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  • Posted in thread: First batch is a Brewing (Apfelwein) on 01-21-2012 at 10:42 PM
    you don't need to back sweeten in the glass. its clumsy and unprofessional. plus, if you were
    going to back sweeten with a liquid...why not use apple juice. introducing lemon-lime soda to
    apple cider ...

  • Posted in thread: First batch is a Brewing (Apfelwein) on 01-19-2012 at 12:41 AM
    Backsweetening and carbonating in bottles is really, really difficult. Bryan is absolutely
    right, if you don't time things to the nose and control that fermentation you could end up with
    exploding bot...

  • Posted in thread: This won't seal air tight. Will it work? on 01-18-2012 at 04:44 PM
    How are things down the road in Lawrencetown? Think we'll see any Winter this year?I have a
    couple of those buckets and they have served me well over the years. No issues with the lid
    whether you snap...

  • Posted in thread: Sodium Metabisulfate on 01-13-2012 at 09:05 PM
    I have some experience with it from the chemistry lab though have never used it for home
    brewing. It smells terrible and can irritate the skin even in small concentrations. Plus, I
    think it has a shel...

  • Posted in thread: In need of bottling advice on 01-13-2012 at 04:08 AM
    Leave your beer on the gunk and go get a second bucket. Bulk prime, less sediment in the
    bottles. Your beer will thank you for it.

  • Posted in thread: First Bottling Experience on 01-10-2012 at 12:52 AM
    Not necessarily, but need more info on your process and recipe. Are you sure it was done

  • Posted in thread: Nooby question... on 01-04-2012 at 11:52 PM
    don't. just brew another beer, a bigger beer ..Or, if the goal is a quicker buzz, just drink
    twice as many of what's already been made.

  • Posted in thread: Head retention and lacing on 01-02-2012 at 10:16 PM
    FWIW, things like jetdry in the dishwasher will kill the head of a beer too, even if the glass
    is clean.This is so true. I discovered this by accident a couple of years ago when trying to
    suss out why...

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating with a sodastream? on 01-02-2012 at 10:12 PM
    No can do. As another posted has mentioned, you can't effectively regulate the CO2 and the
    Sodastream bottles are threaded onto the unit so it would be tough to do with any old bottle
    anyway. There al...

  • Posted in thread: Any idea's with whats happening? on 12-31-2011 at 05:27 PM
    Are you really in Kilkenny? I have to ask ... why are you brewing a Coopers Lager Kit? Won't
    they take your citizenship away? :)


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