Last Activity:12-25-2007 12:25 PM
Posted in thread: Pitching yeast from fully fermented wort? on 11-30-2007 at 03:37 PM
I just brewed a nice Witbier and ended up with too much wort. So I let one half gallon of it
ferment in my yeast starting jug (I couldn't fit it all in my primary).If I want to use the
same yeast agai...
Posted in thread: yeast starter size on 07-12-2007 at 11:38 PM
I wanna know what in god's name you're brewing that you got to have 8 liters of yeast starter,
i was just messing around and got 1.212 as the OG of something that would need 8 liters... You
Posted in thread: yeast starter size on 07-12-2007 at 10:45 PM
I used the calculator on mrmalty.com to find a good yeast starter size for my brew, and it said
I needed an 8liter starter.What does that mean? (I know that sounds like a dumb question). Does
Posted in thread: urgent, please help... on 07-10-2007 at 10:14 PM
Okay, I'm brewing my dream beer, it's been fermenting for a few days, and I'm an idiot. It's in
a plastic bucket with an airlock (I've never used a blow off system before but now I know why
that's a g...
Posted in thread: Questions about my first "big" beer on 07-10-2007 at 12:40 AM
I just tried my first all-grain "big" beer. I ended up with 6.5 gallons of 1.088 wort, which I
was pretty happy with. This was a bit low, but I ended up with too much wort too, so it's okay
(I had to ...
Posted in thread: hop bits during boil... use a bag? on 07-02-2007 at 06:23 PM
Whenever I add hops during my boil, I get a surge in the boil and the pot's sides end up coated
with all the hops. This seems broken because those precious hops aren't still in the beer where
Posted in thread: boil vigor on 06-16-2007 at 09:21 PM
How much does the vigor of the boil matter? What is the effect of a stronger boil?I tend to
have pretty weak boils because my pot is only 30 quarts. Last night, I cranked the heat up a
bit more as the...
Posted in thread: Hops/chunks in my bottled beer on 05-24-2007 at 04:28 AM
I popped open a beer today and it started (after a few seconds) to foam/gush. I poured it, and
everything tasted good, except there was tons of hop chunks in the bottle (enough that I
actually poured ...
Posted in thread: Sugar in a mild on 05-24-2007 at 04:20 AM
I've heard people talking about using simple sugar in a mild after a hot mash (for mouthfeel).
What gives? What is this for? Does it make sense? Is this a good way to make a decent mild?
I've heard it...
Posted in thread: Excerpt from Basic Brewing Radio on 05-23-2007 at 02:19 AM
I bet he ferments the fruit separately and then blends them together. He talked specifically
about how brewers could learn a lot from winemakers, and how winemakers blend to acheive a