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Posted in thread: Did I buy a bad keg? on 11-30-2012 at 04:50 AM
Whenever I get "new" kegs, (new to me, anyways), I usually fill 'em up with water and do a
pressure test to make sure all the seals and stuff are working and there are no other leaks
before I put my b...
Posted in thread: Putting Double the yeast in... on 11-30-2012 at 04:45 AM
The amount you pitched was intended for a 5GAL batch? I don't think much will happen. The yeast
you pitched would just consume the available sugars and then go dormant. I think I'd be more
Posted in thread: Is my starter dead? on 11-02-2012 at 03:37 PM
I'm not against it, but never just bought the equipment to do so. But to be sure, there were
plenty of times I thought repitching the yeast from one batch to the next and thought it would
be cool to d...
Posted in thread: To bottle or not to bottle with higher FG? on 11-02-2012 at 03:20 PM
2) beano. never tried it, it maybe someone can chime in with viability. It breaks the complex
sugars down into simple ones. If this was an extract brew that could very well be your issue.
Posted in thread: First Extract only batch - blow off issues on 11-02-2012 at 03:18 PM
I think you want to avoid the boiling of the fruit to avoid releasing the pectins. I know, not
related to your original question and it's been ages since I made a fruit beer, so I'm hardly
Posted in thread: wheres the best place to find bulk malt extract? on 11-02-2012 at 03:14 PM
When I was first brewing, my LHBS carried buld malt extract in 55gal drums. He had three
varieties, I think. Plus, if you brought your own container, you got a little discount.
However, this had probl...
Posted in thread: First Brew! on 11-02-2012 at 03:02 PM
Great post! I agree with progmac, it is a great resources for newbies! Thanks!
Posted in thread: So what do you guys think? on 11-02-2012 at 02:59 PM
I don't think adding another 30 minutes to the boil will do much besides requiring to add more
water at the end to compensate for the boil off, unless you are doing something special with
hops. It mig...
Posted in thread: Is my starter dead? on 11-02-2012 at 02:56 PM
It's been a long time since I've used a smack pack, but yeah, if should have swelled before you
opened it.I've never had to use a starter, (knock on wood), but have recently been only using
Posted in thread: One bad bottle? on 10-22-2012 at 02:56 AM
No none pathogens can live in alcohol, so, like JonM says, RDWHAHB.Who knows, you just might
have had a little dirt in the bottle. And maybe even that dirt is sanitized. While I'm not
proud to admit i...