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  • Posted in thread: Juniper Flavor? on 12-24-2006 at 09:42 AM
    amarillo is more citrusy flavored, some say orange or lemon. Juniper? hmmmm....could be your
    water interacting with the hops flavor maybe? You should brew up a second batch and see if you
    get the same...

  • Posted in thread: Priming and other things on 12-19-2006 at 01:35 PM
    It is possible to prime directly into the bottles but it requires some math and it takes a lot
    longer than priming into a bucket. Some people use coopers drops with no problems, but I can't
    seem to ge...

  • Posted in thread: Murky Soupy Sweet & Sour Beer on 12-19-2006 at 12:56 PM
    Glad to hear it! I know sometimes patience is the hardest thing when making beer. It is
    something I am learning too!I make note of those off flavors and smells in my recipe "book" and
    the approx dates...

  • Posted in thread: can i bottle now on 12-16-2006 at 11:12 PM
    You cant bottle when tehre is any activity unless you want mini bombs.What are you making?
    Whats your recipe? Is it a big beer?

  • Posted in thread: grolcsh(sp?) bottles?? on 12-16-2006 at 11:10 PM
    new grommets are cheap. I use grolsch almost exclusively now. Bought about 60 on craigs list.
    Change out the grommets every few batches, imho. BUt I can bottle alone using these, no partner

  • Posted in thread: Water Salts on 12-14-2006 at 01:06 PM

  • Posted in thread: Water Salts on 12-14-2006 at 01:05 PM
    there are so many factors involved in that it is impossible to say. A teaspoon is not always a
    teaspoon, if you tap it suddenly the product in it will compact and you will have less than a
    teaspoon. S...

  • Posted in thread: Murky Soupy Sweet & Sour Beer on 12-14-2006 at 12:58 PM
    Opened a new bottle of wine and got that wiff of bananas. It went away after two days of
    sitting. Had a porter that smelled like cider vinegar, so strong it made my eyes water. After
    three weeks in co...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling straight from secondary? on 12-12-2006 at 04:27 PM
    I have bottled directly out of secondary into the bottles by priming the bottles first. It took
    a bit of math (priming solution amt divided by 48 bottles) but it worked just fine. I did find
    it took l...

  • Posted in thread: mixing extracts on 12-11-2006 at 09:03 PM
    I dont think that would be a problem reallyIt just wont be what they say on the label, but a
    draught and a cervesa are both pretty light so you will get something really light, right? I
    might add an e...