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Posted in thread: Do you Aerate your Wort ? on 07-07-2010 at 06:12 PM
Yes, it is good to aerate your wort. There is only one time that you want to do this in the
entire process and that is after you have cooled the wort but before you have added the
yeast.The yeast need...
Posted in thread: Bottle-carbing woes. on 07-02-2010 at 07:47 PM
Is 90F accurate or a typo? That is pretty high.
Posted in thread: A four batch day on 07-02-2010 at 05:45 PM
Four of us did 2 batches each in a day for a whiskey barrel we got from Stranahan's Distillery.
That was a crazy day. We had four burners going strong for a long time. Good luck!
Posted in thread: Cutting X off Air Lock on 06-30-2010 at 09:05 PM
Not a concern for me. Just cut it off with a utility knife.I would sand it down so it's smooth
as well. If there are any jagged bits or gashes in the plastic it can harbor bacteria.
Posted in thread: first time brewer on 06-25-2010 at 07:58 PM
I had a similar issue with the funnel and filter screen. I would lift up the boil kettle and
start pouring and then have to set down the kettle and use a sanitized spoon to scrape the junk
off the fil...
Posted in thread: Never Ending Fermentation on 06-25-2010 at 07:18 PM
Your beer is possessed by the devil. He is making the airlock bubble so your faith in the glory
of beer will falter.Use thy holy hydrometer to cast out the devil. Use it multiple times on
Posted in thread: Brewing in a small Apt on 06-25-2010 at 07:09 PM
It seems like the concern isn't the size of your apartment but just the temperature. The swamp
cooler idea is a good one. My first batches were stored in my bathroom as it was always cooler
in there. ...
Posted in thread: Questioning homebrew norms after persistent phenolic taste on 05-26-2010 at 04:30 PM
You could do a couple small batches changing each possibility and see what happens.So do two 1
gallon batches, one with the well water and the other with RO water. Everything else in your
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 05-24-2010 at 03:54 PM
16,806 + 5 = 16,811I bottled my first batch in 24 swing top bottles. Bottle conditioning them
for a couple of months while the next batch ferments and clears in the fermenter. Had a couple
glasses of ...
Posted in thread: How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made? on 05-20-2010 at 03:53 PM
16725 + 5 = 16,730.