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  • Posted in thread: smaller batch ferment faster? on 10-22-2009 at 02:56 AM
    As long as the original gravities are the same, along with temperature and yeast pitching rate,
    I see no reason why a 1 gallon batch would ferment any faster than a 5 gallon. However, if you
    pitch the...

  • Posted in thread: 3/4 chocolate wheat experiment on 02-26-2009 at 09:39 PM
    I think orange zest might be better in a regular German Hefeweizen because the absence of dark
    malts might help the orange character come through more; but this is based only on speculation.
    I have no...

  • Posted in thread: 3/4 chocolate wheat experiment on 02-19-2009 at 10:58 AM
    As far as ingredients go, it's sounds like you've got a winner. I've never attempted to brew an
    experimental small batch before, but the quantities sound like they may work. One thing I would
    be caref...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy sanitizing on 02-17-2009 at 09:37 AM
    Personally, I have never heard of "food grade glass", only food grade plastics. I think most
    glass receptacles that are well cleaned and sanitized should be adequate for fermenting beer.
    As for the su...

  • Posted in thread: How long?... on 02-17-2009 at 09:13 AM
    I always try to base it off of how carbonated I want the beer, since the longer that it stays
    at room temp., the more potential carbonation. After I reach my desired carbonation level (this

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2009? on 02-17-2009 at 09:06 AM
    -california common (5)-IPA (5)1955+10 = 1965 gallons... and we're not even in March yet...:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping gelatin/mold? on 02-17-2009 at 02:26 AM
    Thanks for the reply and reassurance. I tasted the beer on bottling day (1/15/09), and it
    seemed to be good. After researching a lot on this phenomenon, I have found many cases of
    others experiencing ...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping gelatin/mold? on 02-15-2009 at 04:57 AM
    In my secondary fermenter, I have a pale ale that has been dry hopped with about 1 oz of whole
    cascade hops. I transferred it into the secondary this last past monday (2/9) and just today I
    noticed th...

  • Posted in thread: Staying with the Plastic Beer Kit ? on 02-10-2009 at 09:52 PM
    In answer to your first question, the buckets can last for many batches, but, the one thing
    that can be problematic is if the buckets become scratched or damaged. Even the smallest
    scratches can be gr...

  • Posted in thread: Bay Area, CA- Buffalo Bills, Jacks on 02-10-2009 at 10:13 AM
    I didn't see these 2 listed on the forum, so I thought I'd mention them. Buffalo Bill's is a
    nice little micro-brewery/restaurant in Hayward, CA. If you go there, I highly recommend "The
    Taz" and "Ric...