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  • Posted in thread: Did I ruin my first batch on 05-13-2016 at 07:30 PM
    I would be more concern about the funnel. Did you sanitize it in any way before transfer?He was
    transferring beer, not wort, so the alcohol gave him a decent amount of protection. Unless the
    funnel we...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling from Carboy on 03-16-2016 at 06:48 PM
    If the dextrose is being added after fermentation is done (i.e., on bottling day), then yes. If
    earlier, then no. Well, actually, you will get more, but it won't stay in the beer.

  • Posted in thread: Question regarding cold crash process on 03-04-2016 at 06:40 PM
    Cold crashing doesn't tightly compact everything. It is possible that movement can stir things
    back up. Unfortunately, if you have to carry the fermenter up the stairs or something like
    that, you may ...

  • Posted in thread: First Lager Question on 03-03-2016 at 07:42 PM
    Bottle lagering may be convenient due to reasons of space (easy to fit bottles in the
    refrigerator), but you'll end up with more yeast in the bottom of the bottles.

  • Posted in thread: Honey Oatmeal IPA on 02-25-2016 at 06:30 PM
    If you have oats, extract and crystal, I'm not sure why you'd need carapils. It's probably in
    the extract already, plus you have crystal 40.

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer offering partial mash kits! on 02-22-2016 at 08:54 PM
    I've wondered how much Brooklyn Brew Works 1 gallon AG kits cut into their "starting in the
    hobby" business. They seem to have penetrated into the same non LHBS/ Big Box store market that
    the lil brow...

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer offering partial mash kits! on 02-22-2016 at 08:50 PM
    The one I looked at uses Pilsen malt and says hold it at 155-165 for 30 minutes. So that's not
    a specialty grain, albeit not a particularly punctilious mash.

  • Posted in thread: Mr Beer offering partial mash kits! on 02-22-2016 at 08:40 PM
    I like that they're doing this, though I wonder whether it will work for them. They are
    presumably trying not to keep their customers from graduating beyond Mr Beer.

  • Posted in thread: I have all these beer ingredients...what shall I do???? on 02-18-2016 at 08:53 PM
    I don't think 1/2 pound of Crystal is too much for 5 gallons, although some people like to go
    lower with American PAs and IPAs. Table sugar ferments a little better than corn sugar, but I'd
    be surpris...

  • Posted in thread: Bohemian Pilsner Question on 02-18-2016 at 04:57 PM
    If you bottle first, you need to let them carbonate before lagering in the 30s. Otherwise, they
    won't carb.Also, if you bottle lager, then the fall out will still be in your bottles. Still,
    it can be ...

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