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Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 08-02-2009 at 06:39 PM
This morning, I noticed a lot more action in my jar. Lots of foam on the top, and it smells
like over-cooked green beans from a can. From a prior post in this thread, this seems to
indicate bacteria. ...
Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 08-02-2009 at 03:48 AM
The other day I decided to try my hand at capturing wild yeast from my area. I made what is
essentially a yeast starter with hops. I put this into a sanitized mason jar (with some star
san foam) and a...
Posted in thread: Aeration on 08-01-2009 at 06:02 AM
Posted in thread: Aeration on 07-31-2009 at 09:47 PM
Today I was reading the off flavor flash cards from bjcp.com. I noticed that a listed cause of
oxidation/cardboard flavors is hot wort aeration. Is this true?I have been brewing extract
recipes for ov...
Posted in thread: Going to Amsterdam: Need Drinking Suggestions on 07-26-2009 at 11:22 PM
I've been to Amsterdam twice now (just got back a few weeks ago, actually). The first time, I
found Golem, which quickly became my favorite bar. This time, I found a new place through a Red
Posted in thread: cooling the wort down on 07-26-2009 at 11:07 PM
I typically don't get my finished wort cooled as fast as I'd like. One time, I even left the
covered fermenter overnight and pitched in the morning. So far, I haven't had any problems with
Posted in thread: None More Black Vanilla Stout on 04-07-2009 at 01:38 PM
I am also planning on trying this recipe and am curious about the boil size. I was thinking of
going with my usual 2.5 gallons for steeping and boiling. Also, I don't do a secondary
fermenter, I typic...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 01-10-2009 at 03:23 AM
I just ordered another fermenter to try out this recipe and I'm very excited about it!I'm
wondering how bad it smells when using the Montrachet wine yeast, as posted in the original
recipe. I live in ...
Posted in thread: Exta Pale LME / Extra Light LME on 01-06-2009 at 07:37 PM
Are these malt extracts the same? My LHBS only has the light version, and the recipe (a porter)
I'm using calls for extra light. Should I just substitute?
Posted in thread: Bottling Emergency!!! on 01-06-2009 at 03:40 AM
It's 28 out right now, and usually gets that low during the nights. How long can I leave it
without freezing.I'm pretty sure my grocery store won't sell them though... maybe I'll check