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Posted in thread: Using home-grown whole leaf hops on 12-09-2011 at 08:18 PM
How did it turn out? I just threw 2 gallon sized frezer bags of home grown Cascade hops into
the boil at different times. It was a ton of hops but last time I used one bag and didnt get
the flavor I w...
Posted in thread: Off taste after 3-4 weeks on 12-09-2011 at 12:18 AM
Im glad you brought this up. I have had the exact same issue with either the cardboard or even
chemical taste after a few months in the bottle. I thought maybe it was just green but it
tastes the same...
Posted in thread: not sure what happened?? on 04-28-2011 at 11:34 PM
I would let it sit for a few more days in a warm room (above the temp it is at now) to see if
any yeast comes to life. if not then you are fine. I once pitched 2 packs of yeast into a
dunkel and then ...
Posted in thread: How to save an Extract Stout on 04-28-2011 at 01:26 AM
I have scorched sugar (lme/dme) during the boil that made it unfermentable and left me with a
high FG. It is not uncommon to end around 1.020 when brewing extract.
Posted in thread: not sure what happened?? on 04-28-2011 at 01:15 AM
I have had this same problem a few times with extract brewing. i believe the problem comes from
adding the extract with the flame on a little and some of the sugar scorching on the bottom of
the pot. ...
Posted in thread: A bit confused about Star San on 01-12-2011 at 07:22 PM
Chemical burps sound phenolic, which could be either an infection, chloramines or underpitching
your yeast. Not really something we see with starsan, since again, the starsan breaks down into
Posted in thread: Beer always turns out dark in color on 01-12-2011 at 05:22 PM
With beers I want lighter I will do the Ol' texas two step. Add 1/3 to 1/2 of the LME at the
begining of the boil and the other half with about 15min left. This should lighten up the beer
and I havent...
Posted in thread: A bit confused about Star San on 01-12-2011 at 05:15 PM
I have had a chemical taste with a few beers and was told at the LHBS that people sometimes
complain of that from star san. I have tried everything but changing from star san (because of
Posted in thread: Will yeast wake up? on 12-02-2010 at 12:02 AM
I have also had this problem many times. I am actually warming a bucket that is at 1.033 hoping
it will go down. It is a porter and i might add a little blueberry if i cant get it down
anymore just to...
Posted in thread: siphon problem when using non-pellet hops on 11-04-2010 at 10:26 PM
@Gman2-- Wouldn't I have to boil the mesh in order to use it at this point (and for that
matter, sterilize any funnel)? I thought that pre-boil, sanitation isn't as crucial, but
post-boil, everything ...