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Posted in thread: Do I have to use a Secondary? on 05-03-2010 at 07:35 PM
I've been brewing for 5 years (this is the 6th season). The question of secondary or not is why
I joined this forum. I'm completely convinced that primary only for more complex ales produces
Posted in thread: Additives, and Cancer. on 04-28-2010 at 06:57 PM
I'm on the cancer management treadmill, and may be for the rest of my life. Like most people in
this circumstance, I have read about any and all diets and food types that will help manage
cancer and t...
Posted in thread: My bottle brush won't clean the very bottom. Suggestions? on 04-02-2010 at 12:13 AM
First, rinse your bottles immediately after pouring. When you get ready to bottle, soak them in
Oxyclean (Free) for at least 2 hours. I use the bottle brush after soaking just as a precaution
Posted in thread: Attenuation sucks - must be the mash, but... on 04-01-2010 at 04:49 PM
I've just about given up on lower temp fermentation for ales and stay above 65F all the time
now - because of the attenuation problem. It also takes longer for the conditioning with the
Posted in thread: How good is Fat Tire? on 04-01-2010 at 04:15 AM
It's over-rated and has really dropped in popularity. I don't know anyone that buys it anymore.
Posted in thread: What beer would you describe as the beer that 'awakened' you...? on 03-31-2010 at 02:23 AM
When the brew pubs started opening up in the early-mid eighties, it changed everything. I
started buying growlers because the beer was so much better than bottled beer. I don't remember
many of the na...
Posted in thread: What Do you look for? on 03-29-2010 at 07:04 PM
My LHBS has some very knowledgeable people, but their prices are not competitive - at all -
with the online suppliers. My LHBS got me started, but it didn't take long to figure out how to
save quite a...
Posted in thread: Secondary started bubbling like Primary! on 03-28-2010 at 04:31 PM
On the webradio broadcast, the head of Wyeast said that secondary transfers can cause the
fermentation activity to pick up again because of the oxygen that is introduced by the
transfer. It should die...
Posted in thread: I have no idea what you guys are smoking. on 03-24-2010 at 04:44 PM
The problem isn't the label, it's the glue. Some glues are either not water soluble, or are
almost insoluble. The labels that come off easily probably have water soluble glue - and God
bless them. Whe...
Posted in thread: Nail polish remover aroma on 03-16-2010 at 11:05 PM
Article about "Common Beer Faults" in latest version of Brew Your Own magazine (March-April).
It's fusel alcohol/oil. Usually due to high ferm temp or less than healthy yeast not completing