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Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 09-25-2012 at 06:17 AM
The major difference I've noticed between my primary only beers and my primary/secondary beers
is the carbonation levels. Even after 2 months, my saison produced very little carbonation in
Posted in thread: dumping trub on 09-07-2012 at 05:25 AM
If you're only planning on
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter on 09-07-2012 at 05:21 AM
In a typical starter though, there's very little total available sugar for the yeast to
actually process, so it's not uncommon to completely miss the actual activity. Usually
everything's done inside ...
Posted in thread: mold!? or something else? on 09-07-2012 at 05:11 AM
How'd the transfer go?Only thing I'd say -- wait waaaaaay longer than a week between adding
fruit and bottling, unless bottle bombs you like...
Posted in thread: Oxygen absorbing caps and priming sugar on 09-07-2012 at 05:09 AM
Next time I make it by the LHBS, I'll get some plain caps and perform a comparison
test.+1@Revvy If the caps are actually *absorbing*, as the thread title and label says ( then
1. it's not unlikely ...
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 09-07-2012 at 05:00 AM
You must have not read the 1000s of threads from people who have racked to the secondary
without taking a gravity reading (5-7 days after brew day) who then run to the boards with
things like, "I tran...
Posted in thread: Oxygen absorbing caps???... on 08-30-2012 at 07:33 AM
For reference/posterity, this thread contradicts the "oh my god don't get them wet"
argument:www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/oxygen-absorbing-caps-89570Still waiting to see empirical
evidence that these help...
Posted in thread: Oxygen "Absorbing" Caps on 08-30-2012 at 07:31 AM
This seems to be the most "official" O2-absorbing thread I could find on HBT. Nice to hear the
manufacturers recommendations. Two points for posterity for this zombie thread:* There are
field reports ...
Posted in thread: Oxygen absorbing caps and priming sugar on 08-30-2012 at 07:18 AM
There actually are a number of reports from the field  that these caps require more priming
sugar. Makes sense when you think about it -- the structure of 02 and C02 is surprisingly
similar, and ev...
Posted in thread: mold!? or something else? on 08-30-2012 at 07:07 AM
Just because it's mold doesn't make it terrible, and it can be mold without being fuzzy (the
fuzz is often mold's reproductive stage), and just because it's mold doesn't mean it can grow
on bread ( ju...