Last Activity:04-17-2011 5:59 PM
Posted in thread: Sparkling Hard Cider on 04-12-2011 at 04:30 PM
I just read the wiki on cider making to get the basic overview. This was helpful, but I still
have a few questions:1. When to bottle? 1.015 like beer?2. How do you sweeten the cider without
the yeast ...
Posted in thread: Tripel Mistake - Should I be worried. on 04-05-2011 at 04:38 PM
After several weeks in the primary and now a week in the secondary, I tried the beer and it's
definitely on the sweet side. The gravity is also high 1.020. So, it seems that I have two
problems. I've ...
Posted in thread: Tripel Mistake - Should I be worried. on 03-06-2011 at 07:20 PM
Hi,I made a stupid mistake yesterday while brewing Northern Brewer's Tripel. The recipe is
below. Basically, I switched the hops around. So when I should have added Summit, I added Saaz.
And vice vers...
Posted in thread: Final Gravity too high. What to do? on 04-15-2010 at 12:26 AM
David_42:The amylase worked! It's going again. It's not a very robust fermentation, but I've
got a thin layer of foam, visible yeast activity, and bubbles in the airlock about every 3
seconds. Is ther...
Posted in thread: Final Gravity too high. What to do? on 04-12-2010 at 05:46 PM
Is the alpha amylase to help convert the sugar? This assumes the conversion didn't occur in the
Posted in thread: Final Gravity too high. What to do? on 04-12-2010 at 03:23 PM
The story of this problem child is above. Basically, I brewed over the winter time and I
believe I let the temperature fall too much in the primary,which stalled the fermentation. I
got some good advi...
Posted in thread: Infection or Gravity Problem; over-carbonation on 04-06-2010 at 02:54 PM
Time definitely seems to be a factor. In general my beers gain carbonation in the bottle over
time. But, nothing like the last few, which is why I thought it might be the yeast. I'm wonder
if safale U...
Posted in thread: Infection or Gravity Problem; over-carbonation on 04-06-2010 at 04:01 AM
yeah - that's a bit of an exaggeration. Basically, when I pop the cap off, the beer immediately
starts to foam over. If I open the top really slowly, I can keep the it from overflowing the
Posted in thread: Infection or Gravity Problem; over-carbonation on 04-06-2010 at 03:49 AM
Recently I've been having a problem with over-carbonated beer. I'm pretty careful with
sanitation, so I'm hoping it's not bacteria, but I guess it's possible since it has been the
last 3 brews. But, t...
Posted in thread: Question: Fermentation Temp Control on 03-30-2010 at 08:39 PM
Thanks - this is all great feedback.