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Posted in thread: Wood aging - which style is best? on 07-28-2013 at 02:17 PM
Hi all,I recently purchased on a whim a bag of french oak chips. I tried soaking one in vodka,
just to see what kind of taste they were going to produce and after a week it tastes fantastic,
Posted in thread: Longer primary - racking needed? on 03-07-2013 at 04:54 PM
Hi all,I have a rather stupid question. I read in many threads that there are benefits in doing
a longer primary and no secondary.I plan to leave my current beer (a honey ale) for 2 more
weeks in prim...
Posted in thread: Kit brewing - boiling hopped malt extract? on 11-13-2012 at 09:39 AM
Thanks to all who answered!In the end, I decided to boil the extract, since I also saw the same
technique in the Zymurgy booklet An Introduction to Homebrewing (you can download it from here,
Posted in thread: Kit brewing - boiling hopped malt extract? on 11-10-2012 at 09:09 AM
Hi everybody,I am about to do my second batch ever, an Irish Stout from a Coopers Kit.I am
reading The Joy of Homebrewing. In the first chapter ("Especially for beginners"), when
detailing the process...
Posted in thread: First brew ever! Now how to improve? on 10-27-2012 at 04:15 PM
Thanks all for the tips!A swamp cooler is not really an option for me, my apartment has serious
mold issues and the last thing I need is something like that :(If you cant do anything about
Posted in thread: First brew ever! Now how to improve? on 10-27-2012 at 04:08 PM
Why do you think #1 is a problem? After you pitch your yeast is exactly when you should be
sealing the carboy/bucket with an airlock :confused:I have read in many places that it's better
to put the li...
Posted in thread: First brew ever! Now how to improve? on 10-26-2012 at 09:13 AM
Hi all,I have just tried my first ever homebrew and I am absolutely elated by the awesome
accomplisment of brewing my own beer :mug:I would like to hear some opinions from the experts
on how to improv...