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Posted in thread: filtering on 06-26-2011 at 07:54 PM
And also what's the easiest and cheapest way to keg your beer?The cheapest would be something
like the Tap A Draft system, the easiest would be a simple soda keg setup. The TAD system will
Posted in thread: German Pilsner Ale on 04-01-2011 at 01:22 AM
Sounds like a pretty good light german beer. Do you steep the Briess Carapils for 30 minutes or
mini mash it? Also, if using the Kolsch yeast could I lager it since I have a lagering setup?
Posted in thread: Dealing with small grain volume on 03-25-2011 at 04:33 AM
If you use a smaller pot that gets at least half full when mashing then you should be fine
following deathbrewer's guide. I also put my pot in an oven that has been pre-heated to around
150 F to preve...
Posted in thread: Wyeast packaging question on 03-17-2011 at 02:43 AM
The yeast is in the outer pack, the inner pack is just sugar and water.
Posted in thread: First batch. Am I worried about nothing? on 03-09-2011 at 12:29 AM
Sounds like it's doing great, but don't get impatient and bottle too soon. Let the yeast clean
itself up and for the beer to clarify some more even if the gravity reading is stable. I like
to wait at ...
Posted in thread: Extract Kit - How do you "know" what to select? on 03-09-2011 at 12:13 AM
To keep things simple go with a dry yeast (either the Danstar Nottingham or Safale us-05), its
easier to work with, just sprinkle it on the cooled wort. The yeast fuel and alcohol boost is
Posted in thread: Secondary in keg and carbing on 03-08-2011 at 05:59 AM
That's fine. CO2 won't affect the beer while its aging.
Posted in thread: Fermenting temp tips? on 03-08-2011 at 05:55 AM
Swamp cooler - a tub or basin filled with cold water into which you place the fermentor.
Replace bottles filled with ice daily or as needed.
Posted in thread: bitter & malt balance on 03-08-2011 at 05:27 AM
If you have the means to calculate your target original gravity and IBUs, you can use this
chart to determine the balance between bitterness and maltyness
Posted in thread: Fermentation started out warm. on 03-08-2011 at 04:27 AM
I doubt the beer will have any noticeable off flavors. I have started many beers off in the
mid-70s before cooling them down once fermentation starts.