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Posted in thread: Strange ingredients on 05-22-2007 at 04:52 AM
Wormwood is not toxic unless in very high doses, i.e. pure wormwood oil (even then, it requires
roughly 45mg/kg to be lethal, so if you can drink a pint of pure oil you might just die). It is
Posted in thread: 3 ?'s about my upcoming Hefe on 05-15-2007 at 02:56 AM
I did 6.6# lme, 1oz hallertauer (3/4oz at 60, 1/4oz at 15), and used WLP300 German Hefeweizen.
Fermented a little too warm starting around 70F and ended up finishing around 78F. Banana was
Posted in thread: I probably need to stop worrying on 04-21-2007 at 09:53 AM
I checked it today, dropped a whole point to 1.019. I ran the numbers on it and it's better
than 5% abv, slightly high gravity for the style. Racked it and then popped open a couple of
stouts and reme...
Posted in thread: I probably need to stop worrying on 04-20-2007 at 05:47 AM
I swirled the wort and got the yeast back up, waiting to see what happens. If it finishes,
great, if not, I'm considering adding Danstar Nottingham next to see if that finishes it off.
Posted in thread: I probably need to stop worrying on 04-20-2007 at 12:17 AM
I think it's stopped because all activity has stopped, krausen has fallen completely, and the
yeast are dropping down to the bottom of the primary, gravity of 1.020 has held for 2 days now.
Posted in thread: I probably need to stop worrying on 04-19-2007 at 11:10 PM
Okay, ran this recipe:Extra Special Bitter4# Alexander's Pale LME3# Munton's Light DME1#
Crystal 60L - Steeped 30 min @150F1.5oz EKG bitter 60 min1oz Fuggles bitter 60 min.5oz Fuggles
45 min1oz EKG 30...
Posted in thread: Do you sparge steeping grains in an extract brew? on 04-18-2007 at 01:06 AM
I use about 1/2 gallon - full gallon of hot tap water to sparge. Do it until the water runs
Posted in thread: Chiller Question on 04-17-2007 at 07:24 AM
Okay, I'm trying to figure out how not to overchill my beer, or find out if this is even a
problem. I put together an immersion chiller with 25' 3/8" copper tubing, some polyester tubing
to hook up to...
Posted in thread: Huge State Beer Tax Increase! on 04-17-2007 at 07:13 AM
In Michigan also, there is an attempt being lead by Larry Bell (of Bell's Brewery) along with
the Michigan Brewers Assoc. to increase the deposit on kegs to $30. The reasoning is because
Posted in thread: If there were no homebrew/micro/craft? on 04-17-2007 at 06:47 AM
I'd be a sad, lost soul if it weren't for good beer.