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Posted in thread: What kind of mold or spore is this? on 12-24-2011 at 01:16 AM
My question is is mold always fuzzy or green?.Because i had a thin white paint like flakey film
on a few of mine, I tried to skim them but it was near impossible and was wondering if those
could be fr...
Posted in thread: Kitchen sink beers on 12-23-2011 at 10:38 PM
So with how busy the holidays can be, it can be difficult to get a brew day in around the end
of the year. And since I didn't have the time to formulate a recipe, I decided to throw
together a kitchen...
Posted in thread: New to this and probably messed it up... on 12-01-2011 at 02:41 PM
No worries. There is plenty of yeast in suspension to do the job. A secondary "fermentation"
isn't really a fermentation per-se, more just the yeast cleaning up after itself when its done
Posted in thread: planning brews for a party in January! thoughts? on 10-22-2011 at 05:12 PM
For timing out my brews, I have my Google calendar open and look for when I want the beer to be
ready. I count back 5 weeks if I plan on bottling or two months if its a bigger beer. Then I
Posted in thread: Spent Grains on 09-24-2011 at 05:03 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been said yet in this thread, buy it bears repeating every time our
canine companions get brought up. NEVER let you dog eat the hops. It WILL kill them. Grains are
fine tho. ...
Posted in thread: 10 Gallons of Pumpkin Ale brewed up this weekend. on 09-18-2011 at 01:21 AM
Racked to primary a few hours ago. Had a great stuck sparge and clogged my counterflow chiller.
Hopefully it'll come out good.
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation: a Success Story on 09-09-2011 at 07:18 PM
I'd rather figure why it stuck then develop methods of un-sticking. I've been lucky and never
had a stuck AG batch. Only hit the 1.020 wall with extracts.Get some iodine and some chalk and
look up how...
Posted in thread: Holiday Brews on 08-14-2011 at 08:31 PM
I'm currently mashing my Russian Imperial Stout. Hoping to have it ready by November. Next week
I'll prolly make my pumpkin ale for October/November. Week after that will be Christmas ale. I
plan on b...
Posted in thread: Sour Apple Saison? on 08-14-2011 at 03:24 PM
Never made a saison before, but an interesting idea would be to brew 4 gallons of a base saison
(sour mash maybe) and then add fresh apple cider mid fermentation. Make sure the cider is
Posted in thread: A word of warning with unpasturized cider on 07-31-2011 at 05:43 PM
This mistake might be a godsend. Let it ride down till about 1.020 - 1.010 then draw a sample,
if it tastes decent, draw another sample, cold crash the sample and read up on yeast washing.