Last Activity:04-20-2015 8:24 AM
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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
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.