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Posted in thread: What mistakes have you made? on 10-01-2012 at 07:19 AM
After almost 20 some years of homebrewing I'm pretty sure I have made ALL of them. Nasty ones
where a stuck up blow off tube that blew, still have stains on the ceiling from that one. Then
there was t...
Posted in thread: aging on 07-05-2012 at 08:58 AM
Longer you bulk age, the clearer it will be in the bottle and less sedimate will build up.Maybe
it's just picky, but gunk in the bottom is not what I want in a great bottle of mead. For that
reason I ...
Posted in thread: Somebody slap me. on 04-29-2012 at 10:18 AM
After attempting to forget about these bottles I finally opened a small bottle today and got
inspired to update this thread. On 2011-03-27 I gave a bottle to someone I worked with who
brewed, his comm...
Posted in thread: 1st braggot!!! on 04-29-2012 at 09:31 AM
By the time they got nicely carbed they were nearly all gone. I keep telling him that patience
is a virtue.The only cure for lack of patience is more carboys and a full pipeline.
Posted in thread: Can I use this cooler for mashing? on 11-19-2011 at 11:50 PM
Coleman - 5 Gallon is pretty small for all grain it can be done but it gets really tight for
higher gravity mashes, most people use 10 gallons.
Posted in thread: First PM - OG way low. I thought I did everything perfectly? on 11-19-2011 at 10:06 PM
You could check for starch conversion using a white plate and iodine, I would shoot for 160F to
mashin, stir very well to ensure everything is wet and at even temp then let it sit for 30
minutes even ...
Posted in thread: Mold on the fruit in my primary on 11-19-2011 at 08:49 PM
I'm thinking that just be clumps of yeast that have formed and dried out on top.If not, you
have a nice lambic going on.
Posted in thread: How cool is too cool to ferment? on 11-19-2011 at 08:45 PM
You could always wrap the fermenter in a blanket, fermentation will produce a little heat and
insulating it will up the temp a few degrees, but even then low 60's is where I usually do my
Posted in thread: Ok I lied. I am going to tell you about my Cyser experiment. on 11-19-2011 at 08:38 PM
Put a lava lamp behind them and tell her your getting in touch with your inner hippy. (Not that
it is a bad thing or anything like that).
Posted in thread: Racked to a Secondary...Now What? on 11-19-2011 at 08:30 PM
Time will allow it to clear, once fermentation is done the temperature is no longer critical to
keep from producing off flavors.Until it is fully degassed I would keep an air lock on it.If
you don't m...