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Posted in thread: FAQ: Aluminum Pots for Boil Kettles? on 04-06-2008 at 05:33 PM
I have heard that aluminum can retain flavors from cooking, then pass them on to your beer. So
if i boil a pot of onions or cabbage I'll end up with oniony beer. Is this true? Should an
aluminum brew ...
Posted in thread: First try, really simple on 02-20-2008 at 10:04 AM
well, I ended up racking it to another bucket onto the sugar. I don't think there was much
splashing, I was as careful as I could be. :)It turned out to be pretty decent! Not much
character to it, and...
Posted in thread: First try, really simple on 01-24-2008 at 09:15 AM
So I racked from my primary to the bottling bucket today. No trouble moving the beer, I don't
think I got much yeast with it. I had planned to leave the it to settle in the bucket for a day
Posted in thread: 3-2-1 vs. 1-2-3 Method on 01-21-2008 at 03:12 AM
I've pretty much settled on 3-3 for my first brew as well. I'm going to rack it to my bottling
bucket rather than bottle straight from the primary. I think I'm going to leave it in the
bucket for a da...
Posted in thread: 6.5 Gallon Pail as Secondary Fermenter? on 01-13-2008 at 01:31 AM
How long would your beer have to be in a bucket secondary before oxygen became a problem?
Assuming you used a 5 gallon bucket to minimize head space. Is this a days, weeks, or months
issue?5 gallon bu...
Posted in thread: First try, really simple on 01-07-2008 at 11:34 AM
Leave it in the primary for at least 10 days. You have a heavy enough beer (1.060) that the
yeast will need to clean up after themselves in the primary. After that...go ahead and
secondary for 2 weeks...
Posted in thread: First try, really simple on 01-07-2008 at 01:27 AM
Well, I started by brew on Wednesday and it seems to be going strong. I rehydrated the yeast as
described in the "how to brew" book. I figured I'd ferment in my carboy and then transfer to
the larger ...
Posted in thread: First try, really simple on 01-02-2008 at 10:50 AM
I'm going to try my first brew sometime this week. It's going to be very simple, partly because
I don't have easy access to a brew store and I don't have enough patience to order more
stuff.I've got a...