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  • Posted in thread: Think I might have an Infection on 06-17-2012 at 04:46 AM
    Need a closer picture to be certain, but it just looks like some of the yeast floating on top.
    Happens all the time. Nothing to worry about.

  • Posted in thread: I'm tired of homebrew farts. on 02-24-2012 at 12:15 PM
    I had some terrible gas for the first week or two, but nothing abnormal since. I guess my
    system adjusted.

  • Posted in thread: Munton's CarbTabs Are Horrible - DO NOT EVER BUY THEM! (a fellow home brewer's rant) on 02-24-2012 at 12:11 PM
    I used them once when I forgot to throw in the priming sugar before bottling. While there were
    a few tiny pieces of residue floating in the bottles, they pretty much settled out once the
    bottles were ...

  • Posted in thread: Nut Brown Ale -First attempt at original recipe on 02-21-2012 at 12:12 PM
    I don't care for roasted barley in a brown ale, but if you want to go with it, I would cut it
    back - maybe 4oz. Of course, you could brew it as it is and see how it tastes, but I wouldn't
    consider it ...

  • Posted in thread: How undrinkable will this be? on 10-12-2011 at 07:44 AM
    I've not brewed with smoked malt, but from what I've read, it ages out. So, you may not have
    something drinkable after the normal couple of weeks, but if you let it sit for a while, it
    should turn out...

  • Posted in thread: Looking to buy a 9 gallon kettle, any suggestions? on 10-04-2011 at 10:33 AM
    Save money and buy an inexpensive aluminum kettle. I got the Winco linked to above off of ebay
    for about $44 shipped. Then spend the rest on ingredients or other brewing gadgets. To me...
    more beer > ...

  • Posted in thread: Growth in a bottle on 10-04-2011 at 10:12 AM
    Odds are you didn't clean it well enough. I've found mold in the bottom of bottles before after
    pouring out the contents. I avoid the mold, but never had any problems from the drinking the
    beer on top...

  • Posted in thread: priming sugar vs carb. drops on 09-06-2011 at 10:13 AM
    Use priming sugar, but it's useful to keep a pack of priming tabs on hand for when you forget
    to add the priming sugar before bottling... not that I'd know anything about that :)

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping with Nugget? on 08-17-2011 at 07:28 AM
    Give it a try. Troeg's uses it as a dry hop in their nugget nectar and it's a great beer.

  • Posted in thread: Share one or two of your all-time favorite recipes on 08-16-2011 at 05:12 AM
    Randy-I have to go with the others here that I like having the recipes sorted by BJCP
    categories. Looking at your site, it's not immediately apparent where you'd find, for instance,
    brown ale recipes....