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Posted in thread: How do you know if your brew is contaminated ? on 01-16-2013 at 04:29 PM
Key signs your beer is contaminated:Smells like a street riot: sweaty, burning tires, burning
car smells. Tastes like melted plastic: burnt PVC, plastic bandaids, etc.Has odd little floaty
crud in it....
Posted in thread: How do you know if your brew is contaminated ? on 01-15-2013 at 04:12 PM
The airlock activity is this. At 68 degrees, the airlock slowed to 45 seconds per blip. Then
after checking the gravity on Sat, the Stout with 1.5 lbs of unmalted roasted barley at 500 L
in a 5 gallon...
Posted in thread: How do you know if your brew is contaminated ? on 01-15-2013 at 04:09 PM
I know, I am digging up an old forum topic. I am only asking because I have some strange
airlock activity going on and although it taste fine, I am in fear of bottle bombs.I see you
say it is hard to ...
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 04-14-2012 at 03:28 PM
I find the bottling wand takes all the fun out of filling the bottles. That is why I let my
kids bottle the beer. (and make wallets)
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter or 2 packs question? on 04-02-2012 at 11:38 PM
Don't I need a 2 Liter starter for 5 gallons of brew at 1.050 gravity?My local brew shop is 6
bucks a pound for DME. But I see your point.
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter or 2 packs question? on 03-31-2012 at 07:38 PM
Cool! Thanks again for the replies.. Yes, I meant that a starter costs about 3 bucks in DME to
make. While a yeast pack cost about 7. I dont have the luxory of predicting when I can make
beer. So I ha...
Posted in thread: Cloudy beer after the fridge? on 03-31-2012 at 01:38 AM
Sorry to bring this up again. I have made about 20 dark beers. First light colored beer. I have
the Chill Haze as you call it.What is a cold break? I have no clue what to do to avoid the
chill haze? D...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter or 2 packs question? on 03-30-2012 at 05:09 AM
LOL, I buy mine at the store and would not buy it if it was already blown up. I like to smack
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter or 2 packs question? on 03-29-2012 at 06:31 AM
The wyeast activator packs show viability with CO2 release blowing up the container like a
balloon. I am not sure how the viability of a starter is more obvious than a balloon effect.
However, I can s...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter or 2 packs question? on 03-29-2012 at 02:47 AM
I have little patience. (I know, not good in brewing). And I am lazy. But I love brewing beer
and have plenty of money to spend on brewing.So, would it be the same for me to just buy 2 or 3