Last Activity:10-11-2007 3:59 PM
Posted in thread: Avoiding Fusels on 08-20-2007 at 08:26 PM
Its really not a flavor I detect, but rather a sensation. There is a distinct hotness on the
tongue, gums and throat. There really isn't a medicinal or solvent-like taste, which makes me
doubt that re...
Posted in thread: Avoiding Fusels on 08-19-2007 at 02:16 PM
I'm getting frustrated. Nearly every batch I brew has a touch of fusel alcohol. Sometimes, more
than a touch. My most recent, 10 gals of EdWort's Haus Ale has the same issue. Actually only
half of it ...
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale on 08-18-2007 at 01:31 AM
Thanks Ed. I'm not sure I can do 8 weeks, but I will vent it, reset to 12 psi and give it seven
more days before I "test" it again, as you suggest. John
Posted in thread: Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale on 08-18-2007 at 12:42 AM
Just kegged my first batch of Ed's Haus Ale. O.G. and F.G. were right on the mark. Eight days
in the primary then straight to the keg. I "crash cooled" and force carbed it at 25 psi for
three days. My...
Posted in thread: Keg Mash Tun on 08-16-2007 at 03:56 AM
I use a keg for a MLT with no insulation whatsoever. I do have a burner installed under it, but
have found that I never need it unless I'm doing step mashes. I do heat the strike water in it.
Posted in thread: Aging/Conditioning Question on 08-13-2007 at 12:40 AM
I just took the first taste of a batch of oatmeal stout. Its not what I expected. Its very dry,
with strong roasted (almost burnt) flavors that can only be described as harsh. The word
"bitter" also c...
Posted in thread: Fermentation Question on 07-16-2007 at 11:11 PM
I made the first batch with my new all grain set-up on Saturday (an oatmeal stout). I made the
mistake of letting the water run on the immersion chiller while we went inside for dinner, and
Posted in thread: Noob Yeast Question on 07-07-2007 at 07:27 PM
Is it possible to pitch too much yeast???? If so, what are the risks?? I'm shell shocked over
my recent Scotch Ale fusel alcohol disaster (Which I am convinced resulted from an under pitch)
and would ...
Posted in thread: Fusel Help Needed on 07-04-2007 at 08:07 PM
Guys: I have a bad fusel alcohol problem with an AG batch of Scotch Ale. Probably under-pitched
it due to all the freaking' malt. Is there any way of getting the fusel oils out or reducing
Posted in thread: Brew Frame Question on 06-27-2007 at 03:27 AM
Have any of you guys ever used or seen the 10 gal. brew stand made by Fermentap? I use three
15.5 gal converted kegs for AG brewing. Morebeer claims the Fermentap stand will work with
converted kegs. ...