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Posted in thread: Have I been wasting sanitizer? on 08-14-2009 at 05:17 PM
Yep, total mistaken assumptions on my part, this is the email I got directly from Five
Star:Dave,Always great to hear from home brewers working with Five Star items to makethe finest
beer on the plane...
Posted in thread: Have I been wasting sanitizer? on 08-14-2009 at 05:22 AM
pardon me for adding to the thousand posts on proper concentrations for sanitizer, but I've
always sort of glanced around the boards because I routinely forget the amounts required to mix
up a batch o...
Posted in thread: Homemade and super ugly taps/tower? on 05-31-2009 at 10:34 PM
I haven't seen this addressed very often but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough; is it
possible to make a draught tap from scratch? I've got a kegerator with just a cobra tap, very
low tech but th...
Posted in thread: Old smack pack, bad starter? on 05-08-2009 at 05:13 AM
Dang, it's the colour change I should be looking for? It's definitely a distinct butterscotch
colour. I was totally expecting a krausen ring!That's fantastic. One more question; I intend to
Posted in thread: Old smack pack, bad starter? on 05-07-2009 at 11:01 PM
Hello,So due to poor planning I activated a smack pack and about a week went by without it
being used, a day or two at the beginning spent at room temperature before I put it back in the
fridge. Then ...
Posted in thread: Bottled Beer Tastes Like Yeast/Bread on 04-19-2009 at 09:51 PM
Did you use the little packet of yeast that came with the kit?If so, it's possible that the
packet was just super old and the yeast was barely viable. How strong was the fermentation in
Posted in thread: Strange smelling beer on 04-19-2009 at 09:50 PM
Was he storing it in clear bottles exposed to light? Maybe it just skunked.
Posted in thread: Bottled Beer Tastes Like Yeast/Bread on 04-19-2009 at 09:46 PM
If your beer yeast starts autolyzing, because it's unhealthy, it will result in yeasty flavours
in the beer. Another other option is that the beer is still green but with the length of time
Posted in thread: Question about Slap Pack on 04-19-2009 at 09:21 PM
I'd make a starter today and leave it on the stir plate, but I have no extract and the dang
stores are closed.Secondary question, not to hijack this ancient thread, but can I use liquid
malt extract i...
Posted in thread: Question about Slap Pack on 04-19-2009 at 06:41 PM
This is from forever ago, but:I broke the nutrient pack Saturday to do an all-grain batch, but
this was our first batch and the mash tun we built was definitely faulty and needs to be fixed