Last Activity:10-14-2013 3:30 PM
Posted in thread: Sours make me vomit on 10-14-2013 at 09:30 PM
When I drink sours I throw up. *This doesn't seem to happen with some of the commercial sours I
have had like Petrus Oude Bruin, Petrus Pale, Duchess, Rodenbach Vintage, Rodenbach Grand Cru,
Posted in thread: Not enough glycerine...frozen yeast bank on 06-27-2013 at 06:08 PM
I have been trying to build up a frozen yeast bank but have become a bit discouraged and
concerned now that I am trying to actually use my frozen yeast. I have added about 30% glycerol
to each vial an...
Posted in thread: Guide to Making a Frozen Yeast Bank on 06-11-2013 at 07:48 PM
I froze some yeast a few months ago with about 20% glycerin per vial but I now notice that ice
crystals have formed in some of the vials. Should I still try to use these or toss them?
Posted in thread: 20 lb of sugar and a jar of yeast nutrient on 06-11-2013 at 02:13 PM
Great, thread! I admit I haven't made it through every page, but could someone explain why I
need to use a candy thermometer rather than a regular digital cooking thermometer (I use a
Taylor 1470 digi...
Posted in thread: Question about Wyeast Roselare on 03-13-2013 at 03:59 PM
Just tasted an 8 month old Oud Bruin that's been on a single smack pack of Roselare in the
primary, and it was tart, funky, beautiful. No reason to secondary, IMO. Good luck!I'm also
going to re pitch...
Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel without the Bourbon Barrel on 03-11-2013 at 04:26 PM
Thanks for all of the replies! I think I will try the Jack Daniels chips first due to
availability and cost, and then try the staves linked above if I'm not happy with the results.
Posted in thread: Bourbon Barrel without the Bourbon Barrel on 03-08-2013 at 03:53 AM
Is there a way to brew a beer that has all the taste and character of a bourbon barrel aged
(BBA) beer without using actual bourbon barrels?I have some experience using oak chips, soaked
in bourbon, a...
Posted in thread: Need clone for Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on 01-08-2013 at 04:59 AM
I brewed this recipe back in August and it is tasting very good now. My efficiency was way low
so I had to add some dark DME and table sugar in secondary to attempt to reach my target abv.
In the end,...
Posted in thread: bottle conditioning in one gallon juice jugs on 10-29-2012 at 01:33 PM
I have read several posts advising not to bottle condition in one gallon juice jugs since they
are not rated for internal pressure and the caps may not provide a perfect seal. While I
understand the c...
Posted in thread: BIAB bags at bed bath on 10-15-2012 at 04:53 AM
I went to BBB today and purchased the polyester laundry bag pictured above for $4.99 but when I
opened it later I could see that the mesh was too coarse. They had another laundry bag at the