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  • Posted in thread: FUBAR Cream Ale on 10-02-2011 at 09:10 PM
    I hate to leave a thread hanging. At 4 weeks this beer had a crusty white film on top,
    obviously infected, suspect it had lactobacillus but cannot be sure. Not to be deterred I
    racked from underneath ...

  • Posted in thread: Am I worrying to much? Just a little bubbling so far... on 09-12-2011 at 03:48 PM
    You should be fine. You may not have much airlock activity if there is a leak around your
    stopper, but if you see any then something is happening. I would give it a minimum of 48 hours
    before worrying...

  • Posted in thread: Best brand of extract kits? on 09-09-2011 at 05:55 PM
    My LHBS carries Brewers Best, as well as Coopers and other simpler kits. I am transitioning to
    all grain BIAB now but still do the occasional Brewer's Best for a quicker easier brew day. The
    big pro's...

  • Posted in thread: Best method for removing labels? on 07-08-2011 at 08:45 PM
    bucket of 2 gallons water plus 1 cup ammonia will cause almost all labels to fall off in about
    5 minutes. I make sure to rinse completely and then spray with star san, pack into empty case,
    and place ...

  • Posted in thread: FUBAR Cream Ale on 06-29-2011 at 09:32 PM
    One week fermenting at about 65-68 degrees (swamp cooler) and it still has a creamy 1 inch
    layer of krausen on top. Gravity down to 1.005. Extremely cloudy. Taste is good, slightly
    lemony to grapefrui...

  • Posted in thread: FUBAR Cream Ale on 06-22-2011 at 10:53 PM
    Going with the Safale 05.

  • Posted in thread: My bottles are gonna Blow! Lil help... on 06-22-2011 at 07:26 PM
    Only 8 bottles? Put them in a rubbermaid container, a cooler, or even a kitchen trash can with
    a lid. You may be fine, opening this early the CO2 hasn't had much time to dissolve but best to
    avoid shr...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Tools Pro Promo Code on 06-22-2011 at 06:53 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion. I gave Beersmith a try this afternoon on an ill fated foray into all
    grain. Beersmith worked fine, the rest of the brew day not so much. I'll try it for the trial
    period and...

  • Posted in thread: FUBAR Cream Ale on 06-22-2011 at 06:45 PM
    Soooo, I decided to try my hand at all grain with a BIAB cream ale based off of BierMucher's
    Cream of Three Crops recipe using Death Brewer's excellent BIAB instructions. However the best
    laid plans o...

  • Posted in thread: Beer Tools Pro Promo Code on 06-19-2011 at 03:54 PM
    Does anyone here know a Beer Tools promo code that is currently accepted? I did a search but it
    seems all the older ones on the forum are expired.