Last Activity:09-02-2009 10:36 PM
Posted in thread: First time mazer/mead maker on 09-02-2009 at 10:44 PM
Just an update-my mead is now bubbling away. I wouldn't say it is vigorous, but it is
definitely fermenting, so here's hoping that everything works out.
Posted in thread: First time mazer/mead maker on 08-31-2009 at 07:46 PM
Yeah, after doing more reading, I have seen that it is apparently unnecessary to boil honey,
given that it is essentially sterile, and by boiling it I boil off the aromatic compounds that
will flavor ...
Posted in thread: First time mazer/mead maker on 08-31-2009 at 07:36 PM
Hi all,I have just ventured into the world of making mead. I previously have stuck to just
brewing beer, with good results across the board (if I do say so myself.) I made my mead this
last Saturday (...
Posted in thread: What on earth have I made? on 01-15-2008 at 12:36 AM
It sounds like what you've made is a champ. That beer is going to be strong, and you'll know it
by the taste. I can't think of any kind of commercial example, but that's just the sort of beer
that I e...
Posted in thread: Hop preference poll on 10-16-2007 at 02:38 PM
I grew some hops in the backyard this summer. I planted three vines, Cascade, Chinook, and
Willamette. Chinook and Willamette absolutely thrived, but Cascade never took off like the
other two. It was ...
Posted in thread: Malt preference poll on 10-16-2007 at 02:34 PM
Using extract with a partial mash is, to me, a very efficient way to take a basic beer and add
your own special touch. I would agree that all-grain is probably the best way and allows the
Posted in thread: Reason #45 why not to use Mr Beer stuff on 10-11-2007 at 01:04 PM
Wow. Can you repair it? Seems like it would be a shame to lose your equipment. I was looking at
picking up one of those, but now I think I'll stick to my trusty glass carboys w/ airlocks.
Posted in thread: Moldy Top? on 04-03-2007 at 10:34 PM
I have brewed an IPA from Midwest Supplies, and my brew definitely stopped bubbling after about
one week in the primary fermenter. There was a very slight greenish tint to the krausen, but
Posted in thread: A mostly extract wheat beer on 03-20-2007 at 04:55 PM
Well, I'd like to post an update on this. This beer has been my favorite so far, really nice
hop flavor, awesome head retention, and it has gotten really good compliments from my friends.
It has a bit...
Posted in thread: Hefeweizen Recipe on 03-20-2007 at 02:54 AM
Sounds like a nice recipe for a Hefeweizen. In my understanding, and I'm a relatively new
brewer, with a Hefe the yeast is what will really make the beer. Give the Wyeast
Weihenstaphener yeast a shot....