Last Activity:05-21-2008 8:46 PM
Posted in thread: Another successful brew... But a few ?'s on 05-22-2008 at 01:43 AM
Good advice, I always pour the hot wort into the ice water then run three fans on the carboy.
I'm gonna start cooling the wort to 100 first. Probably why I'm buying a 6gl better bottle
cause my glass ...
Posted in thread: how to get extract into glass carboy on 05-22-2008 at 01:37 AM
My wife never holds the funnel right. She lets it make a seal instead of tipping it a little,
then some hot wort blurches up and scares her - every time.
Posted in thread: Bad dog!!!! on 05-22-2008 at 01:25 AM
Sometimes I have my hydrometer ready (extract brewer) and have a few too many homebrews while
brewing and completely forget to take an OG. So I just leave everything a bit longer; longer
Posted in thread: About dry hopping on 05-22-2008 at 01:20 AM
Just put em in there, watch em float around loose, and then wrap a bag, I use a nylon hop bag,
around the end of your auto-siphon when you rack into the bottling bucket. The loose hops
actually keep s...
Posted in thread: advice please???? on 05-22-2008 at 01:08 AM
If it's too sweet for you give it to your wife or girlfriend who doesn't really like hops
anyway. I have made a couple of batches that I didn't think I would like, or didn't like, and
they sat around ...
Posted in thread: Rubber Stopper Won't Stay In Carboy on 05-22-2008 at 01:02 AM
I spray the area around the stopper with starsan and then take a doubled-over 2-3" strip of
plastic wrap and stuff the stopper in, and then wrap it real tight - stretching the wrap in
place ala shrink...
Posted in thread: Thinking about getting a secondary fermenter... on 05-22-2008 at 01:00 AM
I am going to better bottles for beer and using glass for meads. I have noticed cracks in two
glass fermentors in the last 6 months and it's a bummer to have to keep buying those things. I
Posted in thread: Lager Temp Question on 05-22-2008 at 12:43 AM
Tanks a bunch der Yooper, the fermentation temp was actually closer to about 57* (I got one a
doze temp thingy's that goes 4* lower than what ya set it at until the temp rises back up) and
after the b...
Posted in thread: How best to bottle mead on 05-22-2008 at 12:13 AM
I put my mead in ANY bottles. Magnums to tiny. My wife especially likes those little 6oz
champagne bottles cause they're so dainty. I have noticed that using 5oz corn sugar for 5
gallons gives mine qu...
Posted in thread: First Prickly Pear Mead on 05-22-2008 at 12:06 AM
I followed the Papazian recipie but only used 15# honey as this is going to sparkle. After the
cooking of those gorgeous cactus fruits, the beautiful crimson turned to yellow-brown. In the