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Posted in thread: Apfelwein Headspace on 03-01-2011 at 05:41 PM
as long as your vessel is sealed tightly with an airlock there shouldn't be much O2 in there.
it should have been displaced by venting gas during fermentation. The last time I made
apfelwein i had qui...
Posted in thread: Straining Hops on 03-01-2011 at 05:34 PM
my normal kitchen strainer happens to be one of those screen mesh ones, and the mesh is pretty
fine. i run the wort through it as it goes into the fermentor. this gets a lot of the spent
hops out. The...
Posted in thread: First batch mistakes... on 01-22-2010 at 10:10 PM
Good point. I forgot to mention that. During the very vigorous day or two of fermentation, the
internal temp of the wort (not ambient) will be around 6-10* F warmer than the room (ambient)
Posted in thread: Turning my frown upside down on 01-22-2010 at 09:49 PM
yeah i hate brewing on an electric stove. hell, i hate cooking on an electric stove. the place
I lived for the last 6 months had a horrible electric stove. I didn't brew once the entire
Posted in thread: Old Bottles on 01-22-2010 at 09:42 PM
if they have any gunk dried inside of them, just stick them in the bath tub and fill it with
hot water and let em sit for awhile. Dirty bottles are no big deal, you just have to work a
Posted in thread: First batch mistakes... on 01-22-2010 at 12:41 AM
Sounds like it will be fine to me. I very much doubt that it is going to "suck anyways" as you
put it. I dropped my hydrometer a few months ago and never got a new one. I really couldn't
care less if ...
Posted in thread: How do good experienced Homebrewers aerate? on 12-22-2009 at 06:38 PM
all i ever do is funnel the cooled wert into my carboy and then I shake and roll it like crazy
for about 15 minutes. and when i say shake i mean hard. i agitate the crap out of it. yes it is
Posted in thread: specialty grains on 12-16-2009 at 06:43 AM
just make sure they don't experience any substantial sudden temperature changes or you may get
condensation inside the bag which will rain on your parade real quick.
Posted in thread: Possible infection? Need some help. on 12-16-2009 at 06:36 AM
what type of stout is it? anything fancy about it like chocolate or coffee or anything? I have
had all sorts of strangle looking stouts, but never a bad one. In fact every stout I have made
looked a l...
Posted in thread: URGENT! Bottle Sanitation Question Urgernt! on 12-13-2009 at 09:38 PM
yep, ammonia plus bleach = an unhappy ending. mixing chemicals is always an unsafe practice if
you don't know exactly what you are doing. I know this doesn't help you much for this batch,
but I switch...