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Posted in thread: Belgians and why my US-05 beer tastes like them on 10-27-2015 at 11:29 PM
I brewed a medium strength blonde ale a few weeks ago. It was literally all exctract: 3lbs of
hopped DME, 2lbs extra light DME, 2lbs of fresh Breiss Pilsen LME, 2 oz of hops, and I pitched
dry yeast (...
Posted in thread: Barleywine - sweet? on 10-22-2015 at 08:01 PM
So I made a big barleywine 6 months ago. I pitched a champagne yeast during secondary, and I
added a lot of dextrose (a pound at a time) and fermentation continued for a long time (weeks).
So I stoppe...
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 06-07-2014 at 11:11 AM
Is this not an "ernie" flask? I was always looking for pyrex ernies...didn't know you could
buy off-brand borosilicate for that cheap. Good to know!I've used the homebrew-designed plastic
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 06-04-2014 at 01:33 PM
Sometimes you just get a bottle with a minor flaw built in. A hairline crack, tiny bubble in
the glass, etc. It's bad enough when you lose some good beer because of it. Wait til it happens
to a $30 2L...
Posted in thread: Fermentation without visible CO2 production? on 04-27-2014 at 12:06 PM
I'm experimenting with a barleywine recipe. It started at a very high gravity wort (1.114), and
before the ale yeast stopped doing its thing, I added 4 lbs of inverted sugar. The fermentation
kept on ...
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 03-26-2014 at 03:17 PM
It's been 7 weeks since I've bottled my imperial stout, and the carbonation doesn't seem to
have increased at all. I've roused the yeast cakes at least 3 times over the past month, and
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 03-21-2014 at 09:48 AM
I am not putting down your method but you really should just forget about them for 2-3 weeks. A
beer may carb in 4 days but that doesn't mean that it is ready. I find my beer kinda "green"
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 03-18-2014 at 10:07 AM
Does anyone else use one or two 12-16-oz PET bottles when they're bottling 12-oz glass
ambers?I've done this since day one of my brewing career, and I think it's awesome. I always
fill up the plastic ...
Posted in thread: Safbrew T-58 on 03-02-2014 at 11:27 AM
For future reference... wlp500 is the Chimay yeastSent from my SCH-I545 using Home Brew mobile
appJust 24 hours too late. Damn. Thanks for the tip--I'll use this one next time I brew a heavy
Posted in thread: Blow off tube on 03-02-2014 at 11:21 AM
That little bit of liquid is your wort/beer that's been pushed through the tube via active
fermentation. This is to be expected.The whole point of having a blow-off tube is to
depressurize a fermenter...