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Posted in thread: Learning to value my LHBS on 02-22-2013 at 06:24 PM
The closest homebrew shop to me is about 40 kms north, called Hop Dawgs. I go there for all my
equipment, specialty grains, and hops. Pricing is equivalent to pretty much everything I can
Posted in thread: Favorite Fall Recipes on 10-17-2012 at 03:46 AM
What do you think happened? Was your process different?No, I didn't change anything in my
process. I think it was caused by a bad combination of a 3 year old plastic primary bucket
that's starting to ...
Posted in thread: Favorite Fall Recipes on 10-17-2012 at 12:34 AM
I made my first Oktoberfest/Marzen. I made it twice, to be exact. Also a basic pale ale and an
attempt at a Kolsch.Sadly, only my first Oktoberfest turned out (and I'm VERY pleased with it).
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-06-2011 at 06:27 AM
Ok, I want to preface my comments with a huge caveat that I've not used a cooler mash tun, I
just use a kettle and wrap it in a towel for insulation. 185-190 seems hot to me. I don't know
how much the...
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-04-2011 at 05:09 PM
Try a 90 minute mash. If you want to keep working on AG over the winter, but you don't want to
do it outside, check my blog posts. I just did a one gallon batch on an electric range indoors,
AG, with ...
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-04-2011 at 05:10 AM
You might have an issue with your water, or yeast nutrients, but you said you took care of that
by boiling in some yeast. Have you tried pitching a new beer onto an old yeast cake? If that
Posted in thread: Have any of your homebrews made you gag? on 10-03-2011 at 06:17 AM
Solventy and sour flavors almost always age out, and are especially common in higher gravity
beers. You done f***ed up.You may be correct, but when I say it tasted like paint thinner, I
mean it burned...
Posted in thread: Have any of your homebrews made you gag? on 10-03-2011 at 05:40 AM
I had one beer that must have gotten infected - it tasted like paint thinner with a hint of
lemon juice. I dumped it out of secondary after a month.
Posted in thread: just bottled first brew ever! on 10-03-2011 at 04:09 AM
I usually let my finished beers sit in a warm, dark closet for about a month after bottling,
but I've had beers that were pretty much 100% carbonated in 7-10 days. As for clearing, I've
had batches th...
Posted in thread: Rookie all-grainer needs some advice on stalled fermentations on 10-03-2011 at 03:29 AM
Just as I feared, my final, high-gravity pale ale that I put into primary a week ago (last
Sunday) has stopped fermenting and has been stuck at 1.032 since Wednesday.I've tried putting