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Posted in thread: Caffeine and Coffee Stout on 07-27-2007 at 05:42 AM
I just helped my brother brew a coffee stout kit. I was surpised by the amount of coffee
grounds included. The directions said to to rouse the yeast "when ever you feel like it". The
stuff looks delic...
Posted in thread: 2 Weeks, priming still chunky. on 07-18-2007 at 04:41 PM
If you used a lot of sugar rather than malt extract in your recipe, this could have given the
cidery taste you noticed. This would also account for the high starting gravity you mentioned.
Also could ...
Posted in thread: Smelly primary-problem? on 06-30-2007 at 04:59 PM
You might also try a solution of baking soda and let it sit over night. I don't usually do this
and just go ahead and ignore the smell. I don't think it makes any difference. Just another
thing to wor...
Posted in thread: Yeast quantity on 06-30-2007 at 04:49 PM
It is hard to overpitch yeast but possible. Over pitching could cause the beer to have a yeasty
taste (doh), result in inefficient fermentations, thin beer, beer with "yeast bite", explosions
Posted in thread: big beers.... on 06-26-2007 at 05:01 PM
I also bottled a "big beer" the other day that had been in the secondary for awhile. One
technique that would help is "racking" the yeast when transferring and priming. Racking is
scraping a good bunc...
Posted in thread: Seminole Squirrel Steam Beer - nasty aftertaste on 06-05-2007 at 04:31 PM
Then comes the nastiest aftertaste I think I've experienced in a beer. Wretched! 2) I steeped
the specialty grains for probably 40+ minutes since I was having trouble hitting 170 degrees. I
Posted in thread: Stuck lager or Laaglander? on 06-05-2007 at 04:18 PM
The question is, do I have a stuck fermentation, or is the Laaglander really that
unfermentable? FG should be around 1.012, so I'm about 3/4 of the way there with Saflager S-23
yeast. Do I raise the t...
Posted in thread: Same SG, what gives?? on 06-05-2007 at 04:13 PM
I used a mash grain recipie. What would qualify as bad mashing and how would you make it not
bad?"Bad mashing" would be if you did not convert all the starches in the grain to fermentable
sugars. The ...
Posted in thread: What Should I brew??? on 06-05-2007 at 03:29 AM
My local homebrew shop did an article on this recently and said that a "cream ale" was big hit
with the casual beer drinking crowd at a wedding. Easy to brew and appeals to a wide variety of
Posted in thread: Same SG, what gives?? on 06-05-2007 at 03:25 AM
Were these extract brews or mashed grain recipies? Bad mashing efficiencies would account for
the low SG's. Assuming you used extracts, were the recipes for 5 gallons? I would doubt a
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