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Posted in thread: Will (some) the Vanilla Flavor Drop Out on 09-23-2016 at 02:50 AM
I made a vanilla porter with about 8 beans in 5 gallons (I got em really cheap). After 2 months
in the bottle the vanilla was so strong I couldn't even drink it. After 6 months it had
mellowed out bea...
Posted in thread: Capping bottles on 09-23-2016 at 02:43 AM
When I first got into it, I asked at a couple of bars if I could take their empties. Most of em
said "Our recycling guy picks up on Tuesday, so come on Monday" or something like it. Don't
your bars ha...
Posted in thread: priming sugar ? on 09-20-2016 at 10:19 PM
I've used both corn sugar and cane sugar and couldn't tell much difference. For one batch I
think you're just fine using what you have on hand. I do use corn sugar regularly because it's
a bit easier ...
Posted in thread: honey on 09-16-2016 at 05:54 AM
I found if I tried to skimp on the water (trying not to dilute my beer) the syrup was too thick
to mix well. Once after bottling I found a thick sugary layer just stuck to the bottom of my
Posted in thread: honey on 09-15-2016 at 07:36 PM
My first half dozen batches suffered from inconsistent or very low carbon. I did the typical
process with corn sugar. I eventually narrowed it down to poor mixing. Now I rack to the bucket
first and a...
Posted in thread: There's a fly in my fermenter!! on 09-08-2016 at 11:59 AM
I wouldn't worry, he won't take much.
Posted in thread: Spicy gingerbeer search on 09-07-2016 at 01:18 AM
P.S. I ended up leaving everything to "steep" overnight, and simply strained before bottling,
so that final product was a bit cloudy. Also, I'd recommend the pasteurization process that's
laid out in ...
Posted in thread: Spicy gingerbeer search on 09-07-2016 at 01:10 AM
Here's my journal entry for a non alcohol ginger beer that turned out great. Presumably you
could balance the sugars (I didn't figure for final alcohol, just did to taste) and just let
the yeast finis...
Posted in thread: A moment of silence for my brewery. on 09-06-2016 at 12:36 AM
You should make a go-fund-me to revive whatever isn't salvageable and post it here. I'd donate.
Posted in thread: Brewery naming etiquette? on 08-31-2016 at 12:50 AM
Witching Hour, Red Eye, Nocturnal Brewing (ooh I like that!),