Last Activity:06-02-2009 5:55 PM
Posted in thread: Hefeweizen Undrinkable on 05-27-2009 at 05:59 PM
don't commercial hefes usually filter and then add back a different yeast? I thought I heard
that somewhere, I could be wrong...if that's the case then maybe you have a specific digestive
Posted in thread: Who here is happy with glass carboys? on 05-27-2009 at 05:55 PM
I carry 'em full all of the time, using nothing more than the orange carboy handles and I
carry them up and down stairs. Am I an idiot?? Probably. But i've been doing it for a few years
now and I've ...
Posted in thread: Curious about a brew on 05-01-2009 at 11:50 AM
As a practical matter...have you ever seen cremains (the ashes of a cremated person)? Not to be
gross or anything but...there tend to be various-sized chunks of bone in there, and the ashes
Posted in thread: Random Question on 04-26-2009 at 03:31 AM
Even if the berries don't clog the tube you wouldn't want a bunch of them being shot into your
blowoff receptacle would you?
Posted in thread: Random Question on 04-26-2009 at 12:44 AM
I have that book. I think it's because that brew uses a ton of raspberries which could clog the
blow-off tube. I don't know if that would actually happen but maybe he just didn't want nasty
Posted in thread: Bottled Beer Tastes Like Yeast/Bread on 04-19-2009 at 10:43 PM
I've said it before but I really think 8 weeks from brewday is the absolute floor for porters
to start tasting good
Posted in thread: What an overwhelming hobby. on 04-15-2009 at 02:03 PM
Don't worry about sanitizing and cleaning, after a couple brews it becomes automatic and beer
is pretty forgiving anyway. People who have been brewing a long time with the same equipment
are actually ...
Posted in thread: Keeping Fermenter Cool on 04-14-2009 at 02:02 PM
No smell from the airlock ever reliably indicates that your beer is screwed. All kinds of weird
smells can come out during fermentation, even different smells from the same yeast, same malt,
etc. I'm ...
Posted in thread: Reuse the primary as a secondary? on 04-14-2009 at 01:24 PM
After having read this fantastic thread I'm going to leave my beer for a lot longer than I was
planning, but do you good people have a suggestion for just how long I should have them in the
Posted in thread: Keeping Fermenter Cool on 04-14-2009 at 01:17 PM
I had good results with the "swamp cooler" method....place the carboy in a big rubbermaid bin
or something, fill it to at least half the height of the carboy with cold water , soak a
t-shirt and drape...