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  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Spiced Ale "Need advise" on 09-14-2016 at 08:09 PM
    Don't overdo it. The thing I hate about most pumpkin beers is it's WAY over-spiced and that's
    all you can taste.

  • Posted in thread: 1st beer back on 09-14-2016 at 07:56 PM
    No, but last time, a few hundred decided my beer was a good source of food, and most drowned in
    it. I had to dump it, and I am not dumping another batch. They abate when it cools off, so I
    just have t...

  • Posted in thread: Beer has slight Sulfur smell ? on 08-23-2016 at 03:51 PM
    Definitely the Hefe yeast. First time I brewed a one, I thought my basement drain had backed up
    going by the smell coming out of the basement.

  • Posted in thread: Beer Delivery by Drone? on 08-22-2016 at 07:11 PM
    I only doubt the ability of a hexacopter to lift 12 lbs of bottled beer.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk Survey on 08-16-2016 at 08:24 PM
    Homebrew or Craft, in my area neither seem to be waning. Although, as previously mentioned, it
    could be that those ripples have not reached me in Central Illinois. 5 years ago we had two
    brew pubs. On...

  • Posted in thread: Taking gravity readings on 08-15-2016 at 09:28 PM
    You can always use a refractometer and a 12" pipette.Remember, though, that refractometer
    readings are skewed on fermenting beer.

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk Survey on 08-15-2016 at 09:22 PM
    Not really anything about the survey itself, but the email said something about the hobby being
    in a bit of a decline? Curious by what metric?In my area it seems like the opposite. LHS
    reported in a r...

  • Posted in thread: Avoiding suckback when cold crashing? on 08-09-2016 at 05:47 PM
    I'd add some CO2 pressure. If you develop a vacuum in the keg I wouldn't see it hurting it....
    but I would expect the lid to leak.I've stopped using gelatin all together due to oxidation and
    see no di...

  • Posted in thread: Avoiding suckback when cold crashing? on 08-09-2016 at 03:25 PM
    I was wondering, what if, instead of dropping the temperature while the beer is still in the
    fermenter, you transfer to a corny with gelatin, purge and pressurize then drop the
    temperature.Since the k...

  • Posted in thread: Dumb Whirlpool Question on 07-29-2016 at 06:02 PM
    You don't actually need to keep it moving constantly. Put in your hops, give it a stir and let
    it sit, stirring occasionally.I'm not sure, but I think the OP is referring to doing a
    whirlpool to conce...