Last Activity:10-04-2008 3:10 PM
Posted in thread: Yeast still good? on 09-10-2008 at 01:01 AM
I have never had good luck with White Labs lager yeast. It either doesn't ferment all the way
or ends up tasting funny. A packet of dry Saflager pitched directly into the wort has always
worked out gr...
Posted in thread: barley wine needs repitching? on 08-19-2008 at 09:58 PM
So I have a starter growing.....There is a lot of crap on the bottom of the carboy.Do I rack
and repitch or do I toss the yeast on top of all the old stuff?
Posted in thread: barley wine needs repitching? on 08-16-2008 at 12:07 AM
What will the wine yeast do to the flavor? I'd like it to get a little lower gravity, but it
tastes about right as it sits (seems I made a slightly more bitter Bigfoot).
Posted in thread: barley wine needs repitching? on 08-12-2008 at 02:50 AM
Made a partial mash barley wine, OG 1.105, 120 IBU! (planned on letting it sit for a long time
anyway)After 3 weeks primary on WL Edinburgh yeast, it seems kinda pooped out at 1.038.If I am
going to r...
Posted in thread: Lager questions on 08-01-2008 at 04:40 PM
Thanks. I don't use any chlorine bleach, I uber-filter my water, and rinse everything before
the wort hits it.Here's to hoping it goes away with time.
Posted in thread: Lager questions on 08-01-2008 at 05:44 AM
I've made a light american style lager recently, other than the gravity never going below
1.020, it worked out fine, ended up tasting perfect and carbonating perfectly.
Bud-mil-pabst-ener in a brown b...
Posted in thread: Serious Question (Broken Thermometer in Beer) on 07-29-2008 at 02:54 AM
With all of these things breaking....doesn't anyone else use a digital thermometer? I always
use my automotive multimeter with a Type K thermocouple in the kitchen. Easy to sanitize, never
going to br...
Posted in thread: large bottles on 07-24-2008 at 05:31 AM
When I pour a pint it is usually a little ways below the rim. Thus the 22 ouncer has some
waste. I really prefer to sit with a few friends and fill everyone's glass at once, but do not
want to deal wi...
Posted in thread: large bottles on 07-23-2008 at 11:27 PM
Where to get large bottles for homebrewing?22 oz is too big for one glass, too small for 2
glasses.I have some 32 oz bottles someone gave me that are almost perfect, about 2 1/2 glasses
Posted in thread: Newbie on 07-23-2008 at 11:17 PM
Fankhauser's page is pretty good, but I don't agree with using Junket. It just doesn't give you
the same results. Plus he doesn't (unless he's added more) get into the more detailed aspects
of the pH ...