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Posted in thread: fermenter explodes on second batch on 04-17-2009 at 03:35 PM
This is normal with a very vigorous ferment when you don't allow for blowoff. I'm assuming your
fermenter had an airlock on it - one of the small clear plastic ones. With very vigorous
ferments this m...
Posted in thread: Another broken Hydrometer on 04-16-2009 at 06:27 PM
By fairly complex I just meant that most people won't be doing it in their head.Taking a
gravity reading is really just another way of saying "I want an excuse pull off some beer and
taste it" around ...
Posted in thread: Next beers on 04-16-2009 at 02:21 AM
+1 on wheats. Great for spring summer as sessions beers. Heffe's or american wheats are both
Posted in thread: What is that stuff? on 04-16-2009 at 02:19 AM
Sounds like an infection to me. If its limited to one bottle I wouldn't stress about it. Maybe
some nasty bacteria rode a piece of dust right into the bottle as you were filling. Also, if
you don't ha...
Posted in thread: Clearer Liquid on 04-16-2009 at 02:12 AM
Also worth noting, you don't have to be 21 to buy beer ingredients or to make beer. Only to
drink it (technically). This guy best be trollin'
Posted in thread: Clearer Liquid on 04-16-2009 at 02:11 AM
Good tasting beer doesn't come from corn unless you ask BMC and some malt liquor manufacturers
who loving stuffing corn in their beer. I'm pretty sure most of the people here wouldn't call
it beer unl...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Techniques on 04-16-2009 at 02:06 AM
+1 on freezer w/ temp control. less than 150 bucks when it was all said and done and my beer
has never been better. I've seen people build "extensions" with insulation foam for their
minifridges so th...
Posted in thread: Another broken Hydrometer on 04-16-2009 at 02:03 AM
Refractometers that I have seen at site like morebeer.com and such tend to be around $50
+.Also, its important to note that you CANT use the reading you get from the refractometer
after there is alcoh...
Posted in thread: Oxidation from metal strainer? on 04-16-2009 at 01:59 AM
Ha, gotcha. I was a little confused why you were pointing out the benefits of aeration and
simultaneously worried about oxidation. Brew on.
Posted in thread: What is that stuff? on 04-16-2009 at 01:58 AM
Sour usually indicates infection - especially if its just restricted to a few bottles. I've had
bottles that didn't get as clean as they should have and had a single bottle or too end up