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Posted in thread: question about yeast on 03-24-2009 at 05:03 AM
Thank you both for your replies! Quite reassuring.I have been doing a little amateur research
of fungal infections of the lung, and since I am not coughing up blood and I am not
experiencing any other...
Posted in thread: question about yeast on 03-23-2009 at 09:09 PM
Hi. I do not understand the biology of yeast that well, so I thought I would ask a paranoid
question.After my last brew, I was lazy, and I left an unclean fermentation bucket with trub
still in it in ...
Posted in thread: sanitizer spill on 12-19-2008 at 09:36 PM
Hi all,I was bottling the other night, and I accidentally dumped about half a siphon tube full
of Easy Clean sanitizer solution into the bucket with the priming sugar water. I said screw it,
and just ...
Posted in thread: dry hopping on 12-02-2008 at 11:30 PM
So I am dry hopping for the first time, and I figured I would boil the grain bag and a butter
knife. Then I added leaf hops to the grain bag with the butter knife inside to weigh it down. I
Posted in thread: late addition of water on 11-12-2008 at 10:12 PM
I helped my bro brew a 5 gallon batch of Pale Ale (with plenty of Simcoe :)), and we are using
a carboy as primary. The carboy is completely unmarked so I don't know if we have exactly 5
gallons. I am...
Posted in thread: temperature changes on 01-22-2008 at 03:59 PM
Can anyone tell me why it is a bad idea to chill a beer, let it warm to room temperature, and
then chill it again?Why do these temperature fluctuations have an adverse effect? And what
effect do they ...
Posted in thread: Think Secondary is worth it? on 01-22-2008 at 12:44 AM
If the beer sits on the trub for too long, then the yeast can autolyse, which will adversely
affect the flavor of the beer. However, it has to sit on the trub for longer than 4 weeks
before this will ...
Posted in thread: First Brew...primary fermenter on 12-30-2007 at 11:05 AM
Following up on my last post, I did a little research, and yes, wheat ale yeasts can often
produce sulfur. So your beer may be just fine.
Posted in thread: Why the sweet smell and odd flavors - Hefe on 12-30-2007 at 08:56 AM
A cardboard taste usually indicates that the beer was oxidized, either because it was splashed
around too much before it had cooled to below 80 deg after the boil, or because it was exposed
to air at ...
Posted in thread: First Brew...primary fermenter on 12-28-2007 at 09:14 PM
Are you guys sure that the sulfur smell is normal? I know that it can be normal when lagering
due to the lager yeast producing hydrogen sulfide, but in Palmer's book, "How to Brew", he