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  • Posted in thread: Coping with non-floculating yeast on 11-09-2011 at 12:41 AM
    I tossed both bottles in the fridge and the yeasties FINALLY made it to the bottom. I'm used to
    fermenting in 5 gallon carboys and totally forgot that I could make them go to sleep with a
    nice chillin...

  • Posted in thread: Color change from fermentation? on 11-09-2011 at 12:35 AM
    You might have burned the sugars a little and what you're seeing is caramel color diluted by
    the volume.But as others have said, if it tastes good, DON'T COMPLAIN!

  • Posted in thread: Can fermentation be too vigorous? on 11-09-2011 at 12:32 AM
    Prolly too little headspace, if you made that much of a mess.But ... no harm, no foul.

  • Posted in thread: Carbonating Skeeter Pee on 11-09-2011 at 12:31 AM
    Even if there were no live yeast, and even if the OP pitched some yeast and sugar after killing
    whatever left over, there's no effective way to control fermentation, short of alcohol
    tolerance. And th...

  • Posted in thread: Adding priming sugar on 11-09-2011 at 12:25 AM
    I use some kind of "pellet" that's a fixed amount of sugar. I mostly bottle 500ml bottles (heh)
    and two of the "pellets" work well. If I'm bottling 335's I use one. So it has less
    carbonation, sue me....

  • Posted in thread: recipe help on 11-08-2011 at 10:39 AM
    Can you guy put a few recipes together for me?Have you ever made a beer?

  • Posted in thread: is it possible for yeast sludge in a bottle to "turn wild"? on 11-08-2011 at 03:56 AM
    Boil the bottles in the same pot you use the heat the wort. Dishwashers get hot, but boiling
    gets hotter.

  • Posted in thread: Berry Up! Fruit Puree Question on 11-08-2011 at 03:51 AM
    I'd add a pectin enyzme -- I've pasteurized organic fruit juices to make wine, only to regret
    not adding something to prevent the the pectin haze.Other than that -- have at it.

  • Posted in thread: Help me make a beer. on 11-08-2011 at 03:49 AM
    It's winter. I'd do wintery things.Zest a couple of oranges, add some clove, maybe a bit of
    molasses for added flavor and sugar. The ounce of Cascade will add a touch of hops, but I'd go
    for other sea...

  • Posted in thread: how do you people stockpile?? on 11-08-2011 at 03:30 AM
    1). Brew twice as much as you drink until you have "as much as you drink" in the amount of time
    it takes to takes to make more.2). +1 for getting used bottles.3). Discipline. Don't drink what
    you're m...