Last Activity:04-13-2008 3:53 PM
Posted in thread: 15 Gallon Mead Batch on 01-20-2008 at 12:34 AM
Hey gyrfalcon, I like the project and I have a few questions:firstly, I've got one of those
giant carboys and havent dared to use it...how did you pluck up the courage to fill it full of
15 gallons of...
Posted in thread: concerning the apparently slow fermentation in mead. on 01-20-2008 at 12:11 AM
Honey has basically no nutrients for yeast, but for 2L you wont need much so it wont affect the
flavour (Try putting 2 grams of table salt in 2L of water and see if you can taste
it),champagne yeast w...
Posted in thread: Some questions on food grade buckets? on 10-18-2007 at 07:46 PM
If they're food grade they won't kill you, but any liguids/chemicals that have bee nin it will
leech into the plastic - since theyre from a grocer thats unlikely, but they wont make good
Posted in thread: How do I cool runnings for taking SG? on 10-17-2007 at 03:52 PM
I have always 1/4 filled a measuring cylinder with wort, then top up to 4/4 with water I've put
in the fridge before I start brewing, then multiply reading by 4 (although this way you
Posted in thread: How to seal a 3" opening??? on 10-12-2007 at 01:57 PM
mmm i've found somewhere (relatively) local that might have a 3" bung, but its made from
natural cork, so I doubt I could get a hole in it that will seal with an airlock
Posted in thread: How to seal a 3" opening??? on 10-12-2007 at 07:24 AM
cool thanks...might try a balloon
Posted in thread: How to seal a 3" opening??? on 10-11-2007 at 09:58 PM
OK...so I built myself a 20l apple press out of a vice screw and made 8 UK gallons of
cider...then realised I had nothing to use as a secondary.I had 3 1 gallon jars, and picked up
from a flea market ...
Posted in thread: All grain brewers help save the world. on 09-29-2007 at 10:01 PM
Indeed, (scientists claim) there have been times when 95% of life on earth was wiped out...I
think compared to events like these what we do makes no difference, the earth will heat up or
cool down whe...
Posted in thread: Two different strains of yeast on 09-29-2007 at 09:55 PM
Update: As far as I recognise the two different yeasts, they're both working on it at the
Posted in thread: Preparing Brew Water on 09-28-2007 at 03:03 PM
My buddy boils his water first. It settles a lot of the carbonates (I think) out of the very
hard tap water here. At any rate, he boils it for a while the night before he brews, and by
morning there i...