Last Activity:09-21-2009 10:12 AM
Posted in thread: How Old Are You? on 09-21-2009 at 03:12 PM
26, started brewing at 24
Posted in thread: Quick quesitons about a strange fermentation. on 08-26-2009 at 01:17 PM
It looked exactly like a soup does when simmering on low heat. It was very odd. It's since
calmed down, almost too much though. There is not much activity in the airlock and the top of
the solution ha...
Posted in thread: Quick quesitons about a strange fermentation. on 08-25-2009 at 12:02 PM
It is probably not a big deal but my most recent all-grain fermentation is acting a bit oddly.
Normally, I get a thick foam and gentle gurgling from the airlock during fermentation. This
time, I am ge...
Posted in thread: Brewing Belgian Trappist-style beers on 05-10-2009 at 01:20 PM
This is also the style that I try to brew in. The answers to the questions that you asked could
fill a book or a forum full of debate, but the short answer would be something like:Equipment
Posted in thread: Explain Hops to me... on 11-20-2008 at 02:52 PM
I don't really know but here is a shot in the dark...Bittering are boiled for more than 25
minutes, flavor more than 10, and aroma less or not at all. The boil will send off flavor and
aroma in the st...
Posted in thread: Help - Using cork with unibroue bottles on 11-20-2008 at 02:49 PM
That might be a good idea. I will try that next time. Although the duct tape makes it look so
original, professional too, of course =D Updates soon, with pictures.
Posted in thread: Help - Using cork with unibroue bottles on 11-20-2008 at 11:11 AM
So I trekked out into the cold and got some Belgian mushroom corks, but I am still going to
experiment with some different ways to cap these bottles. Here they are:Experiment 1: I am
using just a norm...
Posted in thread: Help - Using cork with unibroue bottles on 11-19-2008 at 05:05 PM
Belgian corks are 25.5mm diameter. Wine corks are ~21.It's odd because I put a few wine corks
into the bottles and they seemed to seal really well. Again, I think I am just going to
experiment with th...
Posted in thread: Help - Using cork with unibroue bottles on 11-19-2008 at 04:01 PM
So I am still not clear on why the Belgian Corks would be better than regular corks. I get that
they allow you to hold down the cork with wire to prevent it from popping off, but I didn't use
Posted in thread: Help - Using cork with unibroue bottles on 11-19-2008 at 03:20 PM
So I have batch number two of beer ready to bottle. For the last batch, I used the plastic
'mushroom' shaped cork stoppers (similar to what you see with champagne bottles or normal 750
mL unibroue bot...