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  • Posted in thread: Bottle Capping on 02-25-2016 at 10:00 PM
    Some bottles have smaller "lobes" below the lip which means the capper is more fully depressed
    before it engages. I had this problem with Dos Equis bottles IIRC.As others have said, I also
    have had go...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water, chlorine, & chloramine. on 01-30-2016 at 01:07 AM

  • Posted in thread: Tap water, chlorine, & chloramine. on 01-29-2016 at 09:21 PM
    Thread hijacking with another water treatment question:I want to address chloramines in my brew
    water. My city reports a chloramine level of 3.79 mg/l. I have a 2 oz (weight) bottle of
    powdered potass...

  • Posted in thread: Brew a bunch of different styles or pick 1 or 2 and really master them? on 12-08-2015 at 03:52 PM
    Over the short time I have been brewing, I have settled on house pale ale and english bitter
    recipes that I brew to ⅔ of the time. These give me drinkable, inexpensive beers. The
    rest of the t...

  • Posted in thread: US-05 Start-up on 12-06-2015 at 03:18 PM
    How much did you aerate? I've had US-05 start slow because I don't think I aerated enough.

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Taste on 07-11-2015 at 03:33 PM
    ^^ Thanks for the suggestion of using cornmeal. I've used instant rice from the grocery in
    other recipes. Also, Cluster to bitter and Tettnanger for flavor sounds really good.

  • Posted in thread: Cream Ale Taste on 07-11-2015 at 03:02 AM
    I brewed a cream ale a couple of months ago. The flaked corn per unit was more than the 6-row
    at my LHBS. It was an experiment but I don't think I will bother with "cheap" adjuncts again
    when I can ma...

  • 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 ...