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Posted in thread: My Fellow Canadians. Help. Need Online Source on 08-05-2007 at 09:35 PM
I'd get away from those Brewhouse kits ASAP if you can. I started with those and thought they
tasted watery and I couldn't get a head off them if you shook em up first. All grain is
definitely the way...
Posted in thread: using ale yeast to produce a lager on 08-03-2007 at 12:08 AM
I'd add 1007 to that list. Ferments down to 55F, with very clean finish. Use it for all my
brews except the more specialized yeast.
Posted in thread: Getting A Hydrometer Reading on 08-03-2007 at 12:07 AM
Just put the hydrometer in the bucket. Why complicate things and waste good beer?
Posted in thread: Dead Yeast on 07-30-2007 at 12:51 AM
For every month old the smack pack is, you have to allow one day for the pack to swell. I had a
6 month old pack that I smacked a week early. By the time I brewed, it was swelled just fine.
Posted in thread: High FG question on 07-29-2007 at 07:29 PM
Unconverted starch will not add to the gravity of the beer. Unfermentable sugars and dextrins
will and are determined by your ingredients and conversion conditions.I always thought they
did. Anything ...
Posted in thread: How Vital is the Addition of Potassium Sorbate? on 07-29-2007 at 01:46 AM
I believe that the Sorbate inhibits further fermentation, making the addition of sweetner for
less than dry wines safe in the bottle. If you're making dry wine without a sweetening addition
Posted in thread: belgian wit and chamomile on 07-29-2007 at 01:43 AM
The last wit I made I put 1/2 oz. in at flame out and it turned out really nice. Wouldn't
change a thing. I probably wouldn't boil it, just like I wouldn't boil most herbs in a tea.
Posted in thread: Help High SG on 07-18-2007 at 10:29 PM
I'd doubt if a start would have made any difference. That mainly cuts lag time. Yeast multiply
exponentially during fermentation. If you're using extract, chances are it's done. Depending on
Posted in thread: Good U.S. Beers not available in Canada on 07-03-2007 at 03:57 PM
The scene really is pathetic here in ontario isn't it? The beer store carries almost nothing
except the CDN BMCs. The only things I can really enjoy come from the lcbo and are from craft
Posted in thread: Good U.S. Beers not available in Canada on 07-03-2007 at 01:21 PM
If you're in Ontario, you'll find no microbrews except Anchor Liberty Ale. In other words,
basically nothing. Here they even think draught beer is an actual distinct style of beer. Find
a good microbr...