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Posted in thread: Do I really need to bottle everything? on 08-30-2015 at 12:50 PM
Get a buddy, a Vinator and buy a lot of beer to acquire more bottles. Should be able to get a
5-gallon batch done, even with a wing capper inside an hour if you have help.
Posted in thread: Aeration product of choice? on 08-28-2015 at 10:19 AM
Your new screen name is eaOverkill lolI can see why it seems like overkill, but hear me out.
When I brew alone, if I want to pour my kettle's contents though the strainer, then I have to
pour it into ...
Posted in thread: Aeration product of choice? on 08-27-2015 at 09:35 PM
I dump my kettle into a sanitized bucket through a sanitized strainer. That strainer ends up
creating a lot of foam in itself. Then I dump the bucket's contents into my sanitized Big Mouth
Posted in thread: Chocolate question on 08-26-2015 at 09:36 AM
I THOUGHT on a NB video on their website, on BrewTV, I watched a stout-based episode where they
made a chocolate stout using some semi-sweet Baker's chocolate. They used probably about 4
ounces and me...
Posted in thread: First batch fermentation problems? on 08-26-2015 at 09:30 AM
To me, the ring around the bottle is an indicator that the active fermentation already
happened. The yeast is now slowing down and settling out. The only way to tell for sure,
however, is to take a hy...
Posted in thread: S04 or 1098 for chocolate stout on 08-25-2015 at 09:31 AM
I have harvested both US-04 and WYeast 1098. Next brew will be an all-grain chocolate stout
from AIH. Which yeast would you use? I will be making a starter regardless of the yeast of
course. Second qu...
Posted in thread: how did my OG get so high??? on 08-25-2015 at 09:26 AM
Any chance the hydrometer is off?
Posted in thread: Midwest Pumpkin Ale on 08-25-2015 at 09:25 AM
I did NB's Spiced Pumpkin ale extract kit last year and really enjoyed it. I did their
suggested mini mash of adding some 6-row and canned pumpkin. Turned out to be one of the best
beers I've ever don...
Posted in thread: How long before pitching more yeast? on 08-24-2015 at 06:45 PM
It's always concerning when you don't know if the yeast are happy. Once they start chugging
along you always feel better :)
Posted in thread: How long before pitching more yeast? on 08-24-2015 at 03:23 PM
Is it in a bucket where you can't see anything or in a clear container where you can? I know my
cider I just did in a bucket never had the airlock move at all, but it fermented down to 1.003.