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  • Posted in thread: Ever keg your bottled beer? on 07-16-2011 at 02:59 PM
    I once spilled 3/4 of a smack pack while pitching it into a Witbier. I just left it alone for 3
    months and it recovered. I agree with the post above that says you'll likely oxidize the hell
    out of tha...

  • Posted in thread: Good in the bottle, flat in the glass on 07-16-2011 at 02:54 PM
    The higher the gravity, the longer the beer takes to carb and mature. Forget about them. In 3
    more weeks they will probably be spot on. Too early to be worried.

  • Posted in thread: Lager Decoction Help on 06-22-2011 at 02:57 PM
    thanks spanish. it was at a homebrew meeting that i learned this. in order to enter the doors
    of my club you have to be at least 8 beers deep, hence my jumbled confusion. in over my head on
    that part ...

  • Posted in thread: zappadragon here on 06-22-2011 at 02:47 PM
    RDWHAHB. Charlie Papazian's phrase- relax, don't worry. have a homebrew. Just try to learn
    something new each time. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. the cleaner your equipment, the better
    off you are. ba...

  • Posted in thread: Lager Decoction Help on 06-22-2011 at 02:27 PM
    ive done 3 lagers and you sound a bit more technical than i can get, but lemme feed you my
    acquired knowledge, since i really had to search long and hard to learn lagering
    techniques...and of course i...

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Keg? on 06-14-2011 at 07:27 PM
    i manage to get drunk and freeze my bottles when i'm trying to drink homebrews quicker. i thaw
    them and they seem to come back from a frozen grave. how far along was your beer? at the very
    least you c...

  • Posted in thread: What is the effect of low temp. on hop utilization? on 06-14-2011 at 07:19 PM
    you're good. you did an extended boil so as long as the bittering hops went in during the
    beginning of the boil, i'd say you're at your target, or close to it. if you're saying that you
    added an 1oz a...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping question - temps & time on 06-14-2011 at 07:16 PM
    you're the first person i've come across to say they do a diacetyl rest for an ale. i only
    thought diacetyl was created in lagers. i've never had a butterscotch problem in about 70 ales
    i've made. wha...

  • Posted in thread: Inconsistant carbonation in bottles on 06-14-2011 at 07:03 PM
    ive gone through the same thing. nothing consistently happening, but it happened to me with 3
    batches i did. i always said, "How can it be infected? I did everything right." My problem was
    with a Balt...

  • Posted in thread: Need recipe thoughts...left over ingredients. on 06-11-2011 at 01:34 PM
    Yea I posted it above. 1070 og, 1017 fg