Last Activity:09-27-2006 10:01 PM
Posted in thread: filtering, or bagging? on 10-04-2006 at 02:16 AM
I have used the disposable muslin bags, and allowed the hops to simply settle-out into the
primary. Both work with good results. Straining pellets hops seems a bit over kill. Whole hops,
Posted in thread: First batch ready for bottling, second batch ready for brewing on 09-28-2006 at 04:01 AM
Not sure what a "carb tab" thing is supposed to accomplish. Racking from your secondary and
then bottling (with priming sugar) from your primary or brew pot will most likely be OK. In
fact, you can bo...
Posted in thread: so far... FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!! on 09-14-2006 at 03:07 AM
Yes, by all means add the dry hops. Since aroma (smell) and taste are related, the dry hops
will enhance the hops effect. I regularly dry hops even when the recipe does not call for it.
Posted in thread: What is the knockout? on 09-14-2006 at 02:50 AM
I have used recipes from local HBS which calls for boiling bittering hops for 45 minutes,
remove from heat, add malt extract and then boil 15 minutes (with flavor hops and aroma hops at
Posted in thread: Water Poll on 09-14-2006 at 02:40 AM
I have a well, and use water from the tap. Since it is not from a utility, no chemicals.
Posted in thread: 36 hours since pitching, no visible acitivity, should I repitch ? on 09-13-2006 at 03:43 AM
I have used dry yeast for many years with good results (and yes, having extra yeast, and of
course hops, in the frig is a good idea). Only recently have I used liquid smack paks, to
expand my experien...
Posted in thread: Do you need a big 5 gallon pot when using extract? on 09-13-2006 at 03:22 AM
Most kit recipes call for a partial boil with 2-1/2 +/- gallons (you will loose some to
evaporation). Electric stove tops have a real hard time with a full 5 gallons (mine does!), you
may have to wait...
Posted in thread: when adding hops question on 09-07-2006 at 03:07 AM
Agree with mysterio. I do have extract recipes that call for boiling the bittering hops for 45
minutes, than adding malt extract (local HBS). However, most HBS (Austin HBS, Midwest HBS) and
Posted in thread: Hello, good to find a community of brewers on 08-05-2006 at 04:14 AM
Hello Home Brew Talk Friends!Started brewing in 1977 when introduced to the craft by some
German engineers in Huntsville Alabama. I still remember my first 2 or 3 home brew beers,
almost could not dri...