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  • Posted in thread: Allergic to beer? on 09-15-2006 at 04:38 AM
    I think I may have an allergy to beer. For some reasons, certain varieties always give me a
    headache, even before the first bottle is done (case in point: Pete's Wicked Ale). Most
    varieties don't, how...

  • Posted in thread: Great pub in central Iowa on 09-15-2006 at 04:26 AM
    If you're ever in Ames, IA, you have to visit Olde Maine Brewing Co. Great beer, great food.
    Beer is very reasonable, food is very high. Plus, if you join the Beer Enthusiasts Union, you
    get 25 oz mug...

  • Posted in thread: Too much yeast on 09-15-2006 at 04:22 AM
    Super high gravity yeast is just that... yeast that can successfully ferment beer to a higher
    %ABV.I find that drinking 1-3 beers in a night is not a problem for me. I'm workin on a wheat
    beer and a b...

  • Posted in thread: Too much yeast on 09-12-2006 at 11:16 PM
    About 7# of DME, 1 1/2 # of crystal malt, 1/2# of roasted, 1/4# darkWLP099 Super High Gravity
    Ale YeastThe bottles have been sitting for a few months (brewed in March, maybe April?), and I
    don't drink...

  • Posted in thread: Too much yeast on 08-21-2006 at 01:12 AM
    A while back I brewed with a yeast that's far too strong, and so it didn't die out during
    fermentation.Now I have a case and a half of beer that causes loose bowel movements. While I'd
    prefer not to p...

  • Posted in thread: Not flocculating on 03-09-2006 at 07:10 PM
    So is it worth waiting to improve clarity?

  • Posted in thread: Not flocculating on 03-09-2006 at 05:07 PM
    Update:Bubbling in secondary ceased within a few hours of being racked in batch 1 (racked
    Sunday). Batches 2 and 3 bubbling every couple of minutes.I'm headed out of town for a week,
    starting Saturday...

  • Posted in thread: reaching HIGH proof? on 03-09-2006 at 05:00 PM
    I didn't realize it would cost so friggin much. Forget this. My next attempt at real beer (not
    from a kit) will be a Brown Ale. Estimated starting time 2/2007 (or when I can find more room
    to store it...

  • Posted in thread: reaching HIGH proof? on 03-08-2006 at 04:53 AM
    I tried to run a high proof ale, but apparently I went wrong. How much sugar would you need to
    get a batch to ~20% ABV (yeast permitting)? Any other techniques I should know about? This
    would be the y...

  • Posted in thread: Not flocculating on 03-08-2006 at 04:51 AM
    My batch from hell refuses to flocculate. I'd rather not chew my beer before swallowing it, and
    I'm scheduled to bottle this weekend. Any ideas how to get more residue out of solution before
    I bottle?...