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Posted in thread: Refractometer Problems on 10-21-2013 at 10:19 PM
I have a new refractometer. With tap water, I calibrated it to 1.000, and confirmed results
with hydrometer. Then I measured some beer before bottling at 1.030, and found the hydrometer
to read 1.012....
Posted in thread: Blackberry Barley Wine on 10-04-2013 at 02:03 AM
Hey everyone, your thoughts and suggestions on this recipe idea would be greatly appreciated. I
happen to have some fresh blackberries and also happened to watch a video on big beers/barley
wine. The ...
Posted in thread: Too much spice on 05-14-2013 at 02:17 AM
First time I used orange peal, I bought bitter instead of sweet. Used way too much and didn't
like the taste of the beer at all. I mean it was VERY tart at first. It mellowed after a month
or two and ...
Posted in thread: American Ale Yeast in a Scottish ale? on 05-07-2013 at 04:42 PM
just checking in, thanks...
Posted in thread: American Ale Yeast in a Scottish ale? on 05-07-2013 at 12:48 AM
I'm putting together a Robert the Bruce clone recipe from some others I've found, and I wanted
everyone opinion on the importance of the yeast selection here. I've got wyeast american ale ii
Posted in thread: Variations of Carbonation in bottles due to bottle capper? on 05-01-2013 at 06:59 PM
Great, sounds like a consensus! :) Guilty as charged. I had not been stirring after adding the
sugar. I had been dissolving the sugar in a cup of hot water, adding it to the bucket, then
Posted in thread: Variations of Carbonation in bottles due to bottle capper? on 05-01-2013 at 02:06 PM
I started home brewing 4 months ago, and have bottled about 200 beers so far. All in all, I'd
say it's been a success, as far as carbonation and bottling goes. However, there is variation
and some une...
Posted in thread: How to improve recipe - beer described as watery on 04-28-2013 at 11:29 AM
Thanks for the tips!
Posted in thread: How to improve recipe - beer described as watery on 04-28-2013 at 01:14 AM
My wife and I rate this first attempt at our dark heff as a success. Very tasty. However, it
could use some improvement. We both think it was heavy on the roasted flavor, so we're probably
going to re...
Posted in thread: First All Grain - Hefeweizen on 04-22-2013 at 04:33 PM
Well, if you made it through a 100% wheat mash as your first AG batch, you are pretty much a
rock star. Congrats!Thanks!