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Posted in thread: I may not be cut out for this all-grain business on 04-11-2012 at 01:36 AM
@cmybeer, nope, it's tonight. Definitely a lack of planning/preparation, but I'm getting some
interesting pictures, I think.At this moment, I'm boiling wort, I've added the first round of
hops, the se...
Posted in thread: I may not be cut out for this all-grain business on 04-10-2012 at 11:30 PM
Update: Now with pictures and follow-up. :)So, tonight was going to be the night that I started
my first all-grain beer. A couple weeks back, I ordered up everything for MysticMeads Raging
Posted in thread: Cider or poison, I brew, you decide! on 04-02-2012 at 12:03 AM
Well, I did some reading, and it looks like I've probably got a Brett. Not previously familiar
with such a strain, but it doesn't seem to have negatively impacted the taste.I mixed it with
about half ...
Posted in thread: Cider or poison, I brew, you decide! on 04-01-2012 at 08:17 PM
Well, it's time for bottling...I drew a cup, and drank it, a bit hesitantly. It tastes
substantially better than it did after my first round of tasting. It's actually something I
wouldn't mind drinkin...
Posted in thread: Cider or poison, I brew, you decide! on 02-24-2012 at 05:52 PM
No votes for poison? Apparently my wife doesn't have an account ;)I was pretty sure nothing
significantly bad could happen, but my wife is convinced otherwise, so I thought taking a poll
would be a go...
Posted in thread: Cider or poison, I brew, you decide! on 02-21-2012 at 02:22 PM
About 4 months ago, I poured 23 litres of apple juice into a bucket, added some yeast (it was a
wine yeast, I forget which one), and put the lid on. My mother-in-law works at a juice
Posted in thread: Handling potential bottle bombs? on 10-15-2011 at 10:40 PM
Well, it seems like everything worked out just fine. I ended up leaving them open for about 20
minutes at the time of the original posting, which was either enough, or unnecessary, as they
all seem to...
Posted in thread: Handling potential bottle bombs? on 10-05-2011 at 02:53 AM
How are you going to tell if there is more fermentable sugar left. What you discribed sounds
reasonably normal for a 9 day bottled beer. If you are concerned you could put the in a rubbish
bag in a (c...
Posted in thread: Handling potential bottle bombs? on 10-05-2011 at 01:59 AM
Ok, I have a plan. I poured some into a hydrometer tube, and I will cap the rest and leave it
overnight. In the morning it should be flat, and I should be able to confirm if there's much
more sugar to...
Posted in thread: Handling potential bottle bombs? on 10-05-2011 at 01:51 AM
So, after having less than ideal carbonation on previous batches, I'm now having the opposite
problem. I scraped the bottom of the fermenter about a week before bottling, and I also added a