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Posted in thread: Moving on to All Grain on 07-08-2014 at 06:57 PM
I started my brewing career with 5 gallon extract batches on the stovetop in a 7.5 gallon
turkey pot. Decided to step up to a Blichman Boilermaker. Looked at the 10 gallon, and thought
" that's not mu...
Posted in thread: How much sugar to use when fermenting?!? on 07-08-2014 at 06:29 PM
Short answer, up to 5 oz for 5 gallons.Real answer, 1. Look up style you are brewing and
determine appropriate carb level.2. Use an online calculator to determine appropriate sugar
based on carb atoms...
Posted in thread: Its alive!!!!!! on 06-28-2014 at 12:49 AM
Last night I Spun up a starter from 2 tubes of hefeweizen yeast that I harvested from a starter
and stored a little over a year ago. Got up this AM, the sir bar had slung off over night and
there was ...
Posted in thread: Diagnoses Please? Beginner here on 06-19-2014 at 06:57 PM
It's not finished beer until it's conditioned and chilled. Both of these processes changes the
flavor of beer. You're drinking young beer. Certainly instructive to your pallete, but don't
expect it to...
Posted in thread: Specialty malt "teas" on 06-19-2014 at 06:52 PM
I have never done a malt teal i have always popped a few grains in my mouth at the LHBS when
purchasing new grains. How much does the taste experience differ?
Posted in thread: Hydrometer in the carboy on 06-18-2014 at 06:47 PM
When I take mid fermentation readings I usually santitize the hydrometer, drop it into the
fermenter and give it a spin to release the co2 bubbles. Its a bit more difficult to discern
the miniscus, bu...
Posted in thread: Adding salt at bottling? on 06-11-2014 at 04:11 PM
When I want coffee flavor I usually use coffee malt instead of coffee.
Posted in thread: Reusing yeast (saving yeast) question on 06-11-2014 at 04:08 PM
For now, I agree with washing yeast. For the future, if you do starters, consider storing a
vial sized sample from your pitching yeast to prepare the next starter. The yeast has never
seen hops, and t...
Posted in thread: Fermenter fridge smells on 06-11-2014 at 03:58 PM
My parents always had a stick of charcoal in a dish in the top shelf of the frige. Now i know
Posted in thread: Bottling conditioning - does it help to swirl bottles? on 06-04-2014 at 06:06 PM
If yeast didn't like help in doing their jobs we wouldn't need a stir plate to quickly and more
effectively make big starters, I have bottled thousands of beers and in my opinion it
absolutely cuts th...