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  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 05-14-2015 at 01:19 PM
    The Mrs and I stopped at a convenience store at the edge of town. I parked in the shade out
    back and the Mrs. was going in to pick up a couple of things. She asked if I wanted something
    to drink for t...

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Recipe (from A Noob) on 04-20-2015 at 01:23 PM
    Update on the recipe posted in Post #9: Started drinking this weekend. Matches the style well.
    Subtle malt and hops. Corn flavor is present but not overpowering. I think Perle is a good hop
    choice but...

  • Posted in thread: Cooling Wort with cold water on 03-27-2015 at 01:20 PM
    Sounds like you are brewing partial boils using extract. When you pitch your yeast you want two
    things: the right volume (e.g. 5+ gallons) and the right temperature for your yeast (65-70F,
    YMMV). How ...

  • Posted in thread: Dishwasher sanitize on 03-19-2015 at 04:07 PM
    I use the sanitize cycle on my dishwasher also. Says "antibacterial", actually. No
    detergent/sanitizer in the dishwasher. Inspect and clean the bottles beforehand.

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Recipe (from A Noob) on 03-11-2015 at 11:43 PM
    Here is an old thread with positive comments on
    WLP080:www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/anyone-use-wlp-080-cream-ale-yeast-70695/One quoted recipe used
    Fuggles (could use Williamette) and Saaz for hopping ......

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Recipe (from A Noob) on 03-11-2015 at 03:20 PM
    IMO Cascade and Citra will not complement a cream ale well - too citrusy. Noble/noble-derived
    hops are usually recommended for cream ales so Liberty and Mt. Hood should be good choices.As
    it happens, ...

  • Posted in thread: Odd looking beer/no krausen on 03-02-2015 at 03:08 PM
    For this batch: It is fermenting and you are making beer. Let it ferment for another week or
    two. Check FG with a hydrometer (see below). Bottle it using corn sugar or table sugar to
    prime: approx. .8...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling in used aluminum pints on 08-02-2014 at 12:01 PM
    I am assuming you are talking about the screw off type caps. I tried it once but the top did
    not seal well and the beer did not carb. I think the secret is the little ring that is left at
    the bottom o...

  • Posted in thread: Messed up beer with Ice? on 07-08-2014 at 11:55 AM
    I use city tap water for both homemade ice added to the wort and for top off. Some risk but I
    have not had any problems. Commercial ice from the store may be a bit riskier since you don't
    know the sou...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch or Pilsner Style Ale? Ferm temp on 06-25-2014 at 04:48 PM
    No answers for the OP questions. I am in the middle of a similar brew using Saaz and US-05, 1
    week @ 65F, 2 weeks @ 68F, 23 IBU calculated. Bottling this weekend.

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