Last Activity:12-20-2006 5:09 AM
Posted in thread: Give your beer some time out on 03-03-2006 at 08:44 AM
I think the best advice to any newbie brewer is to just be patient! This was brought home to me
when I made a batch of Bavarian lager. After 6 weeks in the bottle it still tasted harsh and
smelt like ...
Posted in thread: Belgian yeast: dubbel vs. saison on 02-06-2006 at 12:58 PM
For my next two brews, I am going Belgian: Biere du Garde/SaisonDubbel strong brown ale Can
anyone recommend a yeast (prefer White Labs) that will cover *Both* these styles (brew the
first, then pitch...
Posted in thread: Vienna malt recipes on 01-19-2006 at 10:50 AM
I bought some Vienna malt at the weekend. I've never used this malt before.What is the color?
Recipe suggestions please for these ingredients:6lb vienna malt3lb amber LMESafale lager
Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-19-2006 at 08:28 AM
Taped up the box? Are they held hostage? I think you're overdoing it a bit, but hey, if it
works for you who am I to criticize?:D In case a bottle decides to explode. Also, as a
deterrent to stop me o...
Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-18-2006 at 03:43 PM
Good news, sounds like the brew will mellow and improve with time.I put the bottles in a
cardboard box and then taped it up.Is it OK to store the bottles at room temp? I know cool
storage is preferred...
Posted in thread: Taste test at bottling on 01-18-2006 at 10:19 AM
Just bottled a Czech pilsener, after 4 weeks in 2ndary. It tasted good! Question: If a beer
tastes good at bottling time, will it still be good (or better) following carbonation in the
bottle? In othe...
Posted in thread: 1728 Scottish: OK for smoked beer? on 01-09-2006 at 09:00 AM
Normally I use roasted barley for my dark beers (stouts, porters).But I have just bought some
chocolate malt and will try that instead.Is chocolate OK in a smoked ale? Mike
Posted in thread: 1728 Scottish: OK for smoked beer? on 01-05-2006 at 01:32 PM
My next project will be a strong Scotch ale ("wee heavy"), so I have ordered some Wyeast 1728
Scottish. Question: does 1728 lend itself to other ale types? I was thinking of reusing the
1728 yeast in ...
Posted in thread: All grain 1 gallon batches? on 01-04-2006 at 09:03 AM
I'm a newbie who hasn't got all the equipment. I've done several 2-gallon AG and partial
mashes. Pros: Good for learning/experimentation. You can mash on the kitchen stove.Cons:
Expensive, lot of wast...
Posted in thread: BrewFerm kits for Belgian beers? on 01-04-2006 at 08:54 AM
Thanks, I'll try one out. I was hoping they did a Scotch Ale, but apparently not. Maybe I'll
look for the Dubbel. Where are you going on your world beer tour? Mike