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Posted in thread: Using Wyeast for smaller than 5 gallons on 10-12-2006 at 06:09 PM
I'm curious for people's opinion on this.I brew 3 gallon batches rather than the standard 5. I
know, I know - it would make more sense to just replace what I have with a 5 gallon setup,
Posted in thread: Can someone explain how temperature affects priming? on 06-23-2006 at 03:32 PM
down just below the pic of the two buckets. The "nomograph" (whatever that is) works by
drawing a straight line from the temperature of the beer through the volumes of CO2 you want.
If the temp is l...
Posted in thread: Can someone explain how temperature affects priming? on 06-23-2006 at 03:22 PM
Hi everyone.I recently had a batch where I tried a lower priming rate, at the suggestion of a
book by Dave Miller. I used 1/2 cup corn sugar instead of 3/4. I won't do this again, as there
Posted in thread: Carbonation problems on 06-03-2006 at 04:44 PM
The CO2 didn't escape. Cold ale holds more gas than warm ale, so the pressure dropped. If you
let them warm up, the pressure would go back up. Too much carbonation is easier to deal with
than not enou...
Posted in thread: Carbonation problems on 06-03-2006 at 01:09 AM
Hi everyone.I just sampled a bottle of my second batch of pale ale, and there is barely any
carbonation. I thought my first batch had a bit too much carbonation (3/4 cup of corn sugar to
5 gallons), s...
Posted in thread: Blue Point Hoptical Illusion on 06-02-2006 at 03:57 PM
This stuff is brewed on Long Island, and I'm not sure how well distributed it is, but it is
absolutely worth a try if you can get it.As a fan of American style IPA's, it's not hard to
find a slew of o...
Posted in thread: Anyone else have this experience? on 05-10-2006 at 09:00 PM
I had an ice cold glass of Warsteiner Pilsner with some hummus and a toasted pita the other
night, and it was among the best things I've ever tasted.Warsteiner has never tasted that good
to me before....
Posted in thread: Anyone else have this experience? on 05-10-2006 at 08:49 PM
Sometimes I'll open a bottle of a beer that I consider a proven favorite, and it doesn't do it
for me at all. Though it could be nothing more than getting a bad bottle, I think there's more
to it. I t...
Posted in thread: Lagunitas IPA on 05-10-2006 at 08:37 PM
Finally got to try this after hearing so much good stuff about it. I must say I was seriously
disappointed. :( It was pretty bad. It had a huge ice tea taste that totally overpowered the
beer. I've ta...
Posted in thread: how to increase alcohol level? on 05-09-2006 at 04:48 PM
That was the conclusion reached in the other thread, too. Everything is linear... at least on
the relatively small scales that we're working within.Somone should try taking a 5 gallon
recipe up to 100...