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  • Posted in thread: First ever batch is in the bottle - lessons learned on 03-11-2006 at 07:20 PM
    Geez, let me list my mistakes on my first batch which is also in bottles now.1. Didn't boil the
    water which was added. (just used tap well water)2. Didn't stir or shake to add oxygen before
    adding yea...

  • Posted in thread: Brew House on 03-11-2006 at 06:54 PM
    Has anyone tried any of these kits? It looks like they come with a premade 15 liters of wort.
    You just add the amount of water you want. You can also reboil and add more hopps etc.

  • Posted in thread: Repitching on primary = yeast bomb! on 03-08-2006 at 02:59 PM
    I've never pitched directly onto a yeast cake but I recently started harvesting the yeast out
    of the primary. Both times it sat a week in the fridge. All I did was set it out the night
    before brew day...

  • Posted in thread: Making first brew today!! last minute questions... on 03-05-2006 at 03:51 PM
    1. I cool my pot in an ice water bath in the kitchen sink. No extra container needed.2. Try to
    cool the wort to around 80F before adding water. Should definitely get it below 90F.3. Plastic
    buckets wo...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water on 02-28-2006 at 03:37 PM
    your not gonna get sick not matter what. the epa ensures low levels of toxins and/ or microbes
    in drinking water. Well water which comes from ground water or an aquifier (water running
    through layers ...

  • Posted in thread: Tap water on 02-28-2006 at 03:06 PM
    When I did my first batch, I just used tap water and I didn't boil it. My water tastes good and
    I have my own well so there is no chlorine in there. I just bottled it yesterday. Now I read
    that you sh...

  • Posted in thread: Old DME/Crystal Malt on 02-28-2006 at 03:01 AM
    You might want more hops...More of the same you think? Or some different kind? I don't know
    what kind would go good with this. :confused:

  • Posted in thread: Old DME/Crystal Malt on 02-27-2006 at 08:55 PM
    I bought a home brew kit on ebay which had a carboy, siphons, bucket etc. It also had an old
    kit of ingredients to make amber beer (dated 2002) I threw the yeast out. Here is what it came
    with:3 lb Am...

  • Posted in thread: Sugar syrup on 02-27-2006 at 06:28 PM
    its exactly enough just doubting the half c. h2o thing, it just seems odd you would
    mix more sugar than water. (the whole deal with solutions is that you have a solvent, h2o, and
    a solute, ...

  • Posted in thread: Sugar syrup on 02-27-2006 at 06:22 PM
    I'm making a 5 gal batch. Is that gonna be enough sugar?