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Posted in thread: Explosion! Or, is by Holiday Ale Ruined? on 11-02-2012 at 03:55 PM
The beer's looking pretty good. I still have the blow off tube connected, but the fermentation
has really started to slow down. Looking through the carboy, color and foam look great!
Posted in thread: Explosion! Or, is by Holiday Ale Ruined? on 11-02-2012 at 05:31 AM
You should bottle it in flip-top bottles and call it 'Flip Top Ale.'That's not a bad idea!
Posted in thread: Explosion! Or, is by Holiday Ale Ruined? on 11-01-2012 at 04:09 AM
Wait a minute. You say the stopper blew out of the carboy, flipped around and landed back in
the mouth of the carboy? The odds of that have to be astronomical. I would say this is a
harbinger of an ou...
Posted in thread: IPA Thoughts on 10-31-2012 at 02:32 PM
Thanks for the ideas!Xpertskir, the table sugar was a last ditch option. My son knocked over by
corn sugar and I had no access to the store to get more. Had to use what I had on hand and
table sugar w...
Posted in thread: IPA Thoughts on 10-31-2012 at 04:40 AM
I just opened the first IPA I brewed. Not bad, but it tastes like something is missing. I was
hoping it would be a bit more hoppy and I'm not sure if the beer needs more time conditioning
in the bottl...
Posted in thread: Explosion! Or, is by Holiday Ale Ruined? on 10-30-2012 at 01:49 PM
I constructed a blow off tube feeding into a bucket. The beer is fermenting like crazy! Much
faster and more powerful than the IPA and amber ales I have brewed in the past. I guess it's
the extra corn...
Posted in thread: Explosion! Or, is by Holiday Ale Ruined? on 10-29-2012 at 11:35 PM
Yesterday was brew day - Brewer's Best Holiday Ale. I followed by typical brewing process (four
batches total) with two alterations. First, I used Star San for the first time. Second, I used
a 6.5 gal...
Posted in thread: Quick Star San Question on 10-28-2012 at 05:46 PM
Sweet! Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Posted in thread: Quick Star San Question on 10-28-2012 at 04:46 PM
I got a bottle of Star San and am a little worried about handling. There are serious warnings
on the bottle about skin contact and such. So, once diluted according to the instructions on
the bottle, i...