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Posted in thread: Join Me For a Surly Bitter in DC... on 02-01-2013 at 10:17 PM
Ridiculous. $11 for a single 16oz can of Surly Bitter. A pretty good beer, but not at $66 a six
pack. And I have to live in this place...
Posted in thread: Skipping the Ice Bath on 10-05-2012 at 09:43 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the fact that any of these "skip chill" approaches bypass
the cold break, though Papazian does it constantly (dumping hot wort into water to get the 5
gallons) in th...
Posted in thread: Skipping the Ice Bath on 10-05-2012 at 03:21 PM
Good idea! Could shave a couple of hours off the process.
Posted in thread: Skipping the Ice Bath on 10-05-2012 at 01:30 PM
For my next brew, I'm thinking of directly dumping 3 gallons of hot wort into my fermentation
bucket which will have 2 gallons of water at room temperature, then placing in a freezer to
bring it down ...
Posted in thread: How Do I Know Whether Reused Yeast is Infected? on 09-14-2012 at 05:28 PM
I use corn sugar to carbonate, but I have heard that if you use malt, you may get a ring up
top. It is also reported to be a sign of infection. Even if infected, it is safe to drink.
Personally, if it...
Posted in thread: Yeast Advice Needed (Picture included) on 09-08-2012 at 11:50 PM
Let's see what happens tomorrow. What yeasts were pitched?
Posted in thread: Anything health related worsened with all that homebrew? on 09-07-2012 at 11:56 AM
Beer is a miracle food, much like spinach, but even better (as if we didn't know that already).
This has been known for centuries. See attached unbiased discussion from the Muntons site,
Posted in thread: 1.030 FG curse on 09-05-2012 at 12:59 PM
I had exactly the same experience with my first high gravity beer, a Russian Imperial, OG of
1.086 and all extract. But my approach was more audacious, bordering on reckless. I did not
Posted in thread: Starter is just now going after 4 days. on 09-04-2012 at 10:30 PM
I was just checking my brew records. 7 of my last 9 fermentations hit 1.010. The other two were
1.012. What makes you think 1.020 is an acceptable FG?
Posted in thread: Jay's on 09-01-2012 at 09:26 PM
Okra's is a cajun place further down Center Street. I've never been, but it would be a 2-fer
which would make the trip more attractive. I hope to someday have a homebrew store within 15