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Posted in thread: Are there degrees of sanitation? on 06-01-2010 at 11:22 PM
Weird and bad flavors can come from MANY different variables. To help identify the problem,
list your recipe and any notes you have on your brew. How long in primary, secondary (if done),
Posted in thread: Commercial suggestions (and recipies) on 06-01-2010 at 11:18 PM
Alesmith IPA, Dreadnaught by Three Floyd's Brewing, Imperial IPA (I2PA) by Rogue. I have some
recipes in my brewing book in the study, lemme know if you want some (all extract).
Posted in thread: Smells like eggs on 06-01-2010 at 04:25 AM
I would say you are probably okay. Sometimes yeast can produce a smell of rotten eggs. Since
you just pitched the yeast a few days ago, I doubt you have yeast autolysis going on.Relax,
wait a while, r...
Posted in thread: # of batches before you became real confident? on 06-01-2010 at 04:04 AM
I felt completely comfortable on my first batch. I understood everything and every aspect of
brewing. ;)While not quite that confident ... I did do a whole heck of a lot of reading before
I started my...
Posted in thread: 12/21/2012 brews? on 06-01-2010 at 04:00 AM
I'm going to brew a nice mead and a strong Belgian ale this summer and let them sit until the
Posted in thread: Thanks! on 06-01-2010 at 03:58 AM
That's why I first came here. Even if you fail to use the search function, there are enough
good people to steer you in the right direction. Now to find more of these people who live
around me to brew...
Posted in thread: My First Brew- Some Fermenting Questions on 06-01-2010 at 03:56 AM
Wheat beers tend to ferment fast and furious. I usually don't put Wheat beers into a secondary
because, in my opinion, you don't want to clear it too much. The foam is supposed to fall back
into the b...
Posted in thread: leak in primary on 06-01-2010 at 03:50 AM
To answer your question, no the air will not harm it. While fermenting there will be a nice
layer of C02 blanketing over the beer not allowing any nasties to grow.I'd recommend grabbing a
big (6g - 7....
Posted in thread: When to pitch on 05-30-2010 at 07:16 PM
I would pitch immediately rather then let the it sit.
Posted in thread: 10 days in the primary ok for Mr. Beer Vienna Lager? on 05-30-2010 at 02:28 AM
I usually follow the 1-2-3 rule. 1 week primary, 2 weeks secondary, 3 weeks in the bottles. If
you are going straight from primary to bottles, I'd say let it sit in the primary for 2-3 weeks