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Posted in thread: Belgian corking on 07-23-2013 at 05:06 PM
Well, I opened up my 375ml with the cork, and it was pretty tough! It didn't break, but it took
a good minute of twisting with a kitchen towel for grip before it came loose. I am thinking the
Posted in thread: Belgian corking on 07-15-2013 at 11:33 PM
i'm not that experienced myself, but it sure seems like corking homebrew in belgian bottles is
the final frontier- it is hard to find definitive tips or walkthroughs on the different
corkers, whether ...
Posted in thread: Looking for input on a Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale on 10-02-2012 at 11:59 PM
Just in case anyone was curious, after 3+ months of bottle conditioning, the final result on
this beer was a "meh". The pumpkin is clear in the aroma, but I taste no spice at all with only
Posted in thread: Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels on 07-16-2012 at 10:51 PM
this is really helpful info- much thanks to you all. i opened my barrel, smelled good, looked
good. i'm still waiting on my stout to finish, so in with a bottle of bourbon! no leaks, and
Posted in thread: Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels on 07-12-2012 at 07:05 PM
I recently purchased one of these from that site. Since they are used, does anyone know how
much care I need to put in before I drop my Stout in there? Should I fill it with water to
check for leaks, ...
Posted in thread: NB Hefeweizen Gravity Experiment on 07-05-2012 at 11:56 PM
I brewed this kit recently (minus all your additions), used a 1 ltr starter. Just bottled last
night, and my sample seemed a little sweet. Sat in the bucket for three weeks, and It was at
1.020 for fi...
Posted in thread: Looking for input on a Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale on 06-25-2012 at 11:16 PM
Quick update to the Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale- I let it sit in the fermenting bucket for three
weeks and pulled it out. FG of 1.008? Seems kind of low, not sure if I measured right.Strong
boozy smell, whi...
Posted in thread: Looking for input on a Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale on 06-03-2012 at 04:30 PM
I cooked the contents of the two 30oz cans in a pyrex at 350 until the mushed firmed up a
little and got nicely browned up top. Chucked it in the freezer Dow a few hours and then
brought it back to ro...
Posted in thread: Looking for input on a Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale on 06-02-2012 at 03:24 PM
Brewed last night. Pumpkin completely dissolved in the wort, smelled pretty good! I threw it in
at just before 15 minutes left in the boil with the hops. Off in the bucket now, and I'm
Posted in thread: Looking for input on a Nut Brown Pumpkin Ale on 06-01-2012 at 04:57 AM
Hey All,I had the idea of doing up a Pumpkin ale using an existing Nut Brown extract kit from
Northern Brewer, and wanted to see if my method was reasonable or if I was way off: using the