Last Activity:01-25-2009 5:20 PM
Posted in thread: Any pilots out there? on 01-18-2009 at 11:31 PM
I have my PPL ASEL and this is a good question. Keep it in a sturdy cooler sans ice for less
weight and you will be fine. Unless you want to fly with a little less gas, it depends on your
Posted in thread: OK to Bottle Barley Wine? on 01-04-2009 at 05:26 PM
I brewed a Listermanns kit English barley Wine, 13# LME, 5 weeks ago, 2 in the primary three in
the secondary. OG was 1095 FG is 1028. I pitched 2 7gr packs of Coopers dry yeast, had a very
fast and v...
Posted in thread: How much is too much? on 12-23-2008 at 10:33 PM
1 in the primary, in the 1 secondary, 1 5 gal carboy of wine on its second racking. 8 batches
bottled since October with ingredients for at least 5 more in the wings. Planning on doing
Posted in thread: Advice on Pitching a BIG beer? on 12-21-2008 at 11:59 PM
I am going to do 2 big extract beers, a Barley wine @ 1090 and a Stong Old Ale @ 1093 OG. I
want decent attenuation and I am used to using Dry Yeasts. Any suggestions on how much and when
I should use...
Posted in thread: Keeping Cool in Miami on 12-17-2008 at 04:42 PM
Here in Lakeland I am using the wet t shirt and fan . On the warmest days I can keep temps
between 70-72F. On the cooler days I cut the air off to my spare room (aka The Brewery) and am
able to mainta...
Posted in thread: Adding water to Boil? on 12-09-2008 at 12:26 PM
I am not able to do a full boil yet and I am limited to 2.5gal because of my pot size. I am
losing a gallon during a 60 min boil leaving me with a very concentrated wort before adding
water in the pri...
Posted in thread: Mid temperature Lagers? on 12-08-2008 at 12:03 PM
I don't have adequate refrigeration for lager temps but I see that California common uses a
lager yeast that will work in the 65-68f range. Has anyone tried substituting these yeasts for
say a bock or...
Posted in thread: Squeeze The Hops? on 12-07-2008 at 05:04 PM
I started using hops bags instead of just pitching them in as per kit instructions. When I
remove them should I avoid squeezing the juice from them? I know grain bags should not be
squeezed due to tan...
Posted in thread: First Pislner Attempt on 11-20-2008 at 04:00 PM
I wanted my first Lager Yeast experiment to be simple so I am using a Coopers Brewmaster
Pilsner with the supplied Coopers Lager Yeast. I added 3# of AHS Xpale LME and 1/2# dextrose
and pitched it Yes...
Posted in thread: Coopers Milk Stout? on 11-15-2008 at 04:54 PM
(New to Brewing-bear with me please)I have done 4 brews (5 including this one)2 all malt
extract Amber ales and 2 Coopers IPAs. My current batch I wanted to be a little different so I
took a Coopers I...