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Posted in thread: The trick to a great low-alcohol brew? on 09-02-2012 at 09:15 PM
the OG doesn't matter so much as the FG? If i have an FG of 1.012 or so from an OG of of 1.04,
will it have a similar feeling of density/body as a beer of FG 1.012 from a higher OG?To be
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller Feed Options? on 06-12-2010 at 03:07 AM
The only LHBS within 100 miles ... an Ace Hardware that's decided to carry an aisle of
homebrewing supplies. The selection has actually gotten very good over the last year, going
from a few kits to ab...
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller Feed Options? on 06-12-2010 at 02:54 AM
Well, that explains a lot. The pump in my LHS warns that it cannot pump hot wort. I should look
into pumps from Internet sites.
Posted in thread: Plate Chiller Feed Options? on 06-12-2010 at 12:36 AM
I got a really nice plate chiller about a year ago, and I've fallen in love with it. I really
couldn't imagine brewing all-grain without it. The only problem is I haven't been able to come
up with a r...
Posted in thread: Longer to age in larger bottles? on 03-18-2010 at 04:20 AM
Re-read my post and I may not have been clear. I don't think there's any way it could make a
difference in conditioning time. Unless you're VERY careful in getting the O2 out of your
bottles, the 22oz...
Posted in thread: Longer to age in larger bottles? on 03-18-2010 at 04:11 AM
Takes longer to age whiskey in larger oak barrels, because the surface area to volume ratio
goes down. Unless aging beer somehow involves the beer-glass interface, or the beer-air
interface (in a good...
Posted in thread: Wine Yeast for Beer? on 02-07-2010 at 02:51 AM
I've used Montrachet with apfelwein without getting the flavors you describe. A good step would
be to get a second opinion, since it's possible that either (1) something else is causing the
Posted in thread: I'm assuming the answer to this question is YES and RDWHAHB, but... on 01-24-2010 at 07:39 AM
The good news is that the yeast still seem very active, there's a lot of airlock bubblingSo
it's still working hard. Classic RDWHAHB.Beer is done when beer is done. Perhaps when I get my
own brewery a...
Posted in thread: Just an interesting anecdote... on 01-24-2010 at 07:31 AM
Are you using a pail or carboy? I only get airlock activity about a third of the time with
pails; the seal just isn't good enough. Even with a carboy, you must remember that the seal
Posted in thread: I'm new at this and I have a few questions on 01-04-2010 at 12:52 AM
I'm not too familiar with Mr. Beer, but the magic question for aeration is do you add water
after you're done boiling? If you add cold water to chill the wort before pitching yeast, I
find aeration co...