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Posted in thread: Cider fermentation on 12-19-2014 at 11:52 AM
I would wait another week or two. If you need the fermenter space, then I'd consider moving it
Posted in thread: Carbonating a year-old lambic on 12-19-2014 at 11:50 AM
In my one and only sour beer batch, I added about 1/3 of dry beer yeast packet to my bottles. I
think just Muntons that I had lying around. Didn't want to contaminate my bottling bucket, so I
Posted in thread: cheap yellow >6%ABV recipe needed on 12-18-2014 at 10:00 PM
Actually not that easy. If she wants a pale lager, those are about the hardest beers to get
right. No room for off flavors. Fermentation has to be spot on, as does your water chemistry.
Boring for sur...
Posted in thread: Will deer eat my hops? on 12-18-2014 at 09:53 PM
Whitetails have not touched mine in 4 seasons. Though they eat everything else up at our lake
property: White & Red Pine buds (in winter), white birch buds, Hostas (I had that coming),
Posted in thread: It's my 1yr brewaversary! on 12-16-2014 at 09:51 PM
Congrats!!Got my beer kit for Christmas in 2010. Made my first batch the next day :)2011 - 9
batches beer, 1 batch Apfelwein2012 - 19 batches beer, 1 batch Apfelwein, 1 batch kit wine, 1
batch of rhub...
Posted in thread: help me understand the starter! on 12-15-2014 at 06:09 PM
I think the answer to your question is in how much sugar is available. Think about how much
sugar is available in 2 liters of 1.040 starter wort. Now think about how much sugar there is
in 5 gallons o...
Posted in thread: Coming up with your own? on 12-15-2014 at 03:01 PM
I started out by looking at some of my favorite Northern Brewer recipes (they list all
ingredients) and making some relatively minor tweaks from there. I would not advocate adding a
bunch of ingredien...
Posted in thread: First lager made a few mistakes on 12-15-2014 at 02:43 PM
Probably more esters than you will like, but it should make good drinkable beer. Next time try
rehydrating two packets. Chill to 47-48 and pitch your yeast. Letting the wort temperature come
UP to say...
Posted in thread: Lager fermenting on 12-11-2014 at 05:30 PM
Probably let it ride then. They've already reproduced a lot of times to get up to the required
level.I would tend to say it will not turn out fantastic, but may still be good. Fingers
Posted in thread: Easy Stove-Top Pasteurizing - With Pics on 12-11-2014 at 05:27 PM
I agree that stove top pastuerizing will likely create at least some loss in ethanol. Maybe a
lot.I also think the pictures of your cider batch look infected. So not sure where that leaves
you. You co...