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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
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 ½ 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
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 ...