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Posted in thread: Beersmith on 10-07-2009 at 09:49 PM
Are you asking for a calculation of what your SG would be with a top-off, or are you asking for
a conversion because your sample was 133*F when you measured with your hydrometer?If it is the
Posted in thread: Hoosier on the bayou on 10-06-2009 at 05:30 PM
Welcome from another brewer just outside of New Orleans. I am also a transplant, from the DC
area, and am trying to get used to the change of pace (and the weather) here as I am sure you
will be.Not s...
Posted in thread: Pitch stout on Dead Guy cake? on 09-15-2009 at 07:54 PM
I would say don't do it for two reasons. First, the styles are very different (as mentioned
above) and the hoppy flavor from the Dead Guy will probably be assertive enough to impart some
flavor in a s...
Posted in thread: repeat mistakes to repeat beer taste? on 09-15-2009 at 07:46 PM
+1 - You may have made great beer despite these mistakes, but maybe the beer could have been
even better without them. If you don't like the beer as much after correcting your mistakes it
would be int...
Posted in thread: Should I make a yeast starter? on 08-25-2009 at 02:20 PM
I think you will probably need the starter to make sure you are pitching enough healty yeast
that are ready to go to work. Even if you are feeding sugar during fermentation (which the
recipe I have ca...
Posted in thread: Exchanging beer on 08-20-2009 at 07:27 PM
The method in that thread works great. I am guessing the thread mentions this, but if not, send
it UPS or FedEx, NOT USPS. It is against the rules with UPS and FedEx, but it is a federal
crime to ship...
Posted in thread: First competition -- Best of Show! on 08-20-2009 at 07:17 PM
Congratuations, I have brewed that recipe a few times myself. It is great. I haven't brewed it
since I moved to full boils. I may have to adjust the recipe a bit and get that one on the to
do list. I ...
Posted in thread: Noob in MN - does it count if you haven't brewed yet? on 08-14-2009 at 05:11 AM
There is no minimum number of batches required to refer to yourself as a noob. Sounds like you
need to skip the stovetop and go to full boils. I can easily say that I wish I had. Moving to
full boils ...
Posted in thread: basement brewery on 08-12-2009 at 02:29 PM
It shouldn't. If you are using an airlock with some vodka or sanitizer in it, nothing from the
around the fermenter should be able to get in. If you wanted to be extra cautious, just don't
Posted in thread: Newb from Nawlins area on 08-06-2009 at 02:43 PM
Welcome from the other side of the Causeway and congrats on your first batch! I am in Metairie
and started brewing almost a year ago. Keep us posted on how it goes.