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Posted in thread: hi im jewbag on 12-23-2011 at 04:17 PM
Kinda noticed there hasn't been anything more from him.Maybe he's been eating a lot of
Posted in thread: Bottle aging question on 12-21-2011 at 03:50 PM
OK, so I brewed an ESB a few weeks ago and it has been in the bottle for about 2.5 weeks. I put
one in the fridge yesterday and tried it after it was cold. It was pretty good. Not my
favorite, but the...
Posted in thread: Apfelwine yeast? on 12-20-2011 at 08:53 PM
Could you use an ale yeast for it? Would that leave more of the apple flavor behind?
Posted in thread: Cover your wort or upgrade? on 12-19-2011 at 07:46 PM
FYI - You do NOT want to cover your wort while it's boiling.You should be able to pick up an
outdoor turkey fryer setup for under $60 if you look around.The reason you do not want to cover
Posted in thread: Help out a noob with fermentation worries on 12-17-2011 at 10:19 PM
Thanks Revvy.One more noob question: Since I just pitched half a packet of dry yeast, how long
is the other half good for? I folded over the packet two or three times then taped it closed
and put it b...
Posted in thread: Help out a noob with fermentation worries on 12-17-2011 at 05:14 PM
If you have more yeast you could pitch some more. Mr Malty does say you could add another half
pack of yeast to it.I have an extra packet of 05 in the fridge. Would it probably be best to
toss half of...
Posted in thread: Help out a noob with fermentation worries on 12-17-2011 at 04:57 PM
So last Saturday I brewed an old ale. The OG was about 1.090 or so. I pitched a packet of US05
and aerated the hell out of it. I was expecting a lively fermentation and even contemplated
using a blowo...
Posted in thread: First bothersome fermentation on 12-15-2011 at 03:13 PM
I peeked again this morning. Looks like the krausen is starting to fall. Although it wasn't
nearly as big as I expected.One good thing is that I can't detect any off smells. The beer
smells just as go...
Posted in thread: First bothersome fermentation on 12-15-2011 at 01:22 AM
Yeah... that's what I got when I checked Mr. Malty too. So should I just go ahead and chuck
half a packet in there? Or maybe the whole thing just to be safe?And if I did underpitch, is
that going to m...
Posted in thread: First bothersome fermentation on 12-15-2011 at 01:11 AM
It was an 11.5 gram packet. I consulted the folks at the LHBS and they seemed to think one
packet of 05 would be sufficient. As for the bucket, it's a brand new one, so there could be an
issue there. ...