Last Activity:11-29-2014 2:02 PM
Posted in thread: Sparkling Cider Bottling Problem - Foam on 11-29-2014 at 02:33 AM
My son and I have brewed and bottled a lot of beer over the years and a few hard ciders here
and there. We carbonate using forced CO2 into kegs (20 to 25 lbs over a couple of weeks) and
never have a p...
Posted in thread: A few questions from an experienced beer brewer on 10-11-2014 at 07:56 PM
Been brewing beer for several years now and have done 3 ciders in the past. An apple with juice
from the farmer's market and a Peach and a pear with cans of juice for wine. I'm looking for
the lower c...
Posted in thread: Beginner Brewer Looking For a Nice Kit on 07-11-2014 at 12:01 PM
Do you have a home-brew supply store within driving distance? Most of the ones in the Atlanta
area carry both extract and all-grain kits as well as custom orders. They are also a wealth of
Posted in thread: Beginner Brewer Looking For a Nice Kit on 07-06-2014 at 06:36 PM
Kits are depending on what you want. I did well with several different brands at first. Once
you have the process down and have run several batches. Branch out and try some extract recipes
from the lo...
Posted in thread: Already done? on 03-23-2013 at 07:39 PM
Last week my son and I brewed 10 gallons of Wee Heavy and 10 gallons of BarleyWine. We used a
Wyeast 1728 into about a 1.8 ltr starter for each 5 gallon carboy of the Wee Heavy (target was
10.8% ABV) ...
Posted in thread: Let's talk about Foam Control drops (aka Fermcap) on 01-27-2013 at 05:24 PM
Started using Fermcap with this latest batch. Did 4 1600 ml starters, 2 each of Wyeast 1388 and
White Cry Havoc. One drop in each and foam stay at less than 2". Did 10 gallons of Kolsh and 10
Posted in thread: Yeast OK? on 12-07-2012 at 03:10 PM
I work out of town and my son made up the yeast starters for some bocks we were going to brew
last weekend. Unfortunately I had to stay over the weekend and I just told him to put the
starters in the ...
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-07-2012 at 11:06 PM
Using a Marzen with a normal ABV of 5.5% as a base, Beersmith shows (on a 10 gallon batch) for
20 lbs of sugar to be 54% of the fermentable sugar. ABV at 10 gallons shows 17.4%.Maybe insane
- all depe...
Posted in thread: Braggot Questions on 11-07-2012 at 07:14 PM
OK - I think my plan is to make a Marzen as the base and add 20 lbs of Honey to get it over 51%
of the sugar. Add the Honey to the carboys and add the beer. Pitch (Wyeast 1084) and start to
Posted in thread: Bad Brew Day -Please Critique my Recovery Plan on 11-06-2012 at 03:24 PM
(engineer, can't have anything go horribly wrong without a lessons learned document to file
away somewhere and never look at again).Also engineer - electrical by degree but IT Architect