Last Activity:07-15-2010 12:54 AM
Posted in thread: HELP! First time brewer emergency (I think) on 01-14-2010 at 08:49 PM
Best advice out there: RDWHAHB!Headspace is fine, as long as you're not aging to long. Two
weeks in your secondary is more than safe.
Posted in thread: first batch incident on 01-11-2010 at 02:38 PM
You have to allow the CO2 to get out of the fermenter somehow.It won't matter that much if you
strain your wort, as long as you can be patient enough to let all the stuff settle to the
bottom of the c...
Posted in thread: Ginger Cream Braggot on 12-31-2009 at 05:01 PM
Another Update!Like most brews, this one shows vast improvement after some bottle aging. The
tangy citrus (orange gummy worms) on the nose is much more mellow, and the flavors are more
integrated in g...
Posted in thread: Ginger Cream Braggot on 12-04-2009 at 02:35 AM
Update! I impulsively added two vanilla beans to the secondary, just for fun. I'm enjoying the
first sips of this beer right now, and I couldn't be more pleased. The lactose has added a
Posted in thread: Old School Root Beer on 11-24-2009 at 03:54 PM
Nope, I skipped the wintergreen. I wanted to avoid it as it's used as a substitute for
sassafras in modern root beers. I figured I'd only use it as a last resort. I haven't read
either of those books,...
Posted in thread: Old School Root Beer on 11-24-2009 at 03:22 PM
Well, I finally had one chilled and fully carbonated. color is brown with a touch of clay
red. It's go a beautiful creamy head. beer has a bracing bitterness with a cool backdrop of
spice and eart...
Posted in thread: Illuminati - new label on 11-21-2009 at 06:15 PM
Fabulous! Creepy and intense.
Posted in thread: Rochester makes me brew on 11-19-2009 at 09:28 PM
Just wanted to throw in my "Hey Now!" to the Western NY crowd. I'm from Williamson, myself. I
got drunk for the first time on wild-fermented cider literally at the bottom of an apple
barrel. I think I...
Posted in thread: Morat/Melomel Experience anyone? on 11-12-2009 at 02:19 PM
Mulberries can be extremely acidic. Make sure you harvest them when they are totally ripe -
almost falling off the bush. They deliver a deep purple color to the batch, and a totally
unique fruit flavo...
Posted in thread: Environmental Impact of Homebrewing on 11-09-2009 at 03:41 AM
have posted info on this thread - I appreciate your experiences and insights!+1 on that,
brother! It's been a very informative thread!:mug: