Last Activity:02-27-2013 2:07 PM
Posted in thread: Why is my beer too dry? on 02-26-2013 at 06:53 AM
I have to ask -- have you actually tried a short mash? I was dubious until a pro told me my
beers were thin and dry. His suggestion was a shorter mash. Problem solved. It is not unusual
for pros to ma...
Posted in thread: Why is my beer too dry? on 02-26-2013 at 02:26 AM
Mash for a shorter time. I see you're at 70 and 80 minutes. Try mashing for just 30 or 40
Posted in thread: How long to let the hops rest? on 02-24-2013 at 04:03 AM
To my knowledge the pros don't chill their wort when they whirlpool. I've heard of some
breweries whirlpooling for 40 minutes or longer.
Posted in thread: Crummy Head retention and lacing! on 02-21-2013 at 05:57 PM
Much much flaked oats did you use? How much wheat?
Posted in thread: Gelatin Finings? on 02-21-2013 at 04:39 PM
There have been many, many posts about gelatin on HBT. Do a search and you'll get all of your
answers.It works very well if you do it properly. Prepare the gelatin like you would if you
were using it ...
Posted in thread: Making Traditional rice Wine. Cheap, Fun, and Different on 02-14-2013 at 10:19 PM
I made a batch with 4.5 cups of sweet rice and I have had no luck with it juicing out yet after
more than a week in the container.It smells boozy and yeasty, but there's no liquid.I didn't
steam it bu...
Posted in thread: Does anyone want to contribute original recipes to a beginner's homebrewing manual? on 02-13-2013 at 04:23 AM
But YOU'RE going to make money from the book, right? So we'd be doing a good deal of the work
on it so YOU can make money, for free.....I don't think so.....My recipes are on here for FREE
Posted in thread: Acetaldehyde? on 02-12-2013 at 04:11 PM
Acetelaldehyde tastes like apples. Really bad cases can taste like apple cider. If it's really
bad I don't think it will go away, but in my experience, a faint taste will recede with an
extended cold ...
Posted in thread: Advice on best ways to control my mash (LONG) on 02-06-2013 at 08:01 PM
I guess I always have to scratch my head when small-batch brewers make a stink about
efficiency. Efficiency matters if you're brewing 15bbl batches and need to maximize efficiency
for your budget's sa...
Posted in thread: Guide to Making a Frozen Yeast Bank on 02-03-2013 at 01:24 AM
Pardon me if this has been brought up before, but can this method be used for preserving
Lactobacillus?Edit: I probably should have googled this prior to asking here. A quick search
shows yes, you can...