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Posted in thread: Not hitting final FG on a Brewer's Best Dunkelweizen kit ... what to do? on 01-06-2011 at 06:27 PM
Greetings everyone, So batch #3 for me was a Brewer's Best Dunkelweizen kit. I believe this was
the recipe: 6.6 lb. Wheat LME, 1 lb. Maltodextrin, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 8 oz. Munich Malt, 5
Posted in thread: Transferring to primary -- straight pour or siphon? on 12-19-2010 at 01:46 AM
Hey everyone,Brewing our 3rd beer tonight and something occurred to me. Previously, we would
always just pour the beer from the brew pot into the primary by just dumping it in and doing
our best to ke...
Posted in thread: Spiced Porter on 10-11-2010 at 04:19 AM
The Brewer's Best Pumpkin Spiced Porter was actually the first beer I brewed. My impressions
were that it came out *WAY* overspiced. I find myself wishing I had used maybe half of the
Posted in thread: Severe effects of Oxidation? on 09-20-2010 at 04:33 PM
My first batch I oxidized the living crap out of it (i.e. I didn't have siphoning equipment so
I bottled using a ladle and a funnel). And it took me about a month or so to drink the beer.
One bottle s...
Posted in thread: Plastic carboy: plasticy taste? on 09-09-2010 at 03:37 PM
Yes, I believe that the guy at the LHBS said it was a PET carboy. Maybe it is the stopper that
I was smelling -- it was brand new so it was very stinky but the beer didn't slosh against it
Posted in thread: Plastic carboy: plasticy taste? on 09-09-2010 at 06:41 AM
I'll have to get back to you on the recipe -- since it was from a kit it's a bit hard to
discern some of these things. I think next time around I will be actually buying ingredients a
la carte to actu...
Posted in thread: Plastic carboy: plasticy taste? on 09-09-2010 at 05:48 AM
So I just finished bottling a pumpkin spice porter (from a kit) and I realized that I may have
done something stupid. I'm trying to RDWHAHB, but I can't help but think I've tainted a whole
batch. I wa...
Posted in thread: Oxiclean soaking: submerge whole bottle or just to the rim? on 09-08-2010 at 04:54 AM
Don't confuse cleaning and sanitizing.You need to use Oxyclean to get rid of the labels, glue,
and dirt, but that doesn't sanitize them.I use iodophor as the sanitizer and I don't think that
will get ...
Posted in thread: Oxiclean soaking: submerge whole bottle or just to the rim? on 09-07-2010 at 06:34 AM
I am getting ready to prep bottles and I have decided to give the oxiclean+warm water method a
go, but reading the threads there is one detail that is unclear to me. Do I:1. Just throw all
Posted in thread: Old bottles growing stuff in them, can I still use them? on 09-06-2010 at 09:06 PM
The family has been collecting wine and beer bottles to be used for homebrew, but I guess not
everyone has been rinsing them out thoroughly, so some of the bottles are growing spore
colonies of ... wh...