Last Activity:09-25-2013 1:22 AM
Posted in thread: What's the worst craft brew (commercial) you've had? on 05-31-2013 at 05:13 AM
Usually a fan of New Belgium but I can't stand Shift. I dumped 2 of the 4 cans I had. I've
never brewed a lager but this stuff had a horrible sulfur smell and aftertaste. This time of
year I drink a l...
Posted in thread: Too hoppy on 05-19-2013 at 02:52 PM
They will mellow out with time. If it's an extract kit, most are made for partial boils. If
you're doing a full boil you'll get much better hop utilization than planned and it will take
some time for ...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Chamber ready to go on 05-14-2013 at 02:05 AM
With an ale, I wouldn't mess with it too much. Worst case fermentation sticks a little. When
the temperature rises your yeast will wake back up. I have a lot of trouble with this in the
winter. My fer...
Posted in thread: Tizzle's 8 tap keezer bar build on 12-18-2012 at 05:30 AM
I saw a boxer in a couple pics. Great dogs! Good looking build too!
Posted in thread: 10 days in the fermenter, no action in the last 5-6 days on 11-27-2012 at 05:38 AM
I leave my beers untouched in the primary for a minimum of 3 weeks before taking any samples. I
have hit my numbers without problems. My first couple brews I was transferring to secondary
after a week...
Posted in thread: Feeding used grain to ducks? on 11-27-2012 at 04:49 AM
Dog treats. My boxer devours them.
Posted in thread: Question about dry yeast. on 10-05-2012 at 03:37 AM
I have pitched US-05 straight in, and I've rehydrated. I prefer to rehydrate. The lag time of
direct pitch is much higher for me and with my limited time at home I'd rather be around to
make sure I'm ...
Posted in thread: Which motors for a Monster Mill 2-2.0? on 09-04-2012 at 04:04 PM
Cordless drills aren't a great option for mills. I bet a corded drill from harbor freight would
do the trick quite cheaply. I have seen a few set up on various mills and they do quite well.
Posted in thread: I'm very new to this on 09-02-2012 at 07:40 PM
"Joy of Homebrewing" by Papazian is a good starter book too. Maybe a little better for a total
newbie because Palmer gets pretty scientific. Both are great books though and I reference both
Posted in thread: Not enough in fermenter on 09-02-2012 at 07:14 PM
I was. However I wasn't accounting for the 1/2 gallon of LME that was no longer being added to
the boil. Third batch was spot-on. :)Thanks for the ideas.