Last Activity:05-09-2011 8:25 PM
Posted in thread: Wife has line of the day on 03-14-2011 at 03:34 AM
Okay, so my very first homebrew -AHS Double Chocolate stout - has been hanging out in the
closet for 3 weeks today. I couldn't stand the suspense any longer and decided to try one to
see where I stood...
Posted in thread: Blow off valve - please explain when and why to use? on 03-04-2011 at 01:58 AM
Thanks, that explains a lot. One other question, does the blow off tube take the place of the
air lock, or function with it?
Posted in thread: Blow off valve - please explain when and why to use? on 03-03-2011 at 11:56 PM
I have just recently bottled my first home brew - a double chocolate stout - so I am as green
(excuse the pun) as it gets with the brewing process. Questions: I have heard numerous
references to somet...
Posted in thread: Will beer be any good 1 week post bottling? on 03-02-2011 at 01:00 AM
My Double Chocolate Stout has been bottled and sitting in a closet for a week now. It was
suggested that I try one every once in a while just to get an idea of how things change -
hopefully for the be...
Posted in thread: Specific Gravity questions on 02-22-2011 at 03:26 AM
Thanks for the replies.Yes, I did check the FG about 4 days apart and it was the same.I checked
my hydrometer in tap water just now and it was really dead on.I'm not terribly worried about
the beer no...
Posted in thread: Specific Gravity questions on 02-21-2011 at 11:46 PM
OK, so I just bottled my first brew yesterday - AHS Double Chocolate Stout extract
kit.According to the kit instructions, the OG should have been 1.056 - mine was 1.068.The FG
should have been 1.012 -...
Posted in thread: Survived bottling - now what? on 02-21-2011 at 11:41 AM
Thanks all - much appreciated. I put mine in an upstairs closet where the temp should stay
close to 70 deg.How common are "bombs"?AHS stated on their instruction sheet:1.056 for OSG1.012
fro FSGSo I w...
Posted in thread: Survived bottling - now what? on 02-21-2011 at 02:56 AM
Made it through the bottling process - AHS Double Chocolate Stout Extract Kit - with no major
disasters. I thought I was well organized and prepared until I started. It's like trying to
Posted in thread: First bottling Sunday - final questions on 02-19-2011 at 04:09 PM
More great ideas - very very much appreciated. rustym, that link was very helpful. As with many
things in life, organization and preparation is the key. petey - I will adopt your suggestion
to sample ...
Posted in thread: First bottling Sunday - final questions on 02-19-2011 at 01:49 AM
Great ideas - much appreciated! I think I will practice the use of the auto siphon ahead of
time. Should I also run some sanitizer solution through the siphon and bottle filler and tubing
prior to the...