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Posted in thread: Bottled second batch.... Craptastic! on 03-01-2007 at 02:53 PM
Orfy's got it right. Think of it like cooking. No one starts out making the fancy Food Network
dishes. You get a base knowledge of your basic brew genres. Once those are borderline
perfected, add a pi...
Posted in thread: First Lager Attempt on 03-01-2007 at 02:47 PM
I like the lines DC was thinking on....whenever I have to go down the lager road, I try to get
some SF Lager yeast. You can get away with fermenting at a bit warmer temps, and the yeast will
Posted in thread: high FG, re-pitch? on 03-01-2007 at 02:42 PM
Depending on the style, 1.021 isn't that much off the chart, especially considering the amount
of malt that went into it. I would look at the attenuation of your yeast, first. Also, what
temp did you ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast Question on 01-26-2007 at 12:45 PM
OK, so my regular HBS was unexpectedly closed yesterday and today, and my brew day is tonight
after work. This other place didn't carry White Labs, like my normal HBS, so it was either
Wyeast or powde...
Posted in thread: Removing existing labels on 01-17-2007 at 06:38 PM
Fill up a sink with warm water tonight, drop in one scoop of OxyClean...the labels will be
floating on the surface by the next morning....I was sceptical of this until I tried it
Posted in thread: SmartStrip on 01-17-2007 at 06:37 PM
Maybe you should get one of those fish scales and weigh it empty first...;) Hahahaha...you and
your practicality!!! ;) :D Actually, there's an idea a firend of mine's working on using a
cheap digital ...
Posted in thread: Condensation in Carboy on 01-17-2007 at 06:12 PM
I understand what causes condensation, I'm just not sure if it means my carboy is not air-tight
or if it means absolutely nothing. I'm under the assumption it is nothing. Mine does it with
just about ...
Posted in thread: SmartStrip on 01-17-2007 at 05:47 PM
Has anyone ever used one of these? Do they work? If you don't use one, how do most of you tell
how much is left in your kegs...or do you even care? :D
Posted in thread: Do you drink all your disasters? on 01-16-2007 at 05:29 PM
I tanked my attempt at a Sam Adams Winter Lager clone...under-carbonated, over-spiced, and
watered-down....I sucked down ever last drop of it as a reminder of what NOT to do...it worked,
too. My last ...
Posted in thread: Tha' ain't no stout on 01-16-2007 at 03:40 PM
Well...according to the Almighty Beer Recipator, that should come out to roughly 39 SRMs...dark
brown, but still not too bad. The patent actually should make it darker, if anything.