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Posted in thread: Yarrow Gruit, Round 2: A Bottling Question on 10-06-2009 at 04:52 PM
Right on! I was thinking the same, but then I thought how much easier bottling would be if I
did not have to use a siphon.
Posted in thread: Yarrow Gruit, Round 2: A Bottling Question on 10-06-2009 at 04:50 PM
The question is: Would it be best to rack with a siphon or with the spigot on the bottom of the
bucket? I did notice that the gruit did take a long-time to condition. Although it did retain
its sour a...
Posted in thread: Yarrow Gruit, Round 2: A Bottling Question on 10-05-2009 at 02:08 AM
Okay, So last time I ended up with a "sour apple" gruit when we were shooting for a yarrow
flavor. This time the process went very smoothly, as I built the proper equipment and followed
Posted in thread: A Sour Gruit. =) or =( on 09-01-2009 at 05:40 AM
Yes, we followed a specific recipe which was similar to others we found on the internet, but it
lacked specific directions (e.g. bring to a boil for ??). Thanks for the "How To Brew" link, as
it was h...
Posted in thread: A Sour Gruit. =) or =( on 08-31-2009 at 11:57 PM
We used bleach to sanitize, but I don't think we let the bleach-water solution stand long
enough. I've been reading up on sanitization (20 min for bleach) and we definitely did not let
the solution st...
Posted in thread: Sour taste on 08-31-2009 at 09:33 PM
I just made a yarrow gruit and it has a sour taste up front. It is overwhelmingly sour...what
say you? Should I let it age some more, or risk botttle bombs with time.Skeyeflyer
Posted in thread: A Sour Gruit. =) or =( on 08-31-2009 at 09:04 PM
I'm thinking that there is/was an infection in the beer. The sour taste is overwhelming and
blocks the taste of the yarrow. Yarrow should have a bitter taste, but I can't even taste it.
Posted in thread: A Sour Gruit. =) or =( on 08-31-2009 at 08:37 PM
Oh yes, we brought the wort to a boil after we sparged the mash. Is there a certain time for
which the wort should be boiled? We simply brough it to a boil and called it a day.
Posted in thread: A Sour Gruit. =) or =( on 08-31-2009 at 07:32 PM
Hello,My lady and I made our first beer which happens to be a yarrow gruit. I bottled the beer
a few days ago, but couldn't wait to try it. When I opened the beer it fizzed like a champagne