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Posted in thread: Best timing to move pilsner to refrigeration? on 12-22-2007 at 03:17 AM
I am brewing 5 gallons of North German pilsner (malt extract). When is the best time to move it
Posted in thread: Does using distilled water make a difference? on 10-15-2007 at 02:18 AM
Do forum members think using distilled water makes a big difference or not?Reason for asking -
I've been brewing with distilled water but the additional cost makes home brew as much as
buying beer at ...
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-09-2007 at 05:00 PM
New problem - the exploding beer that yesterday I transferred after being in the primary for a
week, has cracked the 6.5 gallon secondary carboy! This is with only 2.5 gallons of the stuff
in there wi...
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-09-2007 at 02:23 AM
So, did SWMBO banish you, and your beer making activities, from ever using the laundry room as
you fermentation room?The laundry room is back in action as a fermentation room. There's no
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-09-2007 at 02:17 AM
It is possible to ferment 5 gals in a 5gal fermenter but it requires a blow off and preferably
a type of Burton Union to return the liquid to the fermenter. BYO 9/06 had a good article on
Posted in thread: Lagering @40 in a keg? on 09-09-2007 at 02:14 AM
I also managed a good lager in a non-temperature controlled fridge at 40F. Turned out fine.
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-05-2007 at 02:08 AM
I'm going with leaving it in the primary (5 gal carboy) for the week. It's $30 for a larger
carboy and I think I'll pass on that for now. Then I plan to follow the recipe (2ndary for 3
weeks, bottle f...
Posted in thread: Looking for an Extract Marzen recipie like Gordon Biersch on 09-03-2007 at 12:20 AM
Does anyone have a 5 gallon extract Marzen recipe? (I haven't graduated to all grain brewing
yet). Ideally I'd like to brew something as close as possible to Gordon Biersch Marzen with the
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-03-2007 at 12:13 AM
Excellent feedback, and greatly appeciated. The wort continues to bubble (a bubble comes out
every second through the airlock). Think I'll wait the full 6 days and transfer.Think there may
be 3 gallon...
Posted in thread: Help avoiding **MASSIVE** beer explosions! on 09-02-2007 at 11:20 PM
So now I have 2 1/2 gallons left in the 5 gallon primary carboy (the source of the explosion).
The inside top of the carboy is encrusted with dried hops/residue. The recipe says I shouldn't