Last Activity:11-24-2015 4:28 PM
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Posted in thread: Brewers Beat Cider Extract Kit on 11-24-2015 at 04:06 PM
I wouldn't bother with a cider kit - buy some apple juice and a pack of virtually any yeast.
Posted in thread: Pipe smoking, a lost art. on 11-16-2015 at 06:03 PM
Tried a few of the tins I bought recently.First was the 1792. Blech! The smoke was nice, the
nicotine level was decent. But the aroma and flavor were like smoking 9 day old gym shorts that
had been so...
Posted in thread: Vinegar Taste In Beer on 11-16-2015 at 04:01 AM
Filter it through your kidneys.
Posted in thread: Vinegar Taste In Beer on 11-16-2015 at 02:50 AM
Keg, bottles? You had off flavors to start. IPA hops have faded, bad flavors have gotten worse.
Posted in thread: My first Cyser on 11-16-2015 at 02:38 AM
Should be tasty. I make a cyser every year with the Sparkling Pumpkin Cider from Aldi's... I
really just buy it for the cool fliptop bottles, but may as well do something with the cider.
Posted in thread: US-05 Starter? on 11-16-2015 at 02:29 AM
I pitch S05 dry all the time. On a 1060 beer, even below 65*F, I would be surprised if it takes
more than 5 days to be very, very near done with primary fermentation.
Posted in thread: discouraged rookie on 11-16-2015 at 02:25 AM
Dude, I have had to dump 25 gallons since June due to a recurring issue. Finally found I had a
dirty ball valve in my boil keggle. And I mean totally undrinkable ruined beer. That's almost 5
Posted in thread: "It's a proprietary hop blend" on 11-16-2015 at 02:12 AM
Pardon me sir! You're bartender is not master cicerone certified and I will have you know that
not only am I a homebrewer of some renown, I also have an Untappd account with over 600
distinct beers. I...
Posted in thread: Screwed Up Fermentation? on 11-16-2015 at 01:44 AM
Very likely it siphoned into the fermenter. Star San is safe to drink as far as I know - I
don't think there's any harm done, per se... if it tastes okay, I would just move forward and
not think about...
Posted in thread: discouraged rookie on 11-16-2015 at 01:41 AM
You are having a real issue - water additions are not what's missing. How long are you keeping
beer in primary? Are you able to boil full volume or topping off in fermenter? How long in the