Last Activity:08-09-2010 10:04 PM
Posted in thread: Methanol in Kenyan brew on 07-29-2010 at 10:06 PM
I have no source to give you, but a while ago I did some general research to see if there was
any risk to create methanol while distilling or brewing at home.The general conclusion was that
Posted in thread: Terrible mead turned awesome after 3 years on 07-29-2010 at 08:14 PM
When I started homebrewing about 3 years ago, one of the first brew I made was a mead. I used a
dry wine yeast and enough honey to give me around 10% alcohol. 2 weeks after bottling, I tried
to drink ...
Posted in thread: What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great! on 07-03-2010 at 05:39 PM
One time I dropped an army knife with dirt on it in the primary before fermentation. I don't
remember what I was doing with the knife, but it still got his way into the bucket. The beer
Posted in thread: Just did my first all grain! on 06-27-2010 at 05:00 PM
Yeah, taking a bath is so last century :mug:
Posted in thread: First Contaminated batch... on 06-17-2010 at 05:34 PM
Well I could not identify the cause of the contamination. The bucket was just a possibility.
Like I said, I couldn't even close the lid because of the floating apples. It was open on the
sides. It cou...
Posted in thread: First Contaminated batch... on 06-17-2010 at 03:58 PM
Two years ago I had a contaminated batch. It didn't smell that bad, but the taste was vomit,
literally. I had to run to the bathroom to spit it out. The problem was that I was fermenting
in a bucket f...
Posted in thread: 2nd AG brew questions on 06-17-2010 at 03:38 PM
There is a lot of thing that can influence efficiency. Mashing at a wrong temperature, sparging
at the wrong temperature or without enough water (I fly-sparge by the way), not crushing the
Posted in thread: Consistently missing OG / Need Advice on 06-15-2010 at 07:14 PM
Before, I couldn't get over 60-65% efficiency. Sometimes I would even have around 50%. So I
bought a mill and crushed my barley myself (instead of crushing it at the store). Now I always
get over 75%.
Posted in thread: Mash temperature stabilization on 06-13-2010 at 06:52 PM
Personally I dont care about numbers. I heat my water to around 180 degree, then mix with the
grain. I adjust the temperature with cold water until I get the mashing temperature I want.It
Posted in thread: Infected, to dump or not to dump??? on 07-16-2009 at 08:48 PM
I had a contaminated beer only once. I tasted it when racking to secondary. It was smelling
like vomit and tasting the same. The moment I had it in my mouth I knew it was contaminated
because I had al...