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Posted in thread: Using beer brewing equipment for cheese making on 11-25-2011 at 09:43 PM
I really don't think that the brew pot was the cause. I used my brew pot for my most recent
batch and it formed fine. I thing that increasing the rennet may have been the solution. It
could also be th...
Posted in thread: First hard cheese on 11-16-2011 at 11:41 AM
That looks awesome. I've only made cottage cheese so far, but soon I'll move on to Monterey
Jack and cheddar. I have to get my press built first.
Posted in thread: aging . . . on 11-16-2011 at 02:26 AM
Also, what size did you go with? I see them starting at 4 bottles, but I think that would
likely be too small.
Posted in thread: cheese making kits on 11-16-2011 at 02:01 AM
I bought one of the cheese making kits. I doubt I'd buy it again. It has a cheap thermometer, a
cheap cheese mold, a booklet with several recipes, cultures, rennet, calcium carbonate and
Posted in thread: KAB5 news; pretty interesting on 06-20-2007 at 01:35 AM
Thanks for the info on this, I'm "shopping" for a burner and the KAB5 was on the short list.
I'll take a look at the other ones that are available.
Posted in thread: Yeast on Yeast on 06-17-2007 at 04:52 PM
You can buy yeast energizers at your LHBS. These often contain some dead yeast, (yeast hulls).
This is usually used in wine making, though. My understanding is wort contains enough nutrients
to keep t...
Posted in thread: A few questions that I should have asked at the LHBS, but didn't on 06-16-2007 at 08:59 PM
I think that DME is easier to work with than LME. With LME, you have to make sure it's all
mixed in, it sits on the bottom until it's stirred in. With DME, you know when it's stirred in
Posted in thread: Cheap heated fermenter. on 06-16-2007 at 04:28 PM
Looks cool. Only thing I would question is the temperature strip. Plastic is a poor conductor
of heat. Would it give a temperature that's within a few degrees? It very well may, but I don't
Posted in thread: A nice kit cream ale? on 06-16-2007 at 04:22 PM
Good luck with the brew. I've never done a cream ale, but it's on my short list. My first was a
porter. I figured that if it didn't clear all that well, it wouldn't be a big deal since it's a
Posted in thread: How much air to leave in the bottle? on 06-16-2007 at 02:31 AM
First, welcome to the forums. Lots of good info in here.Do you have a bottling wand? If so,
just fill the bottle until it's full. When you take the wand out, there will be the right
amount of head spa...