Last Activity:11-15-2008 1:13 PM
Posted in thread: Off flavor in first 3 batches.....damn on 11-15-2008 at 01:11 PM
Thanks for the reply. My fermentation temps are from the sticker thermometer on my primary Ale
Pail and I've been using spring water to top off.
Posted in thread: Off flavor in first 3 batches.....damn on 11-15-2008 at 06:19 AM
Ok. My first 3 batches of homebrew are pretty gross. All 3 are plagued with a similar off
flavor that I can only describe as a mix of a band aid taste mixed with a solvent taste. It's
also somewhat wa...
Posted in thread: question about pumpkin ale on 09-19-2008 at 03:20 AM
I guess I'm not that concerned about it clearing up but I do want it to taste good. I was
trying to avoid the secondary as well to maybe cut back on more beer loss due to more trub in
the secondary. T...
Posted in thread: question about pumpkin ale on 09-19-2008 at 02:59 AM
I have my pumpkin ale in my primary and it's been 3 weeks. How important is it to rack to a
secondary? I was wondering if I could get by just bottling it up after another week but I know
pumpkin ale h...
Posted in thread: Band aid taste in first batch. on 09-15-2008 at 03:09 AM
Since this was my first batch I was very careful with cleaning and sanitizing everything. I
used one step no rinse powder that came from my LHBS and used the recommended 1tablespoons per
gallon of wat...
Posted in thread: Band aid taste in first batch. on 09-15-2008 at 01:01 AM
Oh hell, I've had my first batch, an american pale ale in bottles for about 7 weeks now. After
3 weeks it had a strong water taste and the carbonation was weak. After 5 weeks, the water
taste was stil...
Posted in thread: Question about making hop tea on 09-07-2008 at 09:48 PM
I just bottled an extract IPA batch that is supposed to be hoppy and the instructions said to
make hop tea that gets slowly added to the bottling bucket along with the priming sugar while
Posted in thread: Question about loosening up LME on 08-27-2008 at 04:27 PM
I got an extract kit from AHBS that has LME in buckets. Just wondering how you are loosening up
the LME in plastic buckets for easier handling when you add it to the wort. I had metal LME
cans before ...
Posted in thread: LME Starter.....? on 08-27-2008 at 02:18 AM
Ok, another noob question here. I thought my kit came with DME but it turns out it's LME. Can I
make a yeast starter with LME or should I just pour in the tube of white labs yeast as is and
hope it ki...
Posted in thread: Question about using DME for starter on 08-27-2008 at 01:16 AM
I was planning to make a yeast starter for an AHBS Pumpkin Ale extract kit this week using
While Labs liquid yeast. Is it bad to use 1/2 cup of DME from the kit for the starter or is
this generally a ...