Last Activity:12-13-2011 3:32 AM
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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 10:12 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.
Posted in thread: Air lock vs blow off tube on 01-18-2011 at 03:42 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 01-06-2011 at 12:04 AM
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
Posted in thread: scorched brew on 01-05-2011 at 11:34 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 03:33 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 03:19 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 04:08 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 10:46 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 10:42 PM
to quote the info in the link above..... "stir well, but gently" loop