Last Activity:10-28-2008 4:14 PM
Posted in thread: 2nd Brew on 10-28-2008 at 02:31 PM
How old was that first brew when you drank it?10 months old, and it actually tasted better (but
still horrendous) than when it was 8 weeks old.My first fermentation was way too hot and way
too fast, b...
Posted in thread: 2nd Brew on 10-26-2008 at 03:43 PM
It was horrible.Tasted like a sweet yet pungent cider... like rotted apple juice. I believe the
bad tastes were caused by an excessively hot fermentation, but who knows. We'll see what
happens in abou...
Posted in thread: 2nd Brew on 10-26-2008 at 12:31 PM
Oh yeah... it's an American Amber Ale from Northern Brewer. Anyone ever make it?
Posted in thread: 2nd Brew on 10-26-2008 at 12:29 PM
After a disastrous first attempt, my 2nd batch is 12 minutes from being done with the boil. My
yeast is activated, my fermenter is cleaned and sanitized, and we are ready to go.I think my
Posted in thread: Activated Yeast Pack question on 10-25-2008 at 10:15 PM
I had my yeast pack refrigerated, so I activated it late afternoon so I can brew in the AM. The
package is inflating pretty quickly. Will it explode if I leave it over night? Should I put it
back in t...
Posted in thread: Is 60 degrees too cold? on 10-24-2008 at 02:57 PM
Mine is going to be an amber ale... same deal?
Posted in thread: Is 60 degrees too cold? on 10-24-2008 at 01:42 PM
The open area of the basement read 69 degrees this morning.The pantry read 60.My last batch was
kept in a closet reading 73-75. Beer tasted horrendous.What do you think?
Posted in thread: Is 60 degrees too cold? on 10-23-2008 at 04:33 PM
I'm having the same issue. Spot number 1 turned out to be too hot. Ambient temp under the
stairs in my basement was around 74 degrees. I didnt have a thermometer on my plastic
fermenter, and it is my ...
Posted in thread: Marinade? on 10-22-2008 at 03:22 PM
"Recent studies by German food chemist Udo Pollmer indicate that soaking red or white meats in
beer, before grilling, reduces the formation of cancer-causing HCA’s (heterocyclic
amines), and act...
Posted in thread: Marinade? on 10-22-2008 at 03:20 PM
LOL... I'm going to try it this weekend. I'll let you know.