Last Activity:05-31-2015 2:28 PM
Posted in thread: Sour Blonde Barleywine on 01-19-2015 at 12:58 AM
Looking for some help in making a sour blonde barleywine. Real Ale here in TX does one that is
awesome and I would like to replicate it. I found this recipe from brewtoad and wanted to get
your take. ...
Posted in thread: Will bottling stop the souring process? on 01-15-2015 at 03:05 PM
Hi everyone. I just ordered several ECY20 Bugfarm yeasts and plan to use them throughout the
year. I bought a few more than I really wanted to because of the shipping costs. I'm now
planning ahead for...
Posted in thread: Tart of Darkness on 01-14-2015 at 04:49 PM
Have you tasted yours yet? We've tried it a few times. Definitely a lot of nice funk going on,
but not really all that sour. We're thinking of taking half of it and putting on raspberries
and adding t...
Posted in thread: Looking to open a retail craft beer storebar on 11-21-2014 at 09:54 PM
I've explored the ideas for craft beer bar only, brewpub, brewery and now I am also thinking
about something like this. I live in San Antonio and while there are good liquor stores and a
few good grow...
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-20-2014 at 05:06 PM
champagne yeast only ferment simple sugars. the brewer's yeast, in primary, ate up the simple
sugars first before moving on to more complex ones. so by the time primary finished what sugars
are left a...
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-20-2014 at 04:36 PM
my guess: the yeast has crapped out. the 11% abv is too toxic an environment for the yeast to
wake up in. sometimes yeast can handle it, sometimes they can't. US-05 is rated up to 12% - but
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-20-2014 at 03:54 PM
It probably wouldn't hurt to replace them when you're able but that might not solve your
problem.I'm having some trouble getting my Irish Red to carbonate (that's the least of my
trouble with that %(#...
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-20-2014 at 02:51 PM
I've got minimal experience with swing tops, but I believe the seals need to be replaced every
so often. Is that a concern?That could be a reason.. The bottles are almost 2 years old. My
brother was u...
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-19-2014 at 02:26 PM
I had luck with the bottles before so I'm not sure that would be the cause.. but I hear ya, I
got them more for looks than practicality. HaYes, being in Texas, it has been 75 degrees or
higher in my h...
Posted in thread: BW not carbed after 6 mnths.. on 05-19-2014 at 02:07 PM
I brewed a BW over a year ago using a big California Ale yeast starter and some high gravity
yeast and it fermented down pretty low to around 1015 and came in around 11% abv. Back in
November I pitche...