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Posted in thread: Do flavors mellow after sitting in the bottles? on 03-09-2014 at 11:20 PM
A dark ale will definitely mature and mellow out over time. it is very hard to tell how goos or
bad a beer is before carbonation. The beer is still changing. The carbonation changes the
flavor a bit t...
Posted in thread: Florida brewer having difficulty getting wort to pitching temp on 03-08-2014 at 02:03 AM
Even here in Indiana in the winter where I can use snow banks to help chill, getting to 60 with
an immersion chiller takes a while. I choose to get close then close the bucket up and stick it
in my ke...
Posted in thread: Over Carbed my Trappist Ale in the keg on 03-05-2014 at 12:16 AM
Easy. turn the gas pressure down. Purge the pressure valve. all you are doing is venting the
excess. it will come out of solution if the pressure from the c02 tank is reduced. If you leave
the CO2 on ...
Posted in thread: Hello from Indiana... on 03-03-2014 at 04:30 PM
no need to re-pitch. bubbling does not equal fermentation. Let it ride.
Posted in thread: Growler vs bottle, what's a better choice on 03-03-2014 at 04:29 PM
12 oz'ers all the way. Growlers will not stay carbed for too long usually. Also, even if the
cap you got can keep it carbed, once you open it all bets are off and you will need to finish
it before it ...
Posted in thread: Why is first batch best so far ? on 03-03-2014 at 04:16 PM
Another thought is you might have gotten lucky with the fermentation temps for that first brew.
Controlling fermentation temps makes a big difference in your brews. I would make sure you are
able to k...
Posted in thread: Are Kegs Worth the Cost? on 03-03-2014 at 03:04 AM
Kegging is a great time saver over bottling. I cannot imaging going back. One thing to consider
if you are do not drink a lot of beer is that you only have to fill one keg at a time.
Granted... if you...
Posted in thread: Wanting to start kegging on 03-01-2014 at 07:42 PM
Look at kits. it is an easy way to get all you need at once. I got mine from Kegconnection and
it was great. comes pre-assembled so you just clean and sanitize your keg and off you
go.Regards to a kee...
Posted in thread: New Brew Pot? on 02-28-2014 at 02:49 AM
get the lid. also. Look at the Winco (may also be listed as Winware) aluminum pots. very
solidly built though the lid is extra.Definitely get the lid.
Posted in thread: brewing in cold temps on 02-27-2014 at 06:10 PM
One thing I have done is brew in my garage. The burner heats the space enough to make it
bearable. I keep the garage door cracked (6 inches to a foot open) to ensure there is plenty of
airflow so I do...