Last Activity:05-31-2009 8:39 AM
Posted in thread: Should I boil my spring water before adding it to the wort/primary? on 03-22-2009 at 06:26 PM
It can't hurt, but I usually don't bother, and it's never been a problem.
Posted in thread: Yeast nutrients on 03-22-2009 at 06:24 PM
I have used yeast nutrient in beer before, with no ill effects. However, it's not usually
necessary. The malt and hops should give the yeast all the nutrient they need.
Posted in thread: Quick Question about adding Honey... on 06-20-2008 at 06:05 PM
I usually add it about halfway through the boil, but I'm not sure if it makes a difference.
Posted in thread: Turbo Lager? on 06-20-2008 at 06:03 PM
I would say yes. Lagers take longer to ferment out, and the clearing stage takes time. I would
add a couple of days to the first and third stages.
Posted in thread: Bagel dispute: open vs. closed on 06-15-2008 at 12:10 AM
Open with cream cheese, closed with any kind of meat... Hmmm bacon...Do lox count as meat, in
Posted in thread: did I properly oxidize my beer? on 06-06-2008 at 04:45 AM
Posted in thread: 5 gallons for every beer? on 06-06-2008 at 04:01 AM
Covering is a bad idea, BTW. It holds stuff in (sulfur compounds, I believe) that can cause
nasty flavors in your brew.DMS (cooked vegetables), especially if you have pilsener malt in the
Posted in thread: Serious Question (Broken Thermometer in Beer) on 06-06-2008 at 03:57 AM
If they're little black balls, though, they are not mercury. Mercury is a silvery liquid. Most
thermometers are not mercury.
Posted in thread: 5 gallons for every beer? on 06-06-2008 at 03:09 AM
It depends how long you boil for, whether you cover, and how big your boil is. I tend to lose
about 5 liters.
Posted in thread: Go Wings on 06-06-2008 at 02:24 AM
Better than Pittsburgh, anyway. If a Canadian team doesn't win, I guess Detroit is second best.