Last Activity:12-26-2013 12:47 PM
Posted in thread: Hard boil vs gentle rolling boil??? on 10-19-2013 at 11:07 AM
Some extract kit instructions say to use a "gentle rolling boil" during the boil stage of the
brew process.. Just curious, how does employing a "gentle rolling boil" impact the brew versus
Posted in thread: Darnit!! Think I have my first stalled fermentation... Any thoughts?? on 05-11-2013 at 04:08 PM
The Malta Goya yeast kick start seemed to do the trick, got it down to 1.020.. Got it in the
bottle yesterday. Not sure what to expect.. Going to let it sit for a while.. Thanks a lot for
all the feed...
Posted in thread: Darnit!! Think I have my first stalled fermentation... Any thoughts?? on 04-27-2013 at 10:06 PM
Crud... Pitching more hydrated yeast didn't do squat... Maybe small move forward (from 1.030 to
maybe 1.027) but surely not what I was looking for... I apologize to those who suggested making
Posted in thread: Darnit!! Think I have my first stalled fermentation... Any thoughts?? on 04-22-2013 at 02:32 AM
Big thanks for all the great feedback!! I decided to re-hydrate a sachet of dry yeast re-pitch
as I have no experience making a true starter. I also improved my temp control by taking the
tub I use to...
Posted in thread: Darnit!! Think I have my first stalled fermentation... Any thoughts?? on 04-20-2013 at 01:32 PM
(learned a few lessons I think) Brewed a Belgian tripel, hit OG 1.085.. I followed my standard
schedule of leaving in primary for 10 days then transferred. (1st mistake - assuming
fermentation was com...
Posted in thread: Any suggestions for a good spring beer?? on 04-06-2013 at 02:27 PM
Recently upgraded slightly to doing full boils of extract kits, great results.. Anyone have
thoughts on a good spring beer extract kit??
Posted in thread: Hopnog 2012 progress/review.. on 02-03-2013 at 05:45 PM
Brewed BrewersBest Hopnog 2012 7 days ago, OG was spot on (1.060). Transferred to secondary
this morning, FG sitting nicely (1.014). Extract recipe has IBU's at 48-52 for 2.5 gal boil..
Quick taste re...
Posted in thread: Liquid yeast question.. on 11-03-2012 at 07:35 PM
Crud, I apologize, i posted same question in general chit chat by accident.. Phone version of
forum is a little confusing..I have a vial of White Labs Belgian liquid ale yeast WLP550, been
in refrig s...
Posted in thread: How long does liquid yeast stay viable for use? on 11-03-2012 at 07:27 PM
Have vial of White Labs Belgian liquid ale yeast WLP550, been in refrig since delivered
Jun-06-12, "best before date" reads Sep-04-12. Is this date "bible"? I'd like to brew tomorrow
but if this yeast...
Posted in thread: Cool house, tough carbonate... on 01-27-2012 at 04:25 AM
Hey all, second batch, I bottled 24-22oz + 3-12oz bottles of an IPA about 2 weeks ago, popped
open one of the 12oz to see where I was at. Flavor was off the charts, awesome, however pretty