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Posted in thread: True Brew Maestro series IPA kit on 07-17-2012 at 07:57 PM
It could be a bad kit, there are plenty of bad kits and recipes that we all end up trying.But,
one week is a little bit on the short side for fermenting. The over carbonation could be that
the yeast d...
Posted in thread: dumb question of the day: How long do you boil? on 07-17-2012 at 07:50 PM
Start the timer when you add your hops at 60 minutes and the wort is at full boil (around 212
degrees). Boiling longer isn't going to negatively affect you outside of evaporation.
Posted in thread: what if i bottle to early? on 04-25-2012 at 08:05 PM
You should get a hydrometer and get some gravity readings. General rule is three days with a
consistent final gravity and you can safely bottle most beers. Watching for bubbles in the
airlock is not a...
Posted in thread: Just ordered keg conversion kit from keg connection on 03-28-2012 at 09:14 PM
+1, ordered a keg conversion kit and had a question regarding shank width that I emailed to
their help email and got an email back within a half hour. Would recommend for the service but
also picked u...
Posted in thread: When should i check fg? on 03-10-2012 at 12:43 PM
I always start checking my brew after two and a half weeks (I brew on weekends so this is
always the wednesday before expect to bottle). As long as I get consistent FG readings the next
couple of days...
Posted in thread: So the kids knocked the airlock off my carboy... on 02-29-2012 at 07:46 PM
I had a lid blow off of a 5 gallon fermenter bucket in my garage, (Making a Belgian Strong Ale)
not sure how long it was off. Checked it when I got home and noticed it. there was yeast and
Posted in thread: Immersion Chiller Smells Strongly Like Metal - Problem? on 02-21-2012 at 06:09 PM
I made mine from copper I picked up at home depot. I wiped mine down pretty thoughly with a
moist towel, then threw mine in a pot of boiling water a day prior to really clean it up. On
brewday I just ...
Posted in thread: Debating an immersion cooler on 02-20-2012 at 08:55 PM
Just this past weekend I made a 50ft 1/2 inch immersion cooler (see youtube for diy wort
chiller videos), using pretty chilly cleveland ground water. I got my 5.5 gallons from 200 to
70 in about 9 min...
Posted in thread: What breweries have you toured/visited on 02-20-2012 at 02:27 AM
Great LakesSam AdamsWilloughby Brewing Co.Sam Adams was easily the best since they provided the
most free beer
Posted in thread: How bad will my house smell? on 02-19-2012 at 11:08 PM
Ive always thought brew day smells similar to a barnyard (sans animal by-products). If you've
ever done a brewery tour of a local brewpub, your house will have a similar smell but it goes
away rather ...