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Posted in thread: Does a spice bomb ever calm down? on 08-23-2013 at 03:00 AM
I brewed Christmas Ale a few years ago with cloves. It took just over a year for it mellow. On
thing I have learned is to be cautious about throwing things out unless there are glaring
Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 05-26-2011 at 11:47 AM
I have a question about my first brew. Do I have to boil the extract and water and everything?
How a bout the yeast?hahaI guess just enter me in the drawing, thanks!
Posted in thread: Yeast Starters, not just for increasing cell counts anymore on 08-03-2010 at 11:52 PM
Hmmm, sometimes there is very little activity in the starter, has the gravity moved? I couldn't
take it if my hearty friends died from just the temperature of a "marathon runners crotch" I
guess it de...
Posted in thread: Adding oxygen vs degassing on 07-27-2010 at 11:41 PM
Those are 2 different things. Typically, O2 is added prior to/while you add yeast, so that the
yeast have the required oxygen.Degassing is the process of shaking, stirring, etc to release
CO2 after th...
Posted in thread: goose island IPA on 01-10-2010 at 01:53 AM
Dry Hopping is the primary reason for the big hop nose. Late additions (flame out) help out a
bit, but primarily it's the dry hopping with fresh hops
Posted in thread: Dry-hopping question x3 on 01-10-2010 at 01:49 AM
Generally, I dry-hop for 7-10 days at most and discard the spent hops. I'm sure they might be
fine to re-use but they are not going to add as much to the next batch as this one. Just buy
new and go wi...
Posted in thread: Newbie Here on 01-10-2010 at 01:43 AM
First rule of fight club...No, not really. Airlock activity (or lack of) is not necessarily an
indication of fermentation or the lack of. Draw off a sample and take a hydro reading, that is
Posted in thread: Competition Brewers 2009 Results on 01-02-2010 at 02:55 PM
I only entered one competition, the AHA regional, but I did place second for a Blonde Ale. It
then went to the national final (ok, so actually that's 2 I guess), but I did not place there.
Posted in thread: bad idea to take ingredients on a plane? on 01-02-2010 at 02:47 PM
As long as it's all powder and labeled, you should have no problem. Liquids... that's another
story. You may get an extra search where someone goes thru your bag, and swabs for the
explosive sniffer, ...
Posted in thread: Brewing with soft water (Water Softener) on 12-23-2009 at 02:17 PM
The problem that I had was that I had no head retention...barely even a head, actually. I draw
my water from the out door faucet (not on the softener) and have never had a problem since. I