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Posted in thread: Plastic "refrigerator bottle" for fermentation? on 06-25-2012 at 05:54 PM
I'll *probably* go with a traditional glass or plastic carboy. But this looked intriguing and I
was wondering if other people used one of these instead.I figure you could put a book under the
Posted in thread: Plastic "refrigerator bottle" for fermentation? on 06-25-2012 at 02:08 PM
I'm talking about using the plastic bottle as a primary, not for refrigeration...
Posted in thread: Plastic "refrigerator bottle" for fermentation? on 06-25-2012 at 01:51 PM
I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on using a 2 or 3 gallon plastic "refrigerator bottle"
for fermentation? They look attractive because they are cheap (under $20 on Amazon) and have a
Posted in thread: Yet another banana bread recipe on 05-12-2012 at 04:51 AM
OK I chilled a bottle and opened it tonight after 2 weeks.Earlier in the evening I had a Monk's
Blood (Belgian dark ale). Surprisingly similar! The actual banana flavor is much subdued after
Posted in thread: Sad Banana Ale on 05-10-2012 at 10:26 AM
The grain sock is a great idea. Otherwise the banana goop floats on top and you're faced with
avoiding trub at the top *and* bottom of the primary when racking.
Posted in thread: Yet another banana bread recipe on 04-29-2012 at 07:06 PM
8 days later I'm bottling since there's no visible activity in the airlock. I added about 1/2
tsp table dissolved table sugar per bottle for priming. No additional spices.I tasted a little
Posted in thread: Sad Banana Ale on 04-28-2012 at 10:47 AM
I think if you're going to throw real bananas into the primary as I did, then you don't have to
worry about getting a banana-like flavor from the yeast/fermentation temp.Most of the
Posted in thread: Sad Banana Ale on 04-22-2012 at 11:53 AM
I did my brewing yesterday and threw the mashed bananas into the primary. Moved to another
thread to avoid hijacking :o
Posted in thread: Yet another banana bread recipe on 04-22-2012 at 11:45 AM
There's about 1/2 inch of mashed banana floating in the fermentor, and I'm already getting good
activity after 12 hours (71 deg F). I'm think I'll bottle it as soon as the major activity
stops, since ...
Posted in thread: Yet another banana bread recipe on 04-22-2012 at 11:42 AM
I had a pint of Wells banana bread beer the other night and thought it was a great change of
pace. I decided to try a very simple recipe to duplicate it, but maybe a tiny bit sweeter.
(This uses real ...