Last Activity:01-18-2008 11:13 AM
Posted in thread: How important is the pour? on 01-15-2008 at 08:40 PM
I don't think that's the case but my taste buds may not be refined enough to discern what's
going on. Only happened about twice out of about 20 beers of oatmeal irish stout, but there was
a bit of a f...
Posted in thread: Possible broken glass in bottles (advice please) on 01-15-2008 at 07:32 PM
Good ideas all, yes, I am definitely straining every beer, and yes, this is private reserve
only. I am definitely going to be bottling, no room/$ for a keg setup, but I am sure as hell
ditching the wi...
Posted in thread: How important is the pour? on 01-15-2008 at 05:35 PM
I pour my beer until I see the particles of sediment start to drain, but lately (could just be
imagination) I've been thinking that I notice some off flavors. How "deep" do you pour your
beers, and ho...
Posted in thread: Possible broken glass in bottles (advice please) on 01-15-2008 at 05:32 PM
Thanks, the bottle tree wouldn't have worked this time because the bottles were all full of
beer, but I am investing in a bench top capper that I think would have prevented this.
Posted in thread: Possible broken glass in bottles (advice please) on 01-14-2008 at 03:31 PM
Bottling up 5 gals of a honey brown ale kit from Nothern Brewer (smelled real good, nice color,
etc). Using the hand capper, put the first bottle on the kitchen counter, capped it, squeezed
Posted in thread: Bottling with spin top growlers on 12-03-2007 at 06:34 PM
I see, that could be a pain. I may give it a shot with my stout, maybe I'll bring that to Ohio
for Xmas instead of a 6 pack.
Posted in thread: Bottling with spin top growlers on 12-03-2007 at 05:39 PM
I bought 2 1-gal growlers (full of beer) from Whole Foods a while ago, and I'm wondering if I
can use them for bottling up some homebrew. They are twist tops though, so I don't know how
long they will...
Posted in thread: How to make a kit "your own" on 11-28-2007 at 06:51 PM
Good advice, I have a bunch of NB Gold and Amber LME that I ordered just to have, I would just
need to grab some grains and I could use the American with that. I'm don't have a spare bucket
for the bi...
Posted in thread: How to make a kit "your own" on 11-28-2007 at 04:04 PM
The brown got a british ale yeast (wyeast), I figure that won't be too bad. The other pack just
says "American", think that will be bland? I'm a fan of straightforward beers, I figure I will
give it a...
Posted in thread: How to make a kit "your own" on 11-28-2007 at 03:25 PM
Here's a great way to take a homebrew kit and give it a little bit of your own personal brewing
style. Order 2 kits, a honey brown ale and a british bitter. Put the smack packs in the fridge.
Brew up ...