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  • Posted in thread: Ginger Beer Farts? GBP on 06-18-2011 at 02:29 PM
    i never get sulfur smells or tastes with gbpit seems a bit odd to me to only give the gbp 1
    hour to do its thing, most people give it a day or two, this obviously has nothing to do with
    the sulfur but...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Beer Farts? GBP on 06-17-2011 at 01:41 PM
    I've been experimenting with making multiple micro batches (2000ml ~ 4 bottle) of Ginger beer
    using GBP. Anyway, I've got down to a drinkable recipe that's actually refreshing and
    drinkable, but I'm s...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Beer = Gag! on 06-07-2011 at 03:44 PM
    Just adding some simple suggestions other have made : Switch to table sugar, I made the mistake
    of using brown sugar. It will be clearer and the taste wont be as offensive. As for the sulfur,
    it could...

  • Posted in thread: Ginger Beer using Crystallized ginger? on 06-07-2011 at 03:35 PM
    Hey, I've been experimenting for a few weeks with ginger beer plant in making ginger beer. I've
    been making small batches (~2000ml) batches and have been going through a lot of fresh ginger.
    I'm wonde...

  • Posted in thread: No carbonation in root beer! Help! on 05-12-2010 at 06:21 PM
    weird...yeah sprechners are force carb only. The only 2 natural carbonation ones are gnomes and
    some retro looking brand. For yeast, honestly I've been using red star cooking yeast. The root
    beer afte...

  • Posted in thread: Test beer flat, not carbonating? on 03-07-2010 at 03:22 PM
    looks like it only needed 2 weeks. First successful beer/attempt at it. We just bottled
    another one today, have another one in a secondary, and we're almost done with the wine. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Test beer flat, not carbonating? on 03-05-2010 at 08:15 PM
    meh,The person I'm working with seems to think 2 weeks is the magic number on bottling. It's
    getting to the point where there's no use in arguing about it. We're almost at the two week
    mark and you ca...

  • Posted in thread: Am I smelling rhino farts? on 03-01-2010 at 10:04 PM
    Sorry guys, I haven't really contributed yet but have managed to have run into a lot of
    questions. Anyway, I've noticed a-uh-deadly smell coming out of the air lock. Like straight up
    FUNK, and not the...

  • Posted in thread: Test beer flat, not carbonating? on 02-28-2010 at 10:21 PM
    ... give it time. I alwys have to open a bottle after five days. I'm consistently disappointed,
    but I know it's going to get better. If it just lacks carbonation, my bet is you are right on
    track. (I'...

  • Posted in thread: Test beer flat, not carbonating? on 02-28-2010 at 09:06 PM
    Give it another two weeks. Sometimes those carb drops take a little bit to dissolve. Also, try
    to keep it about 68 to get those tired, lazy yeasts back to work. One week is not enough time
    to carb pro...

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