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Posted in thread: Did I pitch too high? on 02-11-2008 at 08:48 PM
I've heard of getting off flavors if you leave your primary at higher temps to ferment, but are
you all indicating that pitching the yeast at too high of a temp also results in off flavors? I
Posted in thread: New at this - Temperature questions / concerns on 01-31-2008 at 04:24 PM
I brewed my first Honey Brown and the temps stayed up on me around 73. The beer smells good and
tastes good when you open it and drink it. But about half way through the beer, you'll start to
Posted in thread: How can I get more head? on 01-17-2008 at 04:24 PM
Good head is very important to me. :)TLThe worst head I ever had was still great! :ban: Thx all
- I'll avoid JD on this next batch and see how it comes out.
Posted in thread: How can I get more head? on 01-17-2008 at 04:16 PM
I think the dishwasher is the culprit. I do have JetDry in my dishwasher. I thought that would
be the easiest way to sanitize a large batch of bottles at once.If I run them through a cycle
Posted in thread: How can I get more head? on 01-17-2008 at 03:04 PM
(Sounds like a letter to Penthouse!)OK - I've brewed two batches now and neither had much head
at all. I brewed them in October so they have been in bottles now for over two months. The
taste is good ...
Posted in thread: Westvleteren Trappist on 11-29-2007 at 06:15 PM
Here is an article from the WSJ talking about a Trappist monks making some limited beer.
Sounded really interested. I searched the forums for Westvleteren and saw a couple hits. Anyone
ever cloned any...
Posted in thread: Sampled my first batch on 11-23-2007 at 10:48 PM
Ferminting temps ranged from 68-72 so that jives with what you are saying. I thought ales could
go from 65-75. I'm drinking some 420 Sweet Water and letting it melow. No worries!
Posted in thread: Sampled my first batch on 11-22-2007 at 11:34 PM
Tried another for the holiday. It's been bottled for 3 weeks now. Had a much better head on it,
but it didn't last long. Beer tasted much better, but after I drank the first half, I noticed a
Posted in thread: Sampled my first batch on 11-20-2007 at 03:04 PM
I boiled 1.5 cups of water and added the priming sugar. I then put it in the bottling bucket
prior to transferring from the secondary (so it self-mixes). On my second batch (since I was
Posted in thread: Sampled my first batch on 11-20-2007 at 01:51 PM
OK, I brewed a Honey Brown from AHS. I left in primary one week and secondary two weeks. I
bottled it and sampled after two weeks. The results? It was flat and tasted watered down. What
could be some ...