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  • Posted in thread: What did I do wrong? on 01-21-2017 at 03:38 PM
    4 ounces should be plenty to get quite a bit of chocolate character. That said, I've had the
    best results flavor and aroma-wise using Drew Beechum's method. My favorite is The Bomb.

  • Posted in thread: When should I begin to Worry? on 01-21-2017 at 03:30 PM
    It takes a long solid freeze to kill yeast. Refrigeration is the best way to store yeast. Your
    beer may just be in the growth phase. Is the wort the right temperature for the
    yeast?Fermenting in a buc...

  • Posted in thread: Wheat beer has little head, no head retention!? on 01-21-2017 at 03:25 PM
    Large bubbles in the head could be in part from too short of bottle conditioning time. Length
    of chilling time can have an affect also. I'll chill my bottles for two days before pouring.

  • Posted in thread: Off Flavors after fermentation, bottling? on 01-20-2017 at 05:24 PM
    Do you bottle condition for at least three weeks at 70 to 75F and then chill a test bottle
    for a few days? Do you do a smooth pour into the glass leaving all the sediment in the bottle?

  • Posted in thread: Yeast starter FG question on 01-20-2017 at 04:53 PM
    1.020 seems high but the SG is also a function of which yeast you used. Some English strains
    will finish with a high SG.Hydrometer or refractometer for the SG?

  • Posted in thread: yeast normal or infection? on 01-20-2017 at 04:50 PM
    I think the blue/grey is just the lighting this is the opening of a Mr. Beer kit the color
    appears creamy/white and uniform. I'll let it be hopefully this gets smaller (yeast falling
    out) rather than ...

  • Posted in thread: yeast normal or infection? on 01-20-2017 at 03:41 PM
    The bluish grey spots in the center of the first picture don't look to good. Let them both sit
    for a week to see if anything else develops.

  • Posted in thread: Why does all Samuel Adams Beer Taste Bad? on 01-19-2017 at 11:55 PM
    Just because YOU don't like a beer from a certain brewery doesn't mean they produce bad beer.
    Put your home brew out there for every one to judge.

  • Posted in thread: And it al begins with an Irish Stout kit on 01-19-2017 at 03:32 AM
    You may find these instructions for a stout helpful. Step number 17 is optional. not a
    handbook on brewing but may give you some ideas of which areas you will need additional
    information just to get ...

  • Posted in thread: Full boil on partial kit on 01-18-2017 at 11:48 PM
    I assume the kit instructions say to do a partial boil simply because it's easier, they even
    give an OG range so I'm sure doing a full boil will cause you to fall on the higher end of that
    range. My o...

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