Last Activity:12-21-2012 1:50 AM
Posted in thread: Safale S-05 Alcohol Tolerance on 11-15-2012 at 11:04 PM
I just managed 17% on S05.
Posted in thread: Do I really need to boil my whole starter? on 10-13-2012 at 08:39 PM
I always thought boiling also caramelized some sugars. Am I wrong?
Posted in thread: Ferment done in 4-5 days on 10-13-2012 at 08:59 AM
I've had a beer finish in 3 days before. I sat there, looked for any change in gravity, checked
for stall, etc, but it was DONE. I bottled and it was excellent. All hail Notty!
Posted in thread: A conversation with my brew pub waitress last night on 10-10-2012 at 07:50 PM
I'm usually spoiled out here with so many good breweries around (we have 3-4 downtown so even
the dive bars have reasonably priced, GOOD craft beer on tap because it was produced a block
away) but I a...
Posted in thread: Brewing/Liquor License on 10-02-2012 at 06:38 PM
Chile.Because the US is silly and insane when you bring alcohol into it. I personally recoup my
losses by having a tip jar for people who come a-drinking as well as asking buddies I drink
with a lot t...
Posted in thread: First Lager on 10-01-2012 at 07:23 PM
Is it possible to lager in bottles?
Posted in thread: I may be a loner in this lol But I dont like Hoppy beers on 10-01-2012 at 07:14 PM
I'm with ya. Tell your friend that before the 1500s, real beer was hopless. I'm starting to
like hops, but I start adding them at 30 minutes for flavor and aroma, not bitterness. There's
a reason I ha...
Posted in thread: Low gravity and falling. on 09-30-2012 at 07:22 PM
Awesome. So just trust that it's fine at that gravity? I fixed and calibrated my hydrometer
after the top tip broke off by sealing it while keeping it calibrated. Replacing it when I can
afford to do ...
Posted in thread: Low gravity and falling. on 09-30-2012 at 07:04 PM
I took the readings at 68, which is what my hydrometer is calibrated at. They've been
fermenting in the 65-72 range for 10 days on the ales and 16 days on the cider.
Posted in thread: Low gravity and falling. on 09-30-2012 at 06:44 PM
I have 3 AG going right now with very low gravity and falling. An apple cider at 1, a ginger
beer at 1.004, and a pumpkin wheat at 1.010. All three taste fine and uninfected, and all 3
have either bro...