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Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter tribute on 11-13-2011 at 09:08 PM
It's a little over carbed and needs to be warmed before drinking. I used 4.5oz of priming sugar
for 5 gallons. I am going to dial it back some. Fridge temps are just too cold for this beer
Posted in thread: Rock Island brewers HELP! on 10-03-2011 at 03:01 PM
I just saw this, sorry for the late reply. I live in Bettendorf and the only thing I do with my
water is run it through the brita filter I have on my faucet. Any off flavors I've had can be
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Posted in thread: WTF are these bubbles!? Pics included on 09-23-2011 at 12:36 AM
Did the temp change recently? I've gotten those bubbles before and had no issue with the batch.
I assumed it was just co2 coming out of solution
Posted in thread: Storing DME on 09-22-2011 at 11:07 PM
I use a 58lb vittle vault for mine. It was a bit pricey but its airtight and I tossed a couple
of brown sugar bears in to handle any moisture.
Posted in thread: Plastic strawberries.... on 09-14-2011 at 05:52 PM
Those 3lb cans of fruit should be already sterilized as part of the canning process. If you are
worried about infection, that could solve that.
Posted in thread: Plastic strawberries.... on 09-14-2011 at 04:12 PM
I never pasturize the fruit I add. I buy it frozen, thaw it, toss it in the bucket and rack on
top of it. I figure between the Ph, alcohol and strong yeast presence nothing has a chance.
Posted in thread: Bert Grant's Perfect Porter tribute on 09-13-2011 at 12:40 AM
I bottled it 9/4. I will probably sample one this weekend and report back. Prepping the starter
for my version now, after a few minor tweaks to bring it in line.
Posted in thread: Fruit flavors that don't taste fake on 09-01-2011 at 03:39 PM
I used 1 can of the blueberry (~48oz) in a wit I made and it was really under flavored. I am
going to try 5lb next time.
Posted in thread: Fruit flavors that don't taste fake on 09-01-2011 at 11:51 AM
I do a few fruit beers. With stronger flavors like raspberry in a light ale, I use about 4lbs.
It comes out very raspberry. Since cherries are a bit more subtle, you will need to up that
some. Since i...
Posted in thread: Amber LME to DME on 08-30-2011 at 05:42 PM
Long story short, it'll be easier to buy amber extract and use the pilsen extract for something
else.That is what I was figuring. It was AHS amber extract, so I probably won't be able to find