Last Activity:06-25-2006 10:50 AM
Posted in thread: Ginger on 03-18-2006 at 04:17 PM
Is it necessary to boil ginger before using in a brew? I am asking from the standpoint of
extracting flavor, not from a sanitation standpoint.If it is not necessary to boil for flavor,
what other opti...
Posted in thread: Pitching Second Yeast on 01-22-2006 at 05:44 PM
I am getting ready to pitch a higher-alcohol yeast to the secondary for my barleywine. Should I
use a 6-1/2 gallon carboy for a 5 gallon batch? I know when I used a champagne yeast in the
Posted in thread: Ginger Brew: what went wrong? on 01-15-2006 at 01:20 PM
Just wanted to thanks everyone - last night I enjoyed a carbonated hard ginger ale., and it was
Posted in thread: thermometers on 01-10-2006 at 10:31 PM
i like the hanging from a string idea, but I had another question.When using a smaller dial
thermometer, you are only reading the temperature of the top of the wort. When doing a full
boil 5 gallons a...
Posted in thread: thermometers on 01-10-2006 at 02:32 AM
I am an extract brewer with thoughts of soon going to mini-mash or all grain. I am currently
using a small dial thermometer which I am cocerned of losing it in my wort (especially when I
Posted in thread: Help with yeast for barleywine on 01-10-2006 at 02:14 AM
OK so I am thinking of using the DRY english ale yeast after the regular one fizzles out.
Should I just plan on adding it when I rack to a secondary? and how should I go about adding- I
assume I still...
Posted in thread: Air Stone on 01-09-2006 at 03:19 AM
I find the stones break right off... the last one broke off before I even got a chance to use
it. One of these times they're going to break off right in my beer.......
Posted in thread: Air Stone on 01-08-2006 at 06:14 PM
After losing another (cheap) air stone to sanitation fluid, I've decided to boil my air stones
for sanitation. I am hoping they last longer this way.
Posted in thread: British Ale Yeast on 01-08-2006 at 04:52 PM
For my latest batch I am using this yeast.It seems to be bubbling sporadically... that is it
will bubble for extended periods and then just plain stop for extended periods. Is this normal
for this yea...
Posted in thread: Ginger Brew: what went wrong? on 01-08-2006 at 10:40 AM
I used 5 oz corn sugar