Last Activity:06-12-2007 11:59 PM
Posted in thread: Overcarbonating! on 06-10-2007 at 12:42 AM
if you naturally carbonate to 10 psi, you only need a gentle "push" of co2 maybe around 3-4
psi, yes some will be absorbed in the beer, however there is a substantial difference in
Posted in thread: Should I bother with Stawberries? on 06-08-2007 at 05:31 AM
I brewed an "Oregon Strawberry Ale" last summer and it turned out great. There are a few keys
to a great strawberry beer...1) only attempt if you have damn tasty fresh strawberries, I live
in the Will...
Posted in thread: If ya ain't brewin, wadda ya doin? on 09-02-2006 at 09:40 PM
working at a pub...serving you lucky fu*ks beer
Posted in thread: Pitching Yeast on 09-02-2006 at 09:20 PM
on another note: i remember my first beer, man it was stressful! after you get a few under your
belt it becomes much easier and more enjoyable! At that point you switch to all grain, which
has even mo...
Posted in thread: Pitching Yeast on 09-02-2006 at 08:17 PM
even with my wort chiller it takes about 30 min. you will be fine, just make sure to cool it
all the way to 70.
Posted in thread: no yeast activity on 09-02-2006 at 08:15 PM
yep, repitch it!
Posted in thread: Pitching Yeast on 09-02-2006 at 07:57 PM
yes and no. Ideally you want your yeast to ferment on the lower end, up to 73 degrees. At a
higher temp you the yeast will overwork itself and produce off flavors. Now historically brewer
brewed all t...
Posted in thread: bottle aging vs secondary aging for a winter ale on 09-02-2006 at 07:52 PM
On my strong beers i like to give plenty of time in secondary, maybe 3-4 weeks. then i slowly
bring down the temp, about 2 degrees a day untill i hit about 38 degrees. Then i will either
carbonate or ...
Posted in thread: Restaurant beer inconsistency on 09-02-2006 at 07:43 PM
It could have been a bad batch from the brewery. However there are so many variables that can
affect the brew once it has left the brewery. Im a strong believer in brewpubs(and fortunately
i live in O...
Posted in thread: Plastic conical prasies on 09-02-2006 at 07:38 PM
yeah the first time i use my conical i thought fermentation had not begun because my airlock
wasnt moving. I then figured out that the pressure was pushing co2 out the top. a heavy book on
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