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Posted in thread: Dumb Noob ??? on 07-13-2009 at 07:27 PM
I wouldn't worry about overshooting the gravity by 5 points. Unless you're considering
competition, I think most people (myself included) consider a small amount of extra gravity to
be a nice bonus.If...
Posted in thread: I feel ripped off on 06-25-2009 at 06:07 PM
I don't think it's very rare for LHBS recipes to suck. They tend to cut corners, giving you a
beer, not a great beer. For example, my LHBS sells a bunch of recipes with up to HALF sugar for
Posted in thread: White Labs is horrible!!!... maybe. on 06-12-2009 at 03:44 PM
I always use a starter now for liquid yeasts, but I didn't used to. I have never had a problem
pitching White Labs directly from the vial into the wort. I think the real problem here is
Posted in thread: Belgian-Style Table Beer on 06-09-2009 at 06:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken there used to be a great show on Mojo channel, (which unfortunately has
gone off air), called Three Sheets hosted by Zane Lamprey, awesome show. Anyhow, I beleive he
touched on the...
Posted in thread: I'm heading to France, what should I drink? on 06-09-2009 at 06:46 PM
I spent a couple of days in Normandy and Brittany last year, and the big thing seemed to be
stuff made from apples. Brandy or cider, basically. I tried some cider, and it was ok, but I'm
not really in...
Posted in thread: Easy question - how long will this last in my frig? on 06-04-2009 at 03:19 PM
The DME should be fine, but I don't know about the others. 4 months is a pretty long time. In
the future, you should know that it's ok to put the hops in the freezer. They'll last longer
than in the f...
Posted in thread: Adding Sugar during fermentation........ on 05-29-2009 at 02:34 PM
You can't really talk about adding sugar to the beer in terms of general pros and cons. For
some styles of beer, the effects of using sugar will be beneficial, but in most styles, it will
be harmful. ...
Posted in thread: No foam from all-grain aeration. on 05-20-2009 at 07:43 PM
I'm not really worried about the end result being bad, but I'm still curious as to why there
was no foam.I would think that the same kinds of compounds that cause a head to form would also
Posted in thread: Best tasting carlo rossi? on 05-20-2009 at 05:39 PM
My LHBS sells glass gallon jugs for only $4. Northern Brewer does, too, although you'd have to
pay shipping. If you don't think the wine or cider is worth the price in excess of $4, you
might want to ...
Posted in thread: No foam from all-grain aeration. on 05-20-2009 at 05:22 PM
Did you bottle yet??No, but I'll probably be kegging the first one in about a week.