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Posted in thread: Irish Red (Smithwicks style) - 12 months later on 08-03-2012 at 10:16 PM
So I haven't gotten into the bottles that I've had aging for a while, and today opened a 22oz
bottle of my Irish Red that I brewed last year. This beer has been good, but this bottle is
Great! I could...
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-16-2010 at 02:36 PM
Great. Good luck! My Hefe was in primary for 4 days and secondary for 9. Watched the airlock
and took readings. Bottled up my 2nd brew last night. It's an Oktoberfest style ale. Tasted a
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-14-2010 at 07:48 PM
Chris, did you get over to Weekend Brewer yet? How'd it go? I hope you found everything you
needed and are a bit more comfortable. Be sure to let us know how the first brew goes. As they
say here, RDW...
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-12-2010 at 02:46 PM
I should also suggest you pick up a few extra packs of dry yeast for backup/emergency. I made a
mistake on my second brew and added the yeast to boiling water to try to rehydrate. Of course
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-12-2010 at 02:36 PM
I may have a lot of questions since you are so close by. How did your first batch of hefe turn
out? What's the taste like?Anytime...Hefe turned out great. Hint of bananas and clove, but very
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-11-2010 at 07:05 PM
One other thing... The Weekend Brewers instructions said to pour the priming mixture on top of
the beer before bottling. Instead pour that in your bottling bucket first and then siphon beer
into that ...
Posted in thread: Tips for my first batch on 08-11-2010 at 07:00 PM
Fellow Richmonder here, I'm in Midlothian. That's the kit I got from Weekend Brewer, but I got
the glass carboy instead, and added the carboy hauler (straps that help to carry it). You are
Posted in thread: 2nd brew, 1st mistake - rehydrating yeast on 08-03-2010 at 12:55 PM
Thanks for all of the feedback. I'll use the Muntons, but should I rehydrated or just sprinkle
it in? I'm worried about opening the lid and risking infection. Will the original yeast that
was killed b...
Posted in thread: 2nd brew, 1st mistake - rehydrating yeast on 08-03-2010 at 11:30 AM
I do have a 2nd packet of dry yeast, but from a different style kit from True Brew. Is it ok to
use that even if different type (see original post).
Posted in thread: 2nd brew, 1st mistake - rehydrating yeast on 08-03-2010 at 11:20 AM
Thanks for the reply. It's an Ale kit with ale yeast. I let the yeast and wort cool to about 80
before I pitched. I am worried though that I killed the yeast because I rehydrated it in boiled