Last Activity:04-26-2015 10:56 PM
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Posted in thread: Kolsch help on 04-26-2015 at 06:26 AM
Extract or all-grain? Mashing schedule, if all-grain? Yeast type? Did you make a
starter?Questions aside, you can often kickstart a stalled fermentation (regardless of yeast
type) with some agitation ...
Posted in thread: All grain learners permit suggestions on 04-26-2015 at 06:23 AM
Is the Victory malt providing all the enzymes for the starch conversion in the mash? I was not
aware it had that much diastatic power. I thought wheat needed help converting. I have only
ever used a s...
Posted in thread: The HomeBrewTalk 2015 Big Giveaway! on 03-17-2015 at 04:20 AM
This is truly the mother lode of giveaways. Here's to hoping!
Posted in thread: First time brewer: cider smells and tastes like soft pretzels? on 03-17-2015 at 04:19 AM
No, it was very, very sweet. It had three pounds of pure sugar in less than a gallon of liquid.
The alcohol must have killed the yeast.Yes, this is your problem. 3 lbs of sugar in 1 gallon
puts the OG...
Posted in thread: First time brewer: cider smells and tastes like soft pretzels? on 03-02-2015 at 01:58 AM
I didn't add any priming sugar because it was already very sweet.This is your problem. At the
end of fermentation (when the gravity stopped dropping...you did confirm this, right?) the
yeast have eate...
Posted in thread: Hops location in the yard on 02-14-2015 at 07:28 PM
You said that the west side would be shaded by the fence...can you move them to the other side
of the fence? Or is that the neighbor's yard?I have a fairly open yard (no fence) so I located
a hop trel...
Posted in thread: First time brewer: cider smells and tastes like soft pretzels? on 02-12-2015 at 04:16 AM
Did you add any more priming sugar when you bottled? If there are no more fermentable sugars
left from the brown sugar (seems unlikely but you did mention it was sweet), there will be
nothing for the ...
Posted in thread: Ritebrew Extract Kits? on 02-12-2015 at 04:09 AM
I haven't bought any kits from Ritebrew but I do a fair bit of business with them (they're
local so shipping is free) and I'm happy. Quite a few higher ABV styles can use 10-20% sugar,
like some stron...
Posted in thread: Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Sight Glass Kettle Giveaway! on 02-03-2015 at 04:17 AM
Is this the kettle that could (once again) make Milwaukee famous? I would love to find out.
Posted in thread: Homemade corn tortillas on 01-27-2015 at 04:18 AM
None of that stuff is any good for you, so you may as well have the real thing - especially if
you're only going to have a little bit. I don't have that many fried eggs, but you know for
damn sure the...