Last Activity:06-23-2015 4:15 AM
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Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 06-21-2015 at 06:01 AM
We ported another keggle, replumbed the propane manifold to handle two burners with modern
fittings, and made our first 20-gallon batch (lautered into three vessels, then combined to
equalize volumes ...
Posted in thread: Broke my first carboy on 06-09-2015 at 03:46 AM
The carnage thread is enough to scare a guy, that's for sure. Any time a story includes the
phrase, "and the doctors say I'll make an almost complete recovery" I get spooked. I have a few
Posted in thread: Uh oh frost on the way on 05-22-2015 at 02:25 AM
We had a little light frost here the last couple of days and it isn't slowing my hops down a
bit. Tallest ones are up to 7'. You pretty much can't kill 'em. A few years ago the weed guy
came by and ho...
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 02:58 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 08:28 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 05:16 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 ...