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Posted in thread: bottles from flood on 11-17-2011 at 07:02 PM
Glass==Easy to clean, non-permeable surface. Soak it good, get a scrub brush in there if you
need to, then rinse in hot water, then sanitize.
Posted in thread: Forgot Bittering Hops... on 11-13-2011 at 03:27 AM
Volume might be a bit lower because of the longer boil, but that just means higher ABV.
;)You're fine. RDWHAHB.
Posted in thread: Burner Help! on 11-10-2011 at 02:49 AM
Do not use any open-flame burner indoors.It WILL kill you. Carbon monoxide is odorless,
tasteless and you won't even realize what's going on until you're overcome.If you can't use a
burner outdoors, y...
Posted in thread: Too ambitious for a second brew? on 11-10-2011 at 02:40 AM
If you consider hops an optional ingredient, in my book, you're already doing it wrong.Eh,
people brewed for millennia without hops. However, I was being figurative because many recipes
call for diffe...
Posted in thread: Too ambitious for a second brew? on 11-09-2011 at 07:56 PM
Beer brewing:0. Sanitize.1. Buy extract or mash grains and sparge.2. Boil.3. Add hops
(optional)4. Pitch yeast and allow to ferment.5. Store and Condition (bottle, keg, whatever)6.
Enjoy.It really is ...
Posted in thread: 8% abv?! on 11-08-2011 at 09:52 PM
Since it was an extract, I feel pretty confident it was close to the recipe OG (that LME/DME
had to go somewhere and it didn't go anywhere but the boil and the carboy). It may have been
off some, but ...
Posted in thread: 8% abv?! on 11-08-2011 at 09:33 PM
That's the recipe OG; I couldn't get a good reading when it was first done because after
putting it into the carboy I realized I'd forgotten to take a sample and all that was left was
some pumpkin chu...
Posted in thread: 8% abv?! on 11-08-2011 at 09:28 PM
It didn't taste bad, just a bit astringent. Maybe that's the fusel alcohol, or maybe it's just
green. It's less than a week old and doing well, though!
Posted in thread: Squeezing wort out of grains/hops - bad idea? on 11-08-2011 at 09:22 PM
When using a steeping bag I pull the bag out, let it drain by gravity, then gently squeeze the
top above the grains, then move down and do it a few more times, until when I release my hand
the bag doe...
Posted in thread: 8% abv?! on 11-08-2011 at 09:20 PM
I keep it in my office, which stays pretty much at 69-70 24 hours a day. Don't know what the
target FG was supposed to be because I modified the recipe; I assume the pumpkin changed it
some. I figured...