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Posted in thread: Does this look normal? on 07-13-2013 at 06:29 PM
I made a starter from a couple different beers that were bottle conditioned (a couple of my own
and a couple Paulaner Hefe's) and while the starter seemed to grow, the fermentation looked
odd. A big k...
Posted in thread: Measuring Dry Hops on 07-09-2013 at 12:33 AM
How does one go about measuring the amount and effect a dry hop has on the brew?I've read that
it adds no bittering, only aroma... and that can translate to sweetness. Is that correct? And
how can I m...
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 04-27-2013 at 06:16 AM
Stayed at 1.016 for over a week... I am plenty happy with that.So bottling night, dissolved 12
grams of powdered caffeine and 5 ounces of sugar in 1 cup of water and 1 TBSP vanilla
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 04-16-2013 at 03:44 AM
Just about two weeks and the gravity is around 1.016...I'd be fairly happy with that, but I
don't want to explode bottles. Is that low enough, or should I wait?
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 04-02-2013 at 04:12 AM
I had a pack of Munton's dry yeast, so I sprinkled that on it. We'll see what that does.
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 04-01-2013 at 10:06 PM
Crap. Got back from break... it's been a week, and no real movement in that time. At about
1.025 which is what it was last Wednesday.Should I add some dry yeast to it, or bottle it up?!
Taste is good....
Posted in thread: Pasteurized cider vs. non on 03-29-2013 at 04:47 PM
Haven't made a cider yet, but want to in the fall. Can I use pasteurized cider from a local
apple orchard as long as it doesn't have preservatives in it? Or do I need unpasteurized
juice?And what do p...
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 03-23-2013 at 11:27 PM
Original gravity was 1.052...I moved her upstairs. Temperature after less than 24 hours is back
up to 68F. I swirled her a bit too. I'll check gravity again before I leave for a long Easter
break. I w...
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 03-22-2013 at 07:01 PM
Damn. Took a hydrometer reading last night and it's around 1.028. I think it may have stalled
with the cold crash... my basement is around 60 degrees.Is this low enough to bottle?!? Do I
pitch more ye...
Posted in thread: "ARRIBA!! Mexican Chocolate Porter" on 03-17-2013 at 01:43 PM
Still in the fermenter... the aroma I'm picking up is sweet and faintly spicy, backed by a
strong base of apple! Was not expecting that - might be from the Irish ale yeast?!?Smells
great, regardless. ...