Last Activity:11-26-2007 1:16 AM
Posted in thread: It's just that easy? whaddya mean it's just that easy? on 11-19-2007 at 04:04 AM
That is so very true, while "fancy equipment" can produce excellent beers when you know what
you are doing, bare bones can still get you a darn good beer. My very first brew was a no boil
kit. I stuck...
Posted in thread: Dry yeast - Nott vs Windsor vs Safale US-56 on 11-18-2007 at 10:02 PM
Safeale is a bit more tolerant of warmer fermenting temperatures, but I have used both it and
Nottingham with great success. Stored in the fridge a packet of dry yeast will be good for at
least a year...
Posted in thread: Specialty Yeasts on 11-18-2007 at 09:58 PM
There are many choices in yeast, first and easiest is Ale or Lager. Lager will produce a clean
crisp beer with very few additional flavors (undertones). Ales on the other hand produce any
number of "f...
Posted in thread: What’s In Your Kettle This Weekend? (11/16-11/18) on 11-18-2007 at 07:35 PM
Yesterdays stout brewing went great, SG 1.124 right on the button for the recipe. The big
starter I made using WLP007 got things bubbling less than three hours after pitching. Today it
is blasting stu...
Posted in thread: brewing ingredients on 11-18-2007 at 07:22 PM
If you stick with dried yeast strains you should have no problems what so ever. LME doesn't
need refrigeration unless you are planing on keeping it a heck of a long time. DME lasts for
ages, same for ...
Posted in thread: What’s In Your Kettle This Weekend? (11/16-11/18) on 11-17-2007 at 02:17 AM
This weekend I'll be bottling up a Holiday Spiced Ale, I left it in the secondary an extra week
to dry hop and brewing an AHS Cannonball Stout. The starter is already bubbling away and
getting the lit...
Posted in thread: mash tun on 11-11-2007 at 10:03 PM
What is the ourpose of a mash tun? What is the cheapest way to make one? I am interested in
crossing over to Ag batches and need a little guidence.:mug:Reading is a start, but the best
way is to find ...
Posted in thread: Brew not fermenting on 11-11-2007 at 04:00 PM
It sounds like you killed off most of the yeast during the simmer, seems like some survived
since you have some foam starting to form. If you do not pitch another packet of yeast you will
have a very ...
Posted in thread: Plastic Primary Question on 11-11-2007 at 03:57 PM
Plastic buckets will not cause any problems for the time period you are talking about. You more
than likely splashed it around too much prior to bottling.
Posted in thread: Quick question on 11-10-2007 at 08:06 PM
One last question, do people usually buy a scale to weigh out ingredients? I am hoping that I
can weigh at the HBS and just buy by the batch, but yet another thing I am up in the air about!
If you sta...