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Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 10-01-2010 at 03:43 PM
i just found the little packet. 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient, 1/4 tsp yeast energizer.
Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-19-2010 at 02:19 PM
In the kits, Northern Brewer gives you 4 packets of "Curt and Kathy's yeast nutrient blend"
that I want to say is 3/4 oz + 1/2 oz for FermK and DAP but I have been searching for the
stupid little pack...
Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-14-2010 at 01:14 AM
well, why would "plastic" be a flavor prevalent in a green mead? the first one is going
on....11 months of aging now? almost a year and it just seems to taste worse. i realize that
when you brew, thin...
Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 09:41 PM
1) I made it them during the colder months and they were kept consistently in the mid 60s.2)
Its more like I'm chewing on the Ale Pail bucket - less like rubber/medicinal and more like the
taste of th...
Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 07:32 PM
Rudesheimer, Narbonne, and Wyeast Sweet Mead respectively.
Posted in thread: plastic taste in 2 of 3 meads on 09-13-2010 at 06:48 PM
so I have made 3 meads over the past year, all from Northern Brewer. the first was their
artisinal semi-sweet. It tastes thin and plastic-y - nothing like commerical meads i have
tried. the second was...
Posted in thread: At what strength (% by vol) does a drink become flammable on 08-09-2010 at 02:44 PM
proof is a throwback to when they would proof by gunpowder. the higher the proof, the larger
the flame, and the faster the gunpowder lit. i think that 80 proof is minimum to light.
According to wikipe...
Posted in thread: Poor students currently brewing 2 batches... tell me where we've screwed up! on 08-09-2010 at 02:39 PM
#1 Beer should never be brewed out of spite, hate, or retaliation. The yeast can feel negative
vibes and you'll only end up with a light American lager because they will be apathetic and not
do a good...
Posted in thread: Beers judged to best have high ABV on beer advocate. on 08-09-2010 at 02:22 PM
I agree. Most of those sites, RB and BA specifically, consider high abv or rare beers to be far
superior to any other brew. its really depressing. i mean, i used to write a beer column for a
Posted in thread: The most irritating question on 08-09-2010 at 02:06 PM
I recall a time when driving through Bumble****, I stopped in a bar for a late lunch. Iasked
what beer they had on tap and they responded with "we ain't got none of that ******-beer, if
that's what yu...