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Posted in thread: Too much dme? on 08-30-2013 at 05:39 AM
I guess my question was vague. I am just unsure if the types of ingredients ( light and wheat
dme, and light grains), typical of lighter ales, will yield a decent drink with that high of
Posted in thread: Too much dme? on 08-30-2013 at 04:52 AM
I put together an experimental(actually a bunch of left over components) brew, and need some
advice ASAP regarding the OG. The recipe is a 2.5 gallon minimash with the following milled
grain steeped 3...
Posted in thread: Best beer kits. on 08-12-2013 at 04:41 AM
Austin Homebrew has become my go-to, even though I live less than 30 min from 2 local stores.
Fresh ingredients, huge selection, reliable results, free shipping on recipe kits. Best of all,
if you cal...
Posted in thread: Sulphur smell, white material on 06-09-2013 at 05:53 PM
I used safe ale k97yeast one packet sprinkled in after filling to 5gallons. sat in dark closet
in a bucket 69 to 72F. Turned out quite pale and clear, except fot the curds. No scum layer, no
Posted in thread: Sulphur smell, white material on 06-08-2013 at 06:03 AM
So maybe it's just the yeast trying to carbonate the beer, eh? Thanks for the info. I will open
one in 2 weeks and see how it is. I have discovered after 4 batches of home brew that home
brewing is li...
Posted in thread: Sulphur smell, white material on 06-08-2013 at 05:28 AM
I made an Austin home brew Texas blonde ale kit, used Irish moss ,primaries 3 weeks then
bottled with the provided sugar. I noticed a significant sulphur odor in the airlock during the
last 2 weeks, a...
Posted in thread: austin homebrew on 05-22-2013 at 06:12 AM
I've gotten several minimash kits from them, and all have been excellent. The clones I have
tried have been close, but not perfectly true, to the original. I guess there is enough
variation in ingredi...
Posted in thread: The simplest brew on 05-22-2013 at 06:06 AM
Thanks for the input. Based on what I've read on this forum over the last few months, it seems
like there's a consensus that secondaries are not necessary, and the specific gravity only
tells you when...
Posted in thread: The simplest brew on 05-22-2013 at 05:35 AM
I am trying to devise the simplest system for simple beers. I like kolsch, brown, blondes,
occasional bock, and always use minimash kits. Would it be reasonable to just keep these styles
in the bucket...
Posted in thread: I put the trub in my bottles... on 04-12-2013 at 05:02 AM
I was almost done bottling my brown ale when I happened to notice that, as I siphoned the beer
from the betterbottle secondary to the bottling bucket, I must have siphoned nearly all of the