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  • Posted in thread: did this get an infection on 03-30-2013 at 02:34 PM
    Still fairly new to this myself, but at this point I'd say just looks like the yeast is
    starting to work and those little specks of yeasties will be the beginning of a nice healthy

  • Posted in thread: Caramel Apple Hard Cider on 03-28-2013 at 03:53 AM
    Have been enjoying my first batch of this for about 3 weeks and have my second batch cold
    crashing right now...flat out awesome, but while reading some of the posts about pasteurizing I
    just remembere...

  • Posted in thread: The Magical Miracle of Hops!!! on 03-27-2013 at 04:42 PM
    How much hops are you using and how long are you letting them dry hop...I have a 5 gallon batch
    nearly done that I could experiment with and some Mosaic hops coming in the mail today

  • Posted in thread: Seeking Moose Drool Brown Ale Advice on 03-27-2013 at 08:02 AM
    Haven't brewed it yet, but it's on my list of upcoming brews, if you want a brown ale with kick
    I would look for threads/links to Tasty's "Janet's Brown Ale" , by every description it's a
    brown ale wi...

  • Posted in thread: Do I have to pasturise, cold crash? on 03-26-2013 at 10:59 AM
    If it fermented dry and all you added was the 3/4 cup of dextrose you should be fine...after
    sitting for 6 weeks you may want to turn them upside down for a couple days at the warmer temp
    and then bac...

  • Posted in thread: Is my pot causing infection? on 03-22-2013 at 10:51 PM
    Wasn't arguing the Alum/Stainless thing at all, I still use aluminum and all my beers have come
    out good, so I'm in no great hurry to change and while the taste/cross contamination of flavors
    issue is...

  • Posted in thread: Is my pot causing infection? on 03-22-2013 at 10:39 PM
    Pretty new to this myself and I'm sure you'll hear people say to go stainless vs. aluminum, but
    from everything I've read and brewed so far your pot looks fine. That dark gray layer is
    oxidation and y...

  • Posted in thread: Driving the wife crazy on 03-22-2013 at 05:25 PM
    Started brewing about three months ago and am always on HBT on my phone researching the next
    brew, learning techniques, troubleshooting problems, etc...didn't really notice how much until
    she actually...

  • Posted in thread: 2nd Batch ever - improvements & issues on 03-20-2013 at 11:07 PM
    Another tip I picked up from a friend is don't hold the bottling wand directly, just use about
    a 1 1/2 inch piece of siphon tubing as a coupler between the spigot on the bucket and the
    bottling wand l...

  • Posted in thread: Done with kits on 03-19-2013 at 10:47 PM
    I do it with 2 pots also, a 3 gallon to mash and my 7.5 to heat up the sparge water and boil.
    The 3 gallon holds 6lbs grain and 2 gallons water perfectly with almost no head space and I
    only lose 2 de...