Last Activity:06-20-2013 1:56 PM
Posted in thread: Dry hopping and cold crashing help on 06-04-2013 at 05:01 AM
I cold crash in my cooler all the time. I fill it with ice an water till it reaches the top of
the wort line. Keep adding Ice as it melts. Maybe once a day. Keeps it well below 40 degrees (
closer to ...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping and cold crashing help on 06-04-2013 at 04:09 AM
I've only bottled from a force carbed corny, but I'm interested in your cooler. What is that
sock above it? Can you tell us more about that?I brew half batches, so 2.5 gallon with a 3
gallon carboy. I...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping and cold crashing help on 06-04-2013 at 03:18 AM
Hi,I brewed an IPA on Sunday, and wanted to get some input on cold crashing and dry hopping and
timings. I am not going to use a secondary, since I have read it does not make any difference.
I do not ...
Posted in thread: cleaning fermenter on 12-24-2012 at 06:49 AM
I have noticed that if I spray some starsan on the sides and bottom is the bucket it gets rid
of the smellI have read here that the smell will not harm your next batch
Posted in thread: Why does each bottle taste a little different on 12-14-2012 at 05:20 PM
I have a feeling that the beer is the same, but how you perceive it is different each time.
Some days, I've eaten spicy food or had a cup of coffee and then the beer tastes less hoppy. I
noticed that ...
Posted in thread: Why does each bottle taste a little different on 12-14-2012 at 05:17 PM
Is the temp that you are drinking them at the same?Yeah, i put it in the fridge for a few days
prior to drinking them. Then pop one open and pore it into a glass
Posted in thread: Why does each bottle taste a little different on 12-14-2012 at 05:12 PM
I bottled an IPA a few weeks ago and the hoppy-ness of each bottle seems different. Some are
more hoppy than others. I know the favor can change over time however the change is not going
in one direct...
Posted in thread: Using a 3 gallon Better Bottle as my secondary? on 12-08-2012 at 05:19 PM
But why use a secondary at all? :)RickA couple of reasons:-My wife wants a raspberry wheat for
the summer-Free up my primary-Dry hopping (I know I can dry hop in my primary)-I want to try
and make a l...
Posted in thread: Using a 3 gallon Better Bottle as my secondary? on 12-08-2012 at 04:58 PM
So I have a 3 gallon glass carboy, and thinking of picking up a 3 gallon Better Bottle to use
as my secondary. (I brew 2.5 gallon batches)I have heard that it might not be good to use the
Posted in thread: Questions using a water bath and an aquarium heater on 11-25-2012 at 07:15 PM
Our house is poorly insulated and has wide temp swings, low 60's to low 70's in the winter. I
was reading about using an aquarium heater in a water bath to keep the fermenter at a constant
temp. I was...