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Posted in thread: First Time Brewing, Tip/Advice Welcome on 09-12-2014 at 11:12 PM
Forgot the second part of your question. Normally I would advise against a beans new brewer
messing around too much with spices because it is easy to overdo. If you want to though:Pumpkin
and maple sy...
Posted in thread: First Time Brewing, Tip/Advice Welcome on 09-12-2014 at 11:08 PM
Yep. Oxy clean free or pbw and a soft cloth works wonders. I emphasize soft cloth here. You
don't want to scratch any stainless you might be using (because it's ugly) and you definitely
don't want to ...
Posted in thread: competition score record? on 09-03-2014 at 07:14 PM
So I finally decided to enter one of my beers in competition earlier this summer since the
Tennessee State Fair was hosting nearby. I had an american amber kegged up which wasn't bad at
Posted in thread: Near Death Brewing Accident on 08-12-2014 at 10:16 PM
Nothing exciting but just built myself an immersion chiller and put it in the boil for the last
15 min. Somehow managed to forget how good of a heat conductor copper is and tried to move the
Posted in thread: Infection?? on 08-07-2014 at 05:23 AM
British ale yeast? Looks fine either way...
Posted in thread: Driving from New Mexico to VA on rt 40, what regional beers to buy? on 06-25-2014 at 03:46 AM
Another suggestion for Tennessee: Ananda IPA from wiseacre brewing in memphis. It is a really
solid ipa with great hop aroma and flavor (they publish all of the particulars on their
website). 6.0% abv...
Posted in thread: Short fermentation time? on 06-19-2014 at 03:27 AM
At 1.052 you're just fine :) I might be a bit worried had you said 1.080 or something but I'm
sure you're fine. I'm actually fermenting an amber at the moment (1.056) at 66F that slowed
Posted in thread: Short fermentation time? on 06-18-2014 at 07:38 AM
You would have to give an original gravity for anyone to take a guess as to how long it may
take. Even then though, it would be a complete guess. As long as you pitched enough healthy
yeast and are fe...
Posted in thread: Has anyone ever brewed a Belgian beer without using a Belgian strain of yeast? on 06-18-2014 at 05:57 AM
I'm a little late to the party here and I am surprised that no one has mentioned this so
far...I'm about 90% sure that what OP is talking about is the phenolic flavor present in some
belgians. I would...
Posted in thread: Yeast types on 06-12-2014 at 08:50 PM
Fearwig had some very good advice in using an ice bath to regulate temp. I personally use our
spare bathtub and frozen water bottles which will hold nearly any ale temp with minimal work
(since there ...