Last Activity:05-25-2013 3:33 PM
Posted in thread: Windsor yeast activity unusual? on 04-25-2013 at 01:44 PM
If that's the case, that's a relief. I bought the kit based on the reviews, and I've been
struggling with finding a decent brown ale recipe. After some iffy results, I'm hoping this
comes in good. Eve...
Posted in thread: Windsor yeast activity unusual? on 04-25-2013 at 01:36 PM
Mash temp was 152. Fermenting temp around 67.
Posted in thread: Windsor yeast activity unusual? on 04-25-2013 at 01:01 PM
Did a Newcastle all-grain kit from Austin Homebrew which came with Windsor dry yeast as my
option. Brewing session went well, OG (1.053) right on the mark. Fermentation started
vigorously within a cou...
Posted in thread: Do you ever dump beer just because of taste? on 02-25-2013 at 02:00 PM
I am usually not in a hurry to dump a beer.... so, if I don't need the bottles/kegs or space, I
let it ride for a while. But, I have absolutely no problem dumping a beer if I don't like it. I
brew a l...
Posted in thread: Do you ever dump beer just because of taste? on 02-25-2013 at 07:27 AM
I've got a brown ale I brewed (extract) based on two other batches, with this one as a
compromise between the two (one too mild, the other a bit too "roasty"). The one difference is
I used so-called f...
Posted in thread: Can I freeze liquid extract? on 01-10-2013 at 09:01 AM
I asked my LHBS about keeping LME over time and he thought mold might be a problem with any air
introduced. I bought a 33 lb. jug to save quite a bit of money. Took 5 half-gallon plastic milk
Posted in thread: Blue Ribbon Malt Extract on 12-11-2012 at 11:57 PM
I had friends that used to make "homebrew" out of that, along with a pack of Fleishman's Bakers
Yeast. Got everything in the grocery store. Hops? What are hops?Tasted nasty, chunks of yeast
in the bot...
Posted in thread: Carbonation Woes - part deux on 09-16-2012 at 07:44 PM
That's why I asked if you left it on. Yes, you have to leave it on to carbonate. If the tank is
on, you will lever see a drop in pressure unless the tank was literally out of CO2. The
pressure in a CO...
Posted in thread: Carbonation Woes - part deux on 09-16-2012 at 02:46 PM
It could be a leak, but two weeks isn't that long to begin with. The pressure is not going to
drop on the gauge if the tank is still on (which it needs to be if you want to carbonate).I'm
leaving it o...
Posted in thread: Carbonation Woes - part deux on 09-16-2012 at 01:24 AM
Okay. Second batch kegged up. 1/2 cup of corn sugar in a cup of water in the bottom of the keg.
Filled the keg to almost full, purged and sealed up tight with about 4 blasts of CO2, bled one