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Posted in thread: Wash an entire case of bottles at once? on 02-14-2010 at 08:17 PM
I just use my dishwasher for sanitizing bottles. The only issue is that I have to wear work
gloves while pulling them out after the dry cycle.
Posted in thread: Chimay Grand Reserve Clone? on 02-14-2010 at 08:14 PM
I apologize for reviving this, but do you think the second shot of yeast in the bottle is
actually necassary? I would think that enough yeast would be in suspension to carbonate and
condition the beer...
Posted in thread: I am baffled on 02-09-2010 at 03:27 AM
I think you may be underpitching your yeast a bit. With starters, as with other things, its not
how big it is, but how you use it. With yeast, its the cell count and not necessarily the
starer size th...
Posted in thread: First Competition Results: Discouraged on 02-09-2010 at 03:05 AM
I've just sent my brew off to my first competition. I'm glad to see that there's decent
feedback. Without a local homebrew club, my feedback so far has been "Dude...this is good
shiz!" from my bros.
Posted in thread: Slurry Questions??? on 02-09-2010 at 01:59 AM
Yes...you should refrigerate them. If you're going to this much effort to save your slurry, you
should consider attempting to harvest yeast and save it in either plate or slant form. Less
than $100 wi...
Posted in thread: Brew Friend Problem. on 01-17-2010 at 03:20 PM
Offer to let him borrow part of your rig for his brew days. Be honest about you wanting to brew
alone, but then offer the temporary solution of letting him use your kit.
Posted in thread: Swing top Growler issues... on 02-13-2009 at 07:09 AM
I want to throw a sales pitch for kegkits.com . I bought two of these growlers from them, and
one showed up broken. Tom, the proprietor, got back to me very fast and had no issues sending
me a replace...
Posted in thread: Outgrowing Mr Beer on 01-25-2009 at 10:29 PM
For the money, I still use bleach as my sanitizer. You just can't use it in kegs (I have a
bottle of StarSan just for kegs) and you have to make sure you're wearing clothes you don't
care about. You w...
Posted in thread: Wine Bottles?? Will that work? on 01-01-2009 at 07:49 PM
Never, ever, ever buy empty bottles. Instead, buy a case or two of a beer you like and then
slowly empty them.
Posted in thread: From iGoogle's how to of the Day on 11-26-2008 at 05:37 AM
mulled wine is pretty tasty and a good thing to do to that cheapish case of Burgandy you got
from Trader Joe's or BevMo for a christmas party. Chances are that you don't have a case of
cheap beer anyw...