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  • Posted in thread: RIP - My brewing hobby on 02-15-2006 at 01:10 AM
    Unfortunately, my 3rd batch turned into another foul concoction . . . Iím convinced itís the
    tap water at my apartment complex (used only to sanititze along with iodopher). It comes out
    brown at first...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck fermentation? on 12-30-2005 at 05:29 PM
    I have brewed 3 batches of beer so far, and have got a stuck fermentation every single time for
    two reasons: 1) lack of use of a yeast starter, and 2) temperature fluctuations. My apartment
    drops to t...

  • Posted in thread: Reaching my FG on 12-16-2005 at 09:40 PM
    You don't want to shake the primary for you could oxygenate your brew. What temp are you
    fermenting at? I might try to raise the temp, or lightly swirl your primary to suspend the
    yeast back up into t...

  • Posted in thread: Reaching my FG on 12-16-2005 at 08:01 PM
    I'm on my third brew, and all three fermentations have stalled. I'm taking measures to help
    prevent that in the future (regulating temp, using starters, etc).This current one is a Belgium
    Dubbel Ale. ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-15-2005 at 06:46 PM
    Don't those things just heat to ambient + X degrees? Or is there a thermostat?It does not have
    a thermostat, unfortunately. I think it does heat to ambient + X, but if ambient isn't low
    enough, ambien...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-15-2005 at 06:01 PM
    Whay are you using a belt if the room temp. is 65-68, sounds ideal for me brewing an Ale
    I assume?It's a Belgium Ale, which I guess does best above 70 degrees. At night the temp drops
    to low 60...

  • Posted in thread: 'Quantity' ... brewed with a cheap set up. on 12-14-2005 at 09:41 PM
    Wow, do you really drink a gallon per day?

  • Posted in thread: White Streaks on 12-14-2005 at 12:42 AM
    It's better to have white streaks in your brown beer than brown streaks in your white

  • Posted in thread: beat the odds on 12-12-2005 at 07:33 PM
    A guy at my brewshop gave me an idea I think I'm going to use . . . waterbath with an aquarium
    heater. The heater has a thermostat and will keep the water bath at a constant temperature,
    thus keeping ...

  • Posted in thread: Brew Belts/Belgian Dubble Ale on 12-12-2005 at 05:20 PM
    Do any of you have experience with this tool?What must the room temperature be for the brew
    belt to maintain a constant temperature? I put it on my primary last night. It jumpstarted my
    stalled fermen...

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