Last Activity:09-28-2012 11:13 AM
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Posted in thread: What is this thing in my secondary!? on 09-12-2012 at 11:34 AM
It's a joke. A lot of the guys here are pretty avidly against secondary transfers.
Posted in thread: Yeast starter necessary? on 09-06-2012 at 12:48 PM
the only time i ever do not make a starter is if the yeast is a blendWhy is that? I've never
heard that before.
Posted in thread: Yeast starter necessary? on 09-06-2012 at 12:31 PM
i make a starter for every single batch, regardless of og. That said... If your vial is fresh,
you can get away with pitching it straight into a 5 gallon batch if the og is 1.050 or less (my
Posted in thread: What's the worst that could happen? on 09-06-2012 at 12:09 PM
I've already got a converted keg brew kettle with all stainless fittings. My intention was to
sell the first (for a profit :D) and build a better quality kettle now that I know what I'm
doing. Now, I'...
Posted in thread: First batch... starting to taste "off" on 09-05-2012 at 02:54 PM
Any bottle bombs or gushers? I had an extremely similar case with an IPA I brewed last year.
I've concluded now that the problem was heavy overcarbonation. That was in a keg, though. I've
Posted in thread: Extract brew off flavors on 09-05-2012 at 12:25 PM
Water is definitely not the problem if the problem is intermittent, and your water source is
Posted in thread: Help with a possible infection on 09-05-2012 at 11:55 AM
The infections that can tolerate any sort of alchohol, and the Ph of wort almost exclusively
display white mold. I'd wipe the inside of the bucket with starsan, being careful not to touch
Posted in thread: Have I been too clever for my own good? Oxygenated wort? on 09-05-2012 at 11:44 AM
He's asking about hot side aeration.I wouldn't worry much about it, Ratso. HSA is a sort of
homebrew boogeyman. Mom used to tell you about the boogeyman to scare you into bed, and
passively teach you ...
Posted in thread: SO How bad did I overreact? on 09-05-2012 at 11:35 AM
You say it like you took a horrible loss in yeast quality, but Munton's Ale is a perfectly
valid yeast option. As mentioned above it will finish fairly high, with little yeast flavor
profile. It'll le...
Posted in thread: What's the worst that could happen? on 09-04-2012 at 08:15 PM
I've read before that Special B was too intensely dark, and could offer the "wrong type of
sweetness"... but I love the idea of dark fruit and plum flavors. I'll edit the recipe again.
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