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Posted in thread: First time.... Boil issues on 12-14-2013 at 06:58 AM
If it's at least bubbling some, it's probably "good enough."Is this a partial or full boil? If
you're trying to boil 6+ gallons, it's gonna take some jiggerpokery to get it up to a full,
rolling boil ...
Posted in thread: adding water due to boiling off on 12-06-2013 at 10:38 PM
Most recipes are written in anticipation of boiling some water off. So, yes, it's fine to add
water -- but only enough to bring your wort volume back to the volume the recipe's supposed to
Posted in thread: beer for breastfeeding... yup. on 12-05-2013 at 12:31 AM
It sounds like the real issue here is that we have to be mindful of managing Junior's lupulin
threshold shift.The first baby beer should be something like a bitter, with detectable but
subtle hops, ju...
Posted in thread: Peanut off flavor..why?? on 12-04-2013 at 02:50 AM
Well, if you figure it out, lemme know... I've had this same flavor, to the point where one
batch was ruined, it's an annoying undertone in others.I was kinda speculating that it might've
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 12-04-2013 at 12:02 AM
When you see this in a news story about Washington's legalized pot law... you think "dang,
looks like my kitchen table on brew day... the gloves are a bit anal, though, hops are a
hot-side addition, ...
Posted in thread: Infection? - Overpowering Chemical Scent on 12-02-2013 at 01:28 AM
The physical-nose-stabbing sounds like CO2 bite. A good, close whiff of actively-fermenting
beer, or even just beer that's out-gassing as you transfer it to secondary, will be emitting
enough carbon d...
Posted in thread: Issues with first AG Mash on 11-24-2013 at 11:53 PM
This is why I always heat up an extra couple gallons of water for whatever step I'm on, plus an
extra gallon or so boiling on the stove for heat emergencies.Your volume shouldn't be a
problem. As long...
Posted in thread: Citra ipa on 11-24-2013 at 11:46 PM
Hard to say without know what else you're hopping with and when.If all you've got is two ounces
of Citra plus some bittering charge at 60 minutes... well, first of all, I'd get more hops; two
Posted in thread: Wort Chiller Usage for Outdoor Brewing on 11-22-2013 at 06:11 PM
That's pretty much my procedure exactly, with the exception that I don't bother with the spoon,
I just grab the top of the chiller and stir it around in the wort a bit.
Posted in thread: keeping the carboy close on 11-19-2013 at 05:31 AM
Any funny places you've kept a carboy?The bathtub.OK, it's not funny as in strange or unique –
I know I'm not the first homebrewer to realize that it's not such a bad plan to ferment in a