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  • Posted in thread: Gushers in progress?? on 05-02-2014 at 06:23 PM
    How long have they been carbing?Try giving a couple bottles a week in the fridge, see if that
    calms it down. I had a batch recently that was overcarbed and would have a ton of head unless I
    poured ver...

  • Posted in thread: 5% ABV Stout Conditioning? on 05-01-2014 at 04:34 PM
    That would also be my guess, as the roasted grains can be pretty acrid and give you a burnt
    coffee taste. You also aren't using a lot of base grain, so the roasted barley could easily
    overpower everyt...

  • Posted in thread: Warm fermentation on 04-15-2014 at 02:35 PM
    I had a couple S-05 brews get too warm, around 75-76, this winter. One batch was horrible and
    was my first dumper. The second had a ton of esters but is at least drinkable, especially with
    some aging....

  • Posted in thread: Mississipi Mud Porter and pilsner, Reussable bottle? on 04-15-2014 at 02:32 PM
    Looks like that beer uses a twist-off cap, if the beer advocate picture is correct. So that
    wouldn't hold a seal if you're bottle conditioning. Or, at least, I wouldn't trust it.

  • Posted in thread: Just popped the top on our first batch on 04-30-2013 at 01:33 PM
    We will keep a look out for any groups up here in Brewer, ME for sure hopefully it won't be to
    hard. I would love to see a veteran and help out doing an all grain brew and see how they
    regulate their ...

  • Posted in thread: "Look Charlie Murphy, the milk's gone bad." on 04-12-2013 at 01:07 PM
    Holy cow. I agree with hogwash, I don't think it's rotten fruit unless something went awry
    elsewhere, but there's a lot going on in your beer. I assume this is a 5 gallon batch? Gonna be
    a while until...

  • Posted in thread: I think I bottled my big beer WAY too soon... on 04-11-2013 at 03:44 PM
    I see the above discussion happened about 3 years ago - TC Bratto how did they come out in the
    end?I am ultra new brewer (my first ever extract batch is still bottle conditioning). I am
    trying to unde...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie Fermentation Freakout. on 03-28-2013 at 01:54 PM
    This beer is going to be just fine. Definitely get a wort chiller, though, makes a huge
    difference in cooling.

  • Posted in thread: 1st recipe + 1st late addition try on 03-08-2013 at 07:55 PM
    I'd cut the crystal way down 1) since Amber LME already has crystal in it, and 2) 1.5 total lbs
    of crystal is a lot even with pale extract. You also won't get much hop flavor with a 2 minute

  • Posted in thread: Worlds most amazing beer!! on 01-24-2013 at 02:53 PM
    Give 10 random people a taste of your "Award winning beer" and see if they agree. My guess is
    you would be disappointed as not everyone has the same tastes. Some of the best beers I've made
    don't get ...