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  • Received a Coopers kit from my brother-in-law one year for Christmas. I made one batch and then didn't have the time for a while to do another, but finally just did. I currently have a porter brewing...
  • I'd like to do a pale ale next.
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  • Posted in thread: First Brew = sourness in the finish on 03-14-2009 at 03:15 AM
    I'm pretty new to brewing and have heard/read conflicting things about this. Some suggest
    getting into a glass secondary after about 10 days to avoid the settled yeast from imparting
    off-flavors (auto...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew = sourness in the finish on 03-14-2009 at 02:01 AM
    One more thought; were you in a plastic primary for all of that first 4 weeks?

  • Posted in thread: First Brew = sourness in the finish on 03-14-2009 at 01:59 AM
    A really sour flavor is going to be from a bacterial infection. They can be exacerbated by too
    warm or slow fermentations. If it seems like a mild off flavor, maybe you just don't really dig
    the beer ...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast Cultivation Strategy on 03-14-2009 at 01:38 AM
    If you try it, before you open, and then after you do (before you pour), I'd suggest
    sterilizing the bottle mouth (butane lighter, etc.) I'm not a big lambic guy, but I thought
    that they were mostly p...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew = sourness in the finish on 03-14-2009 at 01:25 AM
    How was your sanitation throughout?

  • Posted in thread: Problem with Secondary on 03-14-2009 at 01:15 AM
    I'm pretty new at this too, but if it's still fermenting at all, then from what i've read you
    should be okay because of the Co2 that will take up that space and help limit the oxidation. I
    think I rea...

  • Posted in thread: MLT; cooler vs keg on 03-14-2009 at 01:07 AM
    I'm going to all grain for my next batch, getting my equipment together, and so I was wondering
    about this. But, my main concern was for the plastic being at such high temps; not because of

  • Posted in thread: Air Lock vs. Blow Off Tube on 03-07-2009 at 02:16 PM
    Papazian writes, (a blowoff tube) "will expel excess yeast, excessively bitter hop resins, and
    a small amount of fermenting beer; a small price to pay for a smooth, clean-tasting homebrew".
    He also st...

  • Posted in thread: Hi from CT on 01-19-2009 at 12:20 AM
    Awesome! Maltose Express has a site that I just checked out and I'm definitely going to take a
    ride there soon. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Hi from CT on 01-18-2009 at 07:59 PM
    Just joined CRABS, thanks! And thanks for the link, too. Unfortunately all are pretty far,
    except Cochia's, which is in a really bad neighborhood (occasional shootings, etc.). I've been
    there twice an...