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Posted in thread: my first time... on 07-08-2006 at 02:44 AM
This morning, the kraeusen was only a couple inches from the stopper, so I gave SWMBO
instructions on how to install a blow-off as I headed out the door for work. At about 11am, she
called to say that...
Posted in thread: fermentation stuck??? on 07-08-2006 at 02:21 AM
What was your recipe (including yeast)? There's really no advice anyone can give you without a
lot more information.
Posted in thread: Please help with Russian Imperial Stout on 07-08-2006 at 01:54 AM
I always seem to get some airlock water leaking into my brew, and haven't had a problem yet. :)
Posted in thread: Lager/Cold Condition in Bottle? on 07-08-2006 at 01:51 AM
I don't think it would be as effective. From what (little) I know, the yeast is an important
part of the lagering process. You leave quite a bit of yeast behind in the secondary when you
Posted in thread: REALLY high OG on 07-07-2006 at 04:12 AM
The temp of the wort at the initial reading was higher than 60 deg. Would that have made the
reading that much higher? It was around 75 at the time. Higher temperatures will give lower
Posted in thread: Is it too hot to brew? on 07-07-2006 at 04:05 AM
To brew in summer I half-fill the bath with cold tap water and sit the fermenter in there. That
keeps the temperature reasonable. You will get fluctuations of about 4-5 deg F as it warms up
Posted in thread: some thoughts on brewing on 07-07-2006 at 03:59 AM
Yes, long-term (4-6 months or longer) ageing in the bottles makes a world of difference. I
usually get 2-2.5 slabs (cases) of 375mL/330mL bottles from one batch, and I try to put one
slab away for an ...
Posted in thread: first EVER brew today... hope it's going right on 07-03-2006 at 02:46 AM
Wortchiller?I did add the sugar and I'm actually glad to hear it raises the alcohol content (my
next batch is barley wine - any reccomendations?)Yep: don't brew a barley wine for your second
Posted in thread: High Alcohol beers need to take a back seat on 07-03-2006 at 02:34 AM
Guinness is actually only about 4.5% *Damn, that nitpicker gene just popped out again.
Sorry.*Hehe...I was going to point that out.Most of the beers I brew are in the 4.5-5.5% range.
I think that's ab...
Posted in thread: Storing hops, DME and Irish moss on 06-30-2006 at 02:39 AM
I just leave my DME in the bag it came in, but fold the top over, and sit it on a shelf. Never
had a problem with it hardening or anything else.Same with irish moss - I can't see why it
would need to ...