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Posted in thread: How do you drain the hop bag? At boiling temp?? on 06-11-2009 at 01:12 AM
I've found that when I add the hops directly to the wort they clog up my strainer when I try
pouring into the fermenter, so that's why I started using the nylon bag. Waiting to take them
out after the...
Posted in thread: How do you drain the hop bag? At boiling temp?? on 06-09-2009 at 06:35 PM
I'm an extract brewer and am up to my 6th batch now. Every part of the process seems to go
fairly smooth now except when it comes time to remove the hops from the wort after a 60min
boil.I use one of ...
Posted in thread: Please Help - My beer tastes too sweet/malty on 05-27-2009 at 08:37 PM
Update:A couple weeks ago I took the corny out of the fridge and let it gas out for a week at
room temperature. Then I hydrated a couple packets of dry yeast, pitched it, and used a gas
line into sani...
Posted in thread: Best tasting carlo rossi? on 05-20-2009 at 07:15 AM
I drink a lot of Carlo Rossi chardonnay. I've been saving the jugs thinking I'd use them for
something but I'm sure I have more than I'll ever need. So I've got close to 20 jugs. Come out
to Chicago a...
Posted in thread: Please Help - My beer tastes too sweet/malty on 05-14-2009 at 08:38 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. At the time of fermentation I didn't realize you had to be checking
gravity before moving it to secondary. I racked it after 7 days simply because that is what the
Posted in thread: Please Help - My beer tastes too sweet/malty on 05-14-2009 at 03:52 AM
I guess I can give that a shot. I have nothing to lose at this point.So frustrating. This is
only my second batch and my first batch was on the sweet side as well but not this bad.
Posted in thread: Please Help - My beer tastes too sweet/malty on 05-14-2009 at 03:47 AM
Days 10 and 11 of secondary both had readings of 1.024 so I assumed it was done.Yes this was an
extract.Thanks for the response. Do you think there is anything I can do with this beer?
Posted in thread: Please Help - My beer tastes too sweet/malty on 05-14-2009 at 03:36 AM
I tried brewing midwest's octane IPA, which is supposed to have an OG of 1.064-1.068 and an FG
of 1.012-1.018.Had the brew 7 days in the primary fermenter and about 11 days in secondary.
There was abo...
Posted in thread: Hello from Chicago SW-burbs on 05-10-2009 at 11:55 PM
Fellow New Lenox homebrewer here :-)
Posted in thread: Is this excessive? on 05-08-2009 at 06:56 PM