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  • Posted in thread: Stein beer tips? on 08-28-2011 at 08:23 PM
    I want to do this at some point too. Check out this BYO article. I think there might be a
    couple good threads on this forum but I don't have links handy.

  • Posted in thread: Will Warming My Beer from 45F to 68F Cause Harm? on 08-18-2011 at 10:32 AM
    Crazy idea I just had: uncap the bottles and put sanitized balloons on top of them. When the
    balloons are 1.2 times the size of the bottles, take them off and quickly cap the bottle,
    leaving 4 volumes...

  • Posted in thread: Will Warming My Beer from 45F to 68F Cause Harm? on 08-18-2011 at 05:38 AM
    Removing the caps, letting some CO2 escape, and recapping could fix your carbonation issue.

  • Posted in thread: Corkage Fee for Beer? on 08-08-2011 at 10:41 PM
    LOL tipping threads...A couple years ago I wanted to bring a Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme or
    something to the Chart House in Newport Beach, CA. We called ahead to make sure it would be
    okay, but were tol...

  • Posted in thread: Mild Ale vs. Irish Draught Ale on 08-06-2011 at 01:48 AM
    The mild should be darker (21 srm vs 16 srm for the nb kit). Beer looks a lot darker in the
    carboy than it does in a glass. Have you taken a sample of them yet?

  • Posted in thread: Rehydrated at 90 degrees on 08-01-2011 at 10:32 PM
    90 is fine, there's no need to pitch another pack. I think 104 is generally considered optimal.
    I rehydrate Safale around that temp.

  • Posted in thread: IPA Advice on 03-01-2011 at 08:07 AM
    My main question is...what would adding another pound or 2 of DME do for me? i know itd
    probably bump up my ABV but flavor wise im not sure...How sweet do you want the beer to be?
    With that much extra...

  • Posted in thread: Over carbonated...rebottle? on 01-06-2011 at 03:21 AM
    I think that should work. My main concern is the oxidation off-flavors that will result from
    the pouring of the bottles into the carboy. I'd add a pretty decent amount of DME asap to try
    to get some f...

  • Posted in thread: What part of the lemon to use? on 05-17-2010 at 05:55 PM
    I would boil some zest in a small amount of water for 5 minutes or so and add that to the
    secondary. Add it slowly and taste until you get your desired level of lemon flavor.Edit: I've
    never used lemo...

  • Posted in thread: Earthquake! on 04-05-2010 at 12:46 AM
    I was boiling an IPA when it hit... going to call it Aftershock IPA.