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Posted in thread: First Brew Questions -- 1. Fermenting Time... on 12-15-2014 at 03:46 AM
These are all great questions. Here's my 2 cents...(1) "How long should I ferment?" > The
general consensus here on HBT is the longer the better. However, in practice, I give my beers
2.5-3 weeks to f...
Posted in thread: Amber Ale Recipe Critique on 08-08-2013 at 02:10 PM
To address the limitation of malt variety... There are other quality websites for purchasing
supplies besides Northern Brewer. Personally, I like Midwest Supplies as a secondary to my
LHBS. I like tha...
Posted in thread: Should I filter the wort or not? on 12-12-2011 at 03:04 PM
The owner of the LHBS shop told me I should not use the removable strainer in my funnel when
pouring the chilled wort into the fermenter (i use a 6-gal carboy). He said the junk you filter
out will ju...
Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 12-07-2011 at 02:47 PM
I'll go with Yoop's answer and also ask if you are fermenting in a closet. I was for a while
and was also getting a plastic taste. It wasn't until I purchased a fridge to help with temp
control that I...
Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 12-05-2011 at 10:14 PM
Are there any breweries near you? If so, take a bottle by and ask the brewer to taste it and
give you an opinion.Yeah, there are plenty of breweries around here I could ask. I think I'll
take it to a ...
Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 12-05-2011 at 09:40 PM
I've never really paid attention to how fresh the extract and grain are. I order from
midwestsupplies.com and usually brew a few days after my stuff comes in. I bottle condition and
I fill with a bott...
Posted in thread: Recipe Suggestions - Honey Wheat (extract) on 12-05-2011 at 08:20 PM
How did this turn out? I'm about to brew a similar beer.
Posted in thread: Off flavor question on 12-05-2011 at 04:19 PM
Hello experts! Can you review my brew day process and tell me if I'm on the right track to
preventing a certain off flavor from appearing my next batch?I've brewed three extract w/
specialty grain bat...
Posted in thread: hola on 02-10-2010 at 05:12 AM
When I bottled my first batch a few weeks ago, I only came out with 37 bottles, and I attribute
that to some siphoning issues. When I transferred to secondary, I left at least a 6 pack behind
in the p...
Posted in thread: Simple Malt Extract recipe on 02-10-2010 at 04:45 AM
+1 on waiting until the following friday... or the friday after that. There are literally
thousands of threads on this forum where expert brewers suggest that the longer you leave the
beer in the ferm...