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Posted in thread: Why is beer boiling out of bottle when opened on 11-24-2013 at 05:59 PM
I was never good at bottling. I had the same junk happen. I would measure out the sugar
precisely, protect against infection, ferment until every possible sign showed the coast was
clear. Then I would...
Posted in thread: Start 'em young! on 11-24-2013 at 01:01 AM
Thanks everyone. My buddies tell me that he'll soon want to be making the hops additions. Until
then I'm just content with the fact that I have managed to find the time to brew with a 9 week
old son i...
Posted in thread: Start 'em young! on 11-16-2013 at 02:17 AM
Would've been nice if the photo rotated right...
Posted in thread: Start 'em young! on 11-16-2013 at 02:15 AM
This is a pic of my 7wk old son helping me bottle an old ale. I tried to get him to face the
camera but he didn't want anything to do with that. I think he's hooked! 160457
Posted in thread: Vanilla beans versus extract? on 10-05-2013 at 04:10 PM
I'm looking to add vanilla to a bourbon porter, but I don't know whether to add it in the form
of extract or bean. Anyone out there have any opinion on the matter? The beer is already in
Posted in thread: Super foam from bottles with minimal "aging" on 02-25-2013 at 08:35 PM
I've brewed about 50-some batches at this point, and along the way I have stashed some of these
beers for extended "aging" just to see how they respond to time. Unfortunately, I haven't had
Posted in thread: Which beer bottles are worth saving for bottling home brew? on 02-05-2013 at 04:30 AM
I can't argue with that logic. Once the contents are empty, its gone. lol. I don't have any
hang ups about the labels. I know what is in there. In the case of the famous Ale-8-1 bottles I
Posted in thread: Where did all my sugars go??? on 02-04-2013 at 11:25 PM
I'll try to respond to several things at once here...* Thanks for the tip on more water in the
mash/sparging process. I knew that was going to be a problem going into it. I had anticipated
65%, but la...
Posted in thread: Where did all my sugars go??? on 02-03-2013 at 11:09 PM
Sugar doesn't disappear, so you've got 3 options.Your initial measurements were wrong.Your
final measurements are wrong.You've lost a lot of wort to trying to strain our hops or trub.If
you brew mostl...
Posted in thread: Where did all my sugars go??? on 02-03-2013 at 11:02 PM
First thing to look at is the quality of your crush and it sounds as though that is the start
of your problemsLarger grain bills will generally lower efficiency, at least that is my
experience due to ...