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Posted in thread: fermentation stuck? on 02-24-2012 at 10:23 PM
I've never used currants but have added other fermentables.Usually I put it in the primary for
a month or so and skip the secondary. If I was going to age it I'd rack to a secondary... I'll
let you kn...
Posted in thread: Using a grain bag in a mash tun. on 02-24-2012 at 09:56 PM
I do the same thing as you as insurance that I don't get a stuck sparge. It only took one time
having to empty my mash tun into my boil pot to convince me since I use a copper manifold and
it was a ni...
Posted in thread: fermentation stuck? on 02-24-2012 at 09:25 PM
Leave it alone. It's fine, if it's just apples/apple juice in there it ferments out pretty
quick.Relax I've never made a bad beer, cider or mead by waiting too long. Although I have
messed up a few by...
Posted in thread: Temperature drops in mash tun? on 02-24-2012 at 08:54 PM
Are you using a drink cooler? I use a 5 gallon drink cooler for mashing and see a couple
degrees difference from the bottom to the top. Best thing I found was to preheat the cooler
then aim a bit high...
Posted in thread: Keg Lube Alternative on 06-07-2011 at 02:39 AM
Although I've never used it I heard KY jelly will work... at least you know its food grade.
Posted in thread: Igloo Mash Tun on 06-06-2011 at 03:52 AM
I went the same route as avidhomebrewer with the 5 and 10 gallon coolers.I don't have any
regrets getting the 5 gallon because it holds temps very well and I get great efficiency fly
sparging with it....
Posted in thread: Sediment at the bottom of the bottles on 06-06-2011 at 12:28 AM
The best way I found to reduce the "sludge" is right after you pitch your yeast put your
fermentor someplace where you can rack to your bottling bucket. Don't move it let the
fermentation finish, and ...
Posted in thread: Made many mistakes. Is my brew still okay? on 06-03-2011 at 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by smyrnaquinceI don't understand why you added ground coffee in an attempt
to salvage your beer.I think he was trying to add more flavor and bitterness to cover up any
Posted in thread: What are the best techniques to ensure a lower FG? on 06-03-2011 at 04:04 PM
Another thing to take into consideration is the abv since alcohol is converted back to sugar in
your liver (causing a blood sugar spike), a shot grain alcohol has close to 200 calories and a
shot of v...
Posted in thread: Homebrew can save you lots of money on 06-03-2011 at 03:17 PM
When asked by someone who doesn't brew I like to say it's a free hobby. I'm going to drink beer
regardless of making it or not. I happen to enjoy brewing so I make my own. You can save some
money but ...