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Posted in thread: Ginger Beer Questions on 04-13-2014 at 12:39 AM
Welcome to the mad group!1. You've probably read in other posts that bubbles mean nothing. True
dat. When you get your hydrometer take a reading, repeat it in 2 days. If the readings are the
Posted in thread: Whats your Profession? on 04-11-2014 at 11:56 PM
Posted in thread: Need help improvising on 04-11-2014 at 04:32 PM
My third batch ever, back in the 'hey let's try something and see what happens' phase that most
everyone seems to go through at some point, I used maple syrup to carbonate a Honey Ginger
Wheat. It car...
Posted in thread: Cooling question Worm? on 04-11-2014 at 03:12 PM
Interestingly enough, just before I logged on to this site today, I took a look at the 'Beer
and Wine Journal' blog. Chris Colby posted an article about using and cleaning CFCs.
Posted in thread: Slow conditioning? Temperature problem? on 04-10-2014 at 08:11 PM
OP: Also 1.084>1.009 means you have a pretty high alcohol brew there and they usually take abit
longer to carb up. If it were mine, I'd try to warm her up to 70-75, invert to resuspend the
yeast, and ...
Posted in thread: Cooling question Worm? on 04-10-2014 at 08:04 PM
You would be circulating the hot wort through the piping, correct? I don't see why it wouldn't
work, although because of the heat transfer you might have to change the ice water at some
point. The onl...
Posted in thread: Oxidation on 04-10-2014 at 01:48 PM
Hotside aeration problems are one of those old myths that die hard. You don't have to worry.
Posted in thread: metallic smell on 04-09-2014 at 03:37 PM
Hmm. No clue then. But hopefully the bottle conditioning will remove it. Good luck!
Posted in thread: First Lager - Oily Slick Mouth Feel on 04-09-2014 at 03:33 PM
You don't need a stirplate to make a good starter. Stirplates do help to increase the yeast
numbers, but aren't critical. Just keep it warm and give it a swirl every time you walk by.Let
us know how t...
Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 04-09-2014 at 03:30 PM
... you spend more time on this forum than your wife does on Facebook.