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Posted in thread: Great Tips for Hoppy Homebrew on 07-16-2014 at 11:29 PM
I followed the tips for this according to Chris Callahan's article found here to say thank you
for that help!!!I followed all of the items for the hops processes for a DIPA extract kit -
must say tha...
Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-12-2014 at 11:39 PM
Demus,Good point - there sure is a lot of information out there on that subject. It is just one
of those issues that will remain like so many other choices for techniques. Cooking is pretty
Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-12-2014 at 01:25 PM
I'm curious as to what brands of dry yeast say not to rehydrate them. When you say that
generally it speeds up fermentation by 24 hours by rehydrating, that is a good thing, not just
a side benefit. W...
Posted in thread: Mr Beer advanced tips on 07-12-2014 at 10:46 AM
By no means am I at the advanced stage, but I'll add a thought or two.1. Hydrating dry yeast is
an issue for a number of reasons, some of which are pretty complex. Some dry yeasts
specifically say not...
Posted in thread: 6 gal carboy + 5 gal carboy + fermentation bucket = confused on 07-12-2014 at 09:55 AM
I'll add a bit on priming sugar at bottling time. Add the priming sugar solution to the
bottling bucket before transferring the beer to it. It helps to mix it. It is good practice to
coil the siphon t...
Posted in thread: When shall I start recirculating ice water with my immersion chiller? on 07-12-2014 at 09:34 AM
I have the same problem using my immersion chiller. You could try to fill the sink with ice
water and sit the kettle in it during the normal chilling.One of these days I plan to buy a
roll of soft cop...
Posted in thread: Why won't my Krausens go away? on 06-29-2014 at 10:38 AM
For what it's worth, I have had about 10 of my first 15 or so batches so far leave a stiff
krausen on top after fermentation. There was no waiting it out, even after a month. They had
just turned stif...
Posted in thread: Full Wort Hopping on 06-24-2014 at 10:02 AM
Interesting info here. My current IPA batch is an experiment like this for extract recipes.
Instead of following the kit recipe schedule - I added 4 oz hops to the 20 minute crystal malt
Posted in thread: Another case of apple taste on 06-24-2014 at 08:31 AM
I had the same problem in my first several batches. The recommendations seemed to point to the
yeast - not enough or it was too old. But I was also not being careful about wort temperature
Posted in thread: 2014 Hop garden photo thread on 06-23-2014 at 10:02 AM
Had a decent early crop from a few second year plants. About 10 oz wet Chinook and another 10
oz mixed bag of Nugget/Magnum/Chinook. Made for a fun brew day !