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  • Posted in thread: About to brew with a mystery hop. on 10-21-2014 at 05:17 AM
    What it does have is a pleasant, subtle tropical fruit flavour that can only have come from the
    hops. I used US-05 at fairly low temperatures, so I don't think its likely that the flavour
    came from th...

  • Posted in thread: Priming sugar in boil and low OG on 10-20-2014 at 04:34 AM
    kit priming sugar is usually corn sugar... Should have upped your OG not lowered it. Normally
    added sugar will up your ABV and make your beer more dry. Won't add any taste. Not a problem if
    that is wh...

  • Posted in thread: Super Fast Nottingham? on 10-20-2014 at 04:29 AM
    with the right conditions, fermentation can be done in just a few days. You might want to leave
    it for a couple of more weeks to "clean up"... and unless you're adding something else, or just
    like tra...

  • Posted in thread: 8 gal to bottle but only 5 gal bucket on 10-20-2014 at 04:13 AM
    Does your bottling bucket have volume markings? Add sugar for 5G, rack *only* 5G into bottling
    bucket. Repeat for 3G.Orkeg 5G then bottle the remaining 3G.Those 2 options seem the simplest
    to me.

  • Posted in thread: Will vibration affect my beer.? on 10-20-2014 at 04:09 AM
    Yea that is what I meant to do........plus, your wife MORGAN FAIRCHILD thinks its a good
    idea... yeah, that's the ticket. :D

  • Posted in thread: woe is me. hold my hand on 10-20-2014 at 04:02 AM
    I say leave it for a week or two. The high pitch temp and presumably warm ferment have done all
    the damage they're gonna do.... probably within those first 15 hours. Since it's a DIPA, the
    hops will h...

  • Posted in thread: Why is carbonating cider different than beer ? on 10-19-2014 at 06:48 PM
    I'm not an experienced cider maker by any means (5-6 batches of Ed Wort's Apfelwein) but I
    bottle carb the apfelwein just like beer.Ferment to completion, add sugar to desired level of
    carbonation and...

  • Posted in thread: Confused about vanilla bean on 10-19-2014 at 06:17 PM
    Split, scrape insides, chop the pod into smaller pieces, put it all (scraped goo and chopped
    bean pieces) in the fermenter.I've used 2 or 3 beans in a couple of different recipes and not
    gotten over-t...

  • Posted in thread: Considering Doing Small Batches as Starters on 10-19-2014 at 03:58 AM
    just remember, you don't need to use the whole yeast cake from your "starter" beer... Use 1/3
    or 1/2 and you'll probably be more than fine... Save the rest for another brew... if you pitch
    the leftove...

  • Posted in thread: Being broke and a homebrewer on 10-17-2014 at 02:05 AM
    Corona mill and a Homer bucket were the best $27 I spent. I'm no longer dependent in the LHBS
    for grinding grain.$60 at Morebeer buys considerably more grain than at my lhbs. Same with hops
    buying 1lb...

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