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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-09-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Thanks for all the feedback....much appreciated....

Thanks for all the feedback....much appreciated. Going to get some extra Plastic buckets to avoid this again in the future.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-08-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
High Fermentation temp Questions

So some clarification is needed on my end becasue I've read a lot of different opinions based on high fermentation temps. My main question is basically after inital fermentation is done in a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-28-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
HSA as an argument against a vorlauf doens't add...

HSA as an argument against a vorlauf doens't add up for myself either. I don't have any issues vorlaufing, however if people are experiencing the possible side effects that were originally posted,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Aeration ?

I understand the importance of aeration before pitching the yeast however I made the mistake of waiting too long to pitch the yeaast after the beer was aerated (Damn giants game ! ). I did a split 10...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-17-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,900
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Yeah I use Oxiclean however I don't use corona...

Yeah I use Oxiclean however I don't use corona bottles - they are clear and unless you are carbing and bottle conditioning in a dark place your beer could get off flavors due to light exposure or so...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
There is more than one way to label your beer in...

There is more than one way to label your beer in order to decifer it from the other ones - marking caps works for me. So Common So Cheap.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Am I the Only One ?

SO I get a lot of poop from my homebrewing buddies about my Botteling Process. They hassel me becasue 90% of my botteled homebrews are in bottles whose Label has not been removed. I work a FT and PT...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,322
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Puree worked great for me. I used a simple wheat...

Puree worked great for me. I used a simple wheat recipe and added a Apricot Puree into the secondary when I transfered it. I had great results -good flavor but not overwhelming you can only smell a...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-28-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
I have an apfelwine in the carboy as we speak as...

I have an apfelwine in the carboy as we speak as well - I think I'm at two weeks. Curious though - when you bottel are you carbonating as well. I didn't hear you mention it and if you are carbn it -...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
ANIMAL HOUSE - can't believe that hasn't been...

ANIMAL HOUSE - can't believe that hasn't been said yet.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
you should all just Kick it OLD SCHOOL - unless...

you should all just Kick it OLD SCHOOL - unless you have things to do Bed bath and Beyond - Home Depot...if you have the time.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-09-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Speaking of Starters. I made my first one...

Speaking of Starters. I made my first one yesterday using a Belgium Liquid Yeast. I boiled two litters of water with 2 cups light dry extract - as directions on the yeast packet said - brought it up...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Dry (TEA) Hopping

So I'm in the middle of making a extremely hoppy pale ale (toungue Splitter - off of NorthernBrewery) and it will also be my first attempt at dry hopping. After reading a lot of the threads posted in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
DARK AND STORMY STOUT - You get that Recipe fro,...

DARK AND STORMY STOUT - You get that Recipe fro, the HB Store in Winooski VT. If so let me know. I made one with similar or exact ingredients. I don't have my recipe book available to me right now,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Just make sure that whatever tool you are...

Just make sure that whatever tool you are "skimming" with is sanitized. I would hate to read a later thread about someones beer being contaminated while tranfering to a bottlering bucket. I've known...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
phiggins80 - I'm intrigued by the Carbomb Stout -...

phiggins80 - I'm intrigued by the Carbomb Stout - Mind Sharing the recipe you used ?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Yeah Try to remember to Let me know. I'm...

Yeah Try to remember to Let me know. I'm intrigued.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
I would listen to "gabrewer" above. however if...

I would listen to "gabrewer" above. however if you do decide to pitch some more yeast to see if it helps the fermentation process it wouldn't drastically effect anything - just a little more sediment...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
I don't have any expierence with this recipe or...

I don't have any expierence with this recipe or anything similar to it but it sounds pretty delicous. I made a similar Stout without the addition of Coffee. I'm not full of answers but thought if you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-18-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,458
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
CO2 Refill BURLINGTON VT AREA

Wondering if anyone in the Vermont area can point me in the right direction. I need a place that will Refill a 5# CO2 tank. Any and All Help is Appreciated.
Forum: General Techniques 02-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
From what I have read and from limited expierence...

From what I have read and from limited expierence it is always good to use a bag. Read this thread and you'll see why. "Dry Hopping disaster.....grrrrr"
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
My thoughts exactly - I wanted to make sure it...

My thoughts exactly - I wanted to make sure it was during the boil especially caused I used some heady raw honey which tends to have bee wings and other bodyparts in it.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Growlers have always worked well for me. I use at...

Growlers have always worked well for me. I use at least one or two every brew for transportation purposes and for the fact that botteling is a pain. The one thing you want to make sure you do is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-11-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Macushla-Homebrew
Honey

Just made a nice Cream Ale that called for a lb of Honey - However it did not specify when to add it into the Boil. I did add it with about 5min. left hoping for the best. For future reference does...
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