Last Activity:10-04-2011 3:13 PM
Posted in thread: Just sampled beer after 2 weeks of fermentation.... on 10-03-2011 at 09:36 PM
You can't really judge a beer until it's been in the bottle at least 3 weeks. It's not even
carbed yet, and that, along with conditioning goes a long way to giving you a true picture of
what the beer ...
Posted in thread: Just sampled beer after 2 weeks of fermentation.... on 10-03-2011 at 09:32 PM
Once they are bottled and carbonated they will taste much fuller and brighter. What recipe/kit
did you end up using?I used the Autumn Amber Ale kit from Midwest. Good to hear that everything
Posted in thread: Just sampled beer after 2 weeks of fermentation.... on 10-03-2011 at 09:28 PM
This is my first attempt at brewing. As I took my final gravity reading (1.011), I tasted the
beer. While it certainly tasted and smelled like beer, it was also a bit...bland tasting, as if
it had bee...
Posted in thread: When will I know if I messed up my first brew? on 09-19-2011 at 06:10 PM
The first batch is always the hardest. Not from the technique...but from the worrying.A tbsp of
water isn't going to kill your beer, that is unless you have a third world municipal water
source. Even ...
Posted in thread: When will I know if I messed up my first brew? on 09-19-2011 at 05:56 PM
So last night I attempted my first brew. Aside from the fact that the whole process took a bit
longer than I thought it would and I was working into the wee hours of the night, I screwed up
Posted in thread: About to brew first batch, any words of wisdom? on 09-15-2011 at 05:15 AM
I purchased a brew kit on Groupon and had to wait a few days before I could actually place the
order. It's presently in the mail on its way over to me, and I have had a lot of time in the
last week to...
Posted in thread: Best way for beginner to cool wort? on 09-15-2011 at 05:10 AM
What is the best way for a beginner to cool wort? I was thinking about just dunking it in an
ice bath. Is there a better way without using specialized equipment?
Posted in thread: I have no idea what anyone's talking about, best place to start reading? on 09-07-2011 at 02:23 AM
Wow, thanks for all the helpful responses and for not bashing me for being a noob. Cheers!
Posted in thread: I have no idea what anyone's talking about, best place to start reading? on 09-06-2011 at 09:39 PM
Just bought my starter brew equipment but have yet to receive it. Can anyone direct me to a
good source of consolidated information that explains the basics of the brewing process and
terminology? I d...
Posted in thread: Total Noob, Basic Equipment to Get Started? on 09-06-2011 at 07:32 AM
Awesome. I was going to go to HomeBrew Mart down here in SD (I'm in Mission Valley, BTW), but I
managed to get the Groupon link to work and, after comparing it to all the other deals out