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Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 03-16-2012 at 06:22 PM
Not really a success story yet but about 2 years ago I brewed a three grain ale with barley,
corn, and rice. Trying to make a light bud light ale for the friends that don't drink good beer
yet. Got so...
Posted in thread: I made bubblegum!!! on 04-25-2010 at 02:43 PM
I did sanitize with bleach but I rinsed really well.
Posted in thread: I made bubblegum!!! on 04-24-2010 at 09:41 PM
It fermented in my basement with average temps in the 60's so I don't see how it could have
gotten that high. The only think I can possibly think of is that I had a harder fermentation
(really got bub...
Posted in thread: I made bubblegum!!! on 04-24-2010 at 08:19 PM
Yeah, I don't think I fermented too hot and I'm sure I cooled the wort down good but somehow my
attempt at a cream of three crops ale came up tasting like bubble gum today when I was
bottling. We'll h...
Posted in thread: rough day brewing on 04-12-2010 at 05:20 PM
I haven't used irish moss in any brews since I don't care if it's a bit cloudy. My concern is
mainly with color. It didn't seem to have that golden color associated with BMC's when I put it
in the fer...
Posted in thread: rough day brewing on 04-10-2010 at 01:47 PM
The recipe was downsized for a 4 - 5 gallon batch. I used the rice hulls, first time actually,
since it was mentioned so much on the post about the recipe. Even when I was trying to clean
the mash tun...
Posted in thread: rough day brewing on 04-09-2010 at 09:12 PM
Well brewday is over, except for cleanup. I ended up getting 1.052 for OG which was higher than
I expected. I guess this will be the bmc ale that gets you crunk. I am concerned about color
Posted in thread: rough day brewing on 04-09-2010 at 08:17 PM
I couldn't find anything in the valve or hose. and initially when putting my second sparge
water in it flowed freely, then slowed to the trickle again. I don't see how I could have
gotten the free flo...
Posted in thread: rough day brewing on 04-09-2010 at 08:04 PM
I was making an attempt at the cream of 3 crops ale today and got a stuck sparge. Couldn't
get it to go. I ended up dumping my mash into my kettle, working with my false bottom and
valve, not seeing...
Posted in thread: Hops on 04-09-2010 at 07:35 AM
Ok, so I know a higher alpha acid hops makes a more bitter beer, but what about hop flavor?
Does that get stronger as well or are there any other differences? Does anyone know of a good
chart for gene...