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  • Posted in thread: sample from my beer ??? on 09-29-2008 at 08:28 PM
    I wouldn't keep the samples. I would taste them. Always interesting to know how it's going. But
    perhaps I'm strange. Anyway often beer at this stage tastes thin and bitter. Don't worry it'll
    get bette...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation and Temperature Control on 09-24-2008 at 05:20 PM
    ... if you don't have the ability to use a fridge. I found this when I started brewing 7 years
    ago. I fell out of the hobby and restarted recently. I now live in the south and this thing is
    a must. It...

  • Posted in thread: Teaching a Class on Brewing on 09-24-2008 at 12:26 PM
    I once took a beginning brewing class that was 3 nights, each a week apart (maybe it was 3
    sessions two weeks apart, long time ago so I forget). Anyway we were able to actually brew a
    beer that way. F...

  • Posted in thread: helles extract brew, will it be ok? on 09-23-2008 at 02:57 PM
    "Healthy yeast (a big starter) would also contribute greatly." I've been using a single Wyeast
    smack pack. Is that not enough for this application? Making a bigger starter would be a first
    for me. But...

  • Posted in thread: helles extract brew, will it be ok? on 09-23-2008 at 02:36 PM
    I would like to try to brew a helles style beer. Something delicate but slightly malty. Not an
    American lite beer or American lager(Bud etc) but a very clean, light body, slightly malty,
    very balanced...

  • Posted in thread: temp for bottle conditioning and storage on 09-22-2008 at 07:08 PM
    Does it matter what temperature bottles are stored at, both for immediately after being filled
    (bottle conditioning/carbonation) and for longer term storage? I've just brewed an ordinary ale
    recipe us...

  • Posted in thread: Alton Brown - Homebrew - You Tube on 12-03-2007 at 04:25 PM
    I like AB too but was dissapointed by his show on brewing beer. Kind of made me wonder about
    his expertise in everything else.

  • Posted in thread: How hearty is the yeast in the slap pack? on 12-02-2007 at 04:37 PM
    Unless the water you used to warm the package was really hot I'd be suprised if you killed it.
    Most yeasts die around 120F. Do you think it was that hot?My understanding is getting the
    yeasts hot but ...

  • Posted in thread: my 1st lager on 12-01-2007 at 05:01 PM
    I'm brewing a lager (vienna style) for the 1st time. It's one week into primary fermentation.
    I've got a plan but would like to know what other's think.The yeast is Wyeast Bohemian lager
    2124 and it's...

  • Posted in thread: temperature on 11-27-2007 at 02:31 PM
    Thanks for all the responses. When I got home and checked again the temp on the carboy was down
    to 57. So it appears that the temp that I first saw was a combination of residual heat and
    fermentation ...