Last Activity:09-29-2005 5:41 PM
Posted in thread: mold part deux on 09-29-2005 at 04:49 PM
I'd try to save it too, but then i'm cheap like that ;)i'd just rack it and hope you dont
transfer any of that mold colony - whats the worst that can happen? a beer you thought was bad
goes bad? oh we...
Posted in thread: mold part deux on 09-29-2005 at 03:51 AM
Sorry to tell you this, but a vinegary odor has to do with sanitation. Do you use bleach? I do
and I've had that problem before.I ended up getting my sink and household pipes pretty drunk
(if you can ...
Posted in thread: mold part deux on 09-29-2005 at 03:32 AM
Have you taken a sample? If so, what did it taste like?You could always rack from the center,
keeping the cane between the top and bottom layers. Sure, you'll lose some, but it's better
than all of it...
Posted in thread: mold part deux on 09-29-2005 at 03:21 AM
ok, i posted a few days back on a small mold contamination I got in my secondary. a small white
patch (3 cm across). I tried siphoning it off (skimming the film off is impossible as it's in
my glass c...
Posted in thread: making a starter from a commercial beer on 09-28-2005 at 06:28 PM
You won't necessarily see a lot of foam or bubbling. The main way to tell is whether or not you
see a good bit of yeast settling to the bottom.aha! an experienced person! thats good news.
cheers. how ...
Posted in thread: making a starter from a commercial beer on 09-28-2005 at 03:55 PM
what's the worst thing that can happen?-walkerthey wont grow? :) i dont need the airlock right
now....have you done a starter in this manner before?
Posted in thread: making a starter from a commercial beer on 09-28-2005 at 03:50 PM
hey guysso I last night attempted to make a starter yeast culture from a bottle of Chimay
(Blue). All I did was miz 1/2 cup DME with 2 cups water, boiled it for 10mins, let it cool to
70F and poured i...
Posted in thread: Conical Fermenter Questions on 09-27-2005 at 12:43 AM
Thanks HB. I never thought about the saran wrap deal. Very clever!!! Will get the gasket soon
though. Will try to get it a little more cool. Have noticed that the ring is getting bigger.
This forum an...
Posted in thread: Time after bottling on 09-27-2005 at 12:41 AM
Of course you can start sampling at 2 weeks and make your own mind up if it's ready to drink
or not.yeah right. I couldnt wait longer than 1 week before sampling my first batch and have
just tried th...
Posted in thread: Hello & a Question on 09-26-2005 at 05:07 PM
Dr. Vodka,Thanks for the link but I didn't see any huggies/coolies on that page just links to
glassware. Did I miss it?oh no, thats just the glassware - sorry didnt read thoroughly!