree reliably. You use a Johnson
Temperature controller t...
Posted in thread: Heineken on 07-08-2008 at 02:20 AM
When I add lemon juice to Heinkein's, it seems to soften the skunky flavor. But, boy! I never
understood what "skunky" beer was until I had Heinkeins.
Posted in thread: banged my glass carboy on 06-22-2008 at 09:28 PM
haha...nice.I usually ferment in my downstair bathroom in the shower area. It's the coolest and
also have the most consistent temperature. I also figured that if it overflows, I won't have as
much of ...
Posted in thread: banged my glass carboy on 06-22-2008 at 03:42 PM
Looking for some input...Have a new 6 gallon glass carboy, while moving it, accidentally banged
it on the side of the toliet. as a result there is a pin size scratch on the surface. the