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  • Auburn, Maine
  • Casey
  • Pumpkin Ale,
    Spiced Ale,
    An IPA.
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  • Posted in thread: 2nd stage fermentation necessary? on 09-30-2010 at 04:32 AM
    Unless you're adding fruit, spices, or gelatin finings, secondaries are not helpful. In fact
    there have been some studies that show extra time on the yeast cake to be a bit better (more
    efficient) tha...

  • Posted in thread: Curious about cost saving and what got you started on 09-28-2010 at 04:32 AM
    I think the caveat is the cost of buying beer to replicate. Sure, it looks cheaper at the get
    go, but factor in the increase in desire to try new things, and researching other brews to do
    that, on top...

  • Posted in thread: A small head of krausen in my secondary on 09-28-2010 at 04:17 AM
    Well, I would wait a minimum of 4 weeks to bottle, give the yeast time to do their work.
    Patience is a must in brewing. That said, yes, you technically could bottle in a week, but it
    will still be a g...

  • Posted in thread: Primary Conditioning vs. Bottle Conditioning on 09-28-2010 at 04:10 AM
    Not to revive an old thread, but I have a similar question/clarification. I have a beer that
    will be in primary for at least 3 or 4 weeks (nothing high grav or anything, just needs the
    time to clear)....

  • Posted in thread: A small head of krausen in my secondary on 09-28-2010 at 03:53 AM
    Whoops, i put in 1.071 from the first thread, my bad. Did you adjust for temperature? If so it
    just might have been a smaller volume or extra fermentables that caused the additional ABV.
    Whatever the ...

  • Posted in thread: A small head of krausen in my secondary on 09-28-2010 at 03:17 AM
    so does this mean that it will be allright? its at 8.3% abv and its still fermenting! yikes it
    taste okay though lolDid you adjust hydro readings for temp? It may not be as high as you think
    it is. At...

  • Posted in thread: Another Pumpkin Question on 09-27-2010 at 06:20 PM
    Thank you all for the info.

  • Posted in thread: Another Pumpkin Question on 09-26-2010 at 06:16 AM
    So I recently Purchased the AHS Pumpkin Ale kit. My question is this: How much Pumpkin would
    lead to a strong pumpkin flavor?Canned pumpkin has hit the shelves here and I would like to get
    my hands on...

  • Posted in thread: Best Prices Online? on 09-26-2010 at 05:36 AM
    Just my $.02,I usually go with Austin Home Brew because I like how they work. However, I
    usually order over $100 at a time, which isn't hard since I'm limited to Extract. For many of
    their kits, you c...

  • Posted in thread: Room temp on 09-24-2010 at 05:14 PM
    70 ambient is a little high. Ambient temperature tells you nothing about fermenting
    temperature. You're probably going to get some esters/phenols with that temp, as active
    fermentation can easily rais...

Primary: Eagerly Waiting to have one. Secondary: Bottled: Up Next: Get Equipment, and make some Cider, a Pumpkin Ale, A Holiday Ale or Porter, A Stout, An IPA, an Amber Ale, and some mead. "We are brewers and always have been; and in our brewing we have sought, and we seek, to ally the traditions and craftsmanship of the past with the best that science has to teach us." - Rupert Guinness