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Posted in thread: What is the highest temp to age a Russian imperial stout? on 10-26-2014 at 06:17 PM
(sorry for the resurrection) I brewed an RIS back in March. Racked into a keg, sat in my house
through the summer till October, now on tap in my cooler. It's oxidized, with plenty of sherry
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-14-2013 at 02:38 AM
I agree with most of this, but lowering the temp when it seems to be stalling is the wrong
answer - that will just encourage the yeast to stall out more. 70 is fine after the initial
Posted in thread: Nervous New Brewer - Chlorine in water on 11-11-2013 at 02:03 AM
if it tastes very good you cant make disgusting beer unless your recipe sucks.There is lots of
time to learn water chemistry.With all respect, I completely disagree, based on my own
experience and all...
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-11-2013 at 01:52 AM
As mentioned above, you're checking too soon. First time you check should be about 2 weeks out.
Remember, US-05 is a slow starter. I've never had, or expected it to be, done at 7 days. That's
Posted in thread: Nervous New Brewer - Chlorine in water on 11-08-2013 at 02:36 AM
Simply boiling your wort is not going to fix any problems. You need to dechlorinate your water,
period. In my experience, if it's a light beer, you may get away with a drinkable beer;
however, you wil...
Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-03-2013 at 11:47 PM
As others have said, its a relatively slow starter; 7 hours is nothing for US-05, you're not
going to get peak activity till around 24-48 hours. And keep it in the 60s. I try to pitch
around 65 and le...
Posted in thread: Ever regretted a "craft" beer purchase? Why? on 10-02-2013 at 04:08 AM
I rarely drink a "bad" beer. What I get disappointing by, however, is the $10 boutique craft
bomber of beer that's just mediocre. Pisses me off more than anything.
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 09-27-2013 at 04:27 PM
When you've converted your wine-drinker wife into a beer-drinker.
Posted in thread: Identity Theft Notices From Midwest Supplies and MonsterBrew on 09-27-2013 at 04:14 PM
In the past two months I've received two potential identity theft notices from both Midwest
Supplies and MonsterBrew. Both of the letters talk about the credit card info I used with them
in the past p...
Posted in thread: Bottle caps needed on 09-11-2013 at 02:54 AM