Last Activity:02-15-2009 7:39 PM
Posted in thread: Had my first taste of a MILD on 01-14-2009 at 07:00 AM
Grinder posted his recipe --- I'm a little leery of the peat ..... but how about some recipe
posts on other Mild Ales
Posted in thread: Wort colored ale pail on 01-12-2009 at 05:52 AM
Not sure what brand you have - my Brewcraft plastic primary has been thru 3 batches of amber -
dark brown ale - and Blonde Ale and is still white ...
Posted in thread: Anybody else not a big fan of highly hopped beers? on 01-12-2009 at 05:45 AM
Oh yeah --- I used to love me a good IPA back in 1998 - 2000 or so, but the the taste buds have
made a retreat from hoppy-land. And the growing hopitization of all brews (esp American origin)
is a cle...
Posted in thread: Wyeast Problems ? on 01-10-2009 at 07:20 PM
No problems with WYeast here either, perhaps it's your LHBS that has the problem. If anything,
it may be due to the fact that it ISN'T REALLY DIRECTLY PITCHABLE, unless it's very fresh, and
the beer i...
Posted in thread: Wyeast Problems ? on 01-10-2009 at 05:36 AM
I'm a keep it simple guy and have been brewing my first batches with dry yeast.Now attempting
some clones and they call for liquid yeast -- yes I can get a close match with a dry --- but
Posted in thread: 2nd brew-first attempt with recipe... on 01-09-2009 at 06:18 AM
You mentioned LME in your post --- recipe has DME. Are you converting it to DME or going LME.
Just curious After your grains are done soaking -- pull them out and give them a good squeeze
with some to...
Posted in thread: Going to the secondary to soon question on 01-09-2009 at 05:56 AM
No need to cry over split beer --- at this point you've still got beer and its gonna continue
to ferment a bit and continue to settle out. You can go 2 or 3 weeks in secondary. Take a
reading at 2 wee...
Posted in thread: First time brewer on 01-08-2009 at 06:59 AM
Your SG is ok - its at the high end for a Blonde ale. You normally want to toss the yeast at 75
deg or lower -- but seems you're fermenting ok. I always rack to a secondary when the
Posted in thread: Best way to aerate Wort? on 01-08-2009 at 06:44 AM
Parting thought from a science point of view --- seem to recall doing several labs in college
measuring dissolved oxygen in water --- at high temperatures a liquids ability to absorb and
hold oxygen i...
Posted in thread: Priming???????? on 01-07-2009 at 07:50 AM
Process we use is simple --- assuming you've racked into a secondary --- put carboy up on
counter and get the priming mix boiling. Sanitize everything --- start siphon to the clean
bucket --- at about...