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Posted in thread: Bottle Priming With DME?? on 09-18-2010 at 02:50 AM
Just a week, it seemed.
Posted in thread: Getting the most out of a single chest freezer on 06-20-2010 at 12:33 AM
I decided that everything in the freezer has to be the temperature of the fermenting brew. So
if I'm fermenting a lager, all the bottled beer rests at 50 degrees. When I do a diacetyl rest
Posted in thread: Getting the most out of a single chest freezer on 04-14-2010 at 06:17 AM
I've only brewed a half dozen batches of beer so far, but I've tried to learn and improve with
each batch. My efforts have led to full batch boils, better yeast pitching rates and more
Posted in thread: Bottle Priming With DME?? on 04-09-2010 at 02:39 PM
I've recarbonated a batch that was already bottled, but instead of pouring them all back into a
bottling bucket I dropped a tab or two of sugar tablets in each bottle and it worked nicely.
Posted in thread: Fermenting in a deep freezer with a fermwrap on 03-02-2010 at 09:56 PM
I've been brewing in the garage through the winter using a fermwrap and temperature controller.
I insulate the carboy with bubble wrap and closed cell foam, and I like the control I have with
Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-26-2009 at 01:18 PM
The beer you made will take at least 6 months to taste right. You really shouldn't use a 5
gallon carboy as a primary, especially for such a big beer. I would recommend an 8 gallon
bucket. Why lose al...
Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-26-2009 at 01:35 AM
Maybe I'm wrong here, but I'd think that a high gravity Belgian would be a really hard brew to
get right, especially for a first beer. Did you use a kit or was this a recipe of your own
Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-25-2009 at 11:14 PM
What is this one?This one's a tripel. You should see it now - it has overflowed the milk jug,
and there is wort in the overflow pan. A spider was attracted to it and died in the wort. The
Posted in thread: When does it get better than commercial? on 11-25-2009 at 02:19 AM
I dumped a bottle of my first homebrew down the drain today when my wife suggested I open the
bottle of Koenings Hoeven Quadrupel that was in the fridge. It was a good choice - my first
batch doesn't ...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter for high gravity beer on 11-04-2009 at 10:25 PM
I don't have any of the equipment for a starter yet, so all options are still open. Maybe I'll
just get 2 vials of yeast and 2 2-liter jars - that way I could make 2 starters at once. I
played around ...