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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2008, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
How much time in bottle?

Just a quick question on how much time in the bottle is good. I made an IPA about a month ago, a week and a half in the primary and 2.5 weeks in the secondary and I'm going to bottle it tomorrow, in...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-16-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
There was also a very alcoholy taste to it, and...

There was also a very alcoholy taste to it, and it felt very warm in my stomach for about 30 seconds after drinking. Didn't do a hydrometer reading on this batch, but it seems a little high (not...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-16-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
JAO just bottled, few questions

So my JAO was just bottled up, read the newspaper through it today. But there were a few signs that did concern me. The taste is wonderful, but with a slight off taste which I hope will die down. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Yes, juvinious, that's the one. It just seems...

Yes, juvinious, that's the one. It just seems odd to me that bottling would take place after only 10 days in the fermenter. The bread part I get, we just use yeast for it now. But wouldn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Closet of Sir Kenelme Digbie...

So while perusing the library here at school I happened upon this book in the shelves. Very interesting to say the least, a must read for everyone who makes mead. One especially caught my eye, An...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
JAO clearing and bottling

So the JAO 1-gallon that I started a month a a few weeks ago cleared over a week ago. I was wondering if I should wait the 2 months, although the recipe states that when it clears, it's good to go. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Sounds like a good recipe to me. I would advise...

Sounds like a good recipe to me. I would advise (with my background in forestry) to wait until the summer to try out any blackberry recipes though. Mid/late summer is the peak time for blackberry...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Possible off-flavors from hops....

So after my first beer was done, a pumpkin spice ale, I got to thinking about reasons it went wrong and I came across one that might explain the sour taste and smell coming from the beer. When...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Ahhhh, damn it....Ale problems....

So just popped open the first Pumpkin Spice Ale today after 1.5 weeks in the bottle. There were sludgy strings which I assume to be yeast in the glass when poured and a super sour smell. It was in...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-20-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Thanks for all the input. I'm going to be using...

Thanks for all the input. I'm going to be using 2 oz. of Cascade for the dry hop. What I was planning on doing was leaving it in the primary for a week to a week and a half, then transferring to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-20-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Secondary with IPA?

So I'm going to be making an IPA sometime today and was just wondering what would be good to put in the secondary? I'm going to dry hop it in the secondary, but looking to be some extras in there...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-20-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,937
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
I'm also making a Bell's clone today, and I've...

I'm also making a Bell's clone today, and I've doing all bittering and aroma with Cent and then using Cascade for dry hopping. Probably won't turn out exact, but hey, it'll be damn good.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-15-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Infection from siphon??

So to get the last bit of beer on the bottom of the carboy, my roomate and I tried to siphon it out using my mouth. Now, I swigged listerine around for a good 2 minutes. But while starting the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-12-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Condensation in airlock?

I noticed the other morning when I woke up that there was condensation in the airlock. I have Southern Comfort in it (only alcohol I had to fill it up with), and was wondering if this is due to the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Stuck Fermentation?

So my first batch for the first 2 days was going along nicely, at about 2 airlock bubbles per second. But then this morning I woke up and it had stopped. Sat there for a good two minutes and saw no...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
thanks mrbell, that worked and stopped the leak.

thanks mrbell, that worked and stopped the leak.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-08-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Leaky Fermenter

So I have my first batch fermenting away nicely in the carboy, but another problem has arisen. I bought a True Brew starting kit for really the fermenter and the bottling attachement, but I found...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Storing hops and yeast

Just went to the store and bought a kit with some extra hops and yeast by advising of the store owner, cool guy. But I forgot to ask him whether or not I should keep the hops and the yeast in the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 171,317
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Secondary fermenter necessary?

I've been hearing different views on this subject, and no one really has a concensus on it. Is a secondary fermenter truly necessary? I will be making an ale probably (hopefully) tomorrow and am...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
I'm not sure what type yet, just a general...

I'm not sure what type yet, just a general question. And yes, if the kit is already hopped, what should I use and how long to boil if I want a bit more bite to it?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-31-2008, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Adding hops to LME

So a quick question on LME's and adding hops. If I plan to add hops, what kind should they be? Since the LME needs to only boil for 15 minutes or so, would I add a low AAU hops, or a higher content...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Question about sanitization of large items

So in preperation for my first batch hopefully getting started Monday (fingers crossed), I have ran into a problem. How do you sanitize the 5 gallon carboys? Using a big bucket and just mixing...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Another Approach to Palmer

So taking the advice you all gave, I am now rereading How To Brew, and this time taking notes through the whole book. I think that by doing this, I will gain a better understanding of the process...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,282
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Yeah, now that I re-read it, it makes more sense...

Yeah, now that I re-read it, it makes more sense to me. I was still stuck in mead making mode hah.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-28-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,282
Posted By BluegrassyBrewer
Are all of John Palmer's step necessary?

It seems to me, reading through Palmer's "How To Brew" that most of the steps he writes in are unnecessary. I can understand boiling the water to sanitize it, but boiling the wort for so long and...
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