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  • Omaha, Nebraska
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  • Sam Adams Summer Ale clone
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  • Posted in thread: dry hopping on 04-04-2011 at 12:07 AM
    I used cheese cloth and made a "hop ball" the first time. It works fine in a carboy going
    in....the hop ball swelled up after I put it in that it almost didn't come out! Lesson
    learned....just toss th...

  • Posted in thread: Cold Crashing before racking to Secondary? on 03-07-2011 at 09:12 PM
    Just transfer to your secondary. You did no harm in "cold crashing". Get it off the trub and
    yeast cake, let it mellow a few weeks and you can always cold crash it later if you want to.
    Loop

  • Posted in thread: Air lock vs blow off tube on 01-18-2011 at 02:42 PM
    Blow off tubes are used for numerous reasons. Not enough head space in bucket, very active
    aggressive fermentation are a couple. I for one always use a blow off tube. The first
    "explosion" you have, y...

  • Posted in thread: scorched brew on 01-05-2011 at 11:04 PM
    Lol...ya yoop, it still pained me to dump it. I didn't go into detail 2 years ago, but that is
    exactly what happened...I went inside for a few minutes and came back out to find a HUGE
    boilover....need...

  • Posted in thread: scorched brew on 01-05-2011 at 10:34 PM
    Undrinkable. Just too scorched. I let it sit for about a year in bottles to "smooth out". Too
    smoky for my liking.Loop

  • Posted in thread: Removing hops from carboy on 12-16-2010 at 02:33 AM
    I've left hops in a cheesecloth ball like you describe in the secondary for months and never
    have experienced "grassy tones". I have always used pellet hops though and not whole hops. You
    should be fi...

  • Posted in thread: Removing hops from carboy on 12-16-2010 at 02:19 AM
    Why not just leave it in the secondary until you are ready to bottle?Loop

  • Posted in thread: Cloudy Brew after Primary on 01-24-2010 at 03:08 PM
    The longer you leave it in a secondary, the more it will clear up. Most kits will never be as
    clear as commercial beer, but don't be afraid of cloudy beer. It will be just fine. Loop

  • Posted in thread: Can you add blueberry extract after carbing? on 12-15-2009 at 09:46 PM
    At 4 bucks for a bottle of 4 oz's. I would buy a new bottle and add it all to the keg. loop

  • Posted in thread: Can you add blueberry extract after carbing? on 12-15-2009 at 09:42 PM
    to quote the info in the link above..... "stir well, but gently" loop

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