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  • Collinsville, IL
  • primary #1 traditional dry mead
    primary# 2 empty
    secondary #1 empty
    secondary #2 Irish draught ale
    bottle conditioning empty
    drinking not yet
    on deck barley wine, scotch ale


  • Posted in thread: Hops 101 on 04-18-2008 at 08:19 PM
    fair enough, my point was mainly was that you guys are missing the point of RDWHAHB.
    Relax....don't worry this isn't rocket science it is growing a very vigorous and adaptable
    plant. Good luck to all ...

  • Posted in thread: Hops 101 on 04-18-2008 at 06:25 AM
    Sorry if I sound a little cross but this forum is ridiculous! Hops are NOT hard to grow at all.
    They are extremely hardy and adaptable. These are facts:1. Don't worry about not seeing growth
    until May...

  • Posted in thread: Need opinions on 09-27-2007 at 02:45 AM
    I'm not real familiar with it. It is apparently brand new. Northern Brewer describes it as a
    bavarian strain, but does not elaborate much beyond that.

  • Posted in thread: Need opinions on 09-27-2007 at 02:35 AM
    dry yeast my friend.....dry yeast. The best way to go. :off: I am probably going to do an
    experiment with the new bavarian wheat dry yeast from fermentis. If that works similar, I will
    probably almost...

  • Posted in thread: Need opinions on 09-27-2007 at 02:30 AM
    Being this is not going to be an ideal situation no matter what you do, my first instinct would
    be to pitch the S-33 and forget about it. If you really want to use the starter, I would guess
    that woul...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling a lager on 08-08-2007 at 06:22 AM
    from my experience you don't need to anything special. Just bottle it at whatever temp it is.
    However, I would dissolve the priming sugar into boiling water before adding to the beer so it
    disperses e...

  • Posted in thread: Alcohol smell!! on 05-23-2007 at 05:08 PM
    It should mellow out......it will just need to age for a while.

  • Posted in thread: What is Roggenbier? on 05-19-2007 at 12:47 PM
    I can't find rye malt here so I use rye flakes. Just mash Pils or Stout malt (high diastatic
    power) or add amaylase enzyme to the mash if doing a high % of unmalted rye.Rice hulls help.
    Though I seem ...

  • Posted in thread: What is Roggenbier? on 05-18-2007 at 07:35 PM
    I would like to do the PM version as I am doing only extract at the moment, and I would welcome
    your input on how to PM. Thanks for the reply, I am looking forward to trying this out. I'll
    just do you...

  • Posted in thread: How long for honey to ferment??? 2 weeks and still krausen!! on 05-18-2007 at 02:54 AM
    most of the time it does fall when the yeast stop producing CO2 (which makes the airlock
    bubble) However depending on what type of gunk floated to the top to make your krausen (mainly
    variable dependi...

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Primary #1 Munich Helles Primary #2 Nichts Secondary #1 Nichts Secondary #2 Mezza Luna Red wine (kit) Secondary #3 Maerzen Secondary #4 English Barleywine Bottled: Traditional Dry Mead, Dry Cider, Honey Koelsch, Doppelbock, Barolo Wine On the Horizon: Scotch ale, Rauchbier