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Posted in thread: Making my wife understand the obsession on 02-20-2014 at 11:34 PM
not knowing your financial situation maybe she is right, or maybe she isn't. But if it's going
to be an issue maybe discuss it with her, and let her know how important it is to your brewing
and tell h...
Posted in thread: Missed My Barley Wine OG on 02-03-2014 at 04:03 PM
I'm pissed at myself for making all efforts to make my first barley wine a good one, with extra
attention to my yeast starter, filtered water, sanitation, and I thought if this one went well
I could m...
Posted in thread: How long is too long in the primary on 01-22-2014 at 09:45 PM
Pumpkin porter was in the primary for three months because of a surgery. It turned out great.
Posted in thread: Starter not fermenting on 01-19-2014 at 02:27 PM
I tried the plastic wrap test and it shows no sign of fermentation, so looks like I'll be
starting over with the yeast starter. Also I realized I might not have prepared my starter
properly. I used on...
Posted in thread: Using the Outdoors Instead of a Chiller? Concerns about lactobacillus on 01-18-2014 at 04:32 PM
I've done it without any harm, but it'll take over an hour. A cold water bath will be much
faster, as liquid to liquid heat transfer is much more effective than liquid to air.Same here
Posted in thread: Starter not fermenting on 01-18-2014 at 03:31 PM
Hey All, I made my first starter last night and this morning still no activity other than a
trace of foam on the surface that I think might be from stirring. I planned on brewing my
Posted in thread: Yeast starter DME leftover on 01-18-2014 at 04:39 AM
First starter is in the flask but what to do with a nearly full bag of leftover DME? How long
can it be stored?
Posted in thread: First batch in the fermenter on 01-18-2014 at 04:26 AM
I always want to congratulate people on their first brew. It kind of feels like a first date.
Posted in thread: Do you cold crash? on 01-12-2014 at 03:11 AM
I only had to cold crash one brew because it was in the primary for two months and would not
clear up. I cold crashed it in a tub of ice for two days and it cleared right up.
Posted in thread: Just had my first Barleywine...J.W. Lees Autumn Ale on 01-12-2014 at 12:42 AM
I have my first barleywine kit sitting in my kitchen waiting to be brewed. Unfortunately got
caught up in chores this weekend but hopefully I'll be brewing next weekend. Can't wait!